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    after numerous failed track sessions blowing boost hoses the cars coming good. I managed to get my pb a street sprints a few weeks ago...


    Pb so far at lakeside - YouTube


    then the next session I attended at time attack I managed to break in to the 60's for the first time. high 60's but I'm claiming it...





    cars feeling really strong now and think I can feel the advantage of the extra 10mm tyre width but not sure if I prefer the AR1 to the nexens. I'll wait until the nexen are completely dead and move back to nankang to let the track time do the talking. saying that the nexens are very old now after after so much track time missed...


    I have a few more mods planned for the s3 but as I always say, its the driver mods that need more work. my next goal is get in to the 59's...

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    nice one mate, and has given me some inspiration for my s3 8p..

    Did you do the balance shaft delete yourself, or local garage? Looks like that's something I should get done on mine that's done 230,000 kays!

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    Very nice
    Its a shame we never got the RS3 here in the 8P
    Ever thought of doing a RS conversion ?
    Would be so sick to so a 8P RS3 here


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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrdavo View Post
    thanks for the info mate, pretty good read...

    sounds like it was the right decision for me based on a couple of points...

    1. it regularly sees track time and the only time its on the road is to drive to the track. it pulls all the way to redline with the apr tune and gets over 7,000...

    apr stage 3 tte420 https://www.goapr.com/products/softw...0T-EA113-T-K04

    2. also I have noticed the difference in vibration massively so I'm pretty confident I'd also notice if the freewheel failed and the balance shaft was active again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muckman View Post
    Very nice
    Its a shame we never got the RS3 here in the 8P
    Ever thought of doing a RS conversion ?
    Would be so sick to so a 8P RS3 here
    thanks mate, pretty certain we did get the 8P RS3 here though...

    liking your Q5 thread too, keep the photos coming...

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    bit disappointed with my last run at lakeside. I felt like I was improving in some sections, definitely staying flatter through the kink and hungry but slower overall. think it was a case of too fast in and slower out...


    only managed a couple of sessions until I started to feel I vibration through the steering wheel. came in to the pits to check wheel studs as it felt like my wheel was going to fall off which is pretty unnerving at 200kph through the kink. I couldn't find anything so back out I went thinking it might be some rubber debris on the tyre. nope, same problem...


    decided I'd swap the wheels in case I dropped a wheel weight which is when I spotted this on the front left...





    pretty certain that's my problem. new tyres need to be ordered. onwards and upwards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by guile View Post
    thanks mate, pretty certain we did get the 8P RS3 here though...

    liking your Q5 thread too, keep the photos coming...
    Iv looked everywhere never seen one here
    We got the TTRS but not the RS3 I believe


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    Quote Originally Posted by guile View Post
    thanks mate, pretty certain we did get the 8P RS3 here though...
    That's incorrect guile - Audi Aus never brought in the 8P RS3. They were sold in other RHD markets including the UK though so surprised I've never seen one on the road here.

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