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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ALP A3, Sep 14, 2009.
Iv got an A3 1.8T S and just wanted to know when do you change gear I do it around 4000 revs.
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You sure you havent got a derv haha.! Why 4000? If normal driving 2500, if racin etc 6500 and thats becaure my car holds boost till then, god no's whz.
lol no its just when me and mates are having a bit of fun (race) I hit 4000 revs and fill that there is no point going to 5000 because when I get there not much happens lol will there be more power at 5000 revs if I get a remap thanks
I think you want to be changing a bit later mate. Your car should hit peak power at around 5700 revs in standard form!
As westle said.
Ok so where is the peak power on a 1.6? Is there one....... anywhere????
lol thats cool then I just thought I mite be pushing it at them revs
Dont worry about the revs mate you've got a rev limiter that will stop you ragging the nuts out of it. You want to be changing gear where your car cant produce any more power, which is about 6000 on your car if its standard.
Not too sure about a 1.6 mate, has anyone ever bothered putting a standard 1.6 on a dyno
Only kidding mate, not too sure.
Yeah, i'd definately be changing higher than that. My A3 150 T Sport used to hit peak at about 5500 before remap and turbo change.... Use the power!!
peak power obtained at the bottom of big steep hills
thanks all will have a drive later lol
I used to change up in my old A3 1.8T at about 6000rpm, just before I sold it the car would do near on 70 in 2nd, I know the guy who bought it off me and the cars is still going strong...
LMAO!!! And in reply to Westle, someone somewhere must have!! Although whether it actually had enough umph to get a reading or not is unknown It's a good job it looks pretty
Nothing short of genius.....
i change up about 7.6krpm when giving it stick ;-)
Reckon Beachy Head drag strip would show me!!
3-4k normally unless something causes me to go higher. I never like to rev it passed 5.5-6 as it doesn't seem right. All the torque is lower down!
Ha haaaaa!!! Westle, I have found it, http://www.theaa.com/staticdocs/pdf/carreports/AA_REPORTS/AUDI_A3_1.6_3-DOOR_R9806.PDF, 3800 revs is peak torque. I knew somewhere someone would of found it.