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Well, I had my Haldex controler fitted yesterday...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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  3. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Thanks for sharing Paul!

    Anything more to add?
     
  4. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    Oh go on then...
    Seen as somebody actualy posted on a thread i made ,
    What a bugger of a job to do,
    The diffrence though is well worth the effort ! hard acceleration feels more awd than front wheels only, Power mid corner or on exit is far better,
    Wierd to say but the car seems flatter on exit of wide open roundabouts...
    Well worth it
     
  5. frank s3

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    wot company did u get it from? and how much was it as i'm looking into getting one very soon!
     
  6. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Do you find you can get the back end out more on corners when pushed
     
  7. L4V15

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    I think I'll get one if the price is right. What exactly does it do? Does it just make it permanent 4wd with more power to the back like most 4wd's?
     
  8. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    Frank,
    This controler kind of fell into my lap quite cheap so it was an unplanned mod but one im very pleased with,
    Andrew,
    To be fair i just tried a few things in the car that used to let it down, Im looking forward to making a road trip to a little run i know and enjoy,
    I also still have standard 17 inch wheels that im told will always hold the handeling back?
     
  9. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    As i understand it... the controler changes the flow control of the oil used in the rear diff set up,
    So as to move more power to the rear and move it a little faster than the standard controler will,
    The best way to describe it so far is MORE of a AWD feel than before , More confidence when its needed.
     
  10. frumpy_pigskin

    frumpy_pigskin THE VW TECHNICIAN

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    I had one on my last s3 and plan to get one on my latest s3, they make the world of difference in straight lines and cornering, unfortunatly i had to pay around 550 odd for mine off awesome gti. Power doesnt come cheap!
     
  11. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    They're more than that now from awesome! Far too expensive. I can Imagine worth it though
     
  12. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    I was planning on anti roll bars instead but ive been talked into both now...
    Its a mod that may come off the car to be honest... juggling money from time to time may mean it goes to make way for something more "needed" in life
     
  13. frank s3

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    i was looking at getting an sqs racing one.dose any one know much about these?? they seem to be alot cheaper than the awesome?? wots the difference between the two??
     
  14. Sam_

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    I can't really compare back to back as I fitted mine soon after I got it based on reports but the car sticks to the road very well. I was on a long sweeping slip/test road today and the car felt awesome. Very composed and I have standard suspension!
     
  15. cecilthesausage

    cecilthesausage ...It's Never Finished...

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    Yep definitely so:rockwoot:
     
  16. frank s3

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    wot are you running sam???
    s3 paul wot are you running??
    frumpy_pigskin wot was the brand of the controller you were using
    i'm just concerned that the massive difference if price will reflect in quality?
     
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    Frank, I have the Haldex "blue" controller. The rest of the car is relatively standard (see the sig).

    Weird. I've not noticed that, perhaps I need to push it harder!
     
  18. Lee172

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    I want to get one but think they are too expensive, im just waiting for one to come up cheap on ebay. Last time i was at storm developments they had an s3 that had some sort of haldex controller from germany where they could change how much power went to the rear through a screen in the glovebox, pretty sure he said he gets them in for less than the ones from awesome gti and he seemed to have more control over what was going on.
     
  19. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Well when youve had enough of it paul ill happily take it off your hands :).
     
  20. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    I dont think its a mod i will get bord of as it makes the car more complete. But as i said, a growing family and all puts a strain on my wallet.
     
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    i can flick the arse end of my car out relatively easy in the dry does this mean i have a uprated haldex?????
    i bought a replacement diff and am now thinking it mite of had an uprated haldex bolted to it??????
    are there any obvious ways of checking does it look any different to the standard haldex????
     
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  23. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    The blue haldex controler is....
    Wait for it .......


    Blue !
    lol

    I could get the back to "step out" but not using power. by turning in way too hard lifting then nailing it once the back was slipping.
    With this controler fitted it feels like an actual AWD car so will "drift" a little but controlled in the sence that your still making forward progress rather than sliding towards a curb
     
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    MMMMMmmmm ok thanx dude
    your discription is similar to how mine is but its defo Not blue so therfore it cant be
    I WANT ONE OF THEM????
     
  25. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    The other controler mentioned ... i have no idea where that fits, Mine is a full replacement control unit. thats the only thing that looks any diffrent. im guessing the other unit sits inline maybe?
     
  26. Ginge

    Ginge It's never fast enough !

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    If you fancy selling your old controller let me know.... mine just died so just fwd at the mo :(
     
  27. djarchive

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    I will be doing soonish Ginge. Inbox me your number + i'll drop you a line when I know more...


    Going for a major service in 3 weeks so I will be in contact after mine is swapped as I've got an upgraded one.

    Joe
     
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    Not sure if its this thing or just the car itself but even with standard suspension I have yet to find the limit :) The car feels great.
     

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