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Cheap S3 DIY Mods

Lee172 Sep 1, 2010

  1. Lee172

    Lee172 GT3071

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    I was just wondering what mods people can do to their s3s that are cheap and easy to do.. but also actually make a difference to performance.

    So far i have seen the airbox mod and N249 Bypass, aswell as things like lightened pulleys and Silicone TIP (turbo intake pipe). But what other cheaps ones are there ?

    Thanks, Lee.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  2. MURRAYS444

    MURRAYS444 Member

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    Whats the N249 Bypass mod???
     
  3. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    It's the forbidden mod.
     
  4. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    The N249 is the Nottingham bypass
     
  5. Lee172

    Lee172 GT3071

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  6. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    LOL
     
  7. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    lol, nobody speaks of that mod.

    I wouldnt consider lightened pulleys, that isnt really a cheap mod or worthwhile on such a standard car..

    all the mods you list probably dont increase any power either im afraid.

    but LED number plate bulbs is a very cheap mods and looks really smart.

    window tint can looks smart.

    Lowering springs to give a nice stance
     
  8. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    ...and not to mention non damped crank pulleys destroy engine....

    <tuffty/>
     
  9. jojo

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

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    Word. :)
     
  10. Dazboss

    Dazboss Like A Thristy Dingo ;)

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    Could loose the back seats & spare wheel etc...
    Fit a super charger (p.c) fan to you intake pipe,
    Petrol boost in your tank....
    the list is endless :eiertritt:
     
  11. Danny Cawsey

    Danny Cawsey Cawsey

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    de mesh your maf, de baffle the charge pipe, drill holes in the bottom of the air filter box, and the biggest one change all of your jubalee clips as i must of gained about 10hp from a boost leak i never knew about :)
     
  12. Dazboss

    Dazboss Like A Thristy Dingo ;)

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    De-baffle charge pipe, what do you mean by that ?

    One thing i did was remove the trumpet on the top side of the filter box, pointless thing.
     
  13. thorsy22

    thorsy22 Member

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    Haven't done it myself, but apparently at one end of the charge pipe is a baffle, need a hammer and a large screwdriver/chisel and knock it out. Believe it is only in the S3 charge pipes as well.
     
  14. S3 TAM

    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    Anyone got any before/after pics?
     
  15. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    Keep 17" wheels on the car and get an Audi-Sport sticker :)
     
  16. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    No pics before - but trust in me, it has a large baffle inside to calm the noise from air rushing out of the turbo.

    After pic looks like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Like me :) lol.
     
  18. S3 TAM

    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    Cheers welly, I did see the baffles at the weekend when i had it apart i will have a crack at it tonight.
     
  19. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Be careful. The first one I did went fine. The second, not so well. I managed to punch a hole through the other skin!

    It's a case of hammering through the thing with a chisel.
     
  20. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Mine went badly wrong. Good job it was a spare,
    Needs a meeting with a tig welder...
     
  21. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    That was what was required for the one I broke as well matey :(
     
  22. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Presume that will add quite a bit of noise as well lad?
     
  23. Lee172

    Lee172 GT3071

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  24. Danny Cawsey

    Danny Cawsey Cawsey

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    de baffling the charge pipe is not a 5 min job, it takes a hell of a lot of beating, as somebody said in a thread before the best way is to have an argument with your misses then go to war on it. and yes it does add a bit of extra noise, you can here the turbo more.
     
  25. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I wouldn't personally, I have seen the damage that non dampened crank pulleys can do to the engine...
     
  26. thorsy22

    thorsy22 Member

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    Thats what make up sex is for, banging the sh1t out of the missus!



    As per the thread in general chat, play a few rounds of Modern Warfare then go and do it, or send to Welly, might prevent him breaking anymore controllers :p
     

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