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    My S3 Thread

    Haha I know :( it's actually close to going into the car now. Just a matter of time... It did seem like one corner was ever so slightly warped but I think it was due to being roughly handled in the mail. I bent it back with limited force and it was spot on. It looks like a really nice bit of...
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    My S3 Thread

    I got the sump fitted last week: Off with the Forge sump... Compared to the INA sump with much more extensive baffling and enclosing of the pump pickup... The drain location is in a slightly different location so I had to make some modifications to the drain but this actually meant the...
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    DSG Swap in S3

    DSG gets a bad rep mainly from the issues with the DQ200 which is the naff dry 7 speed box. It's undeniable that the newer boxes are pretty impressive in terms of strength and performance. Information I've seen suggests they can change gear in 6ms! While they aren't as involved as a manual, they...
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    DSG Swap in S3

    There are a few standalone controllers but they are usually either mega money or there's people like Adrenaline motorsport that won't even sell theirs. I didn't really want to spend loads or have a kind of "piggy back" controller anyway. I'm not sure how the Ignitron works but with the...
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    DSG Swap in S3

    Yep, don't get the old 6 speed auto, it's a dog. Ideally you want pre-2013 and from a petrol model.
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    DSG Swap in S3

    I would personally just go straight to the DQ500. It's not going to be any cheaper to run the DQ250 really.
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    DSG Swap in S3

    Wait and get the "DAZA" all alloy latest revision when prices come down. That thing is epic.
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    DSG Swap in S3

    I've not actually got mine running yet but others have done it with success. It's possible on the ME7.5 but there are better options now. ECUMaster EMU Black can communicate with the DQ250 and DQ500. Ignitron could only do the DQ250 when I checked. They were so slow to reply to emails though...
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    Back in an S3...

    Looks awesome! :icon thumright:
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    My S3 Thread

    It's been a long while since I've updated the thread. There's been some movement on the engine replacement front. Thanks to help from @IanPG, the old engine and gearbox are now out. I've also made a few other changes. There's probably a lot I've forgotten but here goes... Brute IX rods, Trend...
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    My S3 Thread

    I also got a rather epic deal on some B7 RS4/C5 RS6 8 pot calipers. I'll investigate how easy they will be to fit to the S3, otherwise if too much effort is involved then they'll go on the R36. It looks like they'd be ok on a 334x32mm disc but I'd need to remove the brace (which Audi themselves...
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    My S3 Thread

    Some more minor-ish updates. Getting closer to getting it in now. Need to hire an engine hoist and just go for it. I decided to make up the coolant lines in hard line as well since doing the drain went easier than expected and it's quite soothing getting the angles etc sorted. For the drain I...
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    The moderately informational brake thread....

    I've let the computer do the hard work - maths at 1am is not my strong point :laugh:
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    The moderately informational brake thread....

    Yeah I knew something was up with the first revision. Comparing two sides (and doubling the stock area) rather than one does result in different maths though - e.g. ~20% vs ~18% for the 18z. Either way, I was expecting the RS6/RS4 calipers to be wildly larger.
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    The moderately informational brake thread....

    OK here's the correct numbers... # Stock S3 ATE - 1 pot 54mm x 1 = 2290.22mm² Total 4580.44mm² # 18Z Cayenne/Touareg/Q7 - 6 pots 30/34/38mm 706.86mm² * 2 = 1413.726mm² 907.92mm² * 2 = 1815.84mm² 1134.11mm² * 2 = 2268.22mm² Total 5497.78mm² 20.02733% larger than stock # TTRS/RS3 - 4 pots...
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