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Jay A3 's 1.8T On-Going Build Thread

Jay A3 Dec 8, 2011

  1. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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  2. Jay A3

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  3. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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    Noobie Flywheel question:

    What are the benefits of have a flywheel lightened and balanced?
     
  4. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Engine will rev faster.
     
  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    It will be easier to carry due to the lightness and with it being balanced you'll be able to carry it on your head or with one hand without fear of it falling off cause it's not balanced.
     
  6. Jay A3

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    Such a comedian!
     
  7. Jay A3

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    TT Bushes have turned up! Ordered them Sunday night

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  8. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    with the whole rotating assembly done it will be alot happier to rev, with less vibration, and less wear on the whole assembly.
     
  9. Jay A3

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    So like Westy said faster revs. Less vibration sounds good too, make the most out of the gear box mount!
    Got the text of Ben today to say he has picked up the flywheel and that its now so small "like a metro one" were his exact words!
     
  10. Jason.s

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    If a lot lighter it'll rattle, revs will drop faster between gear changes and you'll need more revs to pull away. You'll get used to it though and it'll be sweet lol.
     
  11. Jay A3

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    I did get the warning that I will stall a lot too! I trust bens work and im sure he would get it lightened to what he thinks to maximise its potential.

    I didn't know that it would drop the revs quicker, learn something new everyday
     
  12. Jason.s

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    Revs up quicker so it'll drop quicker too.
     
  13. Jay A3

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    I understand now the revs will go up quicker, but i would have thought being lighter flywheel I would think it would keep spinning from the momentum meaning it would take longer to slow down. That was just my thinking... How wrong I am!!!
     
  14. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Theres less of this.
    cant wait for you to get the clutch fitted so you can report how awesome it is!
    i really really like your rocker cover/coilpack shield, where is it from?
     
  15. Jay A3

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    Neither can I mate. I will take your advice and launch 4k everywhere (by the sounds of it I will have to or I will stall)
    Cover is from a guy in fb where he makes then. If you want one let me know and I will pm you his price
     
  16. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    lol you'l prob sit there in a cloud of smoke. I only told reesy to man up and dump it at 4k because he has manwheeldrive :moa:
     
  17. Jay A3

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    A real man will knows how to launch fwd. :moa:
     
  18. JudderMan

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    Did you fit the brake lines yet? It was always my first upgrade on my 'old' cars and make a hell of a difference, but on a 'new' (all my cars have been pre 1990 before my A3) car I wonder what they are like?
     
  19. Jay A3

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    Only ordered brake lines yesterday, should get them early next week. I have heard they make a difference so looking forward to it!
     
  20. Westy

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    4k pfft! You homos want to dump it at 5k ;)
     
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  21. Jay A3

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    i forgot I was in the presence of the launch king!
     
  22. Westy

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    I prefer "Launch Master" ;)
     
  23. Jay A3

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    To earn that title you must first defend the launch king title
     
  24. Jason.s

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    ****! Real men launch at 6k.
     
  25. Jay A3

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    maybe in a jap car!
     
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  26. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    when mine is done il happily film some 5 and 6k launches. just to see what happens
     
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  27. ScottD3

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    I hope its better than the last filming attempt.......................That was you right?
     
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  28. Westy

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    As long as you have the clutch and flywheel for the job it should be find. Only issue now is the crumbling 10 year old gearbox. I'm more worried about that letting go then the clutch.
     
  29. Jay A3

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    Thanks Westy you have a way with words. Better source a gear box as back up then haha
     
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  30. Jason.s

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    Nothing apart from take off. I did a 5k launch on standard clutch the other week. Thankfully it wasnt as brutal as it was a bit damp and span up. I`d stick the gopro on and film it in the dry but i fear it`d smell horrible lol.
     
  31. Jay A3

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    Thanks to Ben for sourcing, balancing, lightening the flywheel and also providing me with pics!
    All ready to go on:
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    2 days to go!
     
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  32. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    damn that FW looks good dude
     
  33. Jay A3

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    I am in no way clued up on flywheels, but credit goes to Ben so sorting it out. From what people have told me this FW will be a great addition. Looking forward to tomorrow to have it fitted.
     
  34. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    iv heard so many different things about fw i just left the valeo sm fw stock hey
     
  35. Jay A3

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    The valeo must work! The clutch slip is just getting worse and worse (starts at 2500 rpm) so in need of an upgrade
     
  36. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    ya dude then a upgrade is needed
     
  37. A3-Lee

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    I've been running valeo solid flywheel conversion for about 2 years problem free mate
     
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  38. MIGGZ

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    iv heard that and half the price of the oem 1 im happy
     
  39. Paradox1

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    GO for a sprited drive once the clutch is set mate, crazy difference
     
  40. Jay A3

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    "Drive like the wind" or "Drive it like you stole it" :racer:
    I hope to do so!
     
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