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  1. TheFiftheElement

    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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    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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    Sportback Back in an Audi - RS3 this time

    I did post a few weeks ago, but my thread mysteriously disappeared :blush: .. so I thought I'd wait until I've had the car a few weeks before posting some impressions .. Some history: I had an S3 Sportback when I first joined Audi Sport. It was a Sepang S-tronic with a few options. I kept the...
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    Bye Bye S3, and I guess Audi Sport ..

    Earlier than expected, but after lasting a little more than 12 months (one year review here http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/s3-sportback-s-tronic-one-year-review.247653/) I've sold on my 2014 S3 Sportback S-tronic. I had an S4 on order but after having a re-think, cancelled it and began my...
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    Order cancelled - Ibis White S4

    Just in case anyone is looking, there will be an Ibis White S4 arriving in Aberdeen @1st September. I have decided not to take the car when it arrives :huh: I know you cannot order a B8.5 S4 anymore, so if anyone is looking for one, there will be one for sale. Thankfully the dealer has been...
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    S3 Sportback S-Tronic - One year review

    It's only a few days from me living my with car for a year, I had written a 1,000 mile review and thought it might be of interest to see what had changed after 12 months of ownership. 1,000 mile review thread here...
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    S4 B8.5 CREC engine remap

    http://www.abt-configurator.com/en/Audi/S4/Avant/8K2/30TFSI333 I was just having a google and noticed this, if you scroll down a bit it's suggesting that ABT will be able to remap the latest CREC engine/SIMOS ECU for the S4 (and I guess S5). Hopefully it's just a matter of time before other...
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    ADS - cars without

    Jeeso, these next 15 weeks will drag before my S4 gets here, so apologies for starting another topic ... Anyway, the S5 I had a test drive of for a few days did not have ADS, damper control, sports differential etc :confused:so I guess a standard car However the S4 I have ordered will :D...
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    Carbon fibre or BE plus mirror caps

    I've about 15 weeks to wait until my Ibis S4 saloon arrives :( I'm not convinced that the chrome mirror caps, although an S trademark (along with the chrome slats on the grill) are what I want for the mirror caps. They are not distinctive enough against the white paint. I've ordered a Black...
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    Moving to the B8 forum - Ordered a new S4

    So after much consideration and deliberation:) and probably many many changes to come, I've placed an order for a new S4. I'm currently driving a 2014 S3 Sportback S-tronic in Sepang blue: I've had the car from new, and on paper, it's perfect for my needs. It looks awesome inside and out...
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    S5 from S3 8v?

    Folks, Popped over from the S3 forum, and wanted to get you guys opinions. I have a thread running in the 8v forum too. Current car is an S3 8v s-tronic Sportback. I've only had the car 9 months and covered 3k miles. It fits all the criteria I need in a car, but it's a little bit sterile. I'm...
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    Dilemma - S5?

    I am in a bit of a dilemma, my friendly Audi Sales Guy yesterday phone me to see how I'm getting on with my S3, and was there anything he could do for me. I've been in the garage a few times lately asking about the RS3, as I'm getting the impression my S3 isn't quite as characterful as I'd like...
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    PCP and remap, mods etc.

    Ok, I've had my S3 S-Tronic Sepang Sportback for 10 months now, and to be honest, I have itchy feet. It is typical for me, getting bored so quickly, so not just a reflection of the car itself, although it is so competent, for me it's lacking a bit of character :lick: it does everything I want...
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    Normal S-Tronic behaviour

    S3 owner and just wondering .. When I'm in manual mode, and shifting down as I approach a junction or just want a lower gear, I'd say there was a noticeable delay from when I pull the paddle to the actual gear shifting .. however if I'm on the brakes the change is much quicker :think: I just...
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    1,000 Mile In, S3 Sportback S-tronic Report

    It seems customary, once you've posted heaps leading up to getting your car, then posting very little after, to report back once you've completed 1,000 miles or so in your new toy. So here are my thoughts on my new S3 Sportback .. I have an S3 Sportback, it's Sepang Blue and S-Tronic and I...
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    Sepang Blue - seriously go see it ..

    I've an order in for a phantom black S3 Sportback, I've never been 100% sure on the colour. I do like black cars, and with silver roof rails and the S3 chrome, felt it would look great. I was torn between black and monsoon grey, but thought that Monsoon looked a bit browny in some lights and...
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    S3 new colours?

    So, as on my other thread, I have ordered a new S3 Sportback, currently Phantom Black .. However, I am still in 2 minds, keep thinking Red, no Black, no Red, no Black .. and I think this is partly down to there not being a stand out colour in the range, let's face it, we have red, black, white...
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    Another Aberdeen S3 Sportback on the way ..

    Well after a week off work, and a few test drives, I've put down a deposit for a new S3 Sportback, the wait (I'm looking at a September delivery) will be a killer, but it gives me a bit more time with my immaculate Mk1 TT 225, and sometimes the anticipation for something is the best bit! I was...
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