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'99 S3 quattro system

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by willh92, Nov 2, 2013.

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    I have a '99 S3 and have heard various things about Haldex systems, etc.

    Are all quattro systems Haldex, would my S3 be a Haldex system or simply full time 4 wheel drive,

    if so what is the distribution of power front and rear for a regular 4wd system on my year S3?

    Thanks,

    Will
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    S3 is haldex.

    Hdaldex and Quattro are completely different

    our s3s are 4wd when they need to be, and will send up to 50% to the rear when needed, when its not, its a fwd car, but you will never notice that.
    Its a smart system, ours is a fairly primitive one tho.
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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    "quattro" is just what Audi call all their 4 wheel drive systems. The way they work and brand depends on the model. All transverse engine models in the Audi range use haldex as their system. Basically a clutch pack that engages the rear wheels when slip is detected. It is always engaged a little bit but can clamp completely to give 50% of power to the rear when needed but it won't usually last long, e.g lunching in the wet or cornering hard.
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    Right I see, so our S3 models have this Haldex system then?
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes... Generation 1 haldex...

    <tuffty/>
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    Hunt down a gen 1 haldex Blue controller to unleash the couplings full potential.
    Anticipating further questions lol
    Fire away:)
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Yea I'm waiting for the above to happen
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