Stage 2 s3 8v facelift

Dunkz

Registered User
Hi all, looking at getting my s3 8v mapped soon. I already have a revo intake, just ordered scorpion decat downpipe and I will order a turbo elbow also before mapping. So the question is, is it really worth the extra £ to get an uprated intercooler before mapping? On a bit of a tight budget so any info would be great thanks.
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
It is advised to get a FMIC for stage 2 - if you are prepared to go to Stage 2 then IMO you best be safe than sorry and take all precautions to ensure the safety of your car.

I have:
  • Forge FMIC
  • Forge throttle pipe
 

Dunkz

Registered User
It is advised to get a FMIC for stage 2 - if you are prepared to go to Stage 2 then IMO you best be safe than sorry and take all precautions to ensure the safety of your car.

I have:
  • Forge FMIC
  • Forge throttle pipe
Thanks mate. Yeh I'm trying to jump the gun really so I can get it all done quicker but you're right il do the cooler too cheers mate
 

MikeParkin

Registered User
Hi all, looking at getting my s3 8v mapped soon. I already have a revo intake, just ordered scorpion decat downpipe and I will order a turbo elbow also before mapping. So the question is, is it really worth the extra £ to get an uprated intercooler before mapping? On a bit of a tight budget so any info would be great thanks.

A tight budget! Haha I’ve heard that before.
 

Starry

S3 8V saloon... APR Stage 2....(-:
Always better to have a FMIC but you can get away without, especially in the colder months. MRC get good results with out a cooler.
 

teamspb

Registered User
We are in the same boat as you...I can do it now without the cooler, or can wait a couple of months and get the cooler and do a "proper" stage 2.

What cooler are you going for? Im going down the Wagner route
 

Dunkz

Registered User
Just missed out on a wagner . Maybe going airtec I think. Been using them for years now and always had great results. Often better than the more expensive brands.
 
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