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Any tuned S3 owners in South London/Surrey?

costa_k Jun 11, 2008

  1. costa_k

    costa_k New Member

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    Hi guys,I'm new here,we just got our S3,210 BHP.Was wondering how does it compare with a tuned one (265 BHP,right?) before I go ahead with it.Not looking to test drive one,but if anyone lives around Sutton/Mitcham I'd be grateful for any advice.
    Thanks!
     
  2. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    camberwell/dulwich im near.
     
  3. Wingnut Express

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    I'm around the Oval, but I've got to change the old dredged Cam Chain Tensioner to do, so the old girl is running like a bag of spanners at the mo.

    Thou I don't think anyone on here has regretted getting their motor remapped mate, well worth the investment IMO :salute:
     
  4. grathies

    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    S3s arent tuned till their over 300bhp :p

    As far as remaps go, did you have a certain company in mind? People with CustomCode ones seem to find them very smooth, but the Revo ones (and GIAC if I remember correctly) are more Agressive in their power delivery
     
  5. Aky

    Aky Aky

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    I'd go MRC if i were to do it again. The RS4/S4 owners always bang on about how good their maps are.
     
  6. grathies

    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    Ive heard great things about the Stage1 MTM maps too from people, just not huge amounts of them about on here atm
     
  7. costa_k

    costa_k New Member

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    Probably the Revo.Seems to be the most expensive,but they offer free trial for 5 hours (the software resets itself after that,according to their website:
    http://www.revotechnik.com/products/freeTrial.aspx.).
     
  8. Shy19s

    Shy19s Oil running through my veins.

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    Not too far away from you costa.. Im in SW. Get some pix up!
     
  9. grathies

    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    Yeah, be careful with the Revo trial

    From what I understand, it doesnt revert to the standard map, but to a Revo equivilent of the standard map, which some people claim is different and slighty slower, so after the trials ended you really notice a difference, then your happy to part with your cash

    Just somthing to look into, sure you can find plenty of info on here
     
  10. costa_k

    costa_k New Member

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    Thanks for the advice grathies,will think twice about the trial thing.
     
  11. GT130

    GT130 Member

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    I'd be concerned about free trial also - cant imagine they check the car properly with vag-com etc etc before loading then check it all out after upload? Might be wrong though..

    Out of interest when you get a car mapped do any tuners check the air/fuel ratio via the lamba probe whilst actually driving (laptop) or is this just assumed to be correct as the map is generic and has been developed/tested etc....guessing this is only part of a custom map etc..
     
  12. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    Gt, they checked mine whilst driving with laptop attached...so assume all was checked thoroughly
     
  13. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    Gt, they checked mine whilst driving with laptop attached...so assume all was checked thoroughly - CC
     
  14. Gareth_RS3

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    Hello mate im from south east, sidcup actually im probably about 40 mins away from you, my s3 has been revo'd so feel free to drom me a pm and come over mate
     
  15. Beenie

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    I'm occasionally in south croydon as the girlfriend lives there if thats any good to ya?
     
  16. turbodailydan

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    gazza how far are ya from heathrow bud, wouldnt mind seing what a revo'd s3 goes like, planning on getting mine done next month
     
  17. GT130

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    I'm a couple of miles down the road from South Croydon just off the M23 - it would certainly be interesting to see how my standard car performs alongside yours from say 40 in fourth through to 70-80, there are a couple of places local that we could try this..

    Have people tried this before - be interesting to see what difference the extra torque makes over the standard cars accelaration..


    Let me know if you are interested - maybe the 3 or us could meet up.
     
  18. Shy19s

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    I didnt realise how many people live around the south.. maybe we could organise a mini meet around the bottom half of the m25? maybe a bit further west and go to the Ace cafe one night?
     
  19. Wingnut Express

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    Count me in :thumbsup:
     
  20. GT130

    GT130 Member

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    I tried organising a meet a couple of months back - weather was not the best though....only 3 of us turned up.


    [​IMG]
     
  21. Wingnut Express

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    I'm sure we could better that
     
  22. Slick S3

    Slick S3 Member

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    i'm up for this too
     
  23. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    Count me in for a meet although im just a pesant in an A3 lol.

    Jason
     
  24. Shy19s

    Shy19s Oil running through my veins.

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    Seems people are up for it, and if people on the south coast want to come up there more than welcome also, Can we make a list? and if we get a good number of people that are up for it we'll set a date?

    Add your names to this list and paste back in..

    Wingnut Express
    SlickS3
    A3_Turbo
    Shy19s
    GT130?
     
  25. GT130

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    Yes, I'll be there..
     
  26. costa_k

    costa_k New Member

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    I'm up for this.And it's good to see there a few of us around Croydon,anyone wants to meet up around here?BTW anyone going to the GTI International next weekend?Will probably be going on Saturday.And finaly I got a photo of my S3,taken last weekend:


    [​IMG]
     
  27. golf

    golf ***** rent boy VCDS Map User

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    I'm in Lewisham, would be nice if something could be organised, so I could gatecrash the S3 party in my VW!
     
  28. S3 Rav

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    not far from me at the moment mate, currently working in crystal palace
     
  29. mad max

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    would highly recommend mrc tuning in banbury they tune all the s2 guys and most of the rs4 and s4 drivers as well.had mine done two years ago, big difference straight away.had a stupid grin on my face all the way home :)
     
  30. MikeA3

    MikeA3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I'm in epsom & I'd be up for this

    The last mini meet was good even though only 3 of us showed up :)
     
  31. Beenie

    Beenie Member

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    I'm up for a meet down that way!
     
  32. Wingnut Express

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    I'm up for that, Croydon ain't to bad for me

    I'm at the GTi International on Sunday
     
  33. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Speak with Simon at AMD he was one of the 1st Revo tuners in UK until he bought AMD so he's fairly knowledgable, he always checks the car thoroughy with VAG before any tuning, he's in Surrey aswell so perfect for you TBH, I've used him numerous times & never once had a problem & this is on an S3, S4 B6 & the A3 TDI DSG, brilliant service & very helpful/friendly, this is my personal experience aswell, make sure if you do call him you ring the Surrey branch not Essex.

    Trust me once you've had it mapped & I think most others would agree you will be amazed how much different it is, power is unreal & if you're impressed by stock you'll be blown away by a map from any of them, but I would recommend Simon IMHO.
     

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