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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 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. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Did you read the links above mate? The theory is sound but I want to see proof first.
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    Using 2.0T coil packs on the 1.8T

    Think this was the thread i saw from Audizine also as a link within that to another thread on the subject. 15WHP gain on a GT28 A4
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    I will see for myself.. hence the testing I will do.
    I have read conflicting things.. so will see whats occuring myself and if its a genuine improvement, then expect it to be a badger 5 product offering, and if its not.. well........... I wont
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    Just read it... I'm a massive skeptic there, I honestly cannot see how it makes any difference over a standard 'healthy' coil pack, surely if it's firing, it's firing.

    Iv witnessed turbo cars 'blowing' and spark out because of high boost and greater gap on plugs, leading to a misfire, a more powerful coil pack would benefit there. But surely not on cars running much over standard boost levels.

    Great if it does show gains. sounds awfully like the myth when people used to wack 'ht leads' on their clios and novas lol. Sounds like somebody could make alot of money from it *cough*

    I'm always a skeptic :)
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    Bit like the guy who has been flogging the adapters to space the coil packs :whistle2:

    I'm with you mate, I wont believe something till it's bee proven and I've seen the evidenvce. It's not being sceptical, but more being sensible ;)
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    hows the tyre hunting neil.
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    I found 4 Yokohama Advans on Pistonheads on Thursday. They had only been on there 3 hours so I got lucky. All have 3mm tread on them and are 225/45/17. I paid to get them couriered down to me from Scotland and the tracking details say they have been delivered to mine so I'm heading home about 2pm to get hold of them and the wheels and head to quick fit ;)
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    we will see.
    also a skeptic..

    potential gains from running a bigger gap than normal and achieving a phatter spark & achieving a more complete burn (perhaps)

    theory.. tests will reveal.
    who knows - worth a punt
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    quick fit westy goes.
    :blackrs4:
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    glad you found some tyres 3mm tread should last you m8, you using your normal wheels get there and these for just the ring
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    Yep traveling in the S4s with Contisports incase it rains then I'll swap the S3s with Yokos for the track. Then if it rains I can still swap back to my road tyres ;)
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    method in the madness hehe
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    To be honest the Yoko`s arent bad in the rain. My mate had them on his R32 GTR and they were still fairly grippy in the wet. They had around 3mm too.
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    I'll be hiding round a bush waiting to pinch te S4 's when they are off

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    Good luck with that ;)

    Got home to find these sitting on the front door step:

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    I've just dropped them into quick fit so I'll get some pics once they're on the rims ;)
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    The look like they would be fun on the B roads,

    Btw how long has Tam had his verds, need new tyres again!
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    I think his are a year old, you'd best ask him mate.
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    Will do, stuck between ordering vreds or michellins. Anyway thread hijack over
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    A few pics from tonights cleaning session ready for the Ring trip:

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    Didn't seem to get any of mine after the wax was taken off :think:

    Anyway here's a few of Tam's:

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    And my S3 wheels with track rubber fastened down in the boot:

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    Good man :)

    Seeing A048R's makes me worry! That's a SERIOUS tyre you've got there dude!
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    They're not the R's dude, they are just A048's from an exige. They have the "LTS" (lotus) marking on them but i've found out they're the Medium-Hard compound. Exige's come out the factory with these tyres and most people drive them on the road so they should be ok.

    I have read that they are at they're optimum performance at between 30-33psi when between 60-90 degrees c, so bit of a small performance window :whistle2:
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    i see some sticky rubber prawn beware lol
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    My car wont handle anywhere near as good as prawn's plus he knows the track better than I do. I'm hoping for a reasonable time though ;)
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    Looking awesome - have a great time lads! By the way my brakes are loads better now W3STY they've got a lot firmer and flip me they stop a lot better from higher 60-80 downwards! :thrashi:
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    Cheers Fran. I'm glad you're happy with the brakes. Get some 4 pots next then you'll be really happy ;)
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    you could always find sabiene schmidt or how ever you spell her name and clame its you in the car for one lap to see the look on prawns face lol.

    Neil : 8mins lap time
    Prawn: 9mins lap time

    im sure urs should be good against with them tyres on and the power you got just one main thing hope neither of ya's come off.
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    Yeah I'm hoping it's a safe weekend for all.

    Prawns car is also a good 300kgs lighter than than mine but I do have a fair bit more power to make up for that. It will be fun :racer:
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    OI!

    I'm already into the 8's :sob: haha.

    Safe weekend is what we all want :) afterall, it's just a cracking bit of fun
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    Thread hijack

    Westy, Brembo disk you got from bremboshop/ nextdaybrakes, how do you find it? Good quality and still holding up?
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    Stop hi-jacking ;)

    I cant remember where I bought them from but they are very good indeed. I fitted them last June before last years Ring trip and even now there isn't a lip worn into them. With the DS2500s they do an extremely good job.

    I recommended them to Fran and he's happy with them also, I'd definitely get another set once these need replacing.
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    I got mine from: eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    Arrived very quickly - as W3STY said very happy with them so far. (my standard OEM pagid discs warped within 3months with the DS2500's pads)
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    8s jesus prawn that car got wings hope fully get low 8s how it is set up at the mo
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    His times are great from that car on a tourist day. My mates best was an 8:04 in an E36 M3 on a private day with only 20 cars and the home straight was open.
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    Re : Brembo, anyone used brembo pads?
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    nope. if they're not much cheaper than DS2500s then I wouldnt bother.
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    Cheers dude, 08:40 last trip in the A3, but with several problems still, and **** tyres, so now it's done, who knows.

    In some ways I half expect to be slower, being older and wiser! haha.

    We shall see :)

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