Don's A3 TTu
Mar 6, 2011
so do you have any other plans for your car apart from internals
Cheers Don, I need to get a ride in this some time for sure!
I think 3'' induction is an absolute MUST on yours, considering 2 years ago we were stretching ko4's to get 260bhp, and very few went beyond this, add in Bills 3'' TIP to the tiny ko4, and suddenly another 20bhp average was on tap for just about everyone, that's a pretty serious gain for a little turbo like the ko4.
Then consider your GT28, with it's massive inlet and housing (compared to the ko4), you've got a really nice 3'' tract to your MAF, which must flow brilliantly, then there's a reducer down to 2.5'', and a long tube at 2.5'' before the filter.
I'd think this surely MUST be restricting things a load.
The other thing I noticed: the FMIC, looking at Ace Cafe am i right in thinking it's an ebay turbo revs kit from when you had a ko3S, with the top half adapted to fit the new big turbo setup?
It looked like you still have 50mm IC pipework on the cold side leading into the cooler, I know Bill is against using such small pipe and always uses 60 or 63mm pipe, and on a ko4 A3 Niki recently mapped with 2'' IC pipes he said he had massive back pressure issues and the 50mm pipework just wouldn't flow enough for the turbo and limited power. larger IC pipes fitted and more power opened up. that's on a ko4, so imagine how it could be holding back your GT?
The core is also pretty small, so I'd imagine coupled with the 50mm pipes it must be getting pretty bloody hot on the AITs, have you ever logged it? mine was OK for the ko3S, but I don't think it would have coped on a ko4
I reckon by fitting a wellycooler with 63mm pipework, and ditching your CAI for an 80mm jetex cone straight onto your maf, you'd be removing two pretty big restrictions, and either making more power, or making the same power with far less stress and heat.
Wellycooler £250, jetex £50, not a huge price to make a wicked car even more awesome!
Ouch prawn I'm a little offended that you would put me down as a budget eBay fmc kind of guy lol ;-) its a forge fmc that came tried and tested with the turbo from backdraft. I will defo put a bigger filter on it though mate and I'm gonna modify my exhaust system too.
you got any pics of it with the bumper off Don? I'm 95% sure that's not a forge core, and the two pipes off the IC are identical to the ebay cooler setup I ran for years!
Don't be cross with me, but I've just looked back through all the pics on page 1, and after arguing about this with Jardo at Ace the other week too, I'd say I'm now 99.5% sure it's an ebay FMIC Don.
Not knocking you for fitting it at all, especially if you were sold it as a forge!
I bet it looks like this with the bumper off:
Notice how the pipes on each side are the same
i can even see from the sig pic that pathetic 'cai' as they call it lol.
come on man, we need more big turbo stuff going on around here!
Maybe the eBay fmc copied the forge design mate but I will look into putting a bigger one on at some point regardless.
Have you got any pics of the car with the bumper off dude? does it look like mine in the pic above?
From what I could see the pipe size, core size, core design, everything looked absolutely identical to the ebay kit! Did you have the kit fitted yourself or buy the kit second hand / car came with the kit?
I've never seen a forge core or pipework like that. I'm really not trying to annoy you, but I think you've either been mis sold it, or someone has lied to you about where it came from!
Well got our DYNO day in a couple of weeks so I'll probably get a bigger filter for then and do 2 runs as for the fmc that can wait till I go for some bigger power.
Some pics of my car with my new light weight wheels
Looks really good Don, are they 17's or 18's?
What did you run at the strip last month?
Very nice wheels mate, what make are they?
Dare I'm pretty sure. I friend had them on his Ibiza.
Yeah they probably are your mates old wheels I paid £56 with tyres from eBay bargain!!!! He was up in Milton Keynes .
Prawn they're 17's and my best time was only 13.2 as I couldn't get traction with the low profile tyres !!!
Proper bargain, what make of dare anyone know?
Phill that now has a Leon Cupra? £56 Jesus! Not even that old either. Bargain.
That's beyond a bargain. That's a downright joke!
Jealous doesn't even come close Don!
