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Automatic gearbox limits

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Rowan1.8T, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Rowan1.8T
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    i'm looking at some bolt on performance upgrades and mapping etc but before i buy anything i thought i'd do a check to see how much power the auto box is good for. I did a search on here and google but nothing came up for me. Its a 1998 non tiptronic 4-speed auto

    Ta

    Rowan
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    seems no one knows, yet. most people have manuals it seems so.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    I got the 4 speed auto in my A4 and often wondered how much power it could take.
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    If you put it in a petrol engine scott?...:)
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    Ok looks like i'll be the Guinea pig for this then :lmfao:

    I'm only going to push to stage 2 eventually so we'll see

    Thanks

    Rowan
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    beanoir Sharpest Tongue in the West

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    I reckon your first bolt on performance upgrade is a 6 speed manual box ;)

    Will be interesting to see the results of your experiment though mate
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    Haha yeah the 6-speed would be nice but I've got bored of manual boxes now so auto it is for me ;)
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Get your gear box serviced if its not been done before.

    I got mine done about a year and go and made a huge difference to its performance.
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    Cheers Scott i'll bare that in mind. The gearbox itself is changing gears and pulling away very smoothly at the moment but a service never hurts :)
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