My S3 Build Thread

audi14

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okay thanks i will do , read reviews online seems like he knows his stuff not one person had a bad thing to say about the work that he does
 

badger5

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hi , when i come around to doing it begining of next year as i wont to change wheels, brakes, bushes,arbs, coilovers, and some cosmetic stuff first ,and would you be able to supply me with all the parts that you would remcomend fitting ?and were are you based in the uk ?and could you PM me about prices for parts and a budget i need i was think to do it be around 8k/8.5k (just engine mods)


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audi14

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Miltek exhaust is on ,not happy at all with results :( Can not tell the difference on idle sounds nice but on the road really boaring :( what can I do to help it sound better ?
 

<tuffty/>

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Miltek exhaust is on ,not happy at all with results :( Can not tell the difference on idle sounds nice but on the road really boaring :( what can I do to help it sound better ?

Miltek is not much louder than std... deeper but not louder... non res versions are noisier and a decat will help but unless you have a map etc they won't sound loud at all

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audi14

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The car came with toyo sport de cat but didn't fit the de cat pipe was to small , so it's on standard cat ,and I got the non res , so when I get it remap and I done induction inter cooler stage 2 revo should sound louder
 

Nick_sheep

All The Gears But No Ideas
How is driving it around going? Open the Windows it will be louder .
 

Nick_sheep

All The Gears But No Ideas
Nope. Still not on the road yet. Had clutch and brake problems, car didn't make it to the track day. Hopefully next Saturday will be out and about if we are lucky.
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
that's mine, exhaust specs as per the description/title.
i too was disappointed when i fitted it but i had a really loud exhaust before hand. Once you have a downpipe on there, and you get used to it you'l love it trust me. So well refined, perfect balance of noise when flooring it and when toodling around.

haha someone called the cameraman a bellwhiff
 

superkarl

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Have you done anything intake side ?
yes it had a B5 80mm intake with jetex filter. stock map on it aswell, only ever saw like 12psi its whole life.
 

audi14

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So you would you say its worth spending the extra money ? For the decat and down pipe ? Should I get a cone filter on it I currently have a pipercross panel filter
 

Nick_sheep

All The Gears But No Ideas
For the power your aiming for you are going to want a 3 inch downpipe and decat to allow you that power. Most people seem to put the s2000 cone filters on they are huge which will prob give you a bit more noise. There is a thing in the stickies at the top about it. Is yours fmic?
 

superkarl

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worth it how? For performance or noise?

this thread has become confusing. You start with wanting 400+hp and you're doing a BT rebuild.
then you say you might keep the standard turbo. And now it seems you're wanting to upgrade all the standard stuff.
therefore how can anyone else say its worth it as we don't know what you have planned.
Quit upgrading the stock setup if you want to do the rebuild. If you're not going to do that, then carry on upgrading the stock setup.
 

S3Alex

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/\ This.......is very good advice.

Too many people make the mistake of not working out what it is that they want,and how much that costs,before thinking of which shiny parts they want first.

Get a clear budget.

Include suspension and brake upgrades into that(If you're even thinking of a BT build,as you'll have a car that runs in straight lines but won't stop or corner).

Take advice from the best people around(and there are so many in this forum,like tufty,Badger,Karl and so on),and don't just go for a shop-bought package,when you can have better,from people who've done it before.

You'll save money,and get a better car into the bargain.
 

S3Alex

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audi14

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Thanks for tip I live in guernsey Channel Islands very difficult to get custom made anything , the island only 24 miles long , and like you said I'm going to get Porsche 911 calipers on front not sure on rear , going to change all my bushes to poly flex ones and they are a right time consuming job , arb braces ect.. and not 100% sure on coil overs yet ,so many things you have to do even befor you consider BT
 

S3Alex

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Thanks for tip I live in guernsey Channel Islands very difficult to get custom made anything , the island only 24 miles long , and like you said I'm going to get Porsche 911 calipers on front not sure on rear , going to change all my bushes to poly flex ones and they are a right time consuming job , arb braces ect.. and not 100% sure on coil overs yet ,so many things you have to do even befor you consider BT

Trust me...in this world,you can get custom made parts delivered to your door virtually anywhere,and I know the Channel Islands aren't the easiest to serve for builds,but it's worth doing properly.