I'm guessing it was a 99P listing that went very very wrong for the seller!?
He didn't post any complaints on fb so couldn't have been too annoyed lol.
They are dare drifts mate
And he was actually fine about selling them for that price he payed £400 a year ago and wore the tyres right down to the limit before selling them on. His mistake when selling was he didn't know what stud pattern or offset the wheels were so no one Bidded.
I was gonna paint then gun metal grey but they were in such good condition I couldn't bring myself to do it. There's not 1 mark on them.
COMRADES OF VAG UPDATE
Had our monthly meet on Saturday and about 13 cars turned up so not bad for a first meet. Also prawn took me out in his track monster and I am the first to admit I'm not a great passenger but he had me screaming like a little girl !!!!! Hats off to you prawn your Definatly one of the best drivers iv ever met! (LOONATIC !) lol ;-)
Had our first rolling road day yesterday 21 cars turned up well done lads!
my car made 322bhp
I'm breaking my car and have priced up parts accordingly and iv tried to price them all at half price or less ill be putting it all up on eBay ?
What's your opinion?
Garrett GT2860RS TURBO down pipe and exh mani and brace 1200
Genesis 550cc injectors 150
Forge diverter valve 50
Rocker and inlet 120
brembo GT 4 pot callipers 500
OEM body kit fmc exhaust. 1000
diesel geek short shift £150
Baffled and armour plated sump £150
AEM boost controller £100
AEM air/fuel gauge 100
helix ceramic paddle clutch £500
single mass flywheel
S3 gearbox £400
H&R anti roll bars £150
H&R adjustable coilovers £500
20mm spacers rear 35
15mm spacers front 30
Evo 8 recaro bucket seats £300
17" Dare Drift light weight alloys studs spacers £300
Mk4 golf wiper arms 25
K&n induction 50
Sorry to hear that mate, it was a little rocket whats happened?
Nothing mate she still running sweet just bored now need a new project and the running costs were outweighing fun factor.
I tried to sell it on eBay an only got offers of 5k but I can make 6k+ if I beak it
Sorry to hear that it's come down to breaking the car Don, anyone interested in those parts, please PM Don directly. Any posts asking for parts in this thread will lead to a quick closure of this thread!
Thanks jojo! pls pm me thanks no posting offers
Turbo both mani's injectors gauges down pipe short shift brakes clutch sump all SOLD
I THINKS THE BODY KIT WITH EXHAUST AND FMC IS A BARGAIN AT 1000 and would totally transform any 8L !
Can I suggest you create a thread in the classifieds and update that please?
Updating whats sold technically makes this a for sale thread
sorry but I'm just updating my build thread with info on what iv sold and iv sold everything through our COV Facebook page. So I didn't think it was an issue I will not post anymore info on the breaking of my car
my baby is looking really sorry for herself but its nice to know shes being reincarnated in so many of our members cars!
was trying to upload some pics but the insert images button keeps rejecting my photobucket links!!
stripped off my backdraft gt28 kit by hand managed to unbolt the exhaust manifold still bolted to the turbo while jacked up with a spanner and a flexible right arm and its now shipped off to LVS Racing to be fitted to my partner in COV Aaron's S3
and i bid you guys fairwell as you can see in my sig iv now crossed over to the dark side 8P but my missus still has a 8L so ill be popping in once in a while and anyone interested in joining comrades of Vag search for us on facebook we have some Epic cars and a great club attitude where everyone VAG is welcome. ;o)
Good effort mate. Seems to be how most BT cars end up.
BTW the intercooler on yours wasnt a Forge item iirc. eBay one. Prob something that was never mentioned!
Lol oh well I sold it for 275 as a forge one now!! You not interested in a 4wd shell then??? I thought you would have crossed over by now!!
P.S it was still running great when I decided to sell it off in bits! So hats off to you Alex and the blinding kit from BDM
anyone here heading up to ace cafe tomorrow night if so come say hi COV will be there as usual
I said this about a year ago and almost got shot in the face for even suggesting it!
Sad to see her broken down Don was a properly lovely car that one! definitely one of my favourites
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