if its tempermental and hard to master then you wouldn't know unless you have driven it,insurance would be worth it in the long run.
where abouts are you?
where abouts are you?
how is the hybrid going gazza?
What downpipe and cat you useing?
what hybrid are you using then??
im not looking at replacing the clutch i only dont the clutch at the end of last year, if it wasnt a must do job back then id have waited to get an uprated one,
however im a mechanic so doing the clutch isnt a problem its just the cost of uprated parts,
personally though i wouldnt want the car to be mapped agresivly id prefer to have a little less power with a nicer drive so would stress the clutch less anyway,
im using the 300bhp aim as a loose guide to what i want to achive but would be happy with 290-285bhp and 300lbf torque if it means the turbo isnt pushed beyond its capabilities along with the rest of the engine ancilleries. i just want a little more then i have now
however if it was a bigger turbo id want more like 300-325 bhp as imo it would cause less stress anyway as there would'nt be any huge torque spikes
Im not sure that many insurance companies would particularly like you telling them about your big turbo upgrade. Where as you probably woudlnt need to tell them about a hybrid as I doubt they would be taking it off and measuring the diameter of the impellor whilst your car sits on the back of a trailor all smahed up.
just another consideration.
drive one and see
muchos fast compared to little k04
well i have driven one and that's why i am thinking of going with the BT instead of the hybrid....i was just referring to some comments about the BT upgrade not being worth all the trouble..!!:icon_thumright:
wow, now that is pretty tight in there..!!!My earlier comments were based purely on a personal preference and cost but since having been in a couple of BT cars prior to me doing mine and the realisation that I could do a lot of the work the conversion myself meant that my in built miser gene could cope... LOL
Going BT is well worth it, granted there is a lot of work involved but done right its just brilliant.
Coincidently, Bill has recently finished a BT conversion on an 06 plate Polo GTI. This was one hell of a challenge as the engine bay is very small but the result speaks volumes... 483bhp for a start and a car that may now end up being top billing in a recent magazine photo shoot...
Yes there is a lot of work involved but the results are just on a completely different level to a hybrid K04 and the S3 is a great platform to do it with IMO...