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Am considering an S3 as prices are reasonalbe... Usual Q's...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_ZeroK66, Feb 7, 2005.

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    [Feb 7, 2005]
    Hello all,

    Well having owned an A4 for a while I was leaning towards an S4, but it seems for the same money I can get a VERY low mileage S3... what is there to look out for in general with these?

    What is the turbo life like on these - assuming its not chipped?

    What is the general way people in the UK are going with regards to Turbo upgrades etc... Jabba/IHI or other things? What are the "big boys" runnin power wise?

    What is the limit of the S3 225 rods... 350lbs/ft? Which has stronger con-rods, the 210 or the 225?

    Thanks,
    Leon
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    IIRC the big boys dont have S3's they have A3's that take the S3 to the slaughter house;

    Rich say hello!
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    My mate IHI rich eh?? lol

    Well I want a motor that wont go bang after 300lbs/ft! And the look of the S3 is mint out the box. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Yes Rich with the IHI turbo /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif, well I dont think it will go bang though, hes uprated his engine I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong!
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    Ahh... thats alright then /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I want a motor I dont need to open is all... 225 rods are good for well over 300lbs/ft... so thats safe + the lower CR means easier/more reliable power without the need for HIGH boost levels.

    If I was to open it... steel rods, JE 8:1 pistons, 2l crank... MMMM, 400lbs/ft 400+ Brake :p
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    Dont get me wrong the S3 is a marvel, but you know I have to be biased as Im getting an uprated 225BHP (TT or S3 engine) 1.8T 20V plant with IHI. Cannot wait!

    So in a word I guess the IHI and remap is the way to go for the S3 as that is pretty much what I'm doing but in an A3 shell.
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    But by the sounds of it your saying I may not need to uprate my 225 engine?

    Anybody want to enlighten us on what power the engine can take before the requirement to uprate?
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    I melted my pistons tho :'(

    lol - Joys of a home build!
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    was it a s3 lump?
    Alot has got to do with tuning aswell,you can fry forgies too.
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    Yeah... lol it was a 210 motor with an IHI running G60 management in a corrado... need I say anymore! WHOOOSHHHH SMOOOOOOOOOKE... haha

    At least I can laugh about it now.
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