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Typical parts associated with upgrade to stronger rods and pistons

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Neru, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Neru

    Neru Member

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    Hey currently upgrading my rods and pistons current parts list is

    - Mahle Motorsport pistons- 81mm bore
    - DMF Forged H-beam 144/20mm connecting rods
    - ARP main studs
    - ARP head bolts
    - ARP Crank bolt
    - Calico Coated Bearings
    - Gasket and seal kit

    Any other parts is should order at the same time
     
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  3. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Not need for ARP's as the standard stuff is very good

    I have just some ARP head bolts ( not stud kit ) and thats it
     
  4. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Might want to think about new oil and water pumps while you're in there and also a cambelt kit.
     
  5. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    Headset kit....oil/ water pump, pick up pipe, tensioners, ....new exhaust guides,,,
     
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  6. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    what comp ratio are the pistons? all the aftermarket pistons i've seen lower the comp ratio
     
  7. Neru

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    Timing belt water pump tensioner all been ordered thanks
     
  8. Neru

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    Not sure mate ill ask
     

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