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    Default The A3 is about to flex it's muscles!!

    After deciding to keep the A3 (For now ) I have ordered a superchips Bluefin, after an awful lot of research, this seems to be the product for me. I wanted a switchable map that offers a little more punch without the 'modified' feel to it.

    I have test driven a REVO mapped A3 and although it was very good at 260bhp, it had the same feel to it as my old Zafira, very aggressive.

    The Blue fin as you can see from the link below, is very much like the standard map but amplified which is what I want. The added bonus is that the bluefin can download the standard map and make the car totally standard again. REVO required both maps installed into the ECU then switched between the two.

    At 240bhp, I think this should make the A3 a nice drivable car that is pretty rapid!! The standard 0-60 of mine is 6.9 seconds, and some have said that mapped version has been proven at 6.0 seconds and the quattro at 5.9!!

    I think this isvery similar to the BSR set up that Duncan has.


    http://www.superchips.co.uk/curves/vw2lfsiturbo.pdf

    I also figured that as Superchips are officially involved with VAG Group Motorsport, they should be OK for what I want. If I was going down the Exhaust/Turbo/Intercooler upgrade route, a custom re-map would of course be the only way to go!!
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    I was looking into bluefin when a focus ST was on the cards in November, great piece of kit .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    I think this is very similar to the BSR set up that Duncan has.
    Yep, the Bluefin is the same principle as the BSR PPC unit. I think it also has a fault code reader - not sure if that's only on Fords? I hadn't realised they were doing them for Audi - thought it was just Fords.

    Did you look at the BSR BTW? They do one for that car/engine.

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    Just noted - the BSR kicks out quite a bit more torque than the Superchips/Bluefin one.

    Bluefin is 241bhp/317Nm, BSR is 248bhp/380Nm - small difference in bhp but that's a difference of 45lbft!!! That's quite a difference.

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    the ford guys certainly rave about the bluefin stuff...should make the audi a potent weapon Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Just noted - the BSR kicks out quite a bit more torque than the Superchips/Bluefin one.

    Bluefin is 241bhp/317Nm, BSR is 248bhp/380Nm - small difference in bhp but that's a difference of 45lbft!!! That's quite a difference.

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    Did'nt realise that the BSR was 280lb/ft, but to be honest the Zafira was 280ish lb/ft and apart from dry weather, it was useless, fun bt useless and you really had to feather the throttle to make quick progress.

    The thing I like about the Bluefin, is that it's figures are about the same as Astra VXR. Too much torque in a short fat burst as I have experienced can make it a handfull. Diesles handle their high torque well due to the way it delivers it, petrol turbos come in with a bang.

    This should be perfectly adequate in all weathers.
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