Well since I've got a courtesy car for 3 weeks only, I don't think I will be able to be too picky!Another forum member who has experienced both said that you should not let the lack of a sports diff be the deal breaker. Apparently bigger ARB's can improve the handling.
I went without it in the end. I'm happy with what i have but it will depend on your driving style.
Got any pics of your car?I would make the diff the be all and end all personally, drove both before buying my S4 and would say there's a difference but you'd struggle to notice on normal roads (legally).
Your spec is similar to my car minus the sports diff, good choice! Mine might go up for sale if I find the right RS4.
I would make the diff the be all and end all personally, drove both before buying my S4 and would say there's a difference but you'd struggle to notice on normal roads (legally).
Just coming back to this, it says on the MRC website that for the stage 2 you need a full exhaust. Does that mean you have to get a bigger exhaust fitted before you can get the stage 2 map? Or can they do it with the stock exhaust?£1600 I think or maybe slightly less
That is ridiculous though, spending £1800 on changing the exhaust note! My guy at Longlife can make it sound however I want at a fraction of the price.I think you'll find that the MRC website has rather generic statements. In my communication with MRC they have made it clear that there are no significant gains to be had from an aftermarket exhaust with the 3.0 TSFI stage 2 package. Most people only put aftermarket exhausts on these cars because of the sound.
Link?Well I found one in the spec I'm looking for and within my budget(plus already have a stage 2 done running 470bhp), but it's a manual!
I drive into London for work every day and being used to an auto I don't think I will ever enjoy a manual in stop start traffic again. Plus I wonder how long the stock clutch will last with the increase in torque.
It has extensive service history, mostly from a main Audi dealer with lots of paperwork. I phoned MRC who had just carried out a full service on the car plus tweaked the map as it had been tuned by another company originally, and they cannot remember anything untoward with the car.Check a full check done it before buying, best way. I foolishly didn't given the history that came with the car, but use a specialist who's seen these cars before
This defo doesn't sound like a fuel pump. I had a Bosch 044 pump with external surge tank before and that was noisy as hell, but this is just a slow ticking noise. Not fast enough to be hydraulic lifters either.The high pressure fuel pump on these cars is very noisy.
Pics or you're talking about a corsaSo the guy has just phoned me to say he checked and it has the sports diff, plus all the other options you'd ever want. Black and red supersport seats, nav, b&o stereo etc. Plus MRC stage 2 tune. And this all for £18k.
I think I should go for it?
I found I missed the kick of turbos, but it revs quick and powerful from the off, and you suddenly realise the speed and have to back off....So what's the acceleration like compared to yr big turbo cars?is it night & day difference or is it the build quality is so good on the Audi that it didn't feels fast until u look down on the speedo...I'm in similar shoes as you...still on the look out for a s4
Don't get me wrong, it's quick. You just don't get the thrills you do with a turbo car. Tbh, I much prefer the usable power you get from the S4 as my previous car was so laggy, I couldn't get it on boost in town. Haha.So what's the acceleration like compared to yr big turbo cars?is it night & day difference or is it the build quality is so good on the Audi that it didn't feels fast until u look down on the speedo...I'm in similar shoes as you...still on the look out for a s4