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Looking for more speed

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by cookie_a3, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. cookie_a3

    cookie_a3 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a 1.8 20v A3 and im looking to get some more speed out of it. I no everyone will be saying get the 1.8T but i cant get insured on that at the moment as im only 17. Ive got a K&N on there at the moment, and im looking at getting a straight through soon, but i was wondering if theres much else i can do to get some more power out of it. Ive been looking at cams but i dont know if its going to do enough for the amount it will cost me.

    Anyone got any advise?

    Thanks, Ollie
     
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  3. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    take your mud flaps off....remove your wipers.... no grill? ...i think without a turbo your stuffed mate.....the amount your gonna have to spend to get more out of it, you might aswell spend on insurance for a 1.8T
     
  4. danotto

    danotto VAG HUNTER

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    erm i had a 1.8 20v n/a and couldnt really get much speed out of it without major mods camshafts etc,basically the only thing without spending much money would be to strip it out to save weight those cars are heavy so removing the seats etc,basically to get the best perfromance from your car without spending much money and without ripping seats out etc you can only really fit an induction kit and stainless exhaust which wont add much really and twinspark plugs etc and run it on shell v-power petrol,you could remap it for like £300 quid which would probably add 5-6bhp.so basically i know its what everyone says but save your money until you can afford a 1.8t or an s3 which is what i did.or if your looking for a nippy car with cheap insurance you maybe should have looked at the old honda civic, saxo vts,honda crx. sorry its not much help but i was in the same situation a few years back.
     
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    Yeah dont spend any money on it it's a waste of time

    it's a nice car for a 17yr old anyway just be happy with it until you can insure a 1.8T of some description
     
  6. Ibzzzzz

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    Man, your on my boat. At your age i had a A4 1.8T then when that went and i wanted another audi so i got the A3 1.8 N/A, (which i thought would be as good as the A4 without the costly drawbacks) however, i found it is limited in what you can do to it. I say just keep yours clean and facelift it if it isn't one already. I did take the A4's Remus backbox and modded it to fit my A3 but when it went on it woke the neighbours each time i snuck in at early hours, drank alot of petrol but it did make the responsiveness abit sharper. Because of this modding barrier i will be getting a Civic Type R when i turn 21.
    You have a K&N! Please try and get a vid or sound clip up as it would be interesting to know what it sounds like!
     
  7. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    At your age I had my feet, so be patient fella....Anyway, at 17, the only speed you should be worried about is how fast the seats fold back!
     
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    :laugh:

    Nice One. How to brighten up the morning.

    Where are you in Oxford BTW Clach? I work at the University, although I come to work by bicycle/motorbike?

    Cheers,
     
  9. buckas

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    buy my car
     
  10. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    I used to live in Jericho, but now live off J6 on the M40 - Not quite Oxford I know. However, I spend Saturday's in Oxford in the education dept. up Nordham Gardens...if you fancy a cheeky pint and a talk about ambient lighting and what tyres to buy (lol) on one Sat Afternoon mate, just gives a shout. :salute:
     

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