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JabbaSport IHI Turbo

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by eXile, Sep 1, 2011.

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    [Sep 1, 2011]
    Hey guys, been looking at buying an Owens Garrett Kit from JS (Turbo Owens Garrett Kit - Small Ex/Housing 400hp - 4WD)

    Anyone got one fitted? Whats the threshold like

    Going to get a JS manifold too, and other supporting mods

    Opinions on these greatly apreciated, Cheers
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    [Dec 6, 2011]
    jabba sport no what they are talking about when it comes to 1.8ts. from what ive heard the ihi conversion is the best conversion around which is at a reasonable price. mtm will charge a lot more money(aound 9k) for the same sort of power. ive also heard that the garret turbo has a better pull and is more reliable.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [Dec 6, 2011]
    Looks overpriced to me.

    Why not just buy a vanilla GT2871R or GT3071R?
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    [Dec 6, 2011]
    Jabbasport 'Custom mapped' my S3 and it ran lean and hot, personally I wouldn't use them for any work again. Just FYI.
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    [Dec 6, 2011]
    Dont get too greedy on boost, and I would advise considering egt's are measured (in collector!) so the ecu can try and keep control...
    Ask for a lot, and they will indeed run uber hot which is where reliability takes a hit

    Its a GT30 based unit available in a few different specs from Owens inside an IHI flanged hotside they have made.

    Can make some good power, but mind the egt's thats all
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    [Dec 7, 2011]
    strange to hear that as Jabbasports are ground workers with hands on approach knowledge in the feild of tuning VAGs.
    that must have been a on off.


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    Heard top stuff about Jabba. My friend got his IHI done on his TT a few months ago and it's running brilliant, very good progressive power for 350bhp!

    Funky Junky - what happened to yours?
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    [Dec 7, 2011]
    I paid for their premium custom mapping service for my standard S3. A couple of years later I took it to Badger5 who logged the car on the dyno and it was running 14.5+ AFR, the boost was turned up to maximum without fueliing to suit and as a result the EGT protection was kicking in regularly at 5k rpm (with a glowing orangey/white manifold). I've just renewed my failed fuel pump with the car having only covered 70k miles, which I put down to the pressure on it from the EGT protection due to the poor mapping. Maybe I am a one off, but that was my experience.
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