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I've got the hump

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by karlharcourt, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. karlharcourt

    karlharcourt god i want more !

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    hi all
    as per title "ive got the hump" , why i hear you ask.
    well 3 weeks ago i managed to start living a dream of mine to own a silver facelift s3.
    problem is i knew it was chipped when i purchased it (private sale) and thought it was putting out about 260bhp , however i installed my race diagnostic liquid gauge tonight and im only getting 242bhp.
    The car was standard when i got it (except the map) but i have put on the following bits so far
    eibach springs
    forge 007
    k&n panel filter
    i also have (on the living room floor , waiting to install next week)
    leather armrest
    forge t.i.p.
    black diamond grooved discs
    ferodo ds2500 pads
    racing blue brake fluid
    h&r wheel spacers (10mm front 15mm rear)

    the question is guys , i would like more power say around 280bhp ish what do i need ?
    i spoke to backdraft about hybrid k04 , but by the time you add fmic, full exhaust, cat , etc it cam to £3500 and im not spending that much .
    what do you guys recommend ?
    any help would be very much welcome.
     
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  3. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    280 its a big ask without changing the turbo... You could try a 3inch down pipe and high flow cat?
    Maybe a diy front mount intercooler set up?
    Then map the hell out of it and while smiling start saving for a replacement turbo. They dont last long when pushed that hard
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    First of all, Welcome to AS.net! :)

    Realistically, with standard turbo, you should be pushing 260-265max, 280 is not impossible, but you will be pushing the limit of the turbo.

    I personally wouldn'r rely on your liquid thing for a BHP figure, you need a rolling road for more accurate figure, and preferably with other S3's in the line up to get some other figures to compare with.
     
  5. karlharcourt

    karlharcourt god i want more !

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    ok guys , so lets say i want to get to the 260bhp mark , whats my best route ?
    fmic? down pipe ? sport cat ?
    or are there any better options ?
     
  6. S3KO4

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    Milltek cat back non resonated, down pipe+decat or sport cells should be good, FMIC would be the ideal + 4bar feul pressure,

    and I think if i had mine decat and good filter I would get close to the 270 mark I hope...:readit:
     
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  7. jojo

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    You probably do have 260bhp, your liquid thing could be wrong. At the end of the day, your device is measuring your power output with the air flow from your MAF sensor, and that's a common part to fail or be faulty on any 1.8T engine.

    What I'm saying is, it's not 100% accurate.

    FMIC does not give you more power, it just helps maintain it. Down pipe and sportscats also don't really offer more bhp neither, they are more free flowing yes, and probably makes your car more responsive, less turbo lag.
     
  8. karlharcourt

    karlharcourt god i want more !

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    what sort of money am i looking at for a full exhaust system and what cat to go for etc.
    i have done so research on exhaust / sport cats and most people say you get little or no bhp gains. is this the case ?
    by the way , thanks for the help so far guys.:friends:
     
  9. bantam1

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    What map is on the car? As JoJo says you might well already have what you want and you might spend a whole lot more for very little gain.

    Get it RR and health checked if you're worried about it before spending a heap of moolah.
     

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