Blue Haldex controller

G60DAN

Registered User
Fitted my blue Haldex controller to day not easyist thing to fit on your back. All I can say is what a difference it has made its a lot quicker off the line now loving it.
 

G60DAN

Registered User
2001 S3 I know it's a lot of money but I have some of the best roads in the UK for driving so yes worth ever Penney in my book.
 

Hammy999

Registered User
I agree really good upgrade. Think I have some the best roads in the UK (no national speed limit!!!)
 

Hammy999

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There are a few place you can get them from. From memory about £700 ish.
 

Hammy999

Registered User
Awesome GTI have them
 

Jimgrim77

Registered User
Really? And really worth £700 notes?

I haven't heard that it makes much difference at all and been advised against it so many times.

What exactly does the blue haldex controller do and how exactly does it effect the drive? I'd be interested to know if someone can explain.
 

jojo

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It's only worth it if you drive the car hard to be honest, normal day to day driving will feel the same! I would only recommend the haldex performance controller on cars no longer running standard power, and has uprated suspension mods to make use of the extra traction it provides.
 

thegoal007

Another S3 owner....
And so i gather there will be a good working haldex controller up for sale - I presume this was not a forced upgrade !
 

G60DAN

Registered User
It was from awesome and it was a staggering £779.70 and yes it was a forced purchased had code 65536 I know it's a lot of money but I'm loving it smiles all round ever time I go out driving down the small lanes round me. Right the tuned controller runs at 1375(NM) and the standard controller runs at 625(NM) well that's what the bits of paper in the box tell me. I ordered it fro
Awesome but it came from the TT shop but when I was phoning round for prices didn't find the TT shop that helpful they where ment to phone me back in an hour but 2 days later they did lost sale.
 
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MintyS3

Works 60% the time, Everytime.
It is an upgrade, the standard mk1 haldex controller is prety dim whitted and sluggish, the upgrade is meant to solve this with faster reaction times and more proactive transfer of power. Can spend the same amount on suspension setup...it all helps.
 

Ashley g

Registered User
I've got one too and only discovered I did when doing an oil change for the 1st time!
 

Pat

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Yeah i got one on mine... (Luckily came with the car)

Compared to my old s3 it handles completely different
 
I would quite like the idea of one of these, just is it really worth 700. Suppose its easy enough to swap back over when i get rid of the car
 
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