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s3 remapping

l6rth Aug 25, 2011

  1. l6rth

    l6rth Member

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    Hi all,

    im new to this forum and audis,brought my 58reg s3 in feb 2011 and am concidering remapping im in cambridge.any advice?was thinking revo but its pricey,r tech rang me and said they could get me 295bhp for £285 with a smother map than revo.its my wifes daily driver and my weekend toy.
     
  2. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I have revo and its a very smooth map, far better than std to be honest. I would 100% recommend it but then i havnt tried the others, Shark are supposed to be very good also :) try a PM to N8
     
  3. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    I have used R Tech on my Mk4 Golf.... Their figures are shall we say over stated! Try CARBON CHIP TUNING I have a map of theirs on my 2.0T and it is smooth and very OEM like...
     
  4. l6rth

    l6rth Member

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    Well starting out with 265 bhp i thought that 295bhp should be easily obtainable what gains did they quote and what did you see with the golf?,with regards to the revo my wife wouldnt find it to aggresive for the drive into town then?its in traffic all the way
     
  5. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    It was quoted at 210bhp for the Golf when in fact it was rolling roaded at 190bhp... And it was 180bhp from the factory!
     
  6. l6rth

    l6rth Member

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    thats **** mate,wont be going there then,have you rr the carbon chip tune?
     
  7. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I dont think your wife would even notice driving normally, it only goes really quick if you drive it really quick. :) its a pussy cat really, it doesn't come in with a bang or rip the steering out your hand or anything, if anything its more linear than the std map.
     
  8. l6rth

    l6rth Member

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    sounds good mate,is your standard apart from the remap?
     
  9. Jules86

    Jules86 At work most likely

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    Bought not Brought, sorry a massive petulant annoyance for me.
    Go for revo with the switch. That way the missus can have it normal and you can switch the map on when you get in.
     
  10. l6rth

    l6rth Member

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    is the switch extra?what other minor mods would you all recomend for alittle extra bhp?best bang for your buck
     
  11. Jules86

    Jules86 At work most likely

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    The switch is extra, yes, like anything really. Up to you if its worth it?

    Induction kit is the best for the S3, it likes to breath. Then it just moves on; exhaust, and stage 2, new clutch and a fuel pump and stage 2+ and 380bhp
     
  12. Jules86

    Jules86 At work most likely

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    Oh and a simple remap from revo will see over 300bhp most likely, the S3 is more than 260bhp standard usually.
     
  13. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    The switch is £150 but changes the map back in seconds. TBH you wouldn't bother after a week or two. Stg1 revo will give you about 310bhp if everything else is on song and thats more than enough if you just want a bit of fun at the weekends .
     
  14. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Sorry Jules :)
    Lets call it between 300 and 310 :)
     
  15. l6rth

    l6rth Member

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    over 300 bhp sounds good to me,£150 for a switches does not.id rather spend that on more power not turning it off,presuming an uprated clutch would be needed to cope with the extra power and the fuel pump to feed it.
     
  16. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    You will need a clutch and flywheel so add £1k but fuel pump will be ok.
     
  17. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    id say go with evolve, on my stage one, it took my car to 319, now im on stage 2 im on 360, no idea what the mapping cost me as it was over a year ago now that i had it done, stage 1 gives you a small shove in the back on full throttle, so if you boot it you will feel the diff! fantastic bit of mapping though
     
  18. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Stage 1 Shark is 320bhp and 330ft-lb - there is an open day at the new unit in Mansfield next Monday If you wanna come up! :wub:
     
  19. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    oh on a side note, just as a word of warning, there was a batch of 2008 S3's that were fitted with incorrect exhaust valve springs, as a result, when the car is mapped causes epic misfires! may be worth checking with audi to see if your car was listed on the TSB
     
  20. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    What what what!!???!!! Need to get that checked before I go mapping then, cheers Paolo!
     
  21. l6rth

    l6rth Member

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    Thanks for all that,with regard to the valve springs mine is one and it is being done on the 5th sept and is going to take a week.just inside warranty which was lucky.i asked what it would cost if i was to pay for it,a nasty £2.5k.are there any other things i should get checked out in general while still in warranty and before a remap so i can get the best results when i do get it done.
     
  22. bigyin

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    Sorry to jump on on this thread, but what is the TSB? I too have a 2008 S3, worth checking out.
     
  23. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Technical service bulletin

    Valve spring TSB S3
     
  24. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I doubt this was a warranty issue anyway.
     
  25. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    shouldnt be a warranty issue as its a known issue, but even still, any chance audi will try and squirm out of it and they will!
     
  26. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    they have less chance if you print off the TSB and take it in with you!
     
  27. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    even still, think with Ry they have point blank refused to do it as hes got an APR pump fitted
     
  28. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    They would have to be able to prove that the modifications he had made had caused or contributed to the failure of the valve springs. It would be pretty difficult to prove that him changing the pump had caused them to retrospectively fit the wrong colour valve springs. :)
     
  29. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    as i said... any excuse!
    think hes gonna email the head office and try and sort it that way
     
  30. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    It will get to the point soon if you have the wrong shaped arse and you've sat in the driver seat they'll find a disclaimer route.

    I was knackered from firsrt service as I refused the software revision update and they basically grinned and told me I may live to regret it. The only saving grace is that because the car isn't run on a shoestring I can vote with my feet.

    Its amazing what sales will overlook when you sell/go to buy new. Service are one trick pony chumps (in general).
     
  31. crunchie

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    My 58 plate is going in for its 2nd service next month and warranty runs out end October.
    Was swithering about asking about valve springs in case I fancy a re-map a few months down the line..........but I don't really trust them to change them without making an a@*e of something seeing as its so close to warranty running out. Frightened incase something goes wrong with what they have done just after warranty runs out and they wipe their hands of the situation!
    You know what they are like!
     
  32. Jules86

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    If they replace or work on something you still have a guarantee on that item and work. Ask them them about it, it may be covered for a year after they do it, but just those parts.
     
  33. crunchie

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    Thanks. Yeah I realise that but its a relatively big job to change them all out. I just don't trust the chancers!
     
  34. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I dont think you do actually, they guarantee all parts for the 3 years ( on a new car), if they replace a part under warranty after 2 years 6 months they are only obliged to warranty that work for the remainder of the 3 years.
     
  35. l6rth

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    mine is going in for the valve spring change on sept 5th,ill let you know how i get on but so far vindis audi in cambridge were only to helpful and didnt try and get out of it,so far that is.[​IMG]
     

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