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Remap to non-quattro A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by khan637, Mar 15, 2013.

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    Hi Guys

    Has anyone remapped a non-quattro A3? Ive been told it will wheel spin in 1st gear for sure, and more so in higher gears in the rain.

    If you have mapped it, can this be control with sensible driving?
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    Loads of people have. Just use your right foot to modulate power, as in any car with any amount of power, or you've always got ESP which helps a little bit but real drivers use their brain/foot combo.
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    Non Quattro A3 - I presume you are referring to the 1.8T ?

    If we take the 1.8T for reference standard its 180bhp lets say after remap you have 220 - Look at most hot hatches these days (Astra VXR, Megane Sport, Focus RS....) All are front wheel drive with 200+ bhp

    If your hammering a front wheel drive car with 200+ bhp from a stand still you are of course going to get wheel spin.

    My brother had the megane sport and it used to spin all through 1st and second in the wet if you hammered it but apart from the acceleration from a stand still there was no problem what so ever...
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    Hi Mate, I have a 2L TFSI, I obviously plan to be careful from 1st, but my specialist seemed to think it would be a major issue.

    I think mine 200 BHP now and will go up to around 265 BHP after the map
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    Had my LCR mapped to 270 bhp with no issues.
    My mates FRS 2.5 is at 360 and its a different story haha.

    2.0 TFSi will be easy.
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    Comes down to sensibility & common sense tbh, my hybrid does spin a bit in wet, but only been up to this power for a week, so still learning tolerances in certain conditions etc, which is all it comes down to at the end of the day.
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    also depends on the tyres you have!
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    Ran a Golf Gti with 250bhp, drive around the conditions sensibly and its a pretty quick car.
    Well worth doing.
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    looking at replacing the wheels and tyres, personal preference is Toyo Proxy Tyres.
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