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front wheel drive turbocharged A4's

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by imported_christhick, May 25, 2006.

  1. imported_christhick
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    [May 25, 2006]
    I've just bought a Saab 9-3 Aero which, for those who don't know (or don't care!!), is a front wheel driven 2 litre turbocharged (210bhp) car.

    I've come to you guys as an ex-audi owner to ask how you get the best traction from your A4 1.8T's.

    I'm looking to chip it to 250bhp so traction will be a problem!!!

    Also does anyone know of any engine chippers apart from AMD and Superchips that will do custom chips?
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    LSD ?? Either that or some sort of traction control system ( aftermarket ecu!)

    MSD (Motorsport developments will do all sorts of custom re-maps etc.

    Star performnace ?

    http://www.motorsport-developments.co.uk/

    Dave
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    [May 25, 2006]
    Thanks,

    The car has traction control but I was really wondering if maybe certain tyres were particularly good for FWD cars.

    Has anyone heard of angeltuning. Seem to give good power gains for not much money?
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    Never heard of them. Id always be carefull of tuners that claim huge power gains for not a lot of cash!!

    I dont know anything about angel tuning so wouldnt like to coment! But from experence it tends to paty to spend that little extra.

    Have you tried on here http://www.saabcentral.com as I would imagine there would be peeps that would know more about saabs!!
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    [May 25, 2006]
    I must look rather stupid asking about Saabs on an Audi site so just to clarify this forum is one of the most active around and so I thoughts I'd try to gather some varied information.

    Also you Audi boys seem to mod your cars more than Saab onwers. Probably comes down to age of owners!!
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    Lol think you could be right about age of owners /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    Thanks,

    The car has traction control but I was really wondering if maybe certain tyres were particularly good for FWD cars.

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    Do a search on here - loads of threads about tyre choices..... personally (and know others on here have them), Goodyear Eagle F1's GSD3's are a good tyre...

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    Has anyone heard of angeltuning. Seem to give good power gains for not much money?

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    Never heard of them so cant comment, sorry
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    Worry more about torque output than bhp for traction. With it being turbo'd you'll find it's got a decent lump of torque.
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    I would get a Dastek unichip mate they are custom and a few people in my area have them on their cars.

    Cheers.
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    [May 25, 2006]
    i changed my tyres from khumos to toyos and found that the grip changed dramatically.
    fwd 300ib/ft torque.
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    [May 25, 2006]
    For the tuning, try Hirsch as well - recommended by Saab and won't invalidate any manufacturer warranty that's left (it's actually downloaded throught the diagnostic at the dealers). Apparently last month, Saab dealers were offering a discounted Hirsch remap as a sweetener for the 9-3, reduced to £599 from £850 (and we thought Audi stealers were dear!) but as Daveiow's said, saabcentral's your best bet for info.
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    I would strongly recommend hirsch, also abbott racing, slightly cheaper, also specialise in saabs
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