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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by manc_s3, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. manc_s3
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    [Jan 30, 2011]
    Hi chaps, just thought I would stick my head in the door and say hello... been reading this forum for a couple of weeks. I bought a 2010 S3 S Tronic Black Edition and should pick it up next week. Will post a couple of pics when I take delivery.

    Couple of quick questions ...

    1) I see that its possible to retrofit RNS-E. Can this be done with BOSE?

    2) I am looking to get a REVO map.. are there any issues with S Tronic and REVO in terms of peak torque. I have done a fair bit of reading on here about it but not really seen much mention of the s-tronic tbh.

    Well, thanks for the info so far :yes:
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    welcome to the forum hope it helps you as much as it has me , with regards to your S3 very nice car good choice but i thought rnse was standard with late S3's i may be wrong tho
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    Yes you can fit RNSE with BOSE
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    Welcome to the forum and congratz on the new car. Bet you cant wait to collect it.
    As said sat nav and bose can be fitted. And i wouldnt worry about a remap and s-tronic gearbox Toby on here has a Ibis White S3 S-tronic last time i saw his thread he car was pushing out 360bhp+ and not had any issues.
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    Thanks guys. I will be looking into RNS-E then. Dont think its standard? My car is a July 2010 car if that helps? I dont even think its standard now is it? My local dealer has a brand new S3 just arrived in - thats the car I drove on the test drive - and that did not have the nav?

    Will be looking into Revo over the next couple of weeks once I settle in with the car.

    I assume you are all running on v-power / tesco99 etal.
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    indeed we are mate, yes my11 have RNS-e standard afaik... always run mine on v-power/tesco99 unless you get caught short in which case i will put around fiver super untill i find a tesco/shell :wacko:

    with regards to DSG & revo, im pretty sure the S tronics can handle higher torque/BHP than the made from cheese manual clutch, ive done mine in 10k at stage 1 and its gone badly!
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    I run v-power diesel in my car and my van :laugh:
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    legend! i put it in my new van last week! felt like a plonka paying for it haha!! each to their own :haha:
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    Sounds a bit better re the clutch - yes I was worried about the manual clutch but went for S-Tronic in the end as I am lazy and my last car had a super hard clutch so quite happy to get back to an auto.

    Re the nav, dunno what the score is there - maybe it was an older car or something then - it had not been registered yet - they wanted £31850 for it. Other than leather it had no options at all. HTH!
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    Hi Mate

    Get a trial on the REVO first, I have a nightmare with it with flatspots, and REVO have admitted to issues on MY11 cars, so if it's MY10 you may be OK

    I am getting really bad hesitation/flatspots from about 2800rpm upto 6000rpm, so much so that the car makes you feel sick after a while.

    I will be getting it taken off very soon when I get a chance/time, as REVO have stated that it could be a while till they come up with a solution.

    Just giving you the heads up

    Hope you enjoy the car when you get it
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    welcome to the site mate, nice spec you've gone for.

    I'm guessing your a fellow manc!
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    Yep from sunny Manchester, people's republic of.

    The full spec of the car is, Black Ed, Leather, Bose (std on BE?), Cruise, Parking Sensors, Auto lights & Wipers, S-Tronic, multispoke wheels (also std on BE?), heated seats, multi-function wheel, bluetooth, ipod thingy.

    The only major thing missing is sat nav but looks like I can retrofit quite easily.

    Only had a 10 min drive so far, the delivery driver did not get here till 6pm. Dropped him off at the station in the car - seems impressive! Considering its only 260bhp! It does go well, with a nice turbo shove up the back! How I missed that! The last turbo car I had was a WRX back in 2003.

    Very happy so far :)
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    Makes the engine run better! :shutup2: :asskicking::eyebrows:
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