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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by LukeHS3, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. LukeHS3
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    s3 owners can you post up your times and what mods you have please

    i have an s3 got a fair bit of weight off it, spare wheel all tools, battery box rear seats, 18" lightweight wheels probaly took about 80-90kg off the car belive the rear seats weigh 40kg? also got forge intake/dv and scorpion cat back! you reckon it should be in the 13s?

    Cheers
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    When I got my S3, it did 13.9 after a few tries and that was 100% stock with no weight reductions either. With mods should be looking to be better then that :s3addict:

    Haz
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    Let me get this one right? You have pretty much dismantled a mint S3 interior so you can get a time of 13 seconds or below? :faint:
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    you took the words out of my mouth :noway:
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    yes mate wil be kept stripped and some fixed recaros going in at some point
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    cheers mate was that with rolling off the line or doing a launch (dropping clutch)??
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    I can't help but think you have bought the wrong car to run down a drag strip.

    An S3 is a classy motor, it's stylish and is prestige. IMO you should of bought a version 5 or 6 Subaru STI and stripped that, they are light to start with and shift and has the pedigree to be on a track or a strip.

    Each to their own fella, but i wouldn't be doing that to an S3 that can only be 4 years old at the most!
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    its being turned into a big power car mate.. an sti is no better than the s3 on the strip
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    Have you put any photos up of your S3?

    I'd be interested to see what you have had done to it mate.
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    latest picture i have
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    now has a black grille and lowered! and rear seats still in at that point
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    Solar orange? Nice colour.

    :icon_thumright:
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Man after my own heart !! Its all about power weight ratio and in most cases its far cheaper to drop the weight than up the power. Hats off to you :)
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    With 80-90kg off the car, forge intake/dv and scorpion cat back you will easily be in the 13's.

    I know what people are saying, the S3 is not the car for the drag strip but i was amazed
    at how slow most of subaru's actually are.

    Just for a laugh me and my passenger drove down the strip and managed a 13.56 @ 103.

    My mods are Forge DV, Milltek resonated TBE, Revo Stage 2.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA0hxrbcy2A
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    cheers mate.. and yeah from experience subarus are nothing special in a straight line unless tuned
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    My 3.2 will hang on the back of a subaru, in fact as speed builds i am reigning them back in fast past 80-90mph. dont know why but they run out of puff past 100.
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    Try hanging on to the back of a Litchfield type 25 Impreza Paddy...0-60 3.6secs:motz:
    Definately getting rid of mine for an sti
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    im pretty sure its 3.8 secs :p
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    Says on their website 3.6 secs i think.:readit::think: with a tasty 400bhp. That's what happens when Cosworth gets involved..!!!!!!!!!!
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    oops...Just checked and it's 0-60 in 3.7secs and 415bhp:hubbahubba:
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    The trouble with impreza's is they are so boring inside and dare i say it..cheap !! Its ok if you just want to go quick with lots of service bills but my car has to be capable of clocking up miles
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    S3 v Impreza/Cayman/1Series/VXR/Focus RS........

    discuss....:faint:
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    Well for starters...they dont seem to do an STi any more but a WRXS is flat out at 130 and still 6 seconds to 60 which is why my old 3.2 could keep up without much trouble...in fact any further and i would have powered past him as he hit his top end....Verdict ?? not impressed really.
    strangely i like the 1 series coupe...in 135 trim its a nice thing...
    Caymen...well its drop dead sexy....so its the best.A nice thing to look at, to own, to drive and to love and cherish:wub:...
    Vxr...Serves a purpose, cheap to buy and probably all the fun you need given the state of the roads and the amount of traffic these days...
    Focus....Just too plain embarrassing to be seen in.
    S3...Well contrary to popular opinion i like them but i would want DSG and buckets and RNSE and stage 2 and ...and ..and ..solar orange and black trim pack and wheels....And at that price i would have a 911/caymen/Merc SL450/TTS etc....
    There ya go....Tell its a slow day at work :)
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    NEW STi is 330bhp....0-62 4.8secs tops out at 155mph........Sure that will keep up with your old 3.2:asskicking:

    Speaking to the lads on the Subaru websites the service bills are not much more than my 3.2. depends how you treat the cars i guess..

    I'm going to have to get one...but I will go back to Audi with out a doubt
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    My A3 does the quarter at the pod in 14.44secs.

    The Polo does mid 13's.
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    was at the GTI summer festival at the pod a few years back and a scooby went for a run,the announcer said U-R-A-BUS ?? didn't know what the hell he was on about until he said its SUBARU backwards....was funny then.
    Good luck Luke
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    This was with a dropped clutch launch (manual gearbox) at roughly between 3.5k to 4k rpm idling. I think if you launch the car past 4k it will bog down, that's what I experienced with stock clutch. Hoping to get a Helix SMF 6 paddle clutch which I'm assured doesn't have any of the sach symptoms, is 15% heavier paddle feel over stock and can be launched upto 6k :hubbahubba:
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    [Mar 26, 2010]
    Haz1,
    I have only ever had a few goes at Santa Pod so can you tell me the best way you have found to get a good start / launch
    Not exactly sure what dropping the clutch means :ermm:.
    i.e do you rev to approx 3.5k - 4k then just side step the clutch moving your foot to the right so the clutch comes up as fast as it can or just let it up quickly with your foot?
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    Well this is my way of doing things but would be more then glad if someone tells me a better way. On the dragstrip I press the clutch fully down then build the revs up to 3.5k but I don't keep the revs steady I slightly tap the accelorater so the needle's not pinned at 3.5k. When the lights change then I fully press the accelorater while at the same time take my foot of the clutch swiftly. After a few practices you will get better and better. Hope that helps, let me know if this makes sense lol.
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    exacty what i do mate and also found it bogs over 4k! :) when i 1st got the s3 and i was trying to launch it i got into some really smelly sutiations lol! seem to have got the hang of it now though! hopefully can keeo the nerves down tomorrow though :)
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    [Mar 27, 2010]
    waiting for the stealth beast to chime in......
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    Cheers mate yeah i seen that before car looks very quick!!

    anyway i went up saturday and my best was a 13.8 think theres room for improvement still aswell!

    heres a vid against an evo running around 300-310 i just got him evo was riding solo aswell and i had a passenger! evo 13.9699 and i got a 13.9522

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4stQbDoTC4
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    Another one with wind deflectors,where did you get those ones mate? lovely car by the way
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    [Mar 29, 2010]
    Thats an impressive time by just removing weight and exhaust, is your car remapped?
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    no mate car is running standard map! as far as im aware anyway lol
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    thanks mate and ebay think i got them from the team heko ones

    Cheers
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    you'll be waiting a long time; a casualty of a very big bill. Haven't heard sight or sound of poor old Andy for quite some time. He had a mint car, such a shame.
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    [Apr 2, 2010]
    13.1 @ 107 nearly 108, at Santa Pod, it was first run of day. I give it full beans near enough, SM flywheel helps but getting 2nd gear is hard, only managed to get it on two runs. I'm 17 stone and had full interior, I think I could below 13 if I got a stiffer engine mount.
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    Im aiming for under 13 secs too but i haven't been a drag strip since last year. Very impressed with the time you got actually i'll be very happy with a 13.1, btw since you have a SMFW what rpm did you launch the car at and how does it feel to a stock clutch/DMFW setup?
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