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Neru's A3 Frankenturbo F23 Build

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Neru, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Neru
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    [Jun 26, 2012]
    Well I usually lurk over here and hassle Prawn about his build

    Anyway I thought I would start my build thread

    Bought my a3 in 2009 for $12,000 (cheapest at the time), since then

    *Revo stage 1 - dyno'd 117kw atw
    *Initially FK streetlines but there were **** so i upgraded to weitecs hicon gt
    *19" bbs ch reps
    * 3" stainless steel dump pipe
    * 2.5" quad exhaust cat back with high flow cats

    This is what it looked like
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    Finally saved enough cash last year to upgrade but after 2 years of ownership the value went from $12,000 to around $8,000 (with all my mods) so i though stuff it lets build

    I really set a plan on what I wanted, clutch was ruined so I ordered an ECS stage 2, then I thought I would order the F23, did more reading and thought I would order a LSD this continued for about 6 months where I continued to order parts one after the other, I finally got all the parts I wanted (or so I think)

    Six months of sitting around
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    Let the Build Begin
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    Will continue the update this thread as progress is made, will reveal my plans as I go but there is a lot of parts......realistically the car is 1-1.5 months away from completion
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    [Jun 26, 2012]
    Looking good mate! Looking forward to following your build
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Nov 3, 2012]
    About time we had an update :laugh:
    Looking good mate, how are things coming along now?
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    [Nov 3, 2012]
    haha its a very slow build, i just got my license back hence the delay

    at the moment block is getting bored/decked/honed and everything balanced
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    Are these rifled drilled rods?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    impossible to tell from the picture, they all look the same, I'm sure Neru will fill us in though.

    Looking good dude :)

    Just one question, those boxster calipers, are they fronts or rears?
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    Good point Prawn just bought some pagpart rifled rods for Ben as Phase 1 is kicking off in the next few weeks. Just interested in the reason why some say non-rifled and other rifled. I guess it depends on what you want to achieve and how you drive it.

    Neru are you building a fast road car or going to take it on a track?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    The ONLY, and I really do mean absolutely, complete, and SINGLE reason why anyone would not buy rifle drilled rods, is cost.

    There really is no other reason in the entire world not to buy them. Non drilled rods offer no benefit what so ever when compared to drilled rods, regardless of use, driving style, anything.

    Purely cost :)
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    Im not to sure, all they said was DM Forged H-beam connecting rods, 144/20mm
    hey prawn, they are front calipers

    long term will be a track car but for now it will be a fast road car until I get a graduate job and can buy a daily drive
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    and just to back up my feelings on this, anyone who disagrees should be shot, without exception, as soon as possible.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    Good man, front calipers are fine :) the rears are dangerous!

    I have DM forged RD rods in mine. Only difference is the small hole running through the centre of the rod from the big to the small end, but it's a very important difference.
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    sorry for my ignorance, is mine rifled or non?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Should be rifle drilled mate :) Did you get them as part of a kit with the gaskets and cambelt and stuff? I'm fairly sure all the 20mm DM rods are drilled.
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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    yeah I did, INA supplied all the parts
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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    mmmm clean head

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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Beautiful!
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    [Feb 16, 2013]
    I like the build so far dude, I'm busy with mine to now, but keeping k03s for now
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    [Feb 23, 2013]
    bought this

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    [Feb 23, 2013]
    I like your head!
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    [Apr 13, 2013]
    installation of LSD

    old diff
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    new diff
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    done
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    absolutely ***** of a job!!!
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    [Apr 13, 2013]

    from what I have been told, DO NOT RUN THE LIGHT WEIGHT CRANK PULLEY.
    I did the same thing on my engine and thankfully someone told me not to use them as they throw engine harmonics out. Badger5 had a link for a block that cracked from bad harmonics.

    heres the link
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...50-power-pulley-kit-worth-getting-anyone.html

    I see you have posted in that link, so you know the deal :p
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    [Apr 13, 2013]
    tuffty said the same thing and it makes sense

    I dig the work on the diff! I need 1 in my life lol
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    [Apr 13, 2013]
    Yeah I was told the same it's off now
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Good man. Build is looking great!

    I hope you torqued those diff bolts down correctly, they are my nemesis!
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    [Apr 13, 2013]
    Yep 45 ft lb
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    [Apr 20, 2013]
    gearbox done

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    [May 11, 2013]
    new welly cooler
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    fitting on frankenturbo and bit of modifying for the oil and water lines
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [May 11, 2013]
    All looking very smart mate, really looking forward to seeing this come together soon :)
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    [May 13, 2013]
    wish i had the spare cash for a rentless v3 but this will do for now

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    ready for the engine !!!!!

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    [May 13, 2013]
    now im excited lol make quick dude wana see vids of it lol
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    [May 13, 2013]
    lol i so excited to finally drive it soon

    I wish prawn put more videos up of his
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    [May 13, 2013]
    friend the chop on youtube and you will see the vids they are epic! when i go to england im stealing his car
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    You are still fitting the engine with the crappy lightened crank pulley? :no:

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    [May 13, 2013]
    Yeah I'm gonna remove it before I fit the belt, my mechanic wants to run it though he like to see the effect of it
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    crunch crash bang pop smash boing
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