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having chipped an A3 1.8T...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by adamt, Nov 24, 2005.

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    chipped with oettinger to 195bhp on a3 1.8t sport 51 plate. finding that when i put my foot down in 1st and sometimes 2nd i lose traction and traction warning light flashes (presumably i'm wheelspinning).

    whats the best solution? bigger wheels? if so can anyone recommend a bigger wheel that's cost effective and not going to make my car looked modified or like a tractor?
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    I have a 1.8t 1997 after revo reamp had the same problems. I fitted 17" original TT alloys with 225/45/17's which totally solved the problem also now added Goodyear F1's to the mix and she now sticks like glue.

    Rgds

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    chipped with oettinger to 195bhp on a3 1.8t sport 51 plate. finding that when i put my foot down in 1st and sometimes 2nd i lose traction and traction warning light flashes (presumably i'm wheelspinning).

    whats the best solution? bigger wheels? if so can anyone recommend a bigger wheel that's cost effective and not going to make my car looked modified or like a tractor?

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    Errrm don't put your foot down so hard without the wheels moving a bit faster. If you get traction you'll only put stress onto your clutch ... so I think you'd prefer to loose a bit of rubber rather than fork out for a new clutch.

    One possible solution is to change your tyres to a softer compound like Toyo Proxes.
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    You wont burn out a standard clutch with a chipped 1.8T, even with the stickiest tyres. My standard clutch, which is 7 years old is handling 320+bhp alright!!

    Tyres tyres tyres!! You need something like Toyo Proxes T1-S or Goodyear Eagle F1's. 17" is MUCH better than 16 but 18" are optimal. You can get 17" RSTT wheels for a good price and look standard.

    Rich
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    Agreed. Get some better tyres...
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    Eagle F1's on the standard 16" wheels are quite an improvement, and not too dear either.
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    what about some 18" rs8 replica alloys with ZR Rated Kumho Tyres then? and what are the drawbacks for the driving experience?

    thanks for your help btw, i'm a major novice to all this!
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    And get a Powerflex dogbone mount for £20 to reduce wheelhop, Rich will soort you out with one /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    if i have 18inch wheels fitted will i need to lower the suspension to stop my car looking like a tractor?
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    Nope... Should be just fine.

    RIch
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    if i have 18inch wheels fitted will i need to lower the suspension to stop my car looking like a tractor?

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    yes, IMO

    but each to their own, you may find it looks ok /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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