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    Help a noob RS3 PFL Stage 2

    I went with Revo Stage 2 upgraded from Revo Stage 1 for my 2016 model with the following hardware:- Airtec Intercooler Milltek SSXAU587 Primary Hi-Flow Sports Cat and Turbo Elbow Revo Carbon Series Intake Revo Propanel Air Filter Element Revo Switchable map (Stock, 95, 98, 102) I felt the...
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    2022 is 6 Years of RS3 ownership

    That's a shame that the start of your car ownership has been such hassle with your dealer unwilling to help you. The downpipe with a sports cat just passed the MOT luckily the dealer were helpful enough to spent some time making sure the cat was as hot as possible so it would pass the emissions...
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    2022 is 6 Years of RS3 ownership

    On 1st of March It’s been 6 years since picking up my RS3 in 2016 and with 37,000 miles have no regrets in my purchase. Collection up day:- https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/my-collection-day.263861/ First year of owning the car...
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    Stock RS3 Performance Numbers by Awesome GTI

    Awesome GTI posted some performance numbers for a stock RS3 The numbers they got from using a Dragy was:- 0 to 60 mph in 3.38 sec 1/4 mile 11.55 @ 118mph 100kph to 200kph in 9.44sec Comparing those with my pre-facelift 8v stage 2 with around 450hp I got this from a Vbox:- 0 to 60 mph in 3.55...
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    Max speed FL RS3.

    They managed to get 200mph on the clock but the speedometer wouldn't register anything above that. The official recorded speed was 211mph Shame the car was destroyed by a fire.
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    Max speed FL RS3.

    Took my pre-facelift stage 2 RS3 to Vmax200 and I found my indicated speed of 181mph was actually only 173.2mph according to the V-Box and official time of 173.31mph. A tuned facelift RS3 has more legs at higher speeds with a 530hp RS3 passing me at 136mph and maxed out at 176mph. Here is a...
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    Facelift Fastest RS3 RIP

    This 30 year old Top Gear segment about car fires still seems relevant today.
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    How to ruin your Rs3 101

    Someone modded their RS3 to over 1100hp and it didn't end well This is the The Drive article about the RS3:- https://www.thedrive.com/news/36070/watch-this-1100-hp-audi-rs3-catch-fire-and-lose-its-brakes-at-150-mph
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    Opinions of Stage 2 on Pre-Facelift RS3

    I agree giving the car a stage 1 or stage 2 tune gives better usable day to day performance with the low down torque. I would recommend fitting Revo discs with pads. They give better stopping performance with no beak squealing unlike the OEM ones which suffer. On mine the OEM discs and pads...
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    Opinions of Stage 2 on Pre-Facelift RS3

    JayEmm on cars did a 1 year review of the tuning box on a S1 Dark Side tested out some tuning boxes which has been discussed in other thread on General Automotive Chat section of the forum about their conclusions If its leased or not keeping the car long term then a tuning box makes sense...
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    Opinions of Stage 2 on Pre-Facelift RS3

    I've posted the dyno graph calculated to the fly wheel in earlier post so that will give a rough idea what the tune is like. I used Got Boost Performance Tuning. If you are based near Nottingham there are a number of Revo and APR dealers near to choose from.
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    Opinions of Stage 2 on Pre-Facelift RS3

    Have you had a look at Progressive Parts in Manchester as they are Revo dealer?
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    Opinions of Stage 2 on Pre-Facelift RS3

    Just found the email quote and it was actually 3k with the stage 2 discount and no air intake. Is there an off the shelf map available for a hybrid turbo or is it a custom one?
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    Opinions of Stage 2 on Pre-Facelift RS3

    That sounds about right It was £4,000 for a down-pipe, inter-cooler and a Stage 2 remap with a discount because I had Stage 1 already. Add the cost of a air intake and a full price for stage 2 it would be £4,600 or maybe a bit more.
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    Opinions of Stage 2 on Pre-Facelift RS3

    I would use octane booster it as I find there is no detrimental effect to the power of the way the engines runs. A few years ago Fifth Gear did a report on fuel additives and found that using them actually decreased power. It looked like they used a Rover K-Series engine for their test which...
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