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better to tune an aum 1.8t or buy an s3?

5l4y3r10 Oct 22, 2012

  1. 5l4y3r10

    5l4y3r10 Member

    i have an 2003 facelift aum 1.8t audi a3, it has done 120k miles and had 2 lady owners and is completely standard at the moment. im stuck between 2 choices and was wondering if any one could shine light haha.

    is it better to save 5 grand and buy and s3 or do you think its better to spend 1 or 2 grand on the a3 and maybe have a turbo conversion, fmic etc? any opinions please.

    cheers tom
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    If you are happy with the car, just get it remapped, it will be as quick as a remapped S3 in 90% of the time, with out the look and traction of course.
  3. coatesy

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

    What jojo said, if you make an a3 fast it will be faster than a tuned s3
    due to the weight side of things.

    But once you start tuning the a3 traction becomes the issue, the next big spend is for a LSD.
  4. lanceneoman

    lanceneoman A4 S-Line 1.8T Avant 230 BHP

    Get it remapped and buy an S3 Kit from ebay or breakers. Spend £1500 and you have an s3 lookalike just without traction
  5. 5l4y3r10

    5l4y3r10 Member

    thanks people very helpful! would you go for a turbo conversion, i would say a k04 but hear there abit out of fashion so to speak now haha? but i would need new rods etc wouldnt i?

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