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i thought like the anni could have been or something. with more power it would be a nice drive. even with 210hp i cant put the power down in 1st 2nd gear with 4wd that is taken away aint it
 

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Buy a 4motion shell and put your engine in - my shell was £750, got a free front end and then bought an Audi S3 for the engine - which worked out free after I'd sold the rest of the S3.

Unfortunately I blew it up and spent plenty more on it than originally anticipated lol
 

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i kind of agree in the sense that if the Golf had still been on the K03s, with 4WD it would of been pointless as the loss it considerable especially when compared to the small output the K03s makes.

HOWEVER, a K04 in a Golf would of been a different story...but then you are treading on the toes of the S3, which makes the premium of the Audi badge less justifiable.

I do wish that VW had put the 4WD and bigger turbo in the MK4/MK5 as they look so much nicer than their S3 counterparts.
 

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My mates mapped ko3s Audi A3 quattro shifts really well for the size of the turbo!
Interesting...

My theory was always that a mapped 1.8T is nippy, but not rapid...thus by adding more weight and giving it a bigger transmission loss you are going to slow it down to such a stage that it does not really warrant the 4WD...[*-)]

However, as said, that was just my theory...and as I have never driven an a3 quattro I guess my view is 'hollow'. I would be interested in trying one...but then it comes back to the fact that to have 4WD, you have to have an A3, which I think are not as nice looking.

Dan, fancy putting a 4WD system and big turbo on my Anni [:D]
 

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My mates mapped ko3s Audi A3 quattro shifts really well for the size of the turbo!
Interesting...

My theory was always that a mapped 1.8T is nippy, but not rapid...thus by adding more weight and giving it a bigger transmission loss you are going to slow it down to such a stage that it does not really warrant the 4WD...


However, as said, that was just my theory...and as I have never driven an a3 quattro I guess my view is 'hollow'. I would be interested in trying one...but then it comes back to the fact that to have 4WD, you have to have an A3, which I think are not as nice looking.

Dan, fancy putting a 4WD system and big turbo on my Anni
I think the thing people forget is the 4wd system is haldex, which only saps the power upon launching as its not permanent. Now I for one dont mind adding another 10% transmission losses for 3 seconds while I bury my foot at 6k rpm at the red light...Or when my wheels start to lose traction round a twisty.

If you buy a 4mo shell I'll help lol Fair bit of work welding a new floor pan in and shock mounts.

Dan
 
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