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Unread 10-26-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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Question Need opinions and suggestion about my car!

Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and I am looking for opinions of my car and suggestion to the next upgrade I am trying to do.

I have 2 cars, one for racing and my normal car, and I would like to know what you people think about tuning my normal to make it faster and a suggestion for my racing car.

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2001 audi a4, originally came with
1.8 turbo with audi quattro system.

Ive replaced the 1.8t litters engine for an audi 3.2 litters and made it twin turbo, kept quattro system and added NO5. this is a V6 engine and I wonder can I somehow make it more powerful like a V8 or maybe a V12 without replacing the engine? or can I add something like 2 more turbos to make it reach to the power level I want?
also is worth mentioning that it has 16 inches aluminum rims, and carbon fiber bonnet, buts its of the same color, I don't like different colors and stuff like that, I think car is maybe to classy to do stuff like that.

and my driving car is a 2004 audi a4 2.0 turbo with quattro system. now I've really consider the idea of tuning this one also but I am not sure if its worth it. someone told me that the standard 2004 model is fast enough, even faster than my 2001 racing car.

Can i get an opinion of my cars? any suggestions on whats ok and whats not?
if it would be yours what would u do? I would like to have the fastest car possible! or anyone here suggest selling it for getting another faster easier tpo modify car?

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if you've got twin turbos you can't realistically add any more. about the best way would be to turn up the boost.
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Of course the engine would need to be built properly to operate under the increased pressure. What size turbo's are we talking about, whats your engines compression ratio?
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Weight drop. Have you upgraded the exhaust and intake? Good thing to do to both cars. As far as your DD, I would:

1. Upgrade entire exhaust
2. New plugs and wires
3. CAI
4. Carbon Fiber hood
5. Tune

In that order for the most efficient and economical approach.
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First, a few questions:

What psi are your turbos at right now?
Are your twin turbos sequential or parallel?
What are the racing purposes of this car? Drag? Circuit? Rally?

Not to shoot down the other board members suggestions, but you may want to leave both the intake system and exhaust system just as they are; DEPENDING on what your purposes are.

By the way, the number of cylinders in an engine does not determine it's power. A V6 engine is not better than a V8; a V12 is not better than either. They are all equal and all have their pros and cons in proportion to eachother. Number of cylinders does not mean the amount of performance; for example, the Nissan GT-R has a TT V6; the Ariel Atom has a V8, and even inline-4s can absolutely wreck all the other cars when placed in a superbike (which they commonly are.)

More importantly; upgrading your daily driver might not be the best idea. You want a reliable and economical daily driver; save the money and stress for your race car. That's just my 2 cents though.

I don't think there's many upgrade suggestons we can give unless we know your purpose. A drag car is built far different from a circuit car; and even more different from a rally car!

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Thanks everyone.. I don't know exactly the psi of it's turbos now. I am getting a scan next week, anyways the purpose is just drag racing. I know by last time i scanned it i had 490 bhp. My goal is to reach the closest possible to 1000 bhp. I have now added a better cold air intake I was thinking about the exhaust, better headers as what I was suggested. The turbos are parallels and my budget it's really not a problem but the thing is I dunno if is worth it, i mean i would end up asking the car to give power levels it was not designed for. I dunno if you suggest me to leave the car the way it is. Do you consider it good enough for fun and sunday drag racing. The thing is once you race and loose you want more and more power, I became addicted to modifying it.

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Originally Posted by Gabriolly View Post
I dunno if is worth it, i mean i would end up asking the car to give power levels it was not designed for.
I think you left that milestone a while ago :O

This is why people are suggesting you rebuild the engine so that it CAN handle increased boost in addition to other upgrades to allow the car to handle the resulting power.
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I would put some really gripy tires on. Also drop as much weight as you can. Because if your putting out 500bhp weight loss and grip will turn it into a rocket.
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Wait let's back it up here. Is your engine the 3.2 vr6 found in the old audi tt and vw r32 or are you talking about audis 3.2 v6 found in b6/b7 models. If it is not a vr6 how the hell did you twin turbo that?

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