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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ben2487, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Ben2487
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    Hi all,
    Bought an Black S3 around 3 months ago and love it,
    First thing I bought was a private plate just wanted something that had s3 on it the other three letters didn't really bother me but as I seen one similar to my name I thought £300 bargain.
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    While I am working away I get bored and just read about s3 mods and end up ordering things,
    So I ordered a :-
    -Bluefin,
    -Revo induction kit,
    -Forge Dv kit,

    Booked the car into Audi for Friday just gone, for a service which I thought wouldn't take long so I could then go and fit my new toys, took it in at half 9 got away about 3 in the afternoon was driving me crazy, they didn't take it in the workshop until around 11 don't know why they bothered to tell me to come at half 9,

    Anyway Bluefin,
    Took no time at all sent them my standard map had the new back instantly,
    Only noticeable thing is its taken out the big kick of the turbo and smoothed it out across the rev range,
    I only drive it a couple of weeks every two months so haven't drove it enough to remember the standard map characteristics,
    But any gain is a good gain,

    Revo induction kit,
    Got dark by the time it came to fitting this but wanted to do so had a head torch on out in the cold, seems a good bit of kit, bit of a b*tch to fit trying to grip the standard clip on the first bend it difficult to get grips in because of the room so ended up using a spare jubilee clip I had,
    Sound wise I expected more of a louder noise like a non-turbo car but it seems quite quiet, not that is a bad thing can tell it on there but not loud like a little saxo vtr boy racer with cheap £15 one lol,
    Was surprised how much you can hear the turbo diverting the pressure sounds like it echoing down the massive metal intake pipe,

    Forge Dv Kit,
    Was really easy to fit, only bought one as weren't sure if I had the Rev D or not turns out I do, it's slightly louder than the OEM one so enjoying that too,

    Oh also while waiting hours and hours in Audi went to McDonalds had a little look on here and noticed the thread about the tts engine cover and thought while hear price it up off the part number given on here from:-
    -Boydie
    -poli84
    -warren_s3
    so big thanks for those lads,

    Because as the parts man came back he was going to order the wrong one, the cover and bolts came £95 inc Vat so thought I order them, be there to collet Tuesday morning,
    Good job I paid for them before I had the bill for service or I wouldn't of botherd came to £469 bit of a shock but suppose its the maintenance cost of having a decent car but glad it was done before I mapped it.
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    Next Mod thinking coilovers, and Arb's
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    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Well sounds like you have been busy. I will follow this thread, sounds like you have got the modding bug, reading on here will coat you plenty, lol. Keep up the good work. :) x
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    Nice mods:)

    Have you got the part numbers needed for the bolts and TTRS cover as im heading Audi on Thursday.
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    Part numbers below,
    Its the tts engine cover I've ordered not the ttrs
    as the ttrs is 2.5ltr

    There are two types of bolts needed two at the back are the same and the one in the front is different,
    The prices you can see are without VAT with VAT came too £95.62

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    [Feb 10, 2013]
    Thanks alot for this :)
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Picked up the cover today all parts fit :icon_thumright:
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    There are the two longer bolts at the back and the small screw at the front.

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    Might spray it black or a darker grey to tone it down a bit.
    Other than that I like it tidy's the engine bay up.
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Looks really smart. I will defo be ordering this very soon :thumbsup:
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    S3Alex Rarely neutral

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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Now you need coilovers and ARBs to make the most of the remap,and by that time,you'll be ready for more power....trust me.
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    Yea true enough only advantage I have is I don't drive the car 6 weeks at a time so every time I jump in it feels fast,
    Yea going to start looking at brakes and suspension shortly so much to choose from!
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    [Feb 12, 2013]
    Well done on the car and the mods to date.
    Looks really great. I love the Revo intake, wish it was available when I purchased my Twintake.
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    [Feb 13, 2013]
    Thanks for posting the picture of the engine cover invoice - thats my next mod!!
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    sorry for beening thick but what does ARBs mean or are?
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Anti roll bars.
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    x2..looks really well mate, thinking of painting mine before fitting.
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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Thanks lads,:racer:
    Through ASN I found the part numbers so I owe the thanks,
    just easier to read when there all in one place :yes:
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    [May 12, 2013]
    Nice mods. Keep up the good work
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    [May 12, 2013]
    Is the engine cover purely for petrol engines? Will it fit the 2.0 TDI engine?
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    [May 12, 2013]
    Apologies for that.

    Uprated ARB's will reduce the car's tendency to roll on cornering,but can also reduce understeer,and are a very useful first move on suspension upgrades.
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    [May 12, 2013]
    Car looks amazing, Buddy. The private plate just adds a little something extra to it, looking forward to seeing more of your mods in the future! :wub: xx
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