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S3 DSG owners opinions needed

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by H17YD L, Feb 9, 2013.

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    My last car was a 7 speed DSG and now I've got the 6 speed in the S3, when I used to set off fast in the 7 it used to set off soon as I touched the accelerator but in the S3 if I floor it for a quick get away it will bring the revs up and will slip the clutch before it takes off, is this normal and does everyone else's do this?
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    There is defo a fair delay when you put your foot down from a standstill.

    Funnily enough, I used to race Lawnmowers (don't laugh, they are surprisingly quick once 'tuned'!) and they felt just the same.

    The feel is very similiar to a centrifugal clutch of which the lawn mower had!

    Very annoying at junctions and roundabouts. But soon makes up for it once on boost.
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    That's good to know!
    In a way once you get used to it it's a lot better than the 7 speed one. It allows the engine to get the revs up first.
    Thanks for the reply!
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    :lmfao:class!
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    Honestly mate, I was shocked at how fast these things can go.

    Stick a centrifugal clutch on a ride on Westwood 14/15hp Briggs and Stratton mower and a foot cable throttle and they absolutely fly!!

    Weld the rear diff up so you can go full on sideways, and it's probably the most fun I've ever had behind a wheel if I'm honest!

    Most venues are at pubs on the fields out back, so a lot of the time everyone is fully merry and having a great time.

    Its a serious 'sport' though. Have to wear helmets and there's proper yellow jacket people there and ambulances!

    If you ever get chance to have a go, do it!!
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    Real Ale n big tashes n that.?
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    Yes real ale for sure, all sorts of people, some travel across the whole of the UK for the races. Crazy.

    Mostly locals and farmers with a screw lose.


    Ours had a straight through exhaust (flippin loud!) and we re-cut the tread on the tyres so they were nobbly.

    Racing on a budget. :)
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    Haha it does sound like fun! A bit like go-karting I suppose.

    On a separate note when you select reverse after being in D does it take a few seconds to engage? Like if your backing into a space it's like it takes 2-3 seconds before it will start to reverse?
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    Yes, I always give it a couple of seconds after selecting the gear to sort itself out. As if you jump on the throttle straight away it can be very jolty.
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    That's good to know, thanks! I've only had the car 3 weeks and I'm making sure everything is ok as the audi warranty runs out the end of the month.
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