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8L A3 1.8t quattro, what are good beginner mods

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Arwyn Palmer, Apr 19, 2013.

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    [Apr 19, 2013]
    Hey people thought I'd start this thread to try and help me and others, right here goes.
    What are the best startup mod for the 8L a3 1.8t quattro, I know it may seem like a stupid question but with all the different mods out there I can't help but wonder where to start.
    what I'm hoping to start here is a source of information all in one place on where to start, for example what make of part best place to get it from, and what order to do it in.

    I hope this will get to be an invaluable source of information to any newbies to modding there a3 1.8t quattros.
    Any links or helpful information would be greatly appreciated.

    i will post on any mods I do myself and try to find links to information I found useful on my build.

    Thank you
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    [Apr 19, 2013]
    have a look at prawn,coastey,jay,miggz,reesy's build thread.

    you'll get lots of inpiration...

    few tips
    cone filter,
    fmic
    turboback exhaust
    remap
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    [Apr 19, 2013]
    Right my mods already are a forge 007p recirculating DV and a BMC CDA air filter.
    Next on my thoughts are
    -coilovers
    -alloys, 18s (got my heart set on fifteen52 tarmacs but still have a slight doubt about them)
    -new TIP probably forge
    -intercooler (unsure whether to get a small one or big 'wellycooler')
    -remap
    anything else that would be good please let me know
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    [Apr 19, 2013]
    It all depends on what power you want. If you want 500 bhp start building for 500bhp

    set a figure you want to reach then you can build to it
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    Aiming for hopefully about 300/350bhp, how much do you think it'll cost to get there? I've probably got 3.5k maybe 4k at a stretch what would you advise doing with that much? I will save up the same if not more to put into it later in the year
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    [Apr 20, 2013]
    to make 300bhp you will need

    Ko4 turbo, thats in tip top order
    relentless mani
    relentless 3in DP and decat
    welly cooler
    B5 tip
    meth
    and poss a large port head and mani
    440 or 550cc injectors

    for 350bhp you will need

    hybrid Ko4 min
    rods
    and all of the above

    also worth doing is a oil catch can
    N249 delete
    SIA delete
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    [Apr 20, 2013]
    Been looking at the ko3-ko4 hybrids are they any good or should I go for a full ko4 conversion? Also what is the best wellycooler for a reasonable price lol thanks
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    [Apr 20, 2013]
    Its not a case of which is better more a case of how much would I like to gain/spend. If you want 350+ skip the hybrid and go GT28 or whatever is fashionable these days, if your happy with 250-280 go k03 hybrid, and k04 or hybrid + all supporting mods will see you 280-340ish depending on your choice.
    Do as Marty and Phil have said though, decide what you want first. Theres no point doing a k04 conversion then going bigger as you pay out twice, ebay gt28 and the relevant mods won't cost much more than a proper k04 conversion if starting from scratch and r-tech should get you some pretty mental figures from that lol
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    Been looking around and everything seems to be geared towards S3, will S3 stuff fit onto the a3 quattro? Also I can't seem to find a gt28 kit do you know good place to get one if not il probably go ko4
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