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How much have people spent on mods????

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by garyburton29, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. N8

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    This is a subject my friends and I have discussions about quite reguarly. There is no right or wrong answer, everybody is entited to their own opinion and everybody has their own views. I have spent ALOT of money on my car (SO FAR :readit:), in the space of 2 years that I have owned it.

    I suppose I mod my car for a number of reasons. The number one being I'm a massive petrol head, so I love cars. But the main reason I'd say is because I love improving the car, and bringing it up to a standard that I fee is acceptable and necessary. Modding is good in the long run I feel because it keeps the love going, as opposed to you getting bored of the car.

    The arguement I have is, say you buy a £10k car then spend £10k on it, your at £20k. But even then, I'd still have to mod the £20k car, unless I step onto the Gallardo LP560 level, I'll always tinker with cars. But then if I had gallardo papes, I'd be gettin a heffner twin turbo conversion lmfao.

    Modding is very addictive and a very expensive game.
     
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  3. garyburton29

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    Oh dear Paddy...You really do have it in for subaru's:no:
    I would be buying ( IF I DO ) a WR1/P1 etc...Something Ltd edition that will hold the value over the likes of a wrx etc:idea:
     
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    Well said N8:icon_thumright:

    I realise that if you spend £10k on mods you won't get the £10k back if and when you sell the car....I was just throwing a few ideas around to see if i can get that certain feeling I got when I first bought the car
     
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    Quick tot up says I've spend about £5k on mods and bits since buying the car. As it cost £31.3k I don't think that is an unreasonable bung to get over 350bhp from 260bhp.

    £1k was wasted on that bloody MTM map grrrr.
     
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    You live once, who cares? Money gets earnt to get spent, simples.
     
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    I'm with 1wheelonly, to get your speed kicks and not spend crazy amounts of money on the V6, go down the bike route, and it doesn't need to be a full on hyper bike either, most cars feel slow after running bikes.

    But it if it has to be 4 wheels, S3 any day over the Imprezza / taxi on steroids....

    Decissions decissions, noce position to be in though! :icon_thumright:
     
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    I was fortunate enough to have access to an Evo VI for a year last year with 360bhp. Damn it was quick and handled superbly, but what a horrible car! Squeaks, rattles and naff interior. It was fantastic for having a blat in but I wouldn't want to commute in it every day to work (especially as you could easily get the mpg down to about 10 mpg if you drove it hard). My S3 is a much nicer place to be, but at 265 bhp (for now :)) it is quick but not in the Evo league. I would also have an Evo over an Impreza as well, I think they are more focused.

    An Evo as a 2nd car would be ideal, but I can't afford to run 2 cars. The Evo is great for the few minutes at a time when you can drive it hard, but when you're just going from A to B, I'd far rather be in my S3.

    But hey, if you have to get the rice burner out of your system, go for it.
     
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    Evos are just pure 100% speed, you are buying an engine and nothing else.
     
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    My point exactly. With an S3 you get most of the engine but everything else lol
     
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    Hence the term. JAP ****.
     
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    theres a philosiphy for life
     
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    Its the truth! My girlfriends cousin died 2 weeks ago at the age of 28! Life is too short.
     
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    Mate you know me well,and how much i love speed and audi and dubs.
    I know that was meant in jest,but evo's are an amazing car,with a few mods,point to point they are
    one of the fastest cars on the road.Its just a shame about the boy racer stigma.
    Defo better than a scooby,i have many times considered another one but only as a 2nd car for fun.
    I would always want an audi :icon_thumright:
     
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    Evos are designed for one thing only speed. Thats it.
     
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    Your right mate...

    guys are saying get an S3....Ok so I put the £10k and my car for an S3. Probably mine for px could fetch £7500 - £8500. So let's say I could get an S3 for £18k which would be a 2006/7 model. Then to get extra power out of it I would need to spend more.....

    With my car...It's a 2005 3.2 DSG....Good solid car. With getting the TURBO conversion at JBS for £8250 plus other parts say £3k. I've still got a car that's producing 380bhp 360 lb-ft.
    Now that power delivery through a DSG I think would be quite good....How much would it cost to get 380 bhp out of an S3???????

