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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Hawkes, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Hawkes
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    [Apr 15, 2010]
    Im looking to buy an 8l a3 tdi 130 at the moment but dont no wheather to go for the quattro or not, i like the idea of 4wd but not the idea of more power losses throught the drivetrain,
    opinions please:)
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    I would presume by how much torque the tdis have thatll it be worth having quattro, if it was petrol id say no to 4wd
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    especially if you plan to remap it, but then added weight to the front could give you more grip. the 130's can remap to like 170 or a bit more. But a clutch upgrade is worth having if mapped
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    hmmm coooooool :icon_thumright:
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    LOL, buying a diesel and worrying about power losses LOL... soz, couldn't resist :)

    Go quattro, get it mapped and stand a chance of using the torque.... I know a guy that has had a turbo upgrade in an 8P A3 that FWD, torque comes in and the wheels light up... with a quattro you can at least use the extra power... IMO of course :icon_thumright:

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    True and with this past winter, mine like most other quattros have been a godsend :rockwoot:
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    Yeah I had my Quattro in winter for the first time and it was fun, but loving some of the struggling cars due to snow. :)
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    Hmmmm.

    I got a 2.0T Revo remap quattro... Love the fact i turn the traction off in the rain and let the Haldex do the work. All the time. It will just slip a little and then grip grip GRIP!!. IMO quattro's should never have had ESP.

    On a 130 I would prob stick to FWD, a 170 I would go for AWD. MPG figures on a 2.0T FWD are 32, AWD is 27.....

    It is reassuring for me to have AWD but I have a very heavy right foot.....

    P.s. If ur considering S-Tronic just go for FWD.
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    cheers people i think im gonna go for the quattro, especially after looking at the 0-60 compared to the fwd and still with high mpg:icon_thumright:
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    Its for the best mate, youd regret getting fwd with all the torque youll have
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    haha awwwwwww yeeeeeaaaah, cant wait jus gotta sell my rover first:sorry:
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    why not buy a push bike, a slight upgrade to the Rover till it sells :)
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    Quattro every time! Ive got my first one and will always get one now! Wish I had it when we had the snow earlier in the year lol, had a Beama then and got stuck....everywhere!
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    Good luck with selling the Rover...
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