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    A little controversial? Better without remap

    We all like different things. It's possible I just don't like the cookie cutter map that I had on my car. I much prefer how it's driving with it removed. My next car (if possible) will be back to normally aspirated and definitely a manual. I miss changing gear but that's entirely another...
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    A little controversial? Better without remap

    100% spot on and my thoughts too. Unfortunately a simple one size fits all serial port remap doesn't give you the option of the engine characteristics you personally like. I also think a DSG/gearbox map would be preferable. I bought a petrol turbo car and don't want it to drive like a TDi. For...
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    A little controversial? Better without remap

    I'm maybe a little biased in that I prefer the characteristics of a zingy naturally aspirated engine. The 3.4 flat 6 in my old Boxster S was a lovely thing to stretch out. The 5 cylinder is a class above the S3/generic 4 pots I've had in that it does like to rev and will happily head butt the...
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    A little controversial? Better without remap

    I intentionally didn't mention the map as a) I didn't want it to detract from the post and b) I didn't want the thread to go down the 'insert companies' map is bad. All I would say is that there are hundreds of mapped RS3's with the same standard serial port map I had on from a proven...
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    A little controversial? Better without remap

    Just in case this may help those who are in 2 minds about applying a remap to a PFL car. I'm a serial car changer, one day I'd love to find a car I get emotionally attached to and think of as mine but so far this has not happened. Given I'm now 48, I'm not sure it ever will. I get bored fairly...
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    Standard seats vs sports seats...

    I don't have them, doesn't bother me at all - you can't see them when you're sitting in them. They look nicer visually but both the standard and SS seats are pretty **** if you want to do track days or are looking for mid corner support. I'd have had alcantara seats if I was given the choice :D
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    Aberdeen Audi RS3’s

    All I was interested in when I bought my RS3 was the sports exhaust and the mag ride. Anything else was either a bonus or an annoyance. For example I didn't want a pan roof or comfort access. Just as well we all like different things really .. or we'd all be driving around in beige nissan...
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    Aberdeen Audi RS3’s

    That's cool. I always laugh at poverty spec, I mean it has the digital dash, heated seats, sat. nav, decent lights and that 2.5 5 cylinder engine under the bonnet. What else do you need? I was happy in my old Scooby STi and it had none of the above :D
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    Aberdeen Audi RS3’s

    I've also bought a number of cars from Aberdeen Audi, they've always been pretty decent with me. They always sell a lot of RS cars, a lot of people like them for the snowy weather up here and there's still a fair bit of oil money floating around (if you still have a job that is). I think they...
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    New owner of 65 Plate RS3 Sportback

    Pretty poor with a new owner that no one replies. There's no water temp gauge, you can have an oil temp is the DIS but you'll need to enable it with an OBD app like Carista. It may be hidden in some sub menus. I cant't see any issues with running 235-35R19 all round. Probably better in the...
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    Boost fluctuation?

    I had a watch, I'm pretty sure it's now clutch slip. I had thought in manual mode, from low revs with a big throttle input would see the revs rise (and no acceleration - as that's my usual clutch slip test) but this feels more like small slip, clamp, small slip, clamp, sort of every 1/2 second...
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    Boost fluctuation?

    The description of minimal input cruising to say 60% throttle, with the box changing down (either in auto or with paddles) is exactly the conditions in which the pulsing occurs. A bit of clutch slip then, I may investigate a TCU/DSG map ..
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    Boost fluctuation?

    I had thought about that. I've used manual mode, stuck it in 4th/5th/6th and from low revs given it full throttle - watched the (crappy) boost gauge as I thought that would probably be when full boost would be asked for. I didn't think about peak torque mind you. The slight shudder on...
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    Boost fluctuation?

    I appear to have an intermittent issue with some boost fluctuation. I have tried to make it pretty repeatable (failed) but I would say if I'm sitting around 60/65 in 7th, give it a little bit of right foot so it drops down to 5th/6th and hits @3,200 revs I'm feeling a bit of boost fluctuation...
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    About to pull trigger opinions

    I have a pre-FL. Stick it in dynamic, give it some beans and change down early using the paddles and it's a right noisy MF. Love it. I'm 48 this year and don't care that I am acting like a small child. I've a valve controller too so I can have the flaps open in every gear :D However all I...
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