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Neru's A3 Frankenturbo F23 Build

Neru Jun 26, 2012

  1. Neru

    Neru Member

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    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
     
  2. gsmboy

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    Looking good mate! Looking forward to following your build
     
  3. Neru

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  4. Neru

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  5. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    About time we had an update :laugh:
    Looking good mate, how are things coming along now?
     
  6. Neru

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    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
     
  7. Neru

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  8. *P3nfold*

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    Are these rifled drilled rods?
     
  9. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    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?
     
  10. *P3nfold*

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    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?
     
  11. Prawn

    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 :)
     
  12. Neru

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    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
     
  13. Prawn

    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.
     
  14. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    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.
     
  15. Neru

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    sorry for my ignorance, is mine rifled or non?
     
  16. Prawn

    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.
     
  17. Neru

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    yeah I did, INA supplied all the parts
     
  18. *P3nfold*

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    They are defo rifled then.
     
  19. Neru

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    mmmm clean head

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  20. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Beautiful!
     
  21. Neru

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  22. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    I like the build so far dude, I'm busy with mine to now, but keeping k03s for now
     
  23. Neru

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    bought this

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  24. s33nyboy12

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    I like your head!
     
  25. Neru

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    installation of LSD

    old diff
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    new diff
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    absolutely ***** of a job!!!
     
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    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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  27. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    tuffty said the same thing and it makes sense

    I dig the work on the diff! I need 1 in my life lol
     
  28. Neru

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    Yeah I was told the same it's off now
     
  29. Prawn

    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!
     
  30. Neru

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    Yep 45 ft lb
     
  31. Neru

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    gearbox done

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  32. Neru

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    new welly cooler
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    fitting on frankenturbo and bit of modifying for the oil and water lines
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  33. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    All looking very smart mate, really looking forward to seeing this come together soon :)
     
  34. Neru

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    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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  35. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    now im excited lol make quick dude wana see vids of it lol
     
  36. Neru

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    lol i so excited to finally drive it soon

    I wish prawn put more videos up of his
     
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  37. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    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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  38. <tuffty/>

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

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    You are still fitting the engine with the crappy lightened crank pulley? :no:

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  39. Neru

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    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
     
  40. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    crunch crash bang pop smash boing
     
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