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3.2 turbo kit?

stuuyh Oct 31, 2009

  1. stuuyh

    stuuyh New Member

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    As above,i have a a3 3.2v6,but its not what i thought it would be at all in terms of speed,its supposed to be 250hnp as standard,but i was having a play with my mate who has a clio v6 230hp standard and he nailed me everytime!
    Now i was thinking of trading my a3 in for a s3 but they are quite expensive,what other routes do i have?well i have fitted NOS with a 75hp shot and its pretty good,but i want constant power as in turbo or supercharger power,i have had a look around but cannot seem to find what i need,can someone point me in the right direction please

    thanks
     
  2. JeffY

    JeffY Member

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  3. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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  4. stuuyh

    stuuyh New Member

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    Thanks for your replys,im based in middlesbrough north east..which way do you guys think is best route to go turbo or supercharger??
     
  5. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    Supercharger for sure. You need to look on R32/Golf forums for more guidance as they have the same engine. Theres loads of charged R32's about and its a safe off the shelf kit.

    Also I think your 3.2 is 240bhp not 250. The clio will have you all the time due to its weight......saying that a 2.0 172 gave my brothers R32 a good run so watch out for them too!:)
     
  6. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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  7. stuuyh

    stuuyh New Member

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    thanks for reply,they are 250hp not 240hp......which forum would you say is the best to go to ??

    thanks
     
  8. garyburton29

    garyburton29 Member

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    246bhp on my paperwork:readit:
     
  9. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    They will vary hugely from car to car.
     
  10. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    The Renault will be 2 -300 kg lighter i imagine, will wipe the floor with the A3 sadly.

    Whichever route you take remember that insurance will take a hit too.
     
  11. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    You do wonder why people try to tune the A3/S3 to take on light weight hot hatches...they often have a half ton disadvantage before they start !!
     
  12. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    too true, roll on the S1 in 2011
     
  13. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Just looked it up, its 363lb's lighter. In other words you need to put two 14 stone blokes in the back of the Clio to balance things up a bit :)
     
  14. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Or an extra 80 BHP to make it more even in the power to weight ratio stakes
     
  15. JohnS3

    JohnS3 Active Member

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  16. Ben H

    Ben H On a journey...

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    ...except that you can't put two 14-stone blokes in the back of a Clio V6 - because that's where the engine is!

    The A3 3.2 is (I guess) intended to be a rapid cruiser, but not really for hot hatch mash-ups. If you add power to the engine, you'll need to do the brakes, handling and other components. Personally, I'd accept that the A3 is a smoothie and forget trying to nail hot Clios.
     
  17. DeckedS3

    DeckedS3 Active Member

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    If I were you I'd keep away from Superchargers... I had a VF stage 2 SC on my R32 and it was a death trap! Got rid of the charger as soon as I could and had an HPA turbo fitted. Kit was amazing and was like it had come on the car from factory. Drak a bit of fuel but you'd turn your mates face a little green when you leave him for dust!
    You can see pics of both here;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11948986@N00/sets/72157594505180764/
    and info on the kits;
    www.hpamotorsport.com
    They are expensive, but you get what you pay for!
     
  18. dc240969

    dc240969 Member VCDS Map User

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    ld second deckeds response. The VF unit was in a MK5 R32 at my local mod shop and failed within warranty. VF wouldn't honor the warranty, something else to think about.
     
  19. boggysv

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    That's a beautiful car decked!!!

    So, a stgII+ S3 vs a HPA turbo R32..which would you say is the better drive?
     
  20. PaulAr

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    HPA R32 `v` Stage 2 S3 `v`............err.........Cayman?:)



    back on topic....

    IMO the Turbo kit doesnt make as much sense on an A3 as it does on a R32.
    The R32 is the ultimate performance incarnation of the Golf range, so if you want more beans, and still want to be in a Golf then you have to go forced induction.

    If the A3 isnt quick enough for you, and bearing in mind the tuning/running costs and potential reliability issues, I would be tempted to raid the bank and go for an early 8P S3 with a few miles on.

    Assuming your car is worth at least 10K and a conversion being 5K? your not far off the cheaper end of 8P S3s.
    It wont sound as nice as your V6 but its a fine car with easy access to decent power gains for relatively small outlay.
    Worth thinking about.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  21. DeckedS3

    DeckedS3 Active Member

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    Tricky one.... The S3 feels connected! Granted the R32 was fully sorted but comparing the 2 on a blast I would have to say the S3. I think the R was a little more aggressive and the noise of the turbo/V6 was the nuts!
    Charged: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du2LgH2dxAo
    Turbo'd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igmyjCJjrDo
     

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