    So what I'm saying is that my car with that power having spent £11k on it would only be 2 yrs older than an S3 i could get...
     
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    I think Stage 2+ which is around 370BHP would cost around £3500????
     
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    I would of thought that the V6 would of been a good base engine for the turbo conversion
    . Wouldn't a V6 be more stronger than a 2.0 4cyl that's in the S3 to cope with 370/380bhp????????
    Plus I've got less chance of my car getting stolen than if I owned an S3
     
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    I wonder what they use on the S4 3ltr turbo..
     
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    328bhp & 325 lb ft. 0-60 4.9secs
    3.2 Turbo conversion 380bhp 360lb-ft 0-60 5.0secs
     
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    As mentioned to get 380 bhp out of an s3 is a good stg2+ only and thats 3.5K max! compared to over 11k on your car. And thats using standard pistons/rods not intended for a boosted engine compared to the S3's internals which are uprated.
     
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    :faint: Think I need to forget the idea then....
     
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    I heard V6 internals are strong for 400bhp, who knows.
     
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    Well all the lads on the R32 website are happy with their turbo conversions and no known blown engines as of yet...!!!!
     
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    Thats what I'm saying! I understand where you are coming from though! V6 turbo would be nuts!
     
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    There's a lot of comments on here about Audi interiors. Great. It all depends on what you're looking for in a car.

    I had a VX220 Turbo for a while. Build quality was very very different from an Audi to say the least... but as a car to drive, it was like chalk and cheese. However much cash you spend on an A3, it will never handle and involve like a more performance orientated car.

    VX220's, Elises etc. are a tricky proposition for a daily driver, but a quick Subaru or an Evo will put a smile on your face than an A3/S3 never will.

    If you want great build quality, and ambient lighting is what rocks you, then buy an Audi. But if you can live with a bit of rattle n squeak, and crappy plastic, then there are a lot of cars out there that will be considerably more fun to own.
     
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    Exactly...:icon_thumright:
     
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    It is the nuts, but just buy a f*cking S4 or an RS4 where the engine is designed to have some turbos on it... they handle better too!
     
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    That's why I'm thinking of the Turbo conversion to get the best of both worlds...Plus the car wouldn't stick out like an S3 or Subaru to get stolen...!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Been thinking about those as well but I really would like to do something with my car... Not seen many A3 3.2 turbo's about
     
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    You're not in the North West are you? That's where all the thefts seem to be...

    I reckon a turbo 3.2 would be a hoot. But £8K? It makes no sense. When you're bored with the car, you won't get a penny of the £8K back.

    At least buying something quicker to start with, when you want to sell on, you'll get much more of your cash back. It all depends whether you can afford to ***** £8K away, or if you'd be better to spend that moving up the "car ladder"...
     
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    Maybe he has a point but i doubt that 5 sec or 6 sec will be really noticeable to 60mph... i had a blast against a TT diesel the other day and up to 120mph he was right with me...The point is that on the road a second here or there dosnt make any difference. Its just not enough to make a real impression on what your trying to beat :) like a subaru...
     
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    Surrey area i live in so I don't know if S3's and Impreza's are getting stolen alot in Suurey....

    I was unfortunate/forunate to get injured in Iraq which ever way you want to look at it, and have just been paid out quite abit of money for my injury so basically I have £10k - £12k spere that won't be missed...But I'm just looking at different ways of either doing something to my car or buying an Impreza etc...If I did move away from Audi I definatley would be back to them...
    The problem is now I have with my car is that I'm bored with it....Just exploring different things now....I'm sure with the turbo conversion it would bring a smile back to my face....
    I do realise that if I spent about £12k on my car I wouldn't get any of it back...but that's not the point to me...I would be keeping if for a very long time if the conversion went ahead.....
    I've been reading that guys spend £15k+ on cars and don't stop there either....
    I've had my car now for 18 months and is rock solid....Just need that smile back from when I first drove it....Mind you it might be cheaper to just put a Miltek on it to get the throaty sound...Job done:icon_thumright:
     
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    I know mate but listening to the whistle of the turbo and the V6 sound would be enough for me:)
     

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