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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2005, 08:26:27 pm »
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Contacted Giltraps recently re getting a stainless steel mtm exhaust and they are hopeless. They said they would call me back and that was over two weeks ago.

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If you are interesed in a Milltek catback exhaust for your S3 at a great price,PM Jem (orggti) on VASK.
Also if you want to improve the top end performance in your S3,fit a silicon hose kit.S3s suffer badly from hose expansion under boost and squeezing under vaccuum.Of the few S3s I have modified,all benefitted from fitting silicon hoses.
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2005, 08:57:57 pm »
the guy who started this thread got quoted $3k from Giltraps to fit an mtm chip in his S3.
He's trying out a revo on at the moment.

Try $6k for an RS4 chip !
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2005, 10:39:10 pm »
Hey all.
Cheers for the replies. Basically having removed an MTM upgrade from the equation due to Giltrap’s $3000 quote I researched Revo-Technik and via their website made contact with the NZ agent, Paul Watson at EuroTechnic in Mt Maunganui. He was very helpful and when I asked was more than happy to give me a free 5 ‘driving hours’ trial. The ability to trial the Revo system is pretty cool. So on Saturday he was in Auckland upgrading a Skoda and swung by my place armed with a laptop and the Revo software. Very simple, he plugged in, scanned the system, identified the ECU, selected the software and pressed go. Ten minutes later I had 265hp – for a whole 5 hours. And it was noticeable. I could hear the DV more than usual for a start and the car was definitely pulling harder on my drive to Raglan as the guy in the silver WRX will confirm. Am pretty sure I will put down my $1750 for the kit in the New Year. May dyno it before and after just to see. The exhaust and silicon hoses info is interesting too. It’s a slippery slope this stuff eh.
Cheers again.
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VB

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2005, 12:31:28 pm »
S3NZ sounds like excellent value for money. $3,000 for a chip is incredibly expensive and $6,000 for an rs4 chip is unbelievable.

265hp sounds like a lot of fun and 15hp more than mine. I'm sure you will enjoy! ;D

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2005, 12:37:19 pm »
Thanks for the good advice guys. I think I will look into the silicon hose mod and I'm already jealous of the 265hp remap available from revo. Having heard how much the mtm chip was I'm guessing that the exhaust will be a lot more and won't be money well spent. Think I find out about the miltek.

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2005, 03:00:49 pm »
Thanks for the good advice guys. I think I will look into the silicon hose mod and I'm already jealous of the 265hp remap available from revo. Having heard how much the mtm chip was I'm guessing that the exhaust will be a lot more and won't be money well spent. Think I find out about the miltek.

Just remember.. all those power quotes can be debateable..

also.. you will probabaly achieve the same power if not more if you add a Proper Sporting Exhaust System

From what i have read.. the Revo power claims are usually with an Exhaust system bolted on etc blah blah blah..

up to you to decide..

but there are some nice premade exhaust systems currently available from VASK user ORGGTI contact him to see what you got if you want a beautiful Stainless exhaust

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2005, 03:40:28 pm »
wise words.
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2005, 08:41:37 pm »
wise words.

LMAO if you're referring to HITMAN! no offence intended anton!
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hitmanGTI

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2005, 09:10:39 pm »
I dont get it???

I lost

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2005, 07:39:25 am »
LMAO if you're referring to HITMAN! no offence intended anton!

I think Antons comment above makes sence.
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2005, 08:51:17 am »
Hi hitmanGTI its nogaro blue.

Welcome to the exclusive Noggy club! :)

Another option to consider when tuning is to order your gear from Australia and use a local installer. I use APR over in Australia myself. Although to be fair I was using them over in Australia before I moved to NZ, and so the majority of my mods were done by them over there. They are pretty good on the shipping and of course you don't pay the Aussie GST (there are ways to reduce the corresponding NZ GST on importing)

S3 and R32 owners should really consider the Haldex PreX controller, it really does make a difference. I hardly notice any understear any more. It pretty much tracks perfectly. It works by predicting the torque based on throttle position, so that the rear wheels are engaged before the torque actually hits (whereas the existing system waits for wheel slip, which is too late).

Cheers, Ed.

VB

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2005, 04:35:44 pm »
I'm definitely considering a haldex controller but should I be looking at modifying the factory suspension first as well? Also eddyg did you get your fmic installed here? Just curious as keen to get one.

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2005, 09:52:49 am »
I'm definitely considering a haldex controller but should I be looking at modifying the factory suspension first as well? Also eddyg did you get your fmic installed here? Just curious as keen to get one.

I reckon Haldex first, then suspension. Although no big deal either way.

As for the FMIC, I got it installed in Oz, but it was an import from Europe, anyone (skilled in the art) could install it. However in NZ conditions I really don't think it's worth its extra weight (which is considerable, especially given that it's forward of the front wheels). In Oz I got it 'cos I was getting considerable power fade when the temp was greater than 35 degrees, but we don't get that very often in NZ.

Cheers, Ed.

VB

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2005, 05:25:09 pm »
Sweet thanks Ed.

Keen to do the milltek first cat back but interested in getting a hi flow cat or removing the cat altogether. Does any one have ahi flow cat?

hitmanGTI

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2005, 06:22:33 pm »
Sweet thanks Ed.

Keen to do the milltek first cat back but interested in getting a hi flow cat or removing the cat altogether. Does any one have ahi flow cat?

Remove it completly... makes your exhaust smell nicer

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2005, 08:08:45 am »
all AmD parts is available at Pukekohe's HiTech tuning station.

www.bobhomewood.com  They have dyno and everything

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2005, 05:36:53 pm »
all AmD parts is available at Pukekohe's HiTech tuning station.

www.bobhomewood.com  They have dyno and everything

Are you saying they do AMD chipping ?
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VB

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2005, 05:39:17 pm »
Remove it completly... makes your exhaust smell nicer

Good call! Sounds like a cheap gain.  ;D

It;s great that cats aren't compulsory here like in the UK. Would it be worth putting in a resonator in the place of the cat or go for straight pipe?

hitmanGTI

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2005, 06:12:13 pm »
Are you saying they do AMD chipping ?

They Do indeed apparently

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2005, 06:48:58 pm »
Yes , Mr Bob homewood and his crew now handles all AmD NZ enquiries.  They are a very professional team with the correct tools and even a dyno.

rest assure your vehicle is safe with him