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Uprated TIP, why?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Ian_83, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Ian_83

    Ian_83 Member

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    I see a lot, people are using a new TIP with a FMIC. Is the setup not a typical on these engines? ie: turbo charge pipe into FMIC, FMIC into inlet manifold?

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    Seems to be a lot of extra pipes on there? I take it you *need* this pipe, even with a FMIC?
     
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  3. A3 Oly

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    This pipe is the Turbo intake pipe from the airbox/filter. this doesnt go to the IC.
     
  4. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    clue is in the name.

    These are alot less restrictive than the stock item
     
  5. Ian_83

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    Ah! I'm at the wrong end (that's what she said) :). ta! :)
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    On K04 turbo'd engines (S3, TT and LCR) the OEM TIP is prone to collapsing and as seen on Welly's S3 with a hybrid K04 will cavitate as it struggles to draw air through it.... a silicon TIP won't collapse like the OEM one and especially once remapped the engine will generate more heat whilst trying to draw more air so a silicon TIP will help sort that out...

    On a K03 turbo'd engine the TIP is a pile of junk... it has a squashed alloy end that fits to the turbo and small bore inlet beyond that... silicon tip on these supplement a remap...

    If you need more proof of the benefits of changing the TIP, have a read of this...

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/109356-3inch-tip-tests-danes-s3-today.html

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  7. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    I would highly recommend a silicone TIP. Definitely made a difference on mine when i got one on. Spool up was quicker and sound got louder. Going to redline felt loads better with no sluggish feel like the standard TIP.
     
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    3inch for the win.. hehe
     
  9. Ian_83

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    Looks like some nice gains up top, strange with the loss of torque lower down. Then again, the new map sorted that out massively :). I take it a 3 inch TIP is too large for my car? 1.8t AGU.
     
  10. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    :yes:
     
  11. S3BAM

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    Shame u missed my Forge Tip Group buy

    U will require a FM180IND for yours(If u went for Forge Tip)

    Sadly all i have left are FM225IND(S3 FIT) In Black or Red(From non payers)

    They were £108 delivered or £100 collected

    I may see if i can do another in the New Year
     
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