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Soooo. Soundaktor?? Do we have them on the S3?

grr666 Jun 8, 2013

  1. grr666

    grr666 Member

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    For those of you that don't know they are fitted to some VAG cars to make them sound
    sportier in the cabin. But, has the S3 got one? If so has anybody unplugged theirs
    to see if it sounds better without??

    Link to images ---> soundaktor - Google Search
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    out ST3 has it
    well it did b4 i removed it.
     
  3. max69vk

    max69vk Active Member

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    Why would they ever fit such a thing? Of all the things that must have been scrimped on in cost cutting exercises & somehow this got approved? Madness!
     
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  4. wuta3

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    Googled it, found this:
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  5. grr666

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    If I'm honest, I suspect they had stringent requirements to meet regarding how loud the engines are.
    So from the outside it sounds quiet, and from the inside it sounds like a growly beast.
    That's also why there's a valve in the exhaust. Noise regulations eh? I guess people
    who paid the bit extra for the performance variants want to hear what their money has
    paid for.
     
  6. coreythorny

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    Then AMG came along for Mercedes and stuck two nice fingers up at the EU regulations for noise :gun2:

    Although I believe laws control some of it, cost and development probably outweigh it. Who knows.
     
  7. Bazzle

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    Is there one on S3's? (2010)
    If so where is it?
    Can it be disabled?
     
  8. Jonneh

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    As far as I know these were only introduced in the MQB aged cars and forwards, so about 2013-14ish. So 8V S3 and Mk7 Golfs. I'd be extremely suprised if any 8P had it.
     
  9. Bazzle

    Bazzle Active Member

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    Ok thanks.
    Next time im under the plenum Ill have a look ;)

    I asked as Ive seen them fitted to mkVI golfs of similar vintage
     
  10. A3SBQ

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    I know golf mk6 GTI has it. Even some passat/CC have it. I
    Don't think it's on the 8p chassis
     
  11. tcardio

    tcardio Active Member

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    just buy a VR6
     
  12. Bazzle

    Bazzle Active Member

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    :notme:
     

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