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A3 1.8T V's 3.2 quattro DSG

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 2pac, Oct 26, 2004.

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    I've found me way onto this forum coz I'm hoping to purchase an A3 1.8T. But another manager at work has gone an bought a brand spanking 3.2 quattro A3 with DSG. He's confused at why I'm going from a modded gtir/ 160+mph capable 200s background to a lower performance car but thats my business. Its just hes a very conpetitive bloke!!!! So my question to you good chaps is simple. What do reckon the little 1.8T could do with a 3.2 quattro once on the blackstuff. As I've mentioned in other posts I won't be going for crazy mods. Just a panel filter and re-map, so 200bhp/200lb-ft. And it will be running on 18's I wud hope. I don't intend to buy the 1.8T as a balls out street racer, its just hes been winding me up all day and I need a bit of ammo.

    Specs I'm aware of: 250bhp, 236 lb'ft, 0-60 in 6.3 with the dsg, but heavy at 1525kilos. I'm not bothered about top end, although I keep hearing confliting reports of wether the 155 in governed or not.

    U reckon power to wait cud be the decider, and he'll surely loose around 12% of that power through the 4x4 system

    Let me know what U think

    Regards

    Andy

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    I reckon the 3.2 feels a fair bit quicker than a chipped A3...no doubt about it! the 3.2 isnt as slow as some might think.

    Rich
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    I reckon the 3.2 feels a fair bit quicker than a chipped A3...no doubt about it! the 3.2 isnt as slow as some might think.

    Rich


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    So, the debate starts.........
    I knew the first reply wud be bad news. Its just I hate going off 'figures' coz its all about the 'on the road' characteristics. Surely he wudn't destroy me??
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I reckon the 3.2 feels a fair bit quicker than a chipped A3...no doubt about it! the 3.2 isnt as slow as some might think.

    Rich


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    So, the debate starts.........
    I knew the first reply wud be bad news. Its just I hate going off 'figures' coz its all about the 'on the road' characteristics. Surely he wudn't destroy me??

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    Well definately not... but i reckon he will be quicker. I drove my A3 in its 190bhp chipped state for 18 months so know what it felt like, and after driving Steph's 3.2V6 on saturday, i would definately say that its quicker! was pretty impressed with it too!

    Rich
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    Even though he'll definitely be quicker I dont think he would destroy you at all
    through the haldex and other transmission elements you lose much more than just 12% as I discovered Saturday, more like 30%
    even in the twisties you wont lose much because the weight of the V6 lump makes it understeer so much
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    [ QUOTE ]
    RichA3Turbo said:
    was pretty impressed with it too!

    Rich

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    Thanks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
    If you want a new project after your little rocket, don't forget mine will be on sale beginning of 2005
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    [ QUOTE ]
    StephV6 said:
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    RichA3Turbo said:
    was pretty impressed with it too!

    Rich

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    Thanks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
    If you want a new project after your little rocket, don't forget mine will be on sale beginning of 2005

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    I wish! Still be paying for mine then...

    ...well, for the next stage anyway /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    RichA3Turbo said:
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    StephV6 said:
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    RichA3Turbo said:
    was pretty impressed with it too!

    Rich

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    Thanks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
    If you want a new project after your little rocket, don't forget mine will be on sale beginning of 2005

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    I wish! Still be paying for mine then...

    ...well, for the next stage anyway /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Oooh, go on Rich, a nice twin turbo conversion on the V6 and 450 bhp we're off /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    jojo said:
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    RichA3Turbo said:
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    StephV6 said:
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    RichA3Turbo said:
    was pretty impressed with it too!

    Rich

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Thanks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
    If you want a new project after your little rocket, don't forget mine will be on sale beginning of 2005

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    I wish! Still be paying for mine then...

    ...well, for the next stage anyway /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Oooh, go on Rich, a nice twin turbo conversion on the V6 and 450 bhp we're off /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif

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    couple of years... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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