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2.0 tdi tuning options

Discussion in 'Tuning' started by Hightower, Mar 13, 2009.

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    [Mar 13, 2009]
    Hi im new round here and after some advice

    Ok looks like it will be a 2.0 tdi quattro 140 (55 plate) that i will be getting, i was torn between this and the 3.2 V6 with DSG and Quattro but don't think i can justify the pitifull mpg you get with them and poor tuning options. Anyway
    1. what sort of tuning options are available for the 140bhp model remaps/exhausts etc?
    2. what are worth spending the money on
    3. expected performance gain,bhp/0-60 etc

    Who offers the best remaps, i see most remaps offer around 40-45bhp increase, is it worth spending the extra for an exhaust too?

    Anyone gone the AMD stage 3 route with hybrid turbo, that sounds a good bit of kit with an extra 80bhp, would you need a clutch upgrade for this option.

    Is the Haldex gen2 controller worth getting?
    Sorry lots of questions [​IMG]
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    [Mar 14, 2009]
    There are lots of tuning options for the PD140 just look at my sig for some ideas. You can get a basic remap fo5r about £300ish these days. How much money are you willing to spend and what sort of power do you want really as power costs money. If you fit a hybrid turbo on your car you will need a new uprated clutch.
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    [Mar 14, 2009]
    Thanks, i read your write up a few weeks ago, awesome bit of kit you have there, that must have cost a bomb, i will probably have between £2-3k for upgrades to spend depending on how much i pay for the base car, i could spend lots more but i really need to limit myself as it will be from an inheritence and i want to put a chunk a way for future house deposit and wedding costs next year, also if you start spending too much i may as well just go for a more powerful and expensive car to start with.

    I was very tempted with the 3.2 V6 but it seems to have very limited tuning potential unless your willing to throw around £8-10k at it with supercharger or turbo and for that plus base car you may a well start looking at the RS4
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    For 3K you could get a hybrid turbo,uprated clutch,exhaust,airfilter,remap and some uprated brake parts. You might be able to still get some ARB`s and some cheap suspension upgrades depending on how you do things. Where in Somerset are you ? My car is now tuned by TRD in Stroud who i can really reccommend. http://www.turner-race-developments.co.uk/
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    That sounds good, what sort of power and performance would i be looking at with that package then and where would i go to get it done TRD?.
    I'm in sunny Yeovil.

    What are ARB's? (anti roll bars?), sorry for being thick but i've been out of the car scene for about 5 years since i got rid of my tuned 1.8T Passat and got a diesel van for work.

    Thanks
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    ARB`s are Anti roll bars. If you ring TRD and ask for Dan and say Michael ( devonmikeyboy ) with the black tuned diesel Audi A3 sent you and just ask for some prices and tuning ideas.
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    [Jun 12, 2009]
    Hi mate, I see you have the water/methanol mod. I came across this a little while ago (while looking at upgrading my intercooler. I also have a 2.0TDI 140PD).
    How do you find it?
    How quickly do you use up the water/methanol? and is it easy to get more?
    finally - is this a better option than a bigger front-mounted intercooler?

    http://www.autoanything.com/coolers/61A4184A0A0.aspx

    Thanks!
    Adam
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    I don`t have water/methanol fitted at the moment as it is getting fitted to my new engine with other mods at the end of June. I am fitting it to try and lower inlet temp and EGT so i can safely run the heigher boost needed on the new turbo that`s getting fitted.
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