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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Reesy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Surely if you get a thin enough core with small ins/outs it can be done?!

    You dont need a big FMIC on for a remapped car really.
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    true westy will measure up mine 2nite if got chance.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    It’s a fairly extensive list for the both of them, I don’t think I’ve ever listed it before, but as you asked, here goes!

    Shorter list first, the Daily, 2001 A3 1.8T:


    Engine: AUM 1.8T (ko3S as std)
    3’’ DP/decat into custom modified toyosports 2.5’’ cat back
    AGU charge pipe setup, all silicon boost hoses, autobahn88 TIP
    Forge 007P, 80mm Jetex with reducer onto MAF
    PCV/N249/N112 delete with catch can installed
    G60 single mass flywheel with VR6 clutch kit,
    Poly dog bone bush
    Rtech stage 1 map with decat light mapped out (224bhp/233lbft at Bills, 216bhp/265lbft at Regal on a HOT day)

    Suspension/brakes/wheels:
    Jamex coilovers all round, front helper springs removed, dropped about 60mm
    H&R 26mm front ARB
    Eibach 25mm rear ARB
    Porsche 996 carrera front 4 pot callipers
    DaveB mounting kit, with 330x28mm grooved discs, braided lines, and ATE fast road pads
    B6 S4 18x8 Avus reps, spaced 10mm F 15mm R with stretched falken 215/40’s

    Random stuff:
    Liquid gauge in custom air vent mount
    Leather armrest nicked from my mums tdi
    Half leather recaro sports seats from a TDi Quattro
    Parrot Bluetooth
    6k HID’s

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, that list ended up longer than I expected.

    Onto the track car: 1998 A3 1.8T


    Engine: AGU (large port) 1.8T
    KO3S turbo upgrade
    Forge TIP
    3’’ DP/Decat into non resonated Milltek 2.5’’ catback with custom tail pipes
    TurboRevs FMIC kit, black pipes
    Forge 007P in forge cold side relocation kit
    MASSIVE 100mm inlet Jetex filter with alloy reducer down to 80mm, silicon reducer to 70mm.
    LCR uprated fuel pump
    INA track density engine mounts
    INA track density dog bone bush, front voided bush replaced with Powerflex poly
    G60 flywheel lightened to 6kg, VR6 clutch kit
    Ibiza cupra rebuilt O2J gearbox, Custom internal gear shifter using golf/TT parts
    Quaife ATB limited slip diff
    225bhp / 290lbft at JKM performance, 238bhp / 260lbft at Storm developments

    Suspension/brakes/wheels
    Weitec Hicon GT LCR coilovers, LCR top mounts, lowered 45mm
    LCR cast wishbones
    LCR hubs
    LCR Quick steering rack and control arms
    LCR drop links
    LCR eibach 22mm F adjustable ARB
    Neuspeed Race 32mm adjustable hollow section rear ARB
    LCR brembo 4 pot callipers, with badger 5 eliptically grooved 323mm discs
    DS3000 front pads, Badger 5 braided hoses
    LCR 256mm vented rear brakes
    17x7.5 Ronal TT rims, with Federal 595 RS-R 225/45/17’s.

    Interior/random:
    RMD 13’’ suede steering wheel on Momo boss, airbag removed
    Cobra Monaco pro side mount bucket seats, on sparco steel side mounts with FIA spec seat rails welded into the shell
    Prima Motorsport ‘Titan’ 3’’ 4 point harnesses (soon to be upgraded to 6 point)
    Carpet, headlining, rear seats, and all trim apart from door cards and dash removed.
    LCR front splitter
    TRS webbing tow strap mounted to front crash bar
    Carbon fibre bonnet, carbon outer skin with fibreglass internal framework.
    \Black single piece headlights, 8K HID’s

    I think that’s about it! Sorry for the rather long list of text!
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    :ohmy: Prawn - All I can say is... Money must fall from trees in your garden! :(

    Awesome list of mods. Thanks buddy.
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    No, but I'm upgrading the turbo at some stage, so i'll need a half descent one....
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    Or just add WMI to the smaller cooler that fits behind the bumper ;)
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    If money fell from the trees, I'd have started with something better than an A3 ;)

    Money is tight, and many parts have been second hand bargains, I'm constantly searching for a bargain, and jump on things when they come up! You can build a great car on a tight budget, it just takes time.

    Sadly, we now have to pay out proper money for a roll cage, which isn't about to come up second hand!
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    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    what cage you getting prawn?

    safety devices or custom cage
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Well, nobody makes a cage for the A3 from what I can find! I've found a weichers 6 point cage, but it's not very comprehensive.

    I'm currently looking at an OMP multi point bolt in made for a golf 1 make race series. it's a bit more comprehensive than those sold on ebay, and being mk4 golf fitment, it should fit.

    Custom cages was the original plan, but the idea is a bolt together car, with minimal structural mods, so should the worst happen, it can all be easily transfered over to a new shell
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    Full custom isn't cheap especially if you want to get it welded to the front struts. My mate got this done for his BMW:

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    6 point cage sounds nice is that a dash dodger or not?
    safety devices cages are good quality, prices not to bad either

    mk4 golf should fit maybe a lil adjusting but sure it could fit could s3 dave not make anything as he does a lot of steel fabing
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    thats a cage and half westy welded are better cages although sometimes its roof off jobbie i know they do this with the porsches at ninemeister.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    that BMW cage looks like it was done at X-sport racing to me Westy, am I right?

