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What turbo does the 8v use?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by STERLING VOID, Jul 25, 2013.

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    [Jul 25, 2013]
    I read a bit on Wikipedia and it said something about the 8v using the i4 turbo.

    I believe these have always been used in the Audi a3 range except for the s3's which uses the k04 turbo.

    Any idea what the differences are and if it is possible to upgrade to the k04?
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    [Jul 25, 2013]
    i4 describes the engine surely?
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    I have been mistaken than :).
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    Hi, I believe the turbo is a Mitsubishi TDO2 ----------can I ask why you would want to buy a new car with the latest technology then retro fit a turbocharger that dates back to the mid 1990s first on the A4, then the original TT. The rotating mass of the old turbo will be at least four times heavier than the latest turbos, so by fitting the ko04 lots of lag would be introduced amongst other things.
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    Thanks, well i just read somewhere that is very powerful and upgrading to this is the norm. I am still new in this game so please excuse my ignorance. Thanks for the advice.
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