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lanch control on s3 8l

Cargo Oct 21, 2013

  1. Cargo

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    Has any one had launch control on there s3 8l if so
    Is it safe.
    Im getting my s3 remaped at end of month and the guy
    Doing it says he can put launch control and flat shift on it for
    Extra £50 is it worth it and is it possible to do it

    Im new to the site and would like to say hi to all
     
  2. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    There is a few people on here that's had it mapped into the ecu me included

    yes it's safe if used in moderation, can be a bit antisocial and not recommended using it on the public road

    it can do damage to exhausts and clutch are the main things to go
     
  3. Cargo

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    Thanks for the reply much appreciated
    Mite go for it for track days would the standard clutch b alright after a few launches
    Or would it b shot after 1
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Launch control and NLS can and will break things so use with caution...

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  5. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Std clutch won't last 5 mins for launch and NLS mate... not trying to sound negative as I have this myself but launching a quattro S3 is very hard on everything...



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  6. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    I twisted a few of my driveshafts doing hard launches but i do have over 500bhp

    TBH i don't know how long your clutch will last, is it new? what power are your running etc etc
     
  7. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Launch control on an S3, isn't that what Haldex is for?
     
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  8. phil miller

    phil miller Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    i ****ed my turbo using launch and NLS, expensive way to show off imho
     
  9. CMcKenzie

    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    Is it wrong that that video gets me slightly aroused.. :lmfao:
     
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  10. Cargo

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    Not sure on power its got ko4hybrid turbo relentless v3 manifold and down pipe milteck decat and backbox
    Badger5 tip cda air filter 4bar fpr forge fmic and recirclulater valve and blue haldex
     
  11. Cargo

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    Just had new clutch fitted as well
     
  12. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Rods?

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  13. Cargo

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    Agu bottom end amk head
     
  14. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Yes that engine will have rods :banghead:
     
  15. IrishDave

    IrishDave Active Member

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    Good luck.........
     
  16. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    I've been thinking about this recently.. Lately, when my ESP kicks in, my car burbles like an rs3 on launch.. But as soon as it gets traction it just launches off without lag.. So it must be some boost building esp? Can this not be used for LC?
     
  17. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    LOL

    well there will be some fragile pieces of metal attaching crank to piston in there... probably for a short while anyhows :p
     
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  18. s33nyboy12

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    To the O.P

    they were asking if you had uprated rods, as with your list of mods you are running in the 290bhp + bracket or 290+ torques bracket and that is what we call " rod bending territory" ........... Very expensive damage to the engine if they go.


    Sean
     
  19. Cargo

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    [vvQUOTE=s33nyboy12;1994858]To the O.P

    they were asking if you had uprated rods, as with your list of mods you are running in the 290bhp + bracket or 290+ torques bracket and that is what we call " rod bending territory" ........... Very expensive damage to the engine if they go.


    Sean[/QUOTE]
     
  20. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    you gotta luv the "specialist advise" received

    this is what you also need to account for:
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  21. Cargo

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    Not to bad if it goes got a spare s3 am braking in garage
    Alot of work doing it but atleast i got spares lol
     
  22. AVLO

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    When people say launch control then is this as in a anti-lag system or is it just in the same was as holding throttle at 4500rpm??
     
  23. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Boost build launch is the official name for it really... uses an 'anti-lag' type approach to build boost at a defined rpm... the code holds the rpm at the mapped set point (4.5k on mine for example), the boost builds from the 'anti-lag' like stuff, drop the clutch and off you go...

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  24. AVLO

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    ^^^^^ sounds like fun with moderation ;-)
     
  25. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Sounds a bit pants in this but you get the idea....



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  26. Cargo

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    Sounds sweet and looks quick what bhp is that running
     
  27. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    at the time of the video, 400hp... currently nothing as the engine is on a stand and the new turbo in a box :)

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  28. Scullies

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    So do you literally just drop the clutch and it goes or do you need to ride it a bit.
    Do you know roughly how much HP the engine is making at launch?

    I like this but I'm scared
     
  29. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    No riding

    Clutch down, acceloratoer to the floor, revving to 4500 and holding, clutch out and hold on

    Have a look at your dyno graph to see how much power your making at 4500
     
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  30. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    HO LEE CHIT, now Im even more scared for my gearbox and drive shaft
     
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  31. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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  32. s3dave

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    Make some solid shafts?
     
  33. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    It's a weight thing the but that will be the next thing with me as I'm upping the power
     

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