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revo stage 1 upgrade to stage 2

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bmwisport, Oct 29, 2012.

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    [Oct 29, 2012]
    hi all i have just bought a 2001 s3 in dolphin grey and i love it so much.
    i dont know alot about audis so im here to learn of you guys,
    mine has a bmc carbon filter and a revo stage one i have been told now if i want to go to stage 2 what would i need and how much money am i looking at?
    not sure weather to tune or get the odd chip etc painted!!!
    many thanks guys
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    Hey, I have dolphin grey 2002, in between stage 1- 2 there great cars S3. My advice would be if it hasn't been done already, put it thrgh a major service first before buying modz.
    It depends if you want to go down route of taking it on track or jus every day use. Price range £1500 on wards, for mod kits, it depends. They can leave a hefty hole in your pocket so be warned.
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    [Oct 30, 2012]
    Hi

    I have a Dolphin Grey 2001 AMK S3. All standard except a B5 v3 TIP.

    +1 to the major service.

    If I were you I'd spend my money on making sure the following are checked/changed or at least in good condition:

    Major things:
    A) Oil pickup (easy DIY)
    B) Cambelt, tensioner & water pump (NOT a metal impeller).
    C) Thermostat, coolant & temp sensor (easy DIY)
    D) Cooling fans and fuses on battery cover. (easy DIY)

    Things which will make it handle and perform reliably - no point in improving power if it handles and responds like a bag of sh*t and destroys tyres IMHO.
    1) suspension bushes (I upgraded to poly) front and rear
    2) top mounts
    3) get 4 wheel alignment done
    4) check vacuum, breather lines are intact and replace any damaged ones (you WILL mostly likely have some split ones). (easy DIY)
    5) haldex oil & filter (easy DIY)
    6) get VCDS logging done and iron out any gremlins. (easy DIY)
    7) think about getting new/uprated springs and maybe shocks.

    Other things that are worth doing or at least checking: (all easy DIY)
    (front) gearbox & bevel box oil
    (rear) diff oil
    fuel filter
    dipstick tube and guide
    haldex earth strap
    check the coil pack wiring loom
    rocker cover & tensioner gasket

    I'm sure I've missed things - but this is based on what I've done to my S3 and in my very basic experience of S3 ownership.

    Liam
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    BMC CDA may well be holding back your power.. Not good results with these usually
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    [Oct 30, 2012]
    hi guzzy it has just had the major one done i only want it for road use as its very clean and i dont want to use it all the time any way i just want it to pull a little bit harder

    hi mate thanks for that what do people think of coilovers on here? i always end up polly bushing my cars as they feel so tight afterwards.
    what the b5 v3 tip buddy?


    standard airbox with a panel filter maybe?
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    [Oct 30, 2012]
    I went for poly as I get bored changing the bushes all the time.

    The "b5 v3 tip" ... Badger5 third generation turbo inlet pipe.

    Badger5 is a VAG tuning specialist, run by a chap called Bill who frequents this forum, Bill has designed a series of upgraded turbo inlet pipes which are less restrictive over the airflow from the air filter into the turbo.

    Badger 5 or ThrottleBodies.com - Performance Induction Systems

    Do a search on the forum for b5 tip.

    new air filter would be included in a service, if you search for the tip you'll find lots of info about the standard filter compared to an upgraded one.

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    [Oct 31, 2012]
    std airbox ok, but you will get more from other mods as suggested by others..
    my best results come from 80mm tip + open filter & heatshield arrangement.. Louder than an enclosed setup but greater airflow/power
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