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audi a3 8p 2.0tdi tuning ideas

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by gavlangley88, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. gavlangley88
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    Hi all,

    im sorry if this post has been asked and answered elsewhere on the forum but im new to the site and the whole forum idea.
    I have recently purchased a 2004 a3 2.0tdi sport and im looking for some ideas or advice on what can be achieved out of this engine?

    the car is lowered on coilovers, I have fitted DRL and a hid kit, 18in BBS RC alloys and had the car remapped! looks wise I am very pleased but I just think its a sluggish car! I have been to several garages with very little ideas from them, some say hybrid turbo and de-cat plus bigger injectors, and others say not much can be achieved from the car?

    I am currently looking to change the brakes also possibly S3 R32 etc but again im looking for some pointers into the right direction.

    Thanks in advance!!
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    Before any turbo upgrade you may want to check which cylinder head you have. Most likely you have the first version. If so, a remap is the most you can do to be safe. Anything more and you'll probably start having problems with the head.
    If by chance the head is a B or C revision, you'r lucky and you can try a big turbo, a VNT20 or VNT22.
    About the brakes, you can replace them with the ones from S3 or MK5 R32. There are a lot for sale on ebay and even here on the forum. If you go for more power, you'll need them.
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    Depends how mad you want to go and how much money you have. Take a look at darkside developments.
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    Thanks for the replies, how will I find out which cylinder head I have? I have got about 3k left so I would imagine I could get some more grunt with that amount of cash? I am going to have a look on ebay now to see what I can source!
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    my C revision head cracked so some do crack :(

    egr valve and egr cooler delete

    single flywheel conversion

    hybrid turbo

    s3 brakes
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    And software!
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    Search the forum for a topic called "how to know if your cylinder head will crack" or something like this and you'll find more about the subject.
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