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Retrofitting TTRS steering to S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rabbit222, Jan 19, 2010.

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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    Drove a white sportback S3, with S tronic and Pana roof....have to say that car made me fall in love all over again :drool:
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    Good lad, get upgrading that interior first!
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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    Done.
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    Hang on a minute!!
    Are you saying I can get an official TTRS wheel for a decent price from Audi without going to eBay?
    I've checked this thread but can't follow who can supply it..think it might be Nate??
    Could someonw PM me with the details. As I'm really interested. I'd need the airbag etc as my current wheel is MFSW but not flat bottomed.
    cheers lads..
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    The prices quoted are for the wheel only. Adding the airbag a d slip ring pushes the price up considerably. At the risk of indicating a sale in a specifc thread, I recently bought a RS6 wheel, full, airbag and ring. It has the paddles, but I have a manual, so will be putting up for sale soon. It's brand new, unused. I could remove paddles, but I personally won't be happy with it. Would be ideal for a DSG based car obviously. I am waiting to hear from a potential buyer as I had promised them first refusal. If they don't want it, then I'll post in classifieds, so no inquiries yet please. The complete units are £1,200 minimum from Audi, so hefty.
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    Mate has an A5 3.0TDi and as a derv `unfan` its really really good
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    Very quick with Milltek and map as well Paul
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    Does anyone have any pics of thesides of the RS6 wheel after fitting without the paddles?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Matt does Damian, well not pics, pm him!
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    [Feb 23, 2010]
    What did you do with the holes N8?
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    If you look at my sig Day, mine's DSG r kid :wub:
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    Ahhhhhhhhhh! :lazy:
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    :bye:
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    [Jul 15, 2010]
    After test driving a TT RS today I'm keen to look into getting a TT RS wheel for my S3. Does anyone have any tips for eBay sellers they can recommend, or any other purchase recommendations?
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    wierd only today ive been thinkin bout this mod a lot! how much would it cost if i sell my fbwheel?? inc all parts??
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    Just need to buy the wheel and swap the existing airbag onto the new wheel.

    Not sure abou the costs so hopefully someeone should be on soon to comment.

    Its a lovely mod as the wheel is chunky!!
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    Wheel itself and airbag from Audi from non FB users gonna be over £1100
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    [Jul 15, 2010]
    :puke::faint:
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    Exactly! RS6 wheel is cheaper.
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    nath wats the best way to aquire a RS6 wheel then, all i need is the wheel not airbag right?? how much and where? :friends:
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    will an R8 wheel fit?
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    R8 is the same as TTRS isnt it?
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    i actully think r8 is same as s3 tbh... i think the v10 has the same as ttrs/rs6
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    [Jul 16, 2010]
    Right lets do this properly with pics:

    S3 - Silver stitches. Smooth leather all round.
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    RS6 - Silver paddles. Perf leather sides. Chunky!!!
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    TTRS - Perf leather all round. Silver stitches. Chunky!
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    [Jul 16, 2010]
    So really, if you want the chunky wheel you need:

    RS6 - for DSG as it has the paddles.
    TTRS - for manual. You could probably use the RS6 also, if you prefer the non perf leather top and bottom, just deal with refundant paddles.

    Oh the RS6 wheel is cheaper some some odd reason.
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    ok so where do i get the rs6 wheel without airbag?? and how much? ill just have to take the paddles off i guess.. :think:
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    I bought a RS6 wheel, but don't have DSG. For me, having the paddles only reminded me that I should have specced DSG, doh! I looked at removing the paddles, but IMO the "holes" would be too big and "messy".

    I've seen and held the TT-RS in person and I actually quite like the perforation, matched the perforated side bolsters in my buckets. I still plan on getting the TT-RS wheel, but prices have gone up.

    When I was looking to buy, I called Audi direct and they were looking to charge more than Trade Part Specialists for some bizarre reason. They do pop up on ebay and ebay.de, but sometimes bidding gets out of hand. One day though, but it might just be attached to the TT itself when I finally get my hands on it. :eyebrows:
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    Eebay internation had some used ones last week going for about 650 in sterling including the airbags.

    Audi charge 600 for the TTRS one... not sure about the RS6 one but I'm sure someone here would have better ideas.

    Maybe you should call Audi and see what they quote you?
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    Rico Im first in line for some of your kit if you go TTRS :idea:
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    Easy, you might push me into it sooner than I'd planned!!!
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    i'd just save and get a TT-RS instead:lmfao:
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    Rico do it! just do it!

    Send me your buckets so I can dispose of them horrid chunky things for you!
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    rico you bastard:laugh:, preemptive email for the wheel should you be selling for relative cash, keeping in mind ive a lot of dough that ive still to fork over to finish my car pm me, here or vagoc or i might just speak to you in a couple of weeks :)
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    Sorry Phil, should have mentioned that I sold the RS6 wheel to fund TT-RS wheel purchase. I lost far too much money on it and then Audi and TPS put their prices up, so backed off and put the money elsewhere.

    I would say though, if you have the cash, it's a great mod as the chunkier wheels feel great. I actually find the wifes beemer M Sport steerig wheel better to drive with than the S3 one. I do drive the S3 more like, the beemer isn't a great driver, just the wheel feels better.
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    Rico do you mean you prefer the M sport over the S3 even when you have the RS6 Wheel? If so then that's quite a shame.

    Maybe you should swap your buckets for my TTRS wheel eh :eyebrows:
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    well ive got to buy the wheel anyway (well dont have to but its getting done) so i may take a wee seat in yours and see if i like the tt one and if i like the look, but in the end if a fb s3 one comes up cheap ill just have to do it :)
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    Me? :uhm:

    Phil 1 = Scotland
    Phil 2 = London

    Long drive for a test or are you passing by to drop off some wheels for me:yahoo:

    You're welcome to any time you want if you're coming down from all the way up there!
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    haha i meant rico, he is about an hour from here lol

    you really want these wheels eh? bide your time ill probably not be content enough with the look and switch >.<
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    Rico sold his already he said.

    LOL - I just playing mate. Testing how long it take for me to become the resident vulture :lmfao: - i'm in no rush mate, besides, today I'm feeling the RS6's LMAO.
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