Just brought a S3

S3 D2HTY

Registered User
Hi all. . .

I have just brought a S3 awesome car :D

Atm the car is standard bar a decat pipe.

I want to get more power out of the engine reading up on alot off posts i am confused.

First off all i hear about all these bypasses? How do i go about do this?

For 280-290 bhp What do you have to change? i know the k04 standard turbo is good for this but what else would i need to change?

Also if i was to go for a hybird K04 turbo what bhp can i get from this etc any parts off the engine need changing?

Thanks Martin
 

DJ_Troopa

Registered User
Congrats on the purchase matey.

Why the jump to 280-290 straight away? Did you drive a more powerful car before?

Remap it and it'll be a whole new car. You won't be dissapointed with that! :icon_thumright: It'll take you a looong time to get bored of it lol
 

S3 D2HTY

Registered User
Well thing is my mates gota Ibiza Cupra R running K03s etc Custom stage 2 map. 240bhp and my S3 is a bit behind thats why i thought off getting more power out the engine. . . . like 280bhp.
 

mk1chopper

Missing the S3
For 280-290 bhp What do you have to change?

The turbo, the standard K04 will probably only make 270bhp a hybrid K04 will see close to and over 300bhp depending on what you have done (several options available for Hybrid K04 see the sticky for more information). If you want to stick with the standard K04 a stage 1 remap will see a decent power increase (250 to 260bhp on average) a stage 2 requires a FMIC to keep the intake temps down, uprated DV and panel filter and exhaust and down pipe, this will get the most out of the K04 with out running silly boost and blowing the engine.

If you go down the hybrid route you'll want everything thats used in stage 2 plus uprated rods and better brakes.

Also most people run sport cats rather than a bypass
 

Gareth_RS3

Registered User
Mate you wont be able to make a genuine 280 out of a standard k04

best bet is to either get a custom map stage one as you have a decat to see about 260ish or to go full hybrid conversion for 300ish you'll need

FMIC
Uprated rods to cope with more torque
Full turbo back system includin 3" downpipe
map to suit

The standard brakes arnt up to much either so consider that too
 

finesse

Registered User
Gaz, tell more about your turbo

Mate you wont be able to make a genuine 280 out of a standard k04

best bet is to either get a custom map stage one as you have a decat to see about 260ish or to go full hybrid conversion for 300ish you'll need

FMIC
Uprated rods to cope with more torque
Full turbo back system includin 3" downpipe
map to suit

The standard brakes arnt up to much either so consider that too
 

Gareth_RS3

Registered User
Ive now sold that car

But... it was a backdraft hybrid went pretty well imo, it wasnt pushed to the limits though in terms of mapping and i never had it on a rolling road. However it was certainly quicker than a stage 2 s3 and was quicker than quite a few things in a straight line

8p S3, mapped mk1 focus rs, mapped astra vxr and so on so it did go pretty well.

The thing which was the selling point was the torque. It did pull from lower down and had a big torque spike mid range which put a smile on my face anyway, put it this way im thinking of doing a similar route on current S3 so it cant be all bad.

Fmic is a must though and it shortened the life of my clutch just thought id mention that too

cheers gareth
 

indiemike

ZoomZoom
Hi and welcome to the site

If you want 300+ look at saving for a BT
 
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