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Offline LonelyplanetXO

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Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2013, 09:03:13 am »
Hey all,

Just discovered this forum. Some great stuff here. I've got a TT, 2007. Nice car, but I've found issues with grip on wet roads - had it sideways this morning turning on to a motorway onramp; second time it's happened - and not going that fast. Proof I guess that  technology can't beat basic physics.

LPXO

Offline JPK

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Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2013, 09:20:23 am »
Nice. 3.2L Quattro?
A3 8P Sportback 2.0T DSG
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Offline LonelyplanetXO

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Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2013, 09:31:13 am »
Sorry, should have said. 3.2 Quattro, DSG...
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 09:38:38 am by LonelyplanetXO »

Offline JPK

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« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2013, 10:56:18 am »
Could be your tyres on the rear arent the best? It was raining this morning if you're in Auckland so that would add to it of course.

If you really want to decrease snap oversteer. Buy front and rear adjustable sway bars and fine tune to suit.
Get H&R adjustables as they are the best combination of value and performance and dont need maintenance.
Should land them for $700-800 for both if you shop around overseas.

Start by setting the front to 'medium' and the rear to 'soft'. This modification will also have the side benefit of improving traction and reducing bodyroll drastically with minimal trade offs in comfort.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 03:27:45 pm by JPK »
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Offline LonelyplanetXO

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Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #79 on: July 24, 2013, 02:28:36 pm »
Thanks, the rears are reasonably worn; passed a warrant last month but nonetheless, not great. Yes, I am in Auckland and yes, it was raining this morning :)
I've ordered a new pair of Pirelli Rosso's which I'll fit later in the week. That should resolve it but if it's still prone to snap oversteer in the wet I'll follow your good advice. I wonder how adding sway bars would affect the magnetic damping?

cheers
R.

Offline handsco

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« Reply #80 on: June 23, 2014, 11:43:09 am »
Hi, new here (can't lie, safari made it impossible to register due to these google safesite warnings, but got onto chrome)

I have a 2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro (DSG) S-tronic in black, it's the "s-line"
2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S

Offline Project STi

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« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2014, 07:22:24 pm »
I get the same warnings in Chrome.

Another new person, recently bought a 2005 A3 2.0T DSG sportback for the wife's new car. Just done the servicing stuff so far (DSG Service, cam follower) and upgrading the diverter valve to the later model piston type so far.

Have a few more mods planned (intake, exhaust, tune) to improve the top end power a bit and learning about these cars. I've come from a Subaru/Nissan background and getting a bit of a shock at some of the prices for Audi bits in NZ. So far buying stuff from ECS tuning in the states which has worked out well.

Will be keen to hear what reflashes people are running on here (but not going to pay APR NZ's prices, yikes!).

Jeff
2005 A3 Sportback 2.0T DSG
2002 Subaru RSK B4
Ver 3 WRX STi RA

Offline slowmo

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« Reply #82 on: July 11, 2014, 09:51:16 am »
Welcome to VASK.  8)

Talk to Hans from NZPT for tuning options  ;)
MK6 Golf GTI DSG (Hers)
MK5 Golf R32 6SPM (His)
B5 A4 TQ MTM (For Sale)

Offline jaimec

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Re: A3/S3 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2014, 05:41:08 pm »
Hi all,

Not so new to the forum, signed up awhile back, never got around to posting.

My baby... 2010 Audi A3 1.4 TFSi Sportback, Ibis White, 18" RS4 alloys glossy black finish, Panoramic roof.

No mods. I love her the way she is.


Offline handsco

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« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2014, 01:52:59 pm »
Finally got around to cleaning, taking pictures & posting.

My 2005/6 a3 3.2 Quattro DSG. goes like stink now that half the parts are new.





Changes i've made in the last three months:
Full DSG Box rebuild, mechatronics, new clutch pack, new rods, premium oil, (yes, cost about what the car was worth, but the box just failed on me, oh well at least it's under warranty.)
All new discs & pads all around
all new tyres
new air filter (k&n, panel)
new engine mount, spark plugs, service, aircon service /etc.
engine flush, run on 98 since.

It's a great car, they're starting to get really hard to find in good condition.


$$$ ouch!, could've bought a late S3
2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S

Offline handsco

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« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2014, 02:41:08 pm »
The above could be for sale if anyone's interested,

I can't deny the urge to get a RS4 sensible "family / dog" car for much longer.

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2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S

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Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2014, 10:22:37 am »
My 99 S3


Offline handsco

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Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2014, 07:50:13 pm »
Spoke with HaNs today on the phone, top guy!

I've been on the fence about keeping / selling this car for a little while, In some respects it's been the bain of my existance, but on other occasions it's been some of the most fun i've had. HaNs pretty much swayed me towards keeping it, I was misinformed about the upgrade path of this car (that it didn't exist)

I'm going to see what HaNs can do with an ECU remap to start with.

HaNs quoted me a surprisingly low price for a 350hp turbo install/upgrade.
I'll track down a set of nice wheels, probably S3 wheels (in black)
and seeing as i'm already committed, I'll track down a decent shop who can do an outside only respray (and minor repair [one dent, one scuff] )

If anyone can recommend anyone who deals in wheels, or paint.. I'd appreciate it.


Thanks,
2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S

Offline prg-gti

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A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2014, 10:00:19 pm »
nice! good luck, and keep us posted, love mod threads!


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Offline handsco

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Re: A3/S3/TT Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #89 on: November 08, 2014, 05:33:23 pm »
This has gone one step further since yesterday.

it's going to be very exciting, stupidly costly. the result is going to be some deranged RS3.. will create a thread seperately i think.
2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S