1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

It's started.....

andyay123 May 25, 2018

  1. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    Window tints - check
    Powervalve exhaust - Check
    Revo stage 1 - This wednesday

    White S4 2011 plate
     
    xpoweruk, jdp1962 and DieselJake like this.
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  3. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    3,320
    924
    113
    Nice! Never ends trust me haha.
     
  4. Hellz

    Hellz Geordie Racer Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro Sportback S tronic

    432
    37
    28
    Good stuff andy - I thought you decided to go with Celtic? What changed? Had my revo stage1+ done today mate - so far so good :)
     
    xpoweruk and andyay123 like this.
  5. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    I kept swing then thought Revo. 20 mins driver me plus I can go stage 2 if needed :))
    You only live once! The power valve exhaust I have is amazing. Such a sweet note from the exhaust which compliments the speed of the car

    hows your stage 1
     
    BCS Nige and xpoweruk like this.
  6. Hellz

    Hellz Geordie Racer Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro Sportback S tronic

    432
    37
    28
  7. Hellz

    Hellz Geordie Racer Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro Sportback S tronic

    432
    37
    28
    Ah missed the bit about your exhaust, nice! Get a video up with some sound - I toyed with exhaust but decided to plow the money into stage1+ and the accompanying bits first. :)

    Not sure if this is expected but my car seems to sound far better now since the remap. It sounded slightly different post intake / filter but since the remap it sounds even better - really meaty/fat (could just be my mind playing tricks). Took the brother in law out shortly after I picked the car up and he was holding the handles and dashboard for dear life :D
     
  8. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

    1,348
    872
    113
    Hi @andyay123 - I am pleased to meet someone who is more indecisive than me! :)

    No I'm not.

    Yes I am.
     
    jdp1962, scotty76 and andyay123 like this.
  9. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    I’m now thinking stage 1+ ! Why mess about I know I want to. It’s the torque increase that’s addictive. I love torque
     
  10. forty3

    forty3 Active Member

    325
    127
    43
    Just go 1+. You won't regret it.

    Any pics of your exhaust?
     
  11. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
     

    Attached Files:

    BCS Nige, forty3 and Hellz like this.
  12. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  13. Hellz

    Hellz Geordie Racer Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro Sportback S tronic

    432
    37
    28
    Nice andy, how does it sound? Change the characteristics of the car in anyway when it comes to driving it?

    I think I'm going to get the rear diffuser painted gloss black on mine and get some black audi rings for the rear, too (to match the other black edition features). I'll likely stick with chrome tail pipes for now - see how they look against black diffuser.
     
    andyay123 likes this.
  14. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

    1,348
    872
    113
    My tail pipes are mostly fairly black too... :)

    The great thing about having a monsoon grey car is that the colour of the rear diffuser matches perfectly!
     
    JG51 AUD and andyay123 like this.
  15. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28

    I will def have my rear diffuser painted Matt black.
    The exhaust is awesome. And I mean awesome. Not sure yet if it has changed the way it drives however the way it sounds is certainly changed the characteristics. My wife doesn’t notice anything has changed unless I boot it. No drone inside the cabin.
    Oh boy when my foot goes down it just brings a smile to my face. I cannot fault the exhaust from Nige at Powervalve. £865 all in with black ceramic
     
    BCS Nige and Hellz like this.
  16. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    Just purchased one of these........



    Happy days, lets get that sound system cranked up
     
  17. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    Nearly swung back to getting Celtic installed but then realised with a Revo map the garage will take my car out prior to installing the map to ensure nothing is wrong with my car. That in itself seems paying the extra £600 worth it.
    Celtic £250
    Revo £850

    Argh!!! i am so indecisive
     
  18. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

    8,945
    3,552
    113
    But will they also do before and after rolling road power runs?
     
  19. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    No.
    Revo specialist doesn’t have a dyno but did say they will take it out before and after to ensure everything is working ok
     
  20. Flowrider99

    Flowrider99 Active Member Audi S5

    225
    88
    28
    If they don't have a dyno how can they show the improvement after the map? Do you just take their word for it? What do you get for £850?
     
    andyay123 likes this.
  21. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    You don’t need a dyno to tell you the car is moving faster.
     
  22. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    I get a revo stage one ! Lol
    So take it somewhere with a dyno?
     
