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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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  2. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Just logged my B5 TIP with standard airbox and it was 212g/s. With the autobahn TIP I got 204 so it's a nice increase of 8g/s. I'll be borrowing Tam's jetex filter at some point to see how much extra air flow that gives.
     
  3. LiveWire

    LiveWire S3X

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    Quick question, is your airbox stock, ie have you drilled, smoothed it? Also what filter are you using in the airbox?

    I might run my B5 Tip on the stock air box as im worried about the Jetex cone sucking in to much hot air.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  4. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    Nice figures, from memory I got 6-9 g/s with my Jetex.

    How does the car feel since you put the TIP on.

    Oh and the wheels look ace on your car :icon_thumright:
     
  5. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    My airbox has been smoothed and I originally got a few extra g/s from just doing that! I have a standard paper filter. If the jetex doesn't make a huge amount of difference I'll upgrade the filter in the box and I also plan to run some 4" ducting into the box.

    The car feels great at the moment and pulls like a madman all the way to the redline. You must remember that I also have a brand new turbo on and a 3" downpipe.

    Now by no means am I saying my car is as fast as a Porsche GT3 but I kept up with one on my way home tonight WTF
     
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  7. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    Did the TIP change the sound as expected?
     
  8. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Not a huge amount. Not as much as the jetex does. I'm just loving the noise from the down pipe and no cat at the moment ;)
     
  9. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered all my FMIC parts. £218 posted but that figure should drop down a fair bit as Mr Silicone do free delivery for any orders over £70.

    I'm planning to fitt it all next Thursday/Friday so a guide will be on the way.
     
  10. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    While I wait for my FMIC gear to turn up I dont want to be left twiddling my thumbs looking for things to do so I'm thinking of getting cracking on my wheel refurb to my old S3 wheels.

    My plan is to use these wheels for track use only, paint them a lairy colour and cover them in Federal 595 RS-R tyres like Prawn has. I am planning to do them in red as it compliments the minge blue quite well and it suitably lairy enough for the track ;)

    I have had a new idea though for the spokes. I was thinking about masking off the face of each spoke and spraying the wheel black then mask off everything except the spokes and spray them red. This will give the wheels a bit of depth but it will take a hell of a lot longer to do.

    Anyone got any ideas on colour or things I could do to the wheels?

    Also if anyone is any good with Photo Shop and fancies colouring in a few S3 wheels for me, feel free ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Here you are dude - wheel changed to black.

    [​IMG]

    Seee, I'm good!! :lmfao:
     
  12. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Wow you are good. The wheel is a bit square though mate!
     
  13. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    That's not important on this model...
     
  14. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Stop spamming my thread ;)
     
  15. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Sorry. :(
     
  16. Dane

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

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    what colours Troopa's s3? I think he's got black avus' on ming blue/black - which lets face it looks the same :jester:
     
  17. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    you plumb ;)

    I dont want dark wheels, everybody goes for dark wheels...... oh yes so did you!

    I want bright lairy track wheels.
     
  18. Dane

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

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  19. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    By not quite the same you mean not an S3, not Ming Blue, not lairy coloured wheels lol

    Brown is not a good look.
     
  20. Dane

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

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    Hmmm, it's the best I could google, but I shan't try any more:blownose:
     
  21. Westy

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    Check out Kawazaki Green :hubbahubba:

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Pedrosousa

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    Try in white...
     
  23. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah could do. I think Vela has his in white and they do look good. Paint will be cheaper and it wont matter too much if they get that dirty as they're for track use :thumbsup:
     
  24. Westy

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    It was Dela, not Vela:

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Pedrosousa

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    The center of the center wheel could stay in original color...

    But for me the car looks like a toy :D
     
  26. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I'll probably leave the centre caps off to be fair. If they're for track use then there's less chance of me loosing them ;)
     
  27. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    How about GOLD!?


    (always believe in your soul)

    Or turquoise - bet there aren't many cars going around the 'Ring with aqua coloured wheels.
     
  28. Dane

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

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    A dark bronze colour would look sick
     
  29. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Get me examples.
     
  30. Dane

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

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    One of the 8p guys have it on a dark s3
     
  31. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Ok I'll go on the hunt.
     
  32. Westy

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    Like this colour Dane?

    They're not lairy enough, I prefer white I think.

    [​IMG]
     
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  33. Westy

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    I'm giving up with trying to refurb the Brembo calipers myself, they are a pain in the arse!

    Does anyone know of any places I can send them to get them properly refurbed? I want new dust seals, new piston seals and powder coating.
     
  34. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Bigg Red will most likely do it.
     
  35. Westy

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    Dropped my car off for its 4 wheel alignment this morning. Decided to do some AIT logging with my SMICs as I wont have many more chances before I fit the FMIC.

    The outside temp was 17 degrees Celcius
    Highest AIT 33 Celcius on boost
    Off boost average was 27 degrees

    All my FMIC kit should arrive today so I'll get pics up later.
     
  36. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    33 is proper cold dude, but that's probably because you're running such low boost so it's not got the chance to make any heat.

    my little ko3S at 20psi on the daily with a single SMIC reaches 66-67 degrees :(
     
  37. Westy

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    Yeah I was surprised at how cold it was. I know it was only 17 outside so it will be a lot worse in the heat of summer. 66/67 is damn hot!!! What does the track car do?
     
  38. s3dave

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    hmmm mine always drops to the low 20s on boost.... 19 ambient 40s off boost
     
  39. Westy

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    Was that a hot day Dave? I'm hoping to take these down with my new cooler ;)
     
  40. s3dave

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    It was warm 19 degrees ...it shoots down on boost... hottest ive had it was 20 ambient, 55 off boost, 25 on boost, it was only 55 because of a traffic jam....
     

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