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Ideas on what to buy for the S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by devan, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. devan
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    Well ive just been paid and after getting a lump of money in my savings, ive decided to leave about £300 out to spend on the S3. I currently have a Revo Stage 1 Remap, and thats it, all the rest is standard.

    Just cant decide what to buy though. I dont really want to change the alloys or suspension. I thought maybe a short throw shifter (thats about £80 from Awesome GTi IIRC).

    Ive also read the downpipe is restrictive. Would it be possible to buy a 3" downpipe and high-flow cats, but then leave the rest of the exhaust standard? Or would it void out doing anything with the downpipe in the first place? Or maybe just buy a downpipe on its own?

    Let me know what you all think what i could do.

    Cheers,
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    300 wont get you the downpipe and cat for the money you have id upgrade the brakes!
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    Right ok if i had enough for the Pipewerx downpipe and cat would you go for that first?
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    for the sound yes but if you are on standard brakes id do them first always handy to be able to stop better with more power
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    short shift is a good mod you will likey
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    Yeah i see what you are saying about the brakes lol. I see you have the Pipewerx downpipe and cat... will this fit onto the standard cat back exhaust, or will i require cat back too. Sorry for the questions, just want to have it clear in my head.
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    As it comes i dont think it will fit without an adapter piece but if you went to pipewerx for the fitting then they could do that no problem
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    Personaly i would buy a fmic then what ever is left over put towards a tip or short shifter!
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    what i would do for 300
    i would sure get the short shifter, a forge 007 DV, an autobahnn88 tip, panel filter.
    that would be a nice combo to have and you will be ready to step into stage 2 when an extra cash flow is available.

    those mods are cool and a must to step forward.


    then it will be brakes...just good pads..like ferodods2500 and its good enough
    and finish it up with some arb's setup.
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    Yes I think this is the place to start. Then next month go for the FMIC.
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    short shift
    ferodo pads
    Autobahn88 silicone TIP
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    Ok guys cheers again,

    Ive just made an offer for an Audobahn88 TIP on ebay to try and get it shipped to me for £45, hopefully they will accept!

    Do you guys use the Forge short shifter, or are they any more recommended, also, is anything required to fit it?
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    [Aug 2, 2010]
    neauspeed are just as good
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    good luck, those 3 are next on my list.
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    Well in the end i decided to buy a 007P and a Forge Short Shifter.

    I think the OEM panel filter will be ok as it is, and ill see about a TIP maybe.

    All i plan for now is to take the front bumper off, and run a 4" CAI pipe from the grill to the airbox, and make sure all the intercooler hose clips are tight whilst im down there.
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    With the money left over i'd buy a SFS TIP and green cotton panel filter, along with that lot i'd de-mesh the maf and smooth the airbox.
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    I see what your saying, but i think thse mods (with exception to the TIP maybe) are very small gains, and arent really worth it for me, i like to keep things OEM... ish and after ready threads about panel filters not doing a lot, i dont think its worth £50.

    Ill look into the TIP though.
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    I'd get a SFS tip.
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    how much for the sfs tip?

    lol @ the forge propaganda
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    I got mine quite cheap finesse due to a cock up by a ebay seller and me having to order direct from sfs, was about £80 is that a think, they gave me a really good discount.
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    Hmm, getting a few ideas here myself!
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    Autobahn88 it is
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    how about brembo max brakes?
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    Well the 007P and the short shifter have arrived today, probably going to fit the 007P now, dont some people mount these upside down for more noise?
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    I don't know but doesn't sound good, just fit in normally. I would of gone for the fmic as that would of gave the most gains ( not bhp gains) or some new discs and pads and brake oil change.
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    Its in now (the correct way) and i went for a short drive... it is louder, but not much.

    Ill just fit my short shifter, and then save for either a FMIC or Turbo-back.
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    Just get an S3 personal plate from DVLA - will go much faster and you won't get dirty !
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    A turbobacks only said to be needed if going big power stage 3 or bigger, costing over a grand to fit a milltech you could get a custom fmic costing around £400 and just get a custom downpipe as thats where most restriction lies.
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    That sounds good tbh, a FMIC and downpipe... 3" is the right size isnt it? And hopefully ill be able to get it to attach to the OEM cat, maybe??
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    Remember the OEM system has twin cats, but that shouldn't be a problem if you go custom (obviously).
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