tufftybloke's and many other S3 owner modding thread hahahaha
Did you manage to get the T/B fitted as i've just won a brand new R32 T/B on ebay for £99.99 and plan to do the same and add it to the S3 inlet for the time been
Is the body work warrenty or something you have payed for yourself?
Im planning to book my car in for a little work in the next couple of weeks.
Im always scared of letting others loose with the car ...
Will they treat it like i do?
Such a shame realy
Impressed with the head light sanding mate, looks a billion times better, I can see why you'd be nervous about using wet n dry on plastic...lol
Good job !!
ive been meaning to do this for ages....... what pads did you use Paul as i have access to a DA or rotary but need to buy my own materials? i know you said a spot pad
looks absolutely brilliant what you've done, seeing the stages certainly gives me more confidence in what you can do with the DA....top stuff mate
stupid question time-
what is a DA...?
Thanks for that Tuffty-
am I right in saying you were using the Menzerna Final Finish 85RE compund...?
sorry- and also- did you NOT use the Meguiars compund in the end...?
If you don't mind loosing fogs and having pipes on show then fit an ebay cooler like Welly has... no apparent flow restriction and repeatable results on the dyno... if you want to retain the fogs then essentially do a ***** load of work like S3 Paul did to get an ebay one in, fit and AH/Forge with 51mm outlets or wait and see 'if' I can get 60mm outlets onto the AH in which case you could have a chat with Alex about producing something similar...
Alex says the core is good for 400+bhp which will be where I am aiming for but thats not to say it wouldn't benefit being larger or deeper...
As I have said in the FMIC thread I started its really down to how much work you are prepared to put in to get something like this fitted and how much compromise you are willing to make as to what has to go...
For a K04 (std or hybrid) then I don't see it being a major problem as tbh they run on the edge when you try to get the most power from them... all the S3's dyno'd so far are very sensative to heat and they produce a lot of it when maxed... there isn't much a larger FMIC will do to help there, WMI is what you want for that...
My engine produces the same power on 1.5bar as it was at nearly 2bar but the difference is it runs cooler... this suggests that despite the turbo being able to produce the the airflow for more power, the components of the engine will not flow it... this backs up and produces more heat which pulls timing yadda yadda yadda....
To answer your question, going 60mm will remove the current bottle neck 'I' am experiencing with the FMIC, on a K04 you would not really notice it... but I will need to do the same (improve overall flow) on the rest of the engine components before I can turn up the boost a bit more and realise the potential left in my GT30... larger throttle body, large port head and eventually a large port SEM inlet mani will give the the full flow potential of the turbo and whack my power up a bit to boot...
Give me a shout if you want me to change the tubes to 60 mm. I will shape the tubes to fit the original intercooler. There will be no point going over 60 mm as it would be
OK to flow enough air for over 600 BHP.