1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

S88'S IMOLA S3 PROJECT THREAD

S88 YRS Aug 15, 2013

  1. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    Thought id start a project thread as this car will not be staying standard :) aiming for 400+ is my end goal so enjoy ;)

    spec so far:

    - AS/AMD INTAKE KIT
    - FORGE OIL,WATER AND COOLENT CAPS
    - FORGE DV RETURN HOSE
    - FORGE THROTTLE BODY HOSE
    - FORGE ATMOSPHERIC DV

    BOUGHT IT STADARD BACK IN JUNE :)

    [​IMG]

    MOD 1 - AUTO SPECIALISTS INTAKE KIT

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    MOD 2 - FORGE OIL, WATER AND COOLENT CAPS
    MOD 3 - FORGE DV RETURN HOSE

    [​IMG]

    MOD 4 - FORGE THROTTLE BODY HOSE

    no picture yet
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  2. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    Hope you enjoy the car.


    If you're looking for over 400bhp,you'll be needing a new turbo,and all the other bits,so this forum will have another victim!
     
    NHN likes this.
  3. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    lol not gonna rush this, going to make aure i buy all the best of parts for her :) buy cheap buy twice !
     
  4. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    Exactly.

    Have a good trawl through some of the BT threads here and you'll get plenty of useful bits and pieces.
     
  5. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    sweet, ill have a look
     
  6. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    Shameless plug here...have a trawl through mine if you can bear it.

    Has most of the good parts to buy,and some things to avoid.
     
  7. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    spot on ill have a look when i get home from work :)
     
  8. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    Start now and work will go by quicker....LOL
     
    S88 YRS likes this.
  9. AudiMafia

    AudiMafia Member

    403
    13
    16
    looks sweet, one of my favourit color.
     
  10. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    Cheers mate
     
    S3Alex likes this.
  11. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    Will have a few bots and bobs for under the bonnet with me in a few weeks :D

    polished alu dipstick
    revo pcv revamp kit
    Forge coolent hoses

    after this its time to get saving for my stage 1 map and milly cat back from mark at brotek :)
     
  12. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    If you're planning on a BT build,be very careful not to duplicate any work done at lower stages,and go only for what you'll need later,as it may save a bit overall.

    Much of what you'll need is applicable to the earlier stages,but I would go to Stg2+(i.e.uprated HPFP software) direct from Stg1 rather than all of the intermediate steps.

    Somewhere along the way,uprating the brakes and suspension before the BT step would get you the most out of the car,and you would need it before any more comes along.
     
  13. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    Only doing the stage 1 part then will be straight to stage 2+ with suspension mods, clutch and brakes :)
     
    S3Alex likes this.
  14. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    Good move.

    There are plenty of good brake options now,and at least a few suspension options......if you're going into the 400s,then I can recommend the Spec Stg3+ clutch.

    Good for around 580lbs,and light/easy to use around town.
     
    S88 YRS likes this.
  15. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    tidy ! Been looking into kw coilovers and the forge 356mm brake kit
     
  16. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    I've used the kW v3 kit and got on very well with it.
    The kit I have now isn't particularly road friendly but the v3 benefits from time spent getting the settings to your likings.

    Also drop a line to N8 or DaveB1970 for brakes.
    The AP kit is good and Dave will give you good prices and good advice.
     
    S88 YRS likes this.
  17. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

    2,083
    577
    113
    kw v3's are great. you want to upgrade your arb's at some point too..
     
  18. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    been looking at the h&r arb's, they any good ?
     
  19. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

    2,083
    577
    113
    great!
     
    S88 YRS likes this.
  20. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    Absolutely fine,along with Whiteline and Eibach.

    I don't think there's much if anything to choose between them.
     
  21. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    Sweet, making a list of the parts ill be saving for :)
     
  22. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team V8 Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group s tronic

    3,553
    896
    113
    And then forward that list to me.....for acquisition. :o.k:
     
    S88 YRS likes this.
  23. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    Ill be going through you for alot of parts i think mark :) have to get a few free stickers to advertise aswell ;)
     
  24. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113
    Thats going to be a good list I would think.
     
  25. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

    421
    61
    28
    i been looking into ARBs for a wee while now, are the H&R only ones that provide thicker rear bar? i have seen things that say the thicker rear sway bar reduces the understeer so the H&R 24 front and 26 rear in theory better than supposed to there 28 front and 24 rear which is dearer?

    if none of this matters id rather save a good bit on the KW roll bars but i dont want to be kicking myself if the slightly dearer options are noticeably better?
     
  26. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

    10,854
    4,841
    113

    In theory,yes,but I think the major improvement is in reducing body roll.
     
  27. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

    421
    61
    28
    hmmm i dont know what to do, think it maybe thicker rear ones atm as it looks.

    However, out of interest any one tried the thicker rear ones compaired to the normal ones that has any input would be cool?
     
  28. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

    2,083
    577
    113
    you can get whiteline rear arb and go from there as they are th only ones that sell them separately.
    i've got h&r kit, tried both front and rear hard, and as much as i loved that go cart feel, i noticed a bit of understeer present on a damp road, and on a snow, so went for front soft and back hard and it's best combo for daily driven car with ocasional blast (from my experience).
     
    S88 YRS likes this.
  29. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

    421
    61
    28
    So you would say replace just the back one then and leave front standard? Rather than the front n back kit? (I could buy kit try it and sell front if not liking it hmm?)
     
  30. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

    2,083
    577
    113
    i doubt someone would buy just the front one.
    if you're buying a kit, it's adjustable. you can try hard hard, soft soft, and soft hard and see what suits your needs the best.
     
  31. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    1,806
    337
    83
    soft front and stiff rear works best!
     
    S. likes this.
  32. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

    2,083
    577
    113
    yup!!!
     
  33. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

    421
    61
    28
    Cool might be both bars then. Get this arranged in next couple weeks hopefully :)
     
  34. S88 YRS

    S88 YRS Member

    91
    48
    18
    Im undecided about the kw and the h&r. What ever 1's i decide to buy ill have the in a few months :)
     

Share This Page