    Syvo, it is KIND of a dash dodger, but not in the jap style bendy legs way you're thinking. Those type of dash dodgers arn't FIA compliant as they have too many bends in the front legs. the OMP cage I'm looking at comes down just behind the dash, but the legs are straight so as to remain FIA compliant.

    I'd love a custom cages weld in, but I want something removable should we ever need a new shell, the cage is such a large outlay we don't want to risk having to pay out twice.

    I'd happily get a cage that goes through the dash right up front, but all the bolt in's available for the mk4 platform come down just in front of the dash, so that's what it'll be!

    Will probably add crossed (removable) door bars though, and a harness bar
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    Chris, what has happened to your lovely A3 TQS thread :p and when are you going to get a front mount with me lol :D ?

    Car was feeling sluggish last few days, petrol was in the last 1/8th. Filled up with a fresh 50litres of Momentum99, and wow I'm back on the big boost. I don't think my car likes having less than 1/4 tank of fuel left...

    Out of interest, I can get a Garrett GT28RS (60) for £838.00 brand new, if anyone is interested... I'm certainly tempted myself. Syvo, what's the status on these downpipes, I'd be interested in swapping mine out for a 3" instead of the 2.75" I've got now.
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    I know, we've been spammed to death by 2wd A3 and S3 owners!! I'm still hoping prawn can find some info on this invisible install, as I just don't fancy having pipes hanging out the front of my sensible 5 door Audi :lmfao: It will be a couple of weeks before I get the front mount, but I think they are still £189 on eBay, which is a bit of a bargain.

    My car regularly has a quarter of a tank or less in it, so I'll keep an eye on that.

    Is that turbo only, as you'll have a few bits to do to get it all working with the car
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    QuattroRich Quattro Formaggio

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    I've seen this posted in this thread somewhere but can't seem to find it again! so, sorry for the repost :( I'm in desperate need of upgrading my front brakes on my TQS and I previously read someone had a link for reconditioned S3 brake systems on eBay? I would appreciate it massively if someone could send me the link for this!

    cheers :thumbsup:
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    Here Rich: gbautomotive2010 items - Get great deals on Brake Components, Audi items on eBay.co.uk Shops!
    Hope this helps :)

    Alex
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    QuattroRich Quattro Formaggio

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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Effing S3 owners :banghead::ninja:
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    Two weeks sounds good to me. It's the toyosports ones that are supposedly an OK fit right? I'd like to do a bit more research and make sure the one I buy will fit without killing the fogs, and certainly without crash-bar modification.
    Got to pay my insurance renewal in a week, but it's not too bad, so the money is ok :)

    I know it was getting major heat-soak last week in that hot weather, but not sure what was up this week, just felt sluggish, then as soon as I put a full tank of '99 in... it was pulling REALLY nicely.

    That's just the turbo. But it's cheaper than a k03/04 hybrid by a long way, and the same additions are needed:

    T25 flange - turbo manifold £350 (ebay £99 but not recommended!)
    Forge Throttle body pipe (might come with the FMIC) £60
    K04 downpipe (I believe the above GT28rs has a k04 exhaust side flange)
    Gaskets and fastners <£100
    Oil and fuel lines £50
    S3 Injectors / or 440cc ones £250
    4bar Fuel Pump £70
    3 Inch MAF £50
    Remap £300
    >300Nm Clutch - anywhere from £250 to £1000.
    Labour (1 day) £400

    Can you think of anything else?
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    yeh i know which cage you mean and yeh was on about the bendy leged dash dodger cage.
    door bars are a must imo door cards staying or going? just wondering what you gonna do about opening the doors have seen alot of the race cars with the strap that you pull to open the door good weight saving idea with piece of carbon covering the door pannel.
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    no news at mo as need at least 5 cars only got you two down for it
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    The forum is full of people asking the same fmic questions week after week, yet a genuinely helpful a3 specific thread comes up, and it gets merged into all the s3 stuff so people will never find it again!
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    Even if they could find it and read it and it made perfect sense people will still post a new thread :keule:

    The best thing to do is to get under your car and start measuring up ;)
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    I've seen your comments on the FMIC thread. Have you got a turborevs on your A3 mate? How did it fit?
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    What will they do for the three of us?
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    duno will have to find out as they would only be doing two downpipes in such as mine is going to be full system.
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    just emailed them will have to wait for reply
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    That intercooler thread is killing my brain!! I can see what Tim has bought, but not how it was fitted, or what it looked like which is total balls..
    I'm assuming it came out alright though.

    Syvo, we never got a definitive price for the 5 of us, so it shouldn't make a massive difference to price
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    Syvo don't forget I'd like one of these too so put me down on the list of peeps wanting one :L
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    220 each was the defo price from them if there was 5 of us m8

    ok newt will add you on
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    Cheers,dude :)
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    My car goes back to to R-tech tomorrow for the n249 bypass and oil catch can mod. Can't wait to feel how it goes without the boost leak.
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    universal = welding into place
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    Correct. Also, the MIJ downpipe will come with a flange on it like mine did. So you would have to weld a flange to both ends of that cat. I'd just get MIJ to put one of their 200 cell ones on the end of the downpipe for those who want it.. ?
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    I'd want a cat, just to make life easier when it comes to MOT time. I remember hearing that 200cell is sufficient. Might just get a mij one, as long as it's not much more expensive.

    Anyone know how easy the DP is to fit, as I'm not sure it's cost effective for me to travel up to you lot, unless the fitting is really cheap

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