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Any chance of getting the s3 50/50

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3BLX, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. S3BLX
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    Is it possible to get 50% front wheels and 50% back? or 60/40??? may sound stupid, but is it possible???

    My 4wd seems pretty sh*t even in snow back wheels dont seem to do ought? is there any reason for this?
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Maybe the uprated haldex controller would help in your quest for more rwd.
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    Best place to get one and how much????
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    Do they really make a big difference?
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    sitrials had something like that on his, i should think it would make a fair difference foe that kind of money
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    its gone up,it was 500 quid.
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    I got one and it makes a difference. Dont know if it makes a difference in the snow though, as I dont do snow, or rain, or dirt.
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    Haldex controller is awesome!!

    I love mine!

    Bit pricey but defo recommended!
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    nice one cheers guys. Wot do you recommend i do 1st Re-map or haldex unit?
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    brakes, suspension, revo, haldex, sprintbooster, exhaust, downpipe, aero wipers
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    i've got brembo GT's, full weitech suspension................... so off to jabba or jbs next..woop woop well after my clutch is sorted! :(
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    S3BLX - do you know we are offering the Custom-Code P1 / Forge DV / Green filter for only £350 at the moment?! Not to be missed :D

    Haldex controllers are really good! If this helps at all - maybe have it done the same time you are here for the map etc, I can offer this for £718.75 all in fitted inc VAT.

    Mike!
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    :wtf:
    1.Why do i have to be skint (Damn insurance at 19)
    2.Why does so much need doing on the car first :3sadwalk:

    How long will that offer be on?
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    Think i'll be taking up your offer very soon Mike...

    Can't afford the haldex controller but i'd like one of those too.

    In the snow is seems to take about a second for the rear wheels to kick in when the fronts spin...Is this normal? I assumed it would be nearly instant!
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    Go for a decent clutch mate, especially if you will be going for a remap.
    Mapped S3's eat clutches!
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    What do you class as a decent clutch?
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    I had a Sachs clutch on my M3 but i hated it. Far too stiff for everyday driving. So i won't be doing the uprated clutch thing again!!
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    Does anyone know what the drive is split as, as standard?
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    Its a non permanent awd system so there is no set split.
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    S3 BLX, i looked into the haldex 50/50 split issue in some detail, there are a few options.

    1) http://www.qstuning.com/pages.php?page=drivesystem this will force your car into a 50/50 permanent split.

    or

    2) http://www.thettshop.com/performance.asp?cat=3066&product=600427 they also make an Orange controller which is exactly the same as the blue one but with one difference being that the rear diff is engaged under braking also.

    I have to be honest i had the orange one on my car for a few weeks then took it off as i felt the car was slower with it fitted. But other people swear by them saying it gives the car a more neutral 4WD feeling. My car is also fitted with a front LS diff and it grips realy well anyway so this my have a better effect, anyway hope this helps. p.s. go for a map first.
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    How much is the MTM 50/50 split device then and how does it work. The English is terrible on that site!!!
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    i Would also like to know how much????
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    Its £750 awesome kit have it fitted on mine. Search for QST they are the MTM suppliers!
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    I've just read some bad stuff bout this, saying its like driving a 4x4 with lock diff on???? Whats it drive like? is it switchable between standard and non????
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    How do they?
    Im sure thats down to the mapping and the driving style?
    Mines running above standard power on a stock sach clutch
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    Where ya read that?Any links?

    Its not switchable. Drives awesome cant fault it!!
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    The one on the Qst site is switchable , it will either be 50/50 or your standard haldex. If i were you i would try to find someone who has had this fitted to there car to find out what its like before parting with your cash.
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    Isit?? How do you switch it?
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    With a switch:lmfao:sorry, a two position switch.
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    lol hehe i dont see no switch in my car lol why would you want to switch it anyway?
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    I've heard the opposite from the australian audi forums. Basically unless you drive with a lead right foot "pedal to the floor" then you are really not going to notice much as the current ratio front/back (although sounds bad) does work pretty well.

    Even if you have a bit of fun occastionally , who doesn't (?), is the extra £661 + labour to fit worth it ?
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