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throttle cable conversion..

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ja3mie, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. ja3mie

    ja3mie A3 1.8t Quattro Sport!

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    is there any way i can change to cable throttle?

    cheers :)
     
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    May I ask why?

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    of course, but why would you want to go backwards like that?
     
  5. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    yea, what's the reason mate?

    Having got both myself, the DBW car isn't as smooth, and the electronic throttle isn't as good I'll admit, but the rest of the system is miles ahead of the pre historic ME3.8 ECU in the cable throttle car. ME7 is a huge step forward in terms of refinement and tunability
     
  6. ja3mie

    ja3mie A3 1.8t Quattro Sport!

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    i HATE electric throttle, no matter what people say, they are no as responsive, more to go wrong.. and i like good ole mechanic feel and squeak from under the bonnet! lol
     
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    Popping on demand with cable too :p
     
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    The biggest problem is that as Nick has stated the older cable throttle capable ECUs are pretty stupid and not as tunable and adjustable as their DBW counterparts. There are measures that can be taken to improve throttle responsiveness and feel iirc.

    I have DBC and sooooooo wish i had DBW
     
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Tiny tap of the Pedal on overrun? Mine does it every time!
     
  10. ja3mie

    ja3mie A3 1.8t Quattro Sport!

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    thats a benifit too! lol wont it do it on electric throttle? lol
     
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    they are responsive - maybe your tune is not so good or there's another issue
     
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    same on dbw ;)
     
  13. ja3mie

    ja3mie A3 1.8t Quattro Sport!

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    its standard at the minute, i had my old cars mapped and you can change the responsiveness of the pedal "drivers wish"

    however, i still prefer cable! old school ftw!
     
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    lol - old skool indeed
     
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    Got to love cruise control though.

    No problems with throttle response here
     
  16. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    surley you can change the response of the dbw as you can with the dbc.
    i would prefer to have dbw less messing less to go wrong also smoother feel on throttle, and more responsive as you not relaying on a cable just electric resonse.
     
  17. ja3mie

    ja3mie A3 1.8t Quattro Sport!

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    i cant explain it, lol there is a definate difference between the 2.

    guess i gotta stick electric though.

    o well, worth a ****! cheers guys..
     
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    I do miss being able to rev the engine while under the bonnet
     

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