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Quick poll, help me make my decision...remap or shocks?

martin g Apr 12, 2010

  1. martin g

    martin g [censored]

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    As it says really...

    I have the dough, I have two things i want done, 1) replace all shocks with Blist B8s and new top mounts as the cars original shocks etc are tired and shes sloppy 2) Revo remap

    I cant decide which to do first, shocks arent urgent and remap definitely isnt.

    so no cop outs! no, depends what you want mate's:no:

    Just one answer...map or shocks???
     
  2. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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  3. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    If dampers are urgent then might aswell go for them.

    Otherwise map as its the most useable mod you can do.
     
  4. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    dampers and bushes for me please
     
  5. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    For me, remap.
     
  6. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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  7. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    I've got Koni's

    Get them!




    Always enjoy confusing Martin!
     
  8. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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  9. Imteyaz

    Imteyaz 6th Gear

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    Remap - you'll soon poop yourself afterwards and realise that you definately need shocks too as your car wants to carry on straight when turning the steering wheel ..... :redrs4:

    It's a vicious circle IMO, if you start with good handling, you soon want more power, more power and you'll want better handling, either way, start talking to your bank manager....
     
  10. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    well, its safer to go for better handling before more power
     
  11. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    shocks!
     
  12. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    This basically!
     
  13. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    shocks otherwise u may end up in a hedge
     
  14. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    so you clear the hedge and land in the farmers field
     
  15. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Second.
     
  16. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    Shocks 7, Remap 4
     
  17. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Save up and get both at once mate, then it would be heaven!

    If you had to choose though, get the suspension done first, so you can get use to the better handling, then make use of the remapped power when the time comes! :racer:
     
  18. martin g

    martin g [censored]

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    and your doin a good job again....:faint:
     
  19. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer... VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Get shocks and ARBs!!!! The standard ARBs are pants.
     
  20. AndrewUkR6

    AndrewUkR6 Member

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    I'd get my shocks dont first with new ARB. No point in having all that extra power in a walloy car!
     
  21. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    To be fair though, you can use your power anyday....You arent going to need to use uprated dampers going to work each day.
     
  22. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    dampers are used everytime you go over a bump
     
  23. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    But sporty dampers aren't required in that scenario . . . only if/when you push it.
     
  24. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    which you will be doing when you put your foot down with the remap

    maybe it take a lobotomy or a total lack of car knowledge, maybe ive just got a tiny willy, but there is nothing worse than attempting to go fast in a car with bad/unco-operative damping. its a serious defect if the damping is bad and can very likely see you off the road, hence i know what id do
     
  25. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

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    Pay for the shocks and put the remap on the credit card, it's only about £400 for the map, bit of dedicated saving and it'll be paid off in no time...

    Any normal day I'd say remap with out doubt, though if your suspension is that bad then really you've got to do both...:)
     
  26. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Depends on your driving manner I guess. My days of whizzing around corners are over, it doesn't interest me any more + the car will not be tracked.

    So the only wish I have for the car is a little more push while on the motorway/local bypass. Standard shocks being perfectly adequate for this.

    Personal choices, but can see the obvious benefits to both.
     
  27. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    or do the remap with rtech and youll be able to get them all at the same time?
     
  28. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    then shocks, springs Arb`s and adjustable rear arms .... lol
     
  29. martin g

    martin g [censored]

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    seems to have 'evolved' that my present shocks are totalled, they arent, just tired, as are the top mounts, front especially so Im not driving a dangerous car or anything, she only went through an MOT 8 weeks ago.

    I just couldnt make up my mind where to place my cash first, but my gut always told me suspension first, and i think I will go with that, better to have the car generally in good order before i 'play' with it. Im using B8s not so much as a mod, but ive just had a good vibe from the forum that they are just a better shoch than stock...no?
     

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