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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jackal, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jackal
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    Hi chaps.

    Quick question.

    Has anyone on here done a VR6 engine conversion into an A3?

    Both being front wheels drive would mean engine is corrrect way round.

    Bit of poke, sound great.

    Good idea?

    Jackal
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    aren't 8p 3.2s fairly cheap these days? seems like a easier way round to me.

    Sarahsa3 has a 3.2 8p with 8p s3 bumpers etc. that looks, and probably sounds, the dogs.
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    If your talking about the original 2.8 VR6 lump then its not really worth it, its a heavy lump, the 8L shell is heavier than the Mk3 Golf too, better off staying with the 1.8T lump...

    My mate had a Golf vr6 when i had my A3 1.8T which was mapped to 194bhp and there was nothing between them from standstill, if however we sat beside eachother on a duel carriageway in the same gear at the same speed and both put our foot down i'd pull comfortably away...
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    Think he means the VR6 out of the Mk4 golf and so on that the american tend to put in A4`s with a large turbo making silly power on Audizine. AQP/AUE engine codes.
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    I think there pretty much the same lump, could be wrong though...

    If it was a case of dropping that engine in and spend some money supercharging it then i'd go that route :)

    Awesome engine
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    Not sure on the specs but MK3 was AAA engine code.

    034 due a big range of bits and tuning for them. Getting like 600-700bhp some even pushing 800bhp with a rather large turbo in S4`s and stuff.
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    But sounds gorgeous and goes like stink :)

    A lad near where i used to live used to go past everyday in a MK3 supercharged VR6, you could hear the charger whining...:jump:
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    No they never made a 3.2 8L A3

    My mate had a VW Bora 2.8 4motion, was a nice car, very responsive on the throttle and pulled like a train...

    I beat him at GTI international over quarter mile in my A3 1.8T, top end is a different story though
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    buy an 8P 3.2V6

    "modern" interior, nice engine, rapid

    why build when you can buy cheaper
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    "why build when you can buy cheaper"

    Fair comment, and thats what i used to say to the 325 boys when they tried to tune them to M3 power......lol.

    How easy is an engine swap to a 1.8T then? (from a 1.6)
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    Only problem with having a 3.2 8P is it will have a silly DSG box, or did they make a manual?

    I driven a 3.2 TT and the DSG box was aload of sh*t....
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    .....that 3.2 needs to have a 6 speed manual really.
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    If you do this I'll eat my own hat.

    Is that in the same sense that an A3 should have a 1.8T?
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    I think that i will have to opt out of the 6 clynider route as its much easier to just bang in the 1.8T and remap it.

    Shame really.
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    Why did you buy a 1.6 in the first place, they are the same money as an AGU A3 and with a stage 1 R-Tech map will give you more than the 180BHP you want.

    The 1.8T is an awesome engine, massive tuning potential and cheap to do.

    Just buy a 1.8T A3, no point in going to all the extra hassle of ruining your current car, invalidating your insurance, having a vehicle safety check etc etc etc
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