I have a lot of parts delivered from the States,and they often get here faster than I could get them from the UK.

Even if you don't go the whole hog on a BT build,improving the braking and handling will enable you to get the most from the car as it is,as well as being ready for more at some point.
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
Il give you an example in myself.
modded the chassis first. Then following that i started with bolt ons, always having the intention of putting a hybrid ko4 on. At the time they weren't all that reliable and when my engine blew and came to my senses and bought a big turbo so i wouldn't be on the ragged edge for same sort of power. That left me with lots of stock upgrades that id paid top £££ for, that i now had to get rid of for a fraction of the cost.
bottom line i couldve been patient and bought a better quality BT kit than i have now, by spending money on that rather than bolt ons that i inevitably got rid of. Lesson learnt
 

S3Alex

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Il give you an example in myself.
modded the chassis first. Then following that i started with bolt ons, always having the intention of putting a hybrid ko4 on. At the time they weren't all that reliable and when my engine blew and came to my senses and bought a big turbo so i wouldn't be on the ragged edge for same sort of power. That left me with lots of stock upgrades that id paid top £££ for, that i now had to get rid of for a fraction of the cost.
bottom line i couldve been patient and bought a better quality BT kit than i have now, by spending money on that rather than bolt ons that i inevitably got rid of. Lesson learnt

Takes a lot to stand up and say that,and my hat's off to you,Sir.

I made a few mistakes with one of my Cosworths before finding the right guy some yrs back,and being taught a few hard lessons.

I still make a few wrong turns now,but hopefully not as often down to my own carelessness.
 

Nick_sheep

All The Gears But No Ideas
Go lcr brembos rear and not sure how great the 911 on fronts will be. Turx can make you exhaust stuff and a lot of other things.
 

audi14

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Thanks a lot for the advice guys in my head not 100% sure if I want to do a BT build? But what I'm going to do 110% made my mind up is I'm first going for stage 2 build atmo so FMIC brakes exhaust brakes ... , different dv any sujjestions they recommend one on stage 2 ? I don't won't to rush into things because that's when corners are cut and then like you say you get problems
 

superkarl

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stage 2:
FMIC
intake
3 inch downpipe and cat/decat
brand new stock DV
 

S3Alex

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Thanks a lot for the advice guys in my head not 100% sure if I want to do a BT build?

That's the right way to think about it.

Be ABSOLUTELY sure first,as there's no easy way back without wasting a lot of time and money,and going forwards requires a lot of time and money as well.
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
Amd recommend 4 bar fuel regulator ?
no, do not fit one. There's no need and it will kill an already weak fuel pump.

if you're making a trip over to the mainland, i and many would advise seeing bill@badger 5 in Gloucester, rather than amd in Essex.
 

Nick_sheep

All The Gears But No Ideas
When we have got BT you can just copy ours.
 

audi14

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Anyone know we're I can get a milltek down pipe and de cat pipe ? non on Awsome gti were I got my exhaust from :(
 

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audi14

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Yeah thanks I was debating that one as they sell it on awsome gti it's 280 pounds on their , It just would of been nice to have a full milltek but like you say been looking this afternoon they don't make like a straight through
 

Nick_sheep

All The Gears But No Ideas
Get a quote from Lucas or motor rewinds for fixing it. I suspect a new one is quite pricey. Just a cheeky one but Can you get any parts you need from work if you have a part number?
 

Nick_sheep

All The Gears But No Ideas
Might have to ring your work then. Annoyingly a small o ring is the reason ours isn't on the road at the moment 1K0721741 that's the part number.
 
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