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97 a3 1.8t sport

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Swornd, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Swornd
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    Hi,

    I have a few questions about my car.


    Firstly I am thinking of getting new alloys but want to make sure they fit.

    Rim Width: 8J
    Tyre Width: 225
    Rim Diameter: 18 inches
    Aspect Ratio: 40
    Offset: 35/45

    Any idea if they would fit without hassle? Also would I be better off going with 17" due to performance issues.

    Secondly my tape player occasionally turns itself off and only comes out the rear speaker for a second ( i have the tape concert head unit) and I have to turn it off and back on for it to work again, any idea what could be causing this?

    Also there is a cable hanging out of the front of my bumper (passenger side) and it looks like it should connect to somethign but there is nothing there to connect to and I have no idea what it is. I will try getting a picture of it.

    I am also planning to get it remapped, new dump valve (not sure whether to get a recirculated one or not?) and a panel filter. Would you have any reccomendations on these?

    Cheers
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    Always recirc DV, Atmospheric ones play havoc with the engine management apparently. Lots of time all these issues have been discussed. use the search function Dude!
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    About the Panel filter..... discussed many times on here, but the standard one should do fine... even up to 300BHP. I got a K&N before I read about that.

    The K&N makes a slight difference to noise but not much. And be careful if you do get a K&N... they are oiled and to much oil can cause issues with the MAF sensor.

    Hope that helps somewhat.

    Cheers
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    Those will fit as long as they are 5 x 100 fitment, get them in ET35 and you'll be fone with 18's. I have 18"s in an 8J and they're fine. You may want to consider lowering your car though as the wheels will make it look a bit high on standard suspension etc.

    If you got 17's you'll wish you went for 18's. I had a bit of a dillema and went for 18's....do glad I did.

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    Cheers mate, someone else told me to stick with the recirc so nice to get it confirmed.


    Just heard you may get a few bhp and also wouldn't mind a extra bit of grunt. So its pretty much not worth going for and just stick with the standard?

    About the wheels, not sure what the fitment is, what I was looking at was:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-VW-AUDI-RS8-alloy-wheels-and-22540ZR18-tyres_W0QQitemZ280327374623QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET?hash=item280327374623&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1689|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1308

    Dunno if that helps out at all.

    Cheers for all the fast replies.
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    Seriously mate, you wont get added BHP from a panel filter. Lots of people done testing on it. But what you will get is that you can service it yourself and hence maybe save some candy. Also makes a slight difference in noise... more of a woosh... not much bit a bit.

    Cheers
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    Oh.... forgot to write a bit...

    if you get a Forge 007p DV, it is serviceable too. and just better built. Also recommended for a remap. Last of all, and it has been reported by more than just me but gear changes seem smoother for some reason. I am not sure why but they really do.

    Good Luck mate!
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    Yeah I pretty much presumed as much, still wouldn't mind a bit of noise. At the moment its completely standard and its dead silent which is nice in a way but I want to hear something. Would you reccomend the K&N one and know anywhere good to get them from?
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    I bought mine from a garage in Glasgow at the going rate. Can pick them up most places I reckon.

    Some say Greencotton ones are good too. Think they don't have oil on them but really not sure.
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    Ah sound, Ill pop into town tomorrow then and see if I can pick one of those up. Just had a look around for that dump valve and found one for £77 which seems pretty good. For the remap I got a quote from a garage by me for £350 but no idea what kind that is (revo, etc). May have to check a few other places.
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    As for remap, check out custom code on the forum main page. they do a remap, dumpvalve and a panel filter for under 400 i think. And they can travel to you if there is nowhere close for you to go!
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