Audi s3 8p

Steven davies

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Hi I'm new to the forum, just bought myself an s3 8p 2011 plate that's done 84,000miles. Thinking about getting it remapped. What do you guys suggest? Heard they will push over 300bhp with a remap and nothing else. I want the car to sound a bit louder too, and maybe backfire when letting off the throttle. Would a decat alone do this? Would appreciate any help
 

prt57

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My son got 320 BHP & over 330 ft lbs on a custom stage 1 at RTech on his TTS. The decat would need a stage 2 remap.
 

Steven davies

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No way, that's insane. Might go for a milltek non res cat back exhaust and a stage 1 remap if you can get that gain just off stage 1. Thanks
 

Inertiauk

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Have a look at BCS Powervalve exhaust systems.

They are a bit dearer but worth it!
 

prt57

Registered User
No way, that's insane. Might go for a milltek non res cat back exhaust and a stage 1 remap if you can get that gain just off stage 1. Thanks

The S3 may not go quite so high on a stage 1. The TTS air intake is much less restrictive than the S3. Also the custom map allows the tuner to extract the most from your particular engine. You will not reach this on a generic off the shelf remap either.
The car back will only give you noise not more power. Take care as the non res may be boomy at motorway speeds.
 

Steven davies

Registered User
The S3 may not go quite so high on a stage 1. The TTS air intake is much less restrictive than the S3. Also the custom map allows the tuner to extract the most from your particular engine. You will not reach this on a generic off the shelf remap either.
The car back will only give you noise not more power. Take care as the non res may be boomy at motorway speeds.
The S3 may not go quite so high on a stage 1. The TTS air intake is much less restrictive than the S3. Also the custom map allows the tuner to extract the most from your particular engine. You will not reach this on a generic off the shelf remap either.
The car back will only give you noise not more power. Take care as the non res may be boomy at motorway speeds.


Is the resonated one any louder that the standard exhaust, it's hard to tell off videos
 

prt57

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My son had a Milltek non res cat back on a Golf 7 R. It sounded quite menacing, especially with the pips and bangs on that engine as you slow down. There was lots of boom to begin with as you accelerate at motorway speeds. However the boominess got less as it got a layer of carbon and soot on the inside.
 

Steven davies

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My son had a Milltek non res cat back on a Golf 7 R. It sounded quite menacing, especially with the pips and bangs on that engine as you slow down. There was lots of boom to begin with as you accelerate at motorway speeds. However the boominess got less as it got a layer of carbon and soot on the inside.


Yeah that's the sounds I want ha. I don't do to much motorway miles so I think the boom won't bother me too much
 

S3Alex

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Yeah that's the sounds I want ha. I don't do to much motorway miles so I think the boom won't bother me too much

You could always try one of BCSs creations.

Anywhere from peaceful to riotous and built to your needs. Lol.

Custom one on mine from BCS.
 

Shady0808

Audi S3 Essex
I have an S3 8p3 2011 also, it's not modified in anyway. I have been wondering what are the kind of essential / basic upgrades you guys would suggest? Without going all out and up-rating everything?

So does getting it Remapped mean I would have to up-rate the brakes and air-intake so that the car doesn't "over work" itself? I've heard just remapping a car without up-rating stock parts can basically damage the stock parts. Sorry if this is all "noobish" questions.
 

S3Alex

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I have an S3 8p3 2011 also, it's not modified in anyway. I have been wondering what are the kind of essential / basic upgrades you guys would suggest? Without going all out and up-rating everything?

So does getting it Remapped mean I would have to up-rate the brakes and air-intake so that the car doesn't "over work" itself? I've heard just remapping a car without up-rating stock parts can basically damage the stock parts. Sorry if this is all "noobish" questions.

Welcome to ASN.

The S3 engine is good for up to 440bhp/440lbs on stock parts but to get there would also need a complete exhaust and intake upgrade plus HPFP and mapping.

Essentially the engine itself is very robust.

