1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

W3STY's Progress Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, May 9, 2011.

?

What colour S3 Avus for the Track?

  1. Porsche Guards Red

    34 vote(s)
    54.0%
  2. Kawasaki Green

    29 vote(s)
    46.0%
  1. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    728
    Yes i have 63mm, i meant to reduce them with the joiners...what outlets are they...
  2. superkarl
    Offline

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    1,082
    I see what your saying, so the OD of the reducers or joiners will be too big, likely to be over 84mm.
  3. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    15,792
    Likes Received:
    1,283
    Ah... yeah... IIRC they hit everything as std as they are higher up than mine on the AH... lower outlets (flush with the bottom of the FMIC) is the way to do it really...

    <tuffty/>
  4. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    728
    Yes thats right, like tufty says if they were alloy pipes coming off the FMIC @63mm then fine just enough room to play
  5. superkarl
    Offline

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    1,082
    I await westys report on his night of frustration lol
  6. IrishDave
    Offline

    IrishDave Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    43
    Yep same here. Have my finger on the refresh button awaiting some news.
  7. jk_s3
    Offline

    jk_s3 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    *NEW* SQUARE Intercooler ~ Universal 460mmx300mmx76mm | eBay

    hi guys, would this be any good? i know its narrow but the height is good, and also with the extra spaced saved by the narrow width would be good to get the reducers on before the fog lights?? its very similar dimensions to the forge intercooler, 20mm narrower but 30mm taller and 16mm thicker.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011
  8. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    I'm just going to have a shower then I'll whack some pics up.
  9. Dani_B19
    Offline

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,275
    Likes Received:
    90
    Ooh you been getting down and dirty boyo haha.
  10. Dani_B19
    Offline

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,275
    Likes Received:
    90
    Cores too small mate, its only 280mm.
  11. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    Ok, I'm shattered after wrestling with that big ass core since 6:30 :(

    Anyway here's a few pics. First up, spot the difference:

    [​IMG]

    Crash bar off, small core off, horns and middle bar off:

    [​IMG]

    Lining up the big boy:

    [​IMG]

    Drivers side pipework:

    [​IMG]

    Passenger side pipework:

    [​IMG]

    I didn't have the tools to cut the crash bar tonight so I mocked up a quick fix with some cable ties to hold the core up:

    [​IMG]

    I tried my absolute hardest to get it to all fit but I could only get half the bumper on. The 90 degree reducers clear the fogs no problem, the issue is (as said above) the outer diameter of the silicone is too big to fit in the resess of the bumper.

    Tomorrow i'll cut the crash bar, remove the fogs, raise the core and get it all to fit. There is a possibility that I can keep the fog trims but not sure yet.

    Anyway this is how I left the old girl:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  12. Dani_B19
    Offline

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,275
    Likes Received:
    90
    So is it going to take some cutting of the bumper then? The fogs have 2 clips dont they, so couldnt you afford to cut/shave the bottom of the grille but still be able to use the top clip for the fog grilles to clip in! That make sense? haha.

    Anyway neil, bloody good job, think im going to have to purchase one of these bad ass boys now.
  13. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    There is a tiny possibility that the fogs can stay but the fog grills will need to be trimmed like a bugger or just left off. I'm hoping to have a bit more success tomorrow.
  14. Dani_B19
    Offline

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,275
    Likes Received:
    90
    Could you not pull the intercooler more in at the bottom, towards the car, or would it start fouling the top of the bumper/touch the rad?
  15. superkarl
    Offline

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    1,082
    Is it that the silicone sticks out too much? Or its too tall from top to bottom to fit in the recess?
  16. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    There's loads of room height wise but even with the core pressed right up against the rad, there is no room.

    Yep spot on. The silicone is fouling the inside of the bumper where it's just too wide. Height wise the silicone will fit, just.
  17. badger5
    Offline

    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,282
    Likes Received:
    673
    I may look at the feasability of modding this type for 63mm outlets welded on
  18. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    84
    But if it were all ally it might fit?
  19. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    Yeah it might do if the alloy was welded on. The problem with using a sili joiner then onto a 90 degree alloy is that the hoses then come out wider and foul the fog light brackets. The beauty with the 90 degree sili reducers is that the 90 degree bend is nice and tight.

    If like Bill says you can get 63mm 90 degree alloy welded on I think it will fit.
  20. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    84
    Hmm I know just the man... :)
  21. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    Hopefully tonight I'll get it all fitted but I'm expecting to have black sili hoses poking out the fog holes. I cant be bothered with messing about getting welding done.
  22. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    84
    I can, mainly cus theres no messing about and its oooh 20 minutes away...
  23. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    84
  24. Speedy Steve
    Offline

    Speedy Steve Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hum this has got me thinking!
  25. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    I think bigger is better. I dont care for the fogs any more, I just want my car running its best.
  26. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    I'm picking up an angle grinder at lunch to do the crash bar tonight. Going to attack that fool.
  27. [Dave B]
    Offline

    [Dave B] Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    111
  28. Speedy Steve
    Offline

    Speedy Steve Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hum shame about the price
  29. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    Not too sure without the measurements Dave.
  30. [Dave B]
    Offline

    [Dave B] Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    111
    I'm struggling to find the height and width but so far I have found the following:

    Core Width - S3 - 40mm
    Inlet ID - S3 - 48mm

    Quite a small inlet by all accounts but 270bhp S3's seem to cope with it? It looks like APR do an uprated one with 57mm inlets.
  31. badger5
    Offline

    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,282
    Likes Received:
    673
    std S3 pipe is 60mm - I would'nt go smaller
  32. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    Tufts, How did you fix the horns?

    I've noticed there are a few screws sticking out already but have you any idea what size nut they take?
  33. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
  34. Speedy Steve
    Offline

    Speedy Steve Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    8
    Yep thats where i put mine too although i plan to re work it all as want to fit my WMI tank in there to
  35. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    It was a tight fit on my setup to fit the horns there. I had to bend the bracket a bit.

    If I got FMIC spray or WMI I'll be mounting mine where Dane mounted his, look very good, nice and hidden.
  36. Gti Jazz Blue
    Offline

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    6
    As I have a mate that is a mechanic and I'm in IT - I would say that IT is much better paid - unless you are someone like bill and set up yourself. General Mechanics aren't paid that well (when compare to IT).
  37. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,005
    Likes Received:
    84
    I can take no credit, Tuffty's the man!
  38. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    I didn't think you had much to do with it ;)
  39. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,296
    Likes Received:
    969
    Bye bye fog lights :(

    It's still not 100% how I want it but I'm too tired to give a **** right now. My old man is going to make up some brackets for me at work to further adjust the core height. This is how it is now.

    [​IMG]
  40. Prawn
    Offline

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    9,477
    Likes Received:
    1,299
    Nice man! Looks pretty mean.

    If you're going to leave the grilles out, I'd raise the core up a tad so that the pipes are at least central in the appature.

    Must be VERY good IATs with that monster core though. I must get myself one!

    Any obvious increase in lag?

Share This Page