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What could I do to a 1.4 TFSI to speed it up?

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  1. buzzkip
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    [Nov 22, 2010]
    Hi all,

    I was wondering if there are any changed I could make to my new Audi A3 1.4 TFSI, to make it faster.

    I'll be getting a remap in December which should give me an extra 30% increase in power, but is there any other obvious improvements I could make?


    Cheers :yum:
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    Borrow a 1.2 (as we have) for a few days, that will make yours seem quick .. ;-)
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    exhuast, CAI and remap. that's all you can do really. or buy a 2.0T.
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    I agree with sub... sell it and buy a proper one!! ;-)
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    disagree with the above... buy a 1.8T. quick enough for me (well for the time being!!)
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    race ya :p
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    My last 1.4T use to easily out perform TDI 140's and standard 1.8Ts and still do 50 mpg on a long haul. Hope this one goes as well in time !!
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    race on!! love nothing better ! :eyebrows: haha
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    i have a solution

    1. get a saw
    2. remove carpet
    3. cut hole in floor
    4. put on hard wearing shoes
    5. run Flintstone stylee - that should make you a little quicker!

    (wait for one of the VR6 or S3 boys to put me in my place lol)
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    YaBaDabbaDooooooo.
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    to be fair.. i had a 1.4t s-line on a 58 plate, thought it was not too bad. really pleased with the 1.8T though
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    Cheers for all the replies :) I'm going to remap but after a couple of weeks, so that I can at least notice a difference. I also have a 2.0 Golf GTi and this has more power, so I'm happy - but would like to make the most of this new car from day one. I'll look into an exhaust system & a CAI, but I don't want anything 'tacky'.
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    if you wanted a new fast car why did you buy a 1.4 ?
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    Because I'm 19, and this costed me £22,500 alone, just on a 1.4
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    Throw it off a cliff? *boom tish*
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    If you can afford that sort of money at 19 years old then you're one of the privileged ones with too much money !

    How much is your insurance? If you bugger about with it and tell your insurance company, as you are required to do, they will hit you !

    Just wait 'til you grow up and get a bit of credibility and then start thinking of 'fast cars'. It's guys like you that cause our insurance premiums to rocket !
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    Not at all. Don't jump to conclusions when you don't know me -

    I owned a brand new 650cc Suzuki motocycle when I was 17, 0-60 in 3.5s, I never once even scratched it but yet I paid huge insurance.

    I then sold it for my 2 litre Golf GTI, £3500 for a year on third party fire and theft. Never once caused any problems on the road.

    I'm picking my brand new MY2011 Audi A3 up on Thursday and I don't plan to crash that either. I drive sensibly. It's 'guys like' me, that shouldn't be hit hard by insurance premiums. I don't appreciate the pre-judgments just because I'm asking whether or not there are adjustments and tweaks I can make to a car I have no idea about.



    I have a job to pay for this, I'm not privileged.
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    I personally would of just bought a cheaper 2.0tdi, 2.0tfsi or 1.8tfsi black edition if you got £22500. Could of used a small amount on the insurance.
    Enjoy the car though
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    So why did you buy it ?

    Benskin is right - get a standard, faster, older one.

    Your very comment indicates that, as a 19 year old , you have seen it, done it, and know all about it ! As a 65 year old I can tell you that you haven't even started !

    Enjoy the car but for god's sake don't be so bloody cocky !
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    Dude... My comment is just showing you that I am not at all the reason for insurance premiums.
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    He's just bitter because he's old :p
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    Erm V6 Girls..... Well Sub it it makes your car go faster doing that, good luck to ya lol!!!! You can watch me as I over take you and leave you behind.....
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    Sell it and buy a faster standard one! :s3addict:

    You could have got one with my sort of spec for £12k ish and had loads of petrol :w00t: and beer :eyebrows: money to spare lol
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    Like i said before my old (just gone 08 1.4T) bless its little socks,,,, use to eat TDI 140's and standard 1.8T's, i think the daughters boyfriend who re mapped it said it was 170 on the rollers, it still kept the good fuel economy when driven carefully.
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    Thanks everyone
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    Best thing to do would be to just get a remap
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    Accepted - but why did you buy a car ( for a lot of money ) that you knew wasn't quick enough for you ?

    If, at your age, you are lucky enough to have been able to afford those speed machines, why buy something that wasn't going to suit you in the first place ? If you mess about with it, and tell the insurance company, won't it negate the object of buying that particular model ?

    By the way - it isn't you that causes the insurance premium hike - it's all the other young drivers that have accidents, especially in the first few years.

    I sincerely hope that you won't join them.
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    Correct - but my insurance premium is only £290 fully comp ( at the moment ) !! :yes: lol
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    My apologies. VR6 boys and girls. And I'll make sure I wave when at you when I drive past the petrol station you're filling up at :p

    That's not right, old ppl are terrible drivers lol
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    Buy an RS3 as a donor car, remove the engine, bin the rest and stick the lump in your car.
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    Push it.
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    lol, nah, mines not that bad, it could be alot worse lol....... but I'd have filled up and be out again and still be in front of you lol


    Thats a bit harsh isnt it? Usually its women who cant judge distances or to$$ers showing off!
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    off a cliff...
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    ditto :p
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    You see that, team effort

    PS. Before pushing of a cliff, can I have the mirrors.
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    Is this where we punch each others knuckles and shout like yanks?

    P.S. I wouldn't notice you stealing them, i'd be busy reading an RS3 brochure
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    Steady boys....bit too much man love starting to hit off here lol!!!!
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    Please don't make me say things I really shouldn't..
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    Whats this reading thing you talk of.
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    haa haa did I hit a nerve there!!!!!! lololololol
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