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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    hi ive gt a 1997 audi a3 1.6 (8l chassis)
    does anyone have any ideas on mods that will noticeably increase the power of the engine?

    ive already fitted a full milltek catback system and a K&N panel filter. full apex suspension and lowered 30mm which has made a noticeable difference in the handling but it is still feeling a bit sluggish :/ any ides asthis is my first car.

    thanks
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    not a great deal im afraid. new cams will get you some more power, along with a map to suit, but that will be expensive for little gains.
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    was thinking about a 1.8 g60 supercharged conversion from a golf, would that be possible do you think?
    and which cams do you think would be best piper cams or kent cams?

    thanks
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    If you looking at swapping the engine then id stick with the 1.8 20v turbo, trued and tested! Havent you thought about buying a a3 with a turbo already done? It'll also be a much better spec!
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    sell it and buy a 1.8t
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    yeah ^^, i really dont understand the ballache people go through converting a low powered non turbo a3 into a turbo a3 or s3 replica when they could just sell up and by the reall thing and probably save money. Surely its a no brainer??
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    [Nov 17, 2010]
    i would buy the 1.8t but this is my first car and i need to keep it for atleast a year before buying anything bigger. does anyone know if the 8v g60 supercharged head will fit onto the standard 8v 1.6?
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    A converted car will be more expensive to insure too. The suspemsion will not be up to more power, neither will the brakes.

    Run it for a year sell it unmolested for a decent lump and buy a 1.8t
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    tbh i would have been over the moon for a 1.6 a3 for my first car. you very lucky for that alone. Enjoy your exhaust and panel filter mate and chill for a year. i had a clapped out 1.4 pug 306 for my first car it was a joke. be happy dude!

    On a side note ur better off losing weight in the car for more than spending loads of money for an extra 5 bhp. lose the rear seats parcel shelf etc n ull go a bit quicker
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    [Nov 18, 2010]
    ok thanks everyone for your replies :D
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    +1
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    so how lucky am i that my S3 is my first car lol
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