At 360bhp it's well worth uprating the brakes and also the suspension as the car is heavy and prone to understeer.

The easiest way to begin is a Stg1 remap which would get you to around 310bhp or a bit more with no additional mods and is an easy way to see if the modding bug bites.

The best overall value is either Stg2+ at around 360bhp or a hybrid turbo for around 420bhp but you do need a lot of other bits.
 

S3Alex

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Wow that's a lot of cash, think milltek will have to do haha
As I said , mine was a full custom build and as prt57 has said,the stock systems are cheaper.

Talk to Nige at BCS for details.
 

Shady0808

Audi S3 Essex
Welcome to ASN.

The S3 engine is good for up to 440bhp/440lbs on stock parts but to get there would also need a complete exhaust and intake upgrade plus HPFP and mapping.

Essentially the engine itself is very robust.

At 360bhp it's well worth uprating the brakes and also the suspension as the car is heavy and prone to understeer.

The easiest way to begin is a Stg1 remap which would get you to around 310bhp or a bit more with no additional mods and is an easy way to see if the modding bug bites.

The best overall value is either Stg2+ at around 360bhp or a hybrid turbo for around 420bhp but you do need a lot of other bits.

Sweet thanks mate for the info, I've seen a lot of different companies offering remaps. What's the best one to get in terms of it being professionally done and reliable?
 

prt57

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Depending on where you live, R-Tech in Hinckley would do an excellent job to give you a custom remap to suit your car.
From a generic remap point of view, APR could be the way forward but they are more expensive.
 

S3Alex

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Sweet thanks mate for the info, I've seen a lot of different companies offering remaps. What's the best one to get in terms of it being professionally done and reliable?

I can only recommend those I know or have used,so I'd say Storm Developments at Aldermaston or AMDTuning in Lakeside plus Rick at Unicorn.
 

Shady0808

Audi S3 Essex
Thanks prt57, Hinckley is a too far for me though I live in Essex.

S3Alex cheers, yea I have been to AMD in Lakeside before, my mate got his Seat Ibiza Cupra done there.
 

S3Alex

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Thanks prt57, Hinckley is a too far for me though I live in Essex.

S3Alex cheers, yea I have been to AMD in Lakeside before, my mate got his Seat Ibiza Cupra done there.

No probs.....they've done me proud over a good few years,and the bottom end of the engine has coped very well with all that's been thrown at it,so the work there was to a very high standard,and when it was stripped and checked recently,it was all looking fine(that was done at Storm,so that's another tuner's comments on AMD's work).
 

Smirky

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Used amd for all my upgrades and repair work and they have been superb !
 
If you are looking for a catback I'd say go custom or a different brand, miltek quality is poor, Iv had two and had to have both fixed, the first one split where the pipe connects to the back box 2 weeks old and then the second time the baffle in the back box collapsed
 

Steven davies

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If you are looking for a catback I'd say go custom or a different brand, miltek quality is poor, Iv had two and had to have both fixed, the first one split where the pipe connects to the back box 2 weeks old and then the second time the baffle in the back box collapsed

Ahh no way, I've just bought it now I'll see how it goes and I'll get my money back if anything goes wrong
 

fernando young

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Ahh no way, I've just bought it now I'll see how it goes and I'll get my money back if anything goes wrong
mine's been alright, its been installed for like 2 years and a half, no issues
 

S3Alex

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Ahh no way, I've just bought it now I'll see how it goes and I'll get my money back if anything goes wrong

It should be OK,even if a weld fails.
I had a Milltek for some years,and even when a weld on the backbox failed a long time after I bought it,they replaced the entire box free of charge and with no questions.

BCS do make better systems,but Milltek will suffice.
 

Steven davies

Registered User
Quick update, the milltek non res was fitted today, it sounds awesome, not too loud at all but makes it sound so good on boost. Custom Remap is booked for Monday so hopefully all is well with the car and it manages to handle 300+bhp
 
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