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8P 3.2 v6 to an 8L S3

shariain Jun 23, 2013

  1. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully going to see a S3 at the weekend down in Lincoln area looks a great car and spec wise very similar to my 3.2 I have just now.
     
  2. camscockle20vT

    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    Wrong section I would say.

    * my bad, its me in the wrong section lol what a numty lol

    Yes the s3 8p is immense, not the same epic sound as the 3.2 but sound just as evil.
     
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  3. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    Good choice 15bhp more than your 3.2 and loads more tuning potential great cars all round
     
  4. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Where in Lincoln? May know the garage.
     
  5. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    I'm going from a 8p to a 8L S3. I am going to miss the v6 noise but I have always loved the 8L S3 and the 1.8t BAM engine is really workable.

    It's a private sale.

    I thought I posted my Op in the 8L section.
     
  6. vivalacoulter

    vivalacoulter Active Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S5

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    Ahh yes, I'm sure the 8L S3 is a future classic.
     
  7. XFi

    XFi In need of a V8.

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    Which garage in Lincoln? I sold my 8L to a garage in Lincoln/North Hykeham recently so I hope it isn't my old one as it needed a lot of work!
     
  8. R34nel

    R34nel Active Member

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    I keep considering going from an 8p s3 to a 3.2 lol, that sound is awesome, although I guess performance isn't great and I'd really notice that coming from stage 2+ and around 350bhp or whatever it makes
     
  9. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

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    Get it bought Iain and then let the modding commence.....lol
     
  10. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    I think you'll miss the 3.2 tbh especially going to an 8L from an 8P. Things moved on a bit on the later platform not to mention the nicer interior.
    I went from my 3.2 to a remapped 8P S3 and even though it was a nice car with plenty of go, it didn't have the heart & soul of the V6.
    I now have an R36. It feels just as quick as the S3 but has the heart & Soul that I missed.
     
  11. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Can you pm me your old reg plate please so I know its not it. Lol
     
  12. XFi

    XFi In need of a V8.

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    Afraid I don't know it as it always had a private plate on it but it's a 51 plate AMK Ming blue, tbh all that was bad was a sticky rear caliper and rusty front arches the cambelt was due a replacement. The rest was in very good condition and I had added 4 branch SS manifold with sports cat and a jabbasport re-map.

    I think the reg was something like B*51.
     
  13. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    That good it's not it then the one I'm going to see is a 02 plate. Just hope the guy selling it sends me the info I have asked for before Wednesday as that's when I need to book the train to get a cheap ticket for Saturday travel.
     
  14. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    The 8L with the correct mods are quick! I recently had a custom Stage 2 Map from badger 5 and its awesome! Great cars and look fab when clean (especially with those wide arches)! You'll miss the v6 sound, but just get a good exhaust and I'm sure it'll sort of compensate! Lol
     
  15. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Just don't tell the other half. Lol
     
  16. M12RJX

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    i came from a audi s3 8l to the 3.2 just because i missed that noise and had owned a mk5 r32 before i bought the s3. the audi s3 8l is a fantastic car ! mines was remapped to 250 and apart from that completely standard and the spec you get is quiet good considering the age of the car lovely to drive to! if u go ahead with it mate u wont be dissapointed. mines still turned heads even tho it was a x reg! lol
     
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  17. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Well that's my train booked for bloody 6:50am on Saturday morning to go to Peterborough. I really hope its worth it. Now just to find someone down that way with VCDS that can do a scan for me.
     
  18. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

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    Should of said Iain I would of picked you up and we could of done a road trip with VCDS in the boot and other stuff to check the car over.....shame it would of been an impressive drive home.....:racer:
     
  19. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    The spoils of my journey. Now that I'm home let the fun begin.
     
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  20. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    Congrats bud!!
     
  21. vivalacoulter

    vivalacoulter Active Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S5

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    That looks great mate!
     
  22. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Nice.
     
  23. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Nice car :)

    Seems as if the facelift S3`s were quite popular in the Ming Blue with silver interior guess that's cos it looks so nice.

    Hope you pleased with your swap
     
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    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Thanks she is nice. There are a few stupid things that need to be put right but for a 02 plate its to be expected I would think. And the the fact i was up at 5am to get the train it just made the 330 mile drive home even more enjoyable.
     
  25. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Mark thanks for the advice over the phone on Saturday. I was going to pop in on the way back but it was after 9:30 when I crossed the line back into the home land.
     
  26. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Nice looking motor- the aluminium mirrors set it of :)

    Now update that avatar of yours seeing as though you'll become a regular around this part of the forum ;-) lol
     
  27. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    I have still got Jessica so I can't take the pic down yet. And as for regular around here definetly. I think even the search button is sore
     
  28. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    Pity that, I could have sold you a mint Noggy S3 with all the right mods on it ;)
     
  29. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    That's the car booked in to get the decat taken off and a standard cat put back on. Then it will be running a standard cat with a middle box delete and standard rear box. Hopefully it will make it a lot quieter.
     
  30. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    It'll be interesting to see the difference that makes.
    Keep us informed.
    :)
     
  31. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Is the decat pipe a direct swop, is it for sale if so?
     
  32. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what the condition of the pipe is basically from what I can see its a standard cat that has been cut open the insides removed and then welded shut again. I will take pics once its removed on friday and if its any good to you then its yours.
     
  33. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Cheers.
     
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    shariain Well-Known Member

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