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S3 8P Shark Stage 2 Review.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mjr901, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Shadowman
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    Hang on a minute.......blow coloured trainers.........I didn't get a sticker !!

    That's favouritism that is.....:))
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    What can i say, he didnt spend 3 hours at my house just re-mapping.................. :eyebrows: we also...... talked.... haha:yes:
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    It's good to talk :)

    I wouldn't mind, but i even plied him with tea and biscuits all morning.......you youngsters.....it must be your admiration of his trainers that swung it !
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    Ahhh i didnt feed him biscuits, crumbs and all that in the car. thats not cool :asskicking:
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    :laugh:
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    Definitely my thoughts too!
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    [Mar 28, 2012]
    THE STICKER!

    [​IMG]
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    [Mar 28, 2012]
    Still haven't got mine.....he's definately not getting biscuits next time..:bye:
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    [Mar 28, 2012]
    i wasn't sure where to stick it but think its pretty sweet where it is. what do you think?
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    Yep, perfect......stylish and discreet.

    Your car really looks nice, and now it goes like stink too...v.nice.

    My one (when it comes) is black as well so not sure where to put it as the car is Phantom....still, it will be a nice problem to have once it TURNS UP !!!:icon_thumright:
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    I think yours is going to be VERY discreet on phantom black! you need a white one!
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    What sort of power / torque do you think is it putting out?
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    :noway:

    Not for me, front end is good as is. Any stickering I would ever do on the S would be on rear panel to the right of the number plate to balance out the S3 badge.

    Not a huge sticker fan, but if you're happy then it's all good mate!
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    Well I had a play with a ford focus RS the other day. I was still pulling very slightly from that. there 300bhp standard. this one was mountune'd and had a decat. the focus is a heavy car like the S3 so I would guess somewhere in the region of 315bhp.
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    bearing in mind I had 2 people and the dog in the car and my friend in the focus was on his own. so can't be bad!
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    Reference your Shark sticker. Where did you get it from. Are you supposed to get one after the remap as a token gesture of thanks. Or do you have to goto Shark to get them. I never asked Graeme if there were any.
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    I got mine from N8. not sure theyre if there given out to every customer. I just asked him for one. I'm sure any of the shark dealers will have some or be able to get your some. It's essentially free advertising for shark after all. :)

    PM GNJ or N8 or give HQ a call. they should sort you out.
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    Nice, have you removed your pre-cat as you say you're stage 2 but is that a full turbo back exhaust?
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    Hey Mark, I've got a couple of Shark stickers. I can pop one in the post for you if you like. PM me your details and I'll send it out to you tomoz. :wub: xx
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    Looks great Mike & Paul it's out tomorrow, sorry for the delay ;)
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    I have a full non resonated turbo back Milltek with 100 cell sports cat. which makes it legal for any future MOT'S

    My old exhaust standard set up has only done about 1k. it's from my 61 plate, anyone know it's value?
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    Must have taken your red Airmax's off! sort yourself out N8! ;)
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    [Mar 29, 2012]
    No worries Nath......i'm toyin' with ya !! :icon_thumright:
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    [Jun 29, 2012]
    finally had the update file done today at Shark HQ.....

    So after 110 miles..... and 3.5hrs of traffic to get there.......it took 8 mins to do...and woohoo no hesistation! :thumbsup:

    All worky quite well, I'm yet to test her properly as traffic was sh1te all day but ill have a butchers tomorrow :)

    horrible 6hr round trip though :(
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    [Jun 29, 2012]
    mjr901, what you just had done at HQ? The DSG map? I like it, a lot! :O
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    [Jun 29, 2012]
    Keep us posted.

    Mine drove sweet as a nut to Inters and back (450mile ish).

    Did a 4.9s 0-60 on the strip in between.

    Car feels nice, quick, and pulls to the redline.

    Speaks volumes for the map.:thumbsup:

    Paul
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    [Jun 29, 2012]
    Not had the DSG map yet, money is tight at the second unfortunately :(

    I just had the updated Stage 2 file done to get rid of the hesitation.

    Really want this DSG map :(

    Ill have a spin in the morning and see whats what , hopefully ill be:yahoo: about it all, although to be honest, i can tell its better already.

    Ill abuse it properly tomorrow :)
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    [Jun 29, 2012]
    I had the original stage 2 map done just before i went round europe, tackled disneyland, belgium + luxembourg and it ran faultlessly, its just the refinement that needed to be sorted, think it may be there...although when i receive more cash....someday... stage 2+ will come.

    Much improvement Shark :friends:
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    [Jun 29, 2012]
    Miss the DSG map, get the `DSG patch` instead and see how you go.
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    [Jun 30, 2012]
    Had a quick test this morning in the way to work.

    before after each gear change(when flat out) there was a noted pause after each gear change.

    Now this has gone. it's much much better.

    Happy man.

    even though Mansfield is full of traffic, traffic lights and speed cameras, it was worth the trip!
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    Well done Mike!
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    [Jun 30, 2012]
    What do you reckon to the stickers on Mikkos Mk6 Golf?? suit the S3..?
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    [Jan 15, 2013]
    Although mentioned in another thread, I think its important to keep this up to date.

    Update: Its been to Powerstation, Tewkesbury's 4WD Rolling Road. 15/1/2013

    Shark Performance Stage 2 = 315bhp.

    Graph to follow sometime soon.

    + Another dyno to follow showing results for the new twintercooler for facelift models.
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