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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by welder1027, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. welder1027
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    [Jan 3, 2009]
    Hi All,

    I'm new to this site and looking for advise if possible?

    I have a 2007 S3 in standard guise so could anyone offer advise on tuning my car, i'm looking for easy, quick mods that won't cost an arm and a leg and easy to restore back to standard trim if needed.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.
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    if i had an s3 i would do the following:

    only 1 really for power - get it chipped, possibly with the fuel pump upgrade as well

    suspension there are 2 things - thicker anti roll bars particularly the back, and morego do some longer bottom wishbones that give about -1.7 to -1.75 deg negative camber at the front, all with stardard bushes, ride, comfort etc. forget about lowering, 19" wheels, coilovers etc - all will make it harder and not necessarily improve the handling
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    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    Best bang for buck will be a remap - Don't be tempted to go cheap, there are a couple of tuners that specifically have the TFSi well covered.
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    [Jan 4, 2009]
    VRStu, Dunk,

    Who would you recommend and what Chip? what can i expect to pay and what will i gain?

    I've seen it mentioned that 45 to 50 bhp increase is likely as a first stage, is this correct?

    Cheers for all the advise.
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    S3 Big Andy Stealth Beast Baby Yay

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    my first remap cost around £500 and I gained 60bhp well worth giving revo a call
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    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    I too am in the same club as Andy, however other options such as APR or GIAC exist.
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    Revo + Milltek + Forge got mine to 342bhp and 344lb/ft.
    Total cost around £1,750 and all of it is easily removable - car could be put back to standard within a day.
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    Pretty similar results here....about £1500 worth of work as I didn't get the Forge CAI,but ended up with over 310bhp and 360lbs of torque.

    Another vote for Revo and AMD.
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