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W3STY's Progress Thread

Westy May 9, 2011

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What colour S3 Avus for the Track?

  1. Porsche Guards Red

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  2. Kawasaki Green

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  1. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Yes i have 63mm, i meant to reduce them with the joiners...what outlets are they...
     
  2. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I see what your saying, so the OD of the reducers or joiners will be too big, likely to be over 84mm.
     
  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    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...

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  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    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

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I await westys report on his night of frustration lol
     
  6. IrishDave

    IrishDave Active Member

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    Yep same here. Have my finger on the refresh button awaiting some news.
     
  7. jk_s3

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    *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

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I'm just going to have a shower then I'll whack some pics up.
     
  9. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Ooh you been getting down and dirty boyo haha.
     
  10. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Cores too small mate, its only 280mm.
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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:

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

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    Lining up the big boy:

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    Drivers side pipework:

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    Passenger side pipework:

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    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

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    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

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    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

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Is it that the silicone sticks out too much? Or its too tall from top to bottom to fit in the recess?
     
  16. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    I may look at the feasability of modding this type for 63mm outlets welded on
     
  18. Dane

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

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    But if it were all ally it might fit?
     
  19. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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

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

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    Hmm I know just the man... :)
     
  21. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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

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

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    I can, mainly cus theres no messing about and its oooh 20 minutes away...
     
  23. Dane

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

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  24. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    Hum this has got me thinking!
     
  25. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I think bigger is better. I dont care for the fogs any more, I just want my car running its best.
     
  26. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I'm picking up an angle grinder at lunch to do the crash bar tonight. Going to attack that fool.
     
  27. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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  28. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    Hum shame about the price
     
  29. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Not too sure without the measurements Dave.
     
  30. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    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

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    std S3 pipe is 60mm - I would'nt go smaller
     
  32. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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

    Westy Well-Known Member

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  34. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    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

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member VCDS Map User

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    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

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

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    I can take no credit, Tuffty's the man!
     
  38. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think you had much to do with it ;)
     
  39. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    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

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    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?
     

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