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a3 3.2v6 vs golf mk5 r32?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by p1tse, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. p1tse

    p1tse Member

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    how do they compare all round, not just performance etc.

    am i correct in thinking the r32 is more vocal than the a3 v6?

    any opinions on either of them?
     
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  3. p1tse

    p1tse Member

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    no comments then
     
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    i like the way r32s sound.
     
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    Driven both bought A3.....
     
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    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    See the A3 2.0T Vs. GTI argument... It's exactly the same pro's and cons.

    A3 feels more quality, executive. Is more understated and 'mature' i suppose.
    R32 is a more driver focused, direct handling car. Maybe a little more 'boy racer' image but it's a lot more fun to drive.

    So really it's not a case of which is the 'better' car.... More a case of what kind of driver/person you are.
     
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    Agreed :)

    Although the A3 can be made more focused I guess..... harder to make the R32 have a different interior :)
     
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    itssam A3 3.2Q Sport

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    I'd be interested in the differences in the suspension, induction and exhaust between the two - anyone have any ideas what they are like?
     
  9. p1tse

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    why? can you tell me more please
     
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    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    Suspension wise i'd imagine not a massive difference between the R32 and S-Line set up. I'd be more interested which had the better brake set up. I'm guessing the R32.

    Exhaust wise, the R32 is more vocal and has more of a raspy tone to it. If i were you i'd maybe have a look for some youtube videos on both cars. There's usually a lot of 'exhaust note' videos!
     
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    Same brakes :)

    Yes the A3 is more subdued sound wise (refined) but this could be altered easy enough i guess.
     
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    itssam A3 3.2Q Sport

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    i'm sure someone mentioned the R32 has ARBs fitted as standard...
     
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    Wouldnt like to drive mine without arbs..... :sadlike:
     
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Mine has a Pipercross Viper and Remus back box. No complaints about the sound :)
     
  15. p1tse

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    lol

    i would assume different thickness, with the r32 thicker to reduce roll?
     
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    any suggestions on making it sound sweeter like the r32?
     
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    yeah me too

    any one know what the front and rear thickness of the arbs are on the a3 v6?
     
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    itssam A3 3.2Q Sport

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    indeedy, a total lack would be interesting :)
     
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    Exhaust wise as pete suggests or a miltek.
     
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    My bro just got a Viper and a custom exhaust fitted to his R32, Sounds brilliant, the Viper sucks loudly indeed,. I try not to listen too much as my TDI gets jealous!
     
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    driven both prefer the A3
     
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