  23. Flowrider99

    Flowrider99 Active Member Audi S5

    225
    88
    28
    I think for £850 i would want something more tangeable than a feeling that the car is faster. Would be worth having the car dyno'ed before and after the remap.
     
    Hellz, andyay123 and jdp1962 like this.
  24. Chop.

    Chop. Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Supercharged Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S tronic

    1,786
    1,849
    113
    A rolling road isn’t really nesisary revo and all these other company’s have Tried tested and proved these maps so the figures are there on paper of what you are buying

    It’s a generic s4 map from them not a custom one so there’s nothing to set up on a rolling road it’s just a case of putting on the map and away you go

    And you’ll deff notice :smilingimp:
     
  25. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    Steering wheel looks and more importantly feels great. Transforms the experience

    Front bumper has RS grill however I messed up. Should of told garage to put number plate lower and also to remove the rings!!!!
    Gutted
     

    Attached Files:

  26. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

    838
    78
    28
    Nice steering wheel pal where did u get that done and how much?
     
  27. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    glenandem likes this.
  28. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

    838
    78
    28
    Thanks mate, looks really nice and bet it feels nice with the suede bits!
     
  29. Hellz

    Hellz Geordie Racer Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro Sportback S tronic

    432
    37
    28
    Not sure that's strictly true - I say this because I thought the same until I asked the tuners who were set to work on my car... being impatient i wondered whether I could just rock up and get stage 1 (thinking it was a plug and play jobby taking all of 2 mins) whilst waiting 3-4 days for the pulley to arrive for stage1+ (I initially also thought that the dyno was purely about proof of gains hence wasnt entirely convinced).

    Apparently the revo maps allow the tuner to make changes to certain parameters (within a set tolerance) in order to get the best set up for your individual car. In order to do this they'll either do some road tests or use a dyno. There may well be some who just bang it on :D

    Or alternatively nothing of what I've said is true and I've been sold a pup! :D
     
    Chop. likes this.
  30. Chop.

    Chop. Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Supercharged Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S tronic

    1,786
    1,849
    113
    Could very well be mate I know some just put the maps on and don’t need a rolling road but Iv never had a revo my myself so just guessing really :tearsofjoy::tongueclosed:
     
  31. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    I wish i had it all done in alcantara TBH
     
  32. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

    1,348
    872
    113
    That's interesting because I recently heard that REVO don't allow their "franchise" tuners to make any changes, so much that if the map is not 100% compatible with a particular car, REVO need to update it at their HQ and send a new one out.
     
  33. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  34. Hellz

    Hellz Geordie Racer Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro Sportback S tronic

    432
    37
    28
    Cant find anything on the web from a reputable source to verify that it is or isn't customizable in some way shape or form via dealer. They were definitely working on my car for an hour or so whilst on the dyno. Could they have been doing something outside of the revo map? I'm even more curious now :blink:
     
  35. countwilliam

    countwilliam Member

    74
    41
    18
    Did I see you around Kingston yesterday mate? Something in my head recognised the S4 & plate


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    andyay123 likes this.
  36. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    Not unless the Audi garage in Colliers Wood took it out!
     
  37. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

    1,514
    343
    83
    If I were you, I'd play safe and stick with REVO, their map will be on lots of 3.0TFSI engines so most potential issues will have been ironed out already.
    QUATTRO thing below number plate, I'd be painting the plated fixing brackets that have nothing in them, same for the collision bar, black maybe silk in both cases so that they "disappear".
     
    andyay123 likes this.
  38. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    Can you recommend a paint? thanks for your input
     
  39. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    But I do live in Wimbledon and visit Kingston now and again. I was there on Saturday
     
    countwilliam likes this.
  40. countwilliam

    countwilliam Member

    74
    41
    18
    Busted!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  41. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

    1,514
    343
    83
    I've always used Hammerite satin black and matt black and normal black,which ever seems to suit the surroundings, I've not replaced the grill so can't comment on what to use on the crash bar, rmember it is aluminium (I think), so it might need a specialist primer, also available from Hammerite, to give a lasting good look/job.
     
    andyay123 likes this.
  42. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

    211
    40
    28
    May need to take the bumper off and spray the thing. Another 2 hours labour with local garage
     
  43. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

    1,514
    343
    83
    Maybe it looks okay when you see it under normal lighting, it is just that these things shout out at you in a photograph!
     

Share This Page