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a3 1.8t k03 mods

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by joebickerton89, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. joebickerton89

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    hi all now ive recently got an a3 1.8t on an s plate and im wondering about more power but i see alot of forums of people saying the k03 is only good for 190bhp after a map so i dont want to go start buying fmic 007forge valve miltek exhaust etc if im going to be limited to a certain bhp and i know upgrading upto the k04 turbo isnt the easy or cheapest thing going so im thinking if i get a fmic exhaust decent airfilter setup 007forge valve and a decent map what power i would be looking at or if the turbo will limit the bhp? any help appreciated
     
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  3. Reesy

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    Do all the mods bar a remap, the stick a k03s in the car and get it mapped.
     
  4. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    If you go look in my sig you will see my rides thread. Iv got a k03s and I'm doing about 256bhp. Its my everyday car and I'm happy with it!
    It depends what you want out of your car?
     
  5. joebickerton89

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    ive got the k03 mate and by july i want it to be running at least 210bhp how easy is it changing turbo to the k03s that you have?
     
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Its a easy job, just a **** job to get to all the bolts and that, takes forever!

    If you gona buy a tip get one for a k03s already or you will be wasting money
     
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    K03s change is not particularly difficult. You will have a fair amount more then 210 if you do all the stage 2 mods then get the k03s mapped by someone decent..
     
  8. joebickerton89

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    what do you mean a tip buddy? and what would i need just the k03s turbo or other bits and bobs?
     
  9. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    TIP - Turbo inlet pipe.
    Ite the pipe that goes from the turbo to the maf.
    *MAF- your airflow sensor

    As far as I know the manifold, downpipe, oil and water lines are the same
     
  10. joebickerton89

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    ahh sweet so just a k03s turbo and tip
     
  11. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    And a front mount intercooler, and a full turbo back exhaust, then a remap and you'll see 220-230bhp if all is in good health.

    Beyond that, be prepared to start spending lots of money!
     
  12. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Lmao prawn also knows!

    All I wanted when I started was a set of rims and coilovers..... 256bhp later its not enough! I needed looks, handling and stopping power!
     
  13. joebickerton89

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    yeah i know what you mean mate haha im going to get some sort of exhaust probably an ebay job and then a 007p forge valve decent air filter set up then a k03s turbo then a custom map?
     

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