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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by teljacko, Aug 26, 2009.

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    [Sep 5, 2009]
    stop posting rubbish then....
    this forum sux wiht people like you about

    i continue lurking - its a waste of my time posting against your continual pish
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    I apologise Gamb, i didn't mean to personally attack you......

    I still stick by what has been said by me and backed up by others........I would like to add that on here we respect people like Bill, people that simply know shed loads more than most if not all of us (yes i am aware nobody knows everything)..... same goes for people like Glen because he backs up what he says with solid facts and explainations..... not opposing everyones experiences like you have - i am sure you have had these experiences with the amount of determination you are showing, that said from mine and most on here, what you see as facts have been disproven which bring into account their legitimacy or reasoning behind them
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    These things happen 1naimal1....so no probs, and it's all squared away with Bill and I as well.

    The pictures of GTI Inters '03 (IIRC) were in the galleries here, but I guess that part of the site is gone now, as I can't find it. Does a pictrue has to be hosted elsewhere now?

    I'll happily post up the pictures of the timing if you tell me how....and there is no dispute that 4WD is much much quicker off the line, and that I am slow to react on the 1/4 but am quite good at changing gears. :)
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    no worries fella..... the questioning is more around the mid range comments rather than your inters times, i just dont think in most scenarios you would be able to take a standard S3 with your mapped A3 nevermind a beat a mapped S3
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    how should you change gears in a quarter mile spirint in apose to doing a 0-60 ? change more often on a Qm?
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    well i dont understand this logic because if the car only did 6.49 secs 0-60 and that was one of the reasons it slowed the 1/4 mile then surely changing to third earlier would have slowed the 0-60 and the overall time....unless the exercise is to utilise the boost better which would be very minimal id guess
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    You cant be that good at changing gears if you got 0-60 in 6 seconds odd and a 15+s 1/4!


    Looks like you are a master of that tricky 1st to 2nd change, but need to work on 2nd onwards!!

    :)
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    I was thinking about this the other day, as I had never really given it much thought and my theory is that because the 0-60 is done based on exactly that and not when the lights change that is why there is such a difference between the two. I remember looking over at Rich and seeing that he was way ahead of me off the line, and thinking oh **** I better start moving, and then managed to pass him maybe 2/3rds of the way down and beating him by .24 seconds.

    On the other hand maybe that isn't how the timing gear works and I've got it wrong.

    Not having done a 1/4 mile in the A3 after that I have no comparison, but would guess if I paid attention to the lights that it could have run high 14's in its prime.
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    To reach 60 in second you do have to go close to the max revs, and so a quick shift to third would bring you in not on peak boost, but as you say although this was a factor it may not have been the biggest factor and maybe the post above is more true.
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    Of course it is the Inters 0-60 which is notoriously optomistic. How about 4.44s from my S3....? Drivel of course, but that is what it said!
    Went on to a 13.121/4 at 109.75mph mind.... the 1/4 tends to be about right so long as they measure it right!
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    Reaction time and 1/4 mile time is 2 different things, the reaction time does not effect your 1/4 mile time, as the time for that starts when the car starts to roll. You could be slow to react, and still get a decent 1/4 mile time. :racer:
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