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Any one interested in a Haldex ECU upgrade group buy?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by b1gdave83, Sep 10, 2010.

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  1. b1gdave83
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    Hi guys,

    I have wanted to upgrade the Haldex ECU for some time now, but the price has always put me off.

    Just testing the waters... Anybody interested in a group buy?

    Waks Wide Web

    This graph was supplied by either Haldex or Evolve (Volvo tuner
    that helped Haldex develop the HPP software), and tries to show
    how Haldex clutch engagement follows engine load for stock
    versus HPP software.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
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    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    I'm in the same situation as you I would like one but like you say the price puts me off. I would rather spend it on other mods.
    If we can get a decent price then I will be up for it but money is a bit tight at the min other mods in pipe lines so really does depend on the price.
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    It's a very expensive mod for what it does, luckily for me, I got one for peanuts! :)
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    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

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    How much??
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    Yep I completely agree, I don't see why we couldn't get at least 20% off with enough people.

    I'll have to ring around but it's easier to get prices once we know how many we are dealing with
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    :banghead::banghead::banghead: I've been looking for ages, I can't find a second hand one any where, how did you manage that?
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    The price of them have gone up in recent years due to **** exchange rates, as the pound gets weaker, we are forced to pay more for items in the UK. I doubt there's a 20% mark up on them, unless you can get hem directly from the suppliers.
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    Again i'd be interested if the price was right :thumbsup:
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    I think your right, I was thinking about trying to get them direct from germany/Europe anyway.

    If we have enough people direct suppliers shouldn't say no to the order, as the distributors in the UK probably only buy a couple at a time anyway.

    Exchange rate is the main problem, I have seen just under £100 pound increase in the last year and abit
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    So... interested people. obviously depending on the price....

    B1gdave83
    S3 BAby
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    What is the price of the Haldex controller in UK? I spotted a company who is selling them for £645 here in Sweden, cheaper or not?
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    how much are they normally then?

    edit: nevermind, should have refreshed before replying :banghead:
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    So... interested people. obviously depending on the price....

    B1gdave83
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    Dane

    That's quite a lot of interest considering this thread has only been going an hour, Keep um coming
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    Andrew@A.L.D Cylinder Head Master

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    I have one and they are worth it im my book
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    Yes but are they any good in your car :p
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    Yes even better in my car lol
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    Typical - just had to buy one of these as existing unit went kaput! APS was the cheapest I found.

    Can notice the difference - then again I'd probably been running in 2wd for 3 months so getting the rear wheels back was good.
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    Count me in.
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    Id be depending when and how much.
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    This one looks more interesting :

    [​IMG]

    It has a display and 4 different settings.
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    Got that in english :).
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    ikbenben Belgium S3 driver

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    Sadly not...it's from a german company.
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    S3 BAby
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    I'll keep this thread going, even though I have one on it's way. I'll still try and get you lot a good deal
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    You can change your sig now you lucky b*stard :moa:

    Add me to the list please :)
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    S3 BAby
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    LOL! I like it!
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    Sods law isn't it...:keule: Id been looking for months, so I couldn't let it go.
    I will hold to my word though, even if I have to buy another to make the numbers up.

    I'm sure I could sell it again, as someone always misses the group buys :p
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    I like the idea of the switchable one with the lcd screen :).
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    Shame it won't work with most S3s as it uses CAN BUS :(

    That and the €899 price tag
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    Actually, that bottom device is quite interesting as well, if not applicable for most. It's a mechanical replacement for the electronic Haldex controller with a manual switch to dial in the percentage. Pretty cool.
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    Have you managed to fit it on yet?
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    If this is still likely to be happen, I would potentially be interested dependant on cost
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    i would like to know how would the car drives with the performance controller...
    I am not convinced to pay 1000$ and i cant test it before and its not very popular yet.
    ???
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    Drives exactly the same normally, but when it comes to fast driving it changes slightly. Gearchanges at max revs, the car back end doesn't squat, as the 4WD is engaged fully when you change gears, bit more grip during corners when you apply the throttle mid corner instead of washing wide as you wait for the power to go to the rears. Normal day to day driving, you won't even know it's there, but accross a twisty B road with some decent suspension, you will feel it working.

    HTH.
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    I've been hoping to find one of these at a good price for a while now.
    Has the group buy happened yet?
    Have I missed it already?
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    nope, it died a horrible death i think
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