[BiturboS4] morals and ethics...

California Fields cfields72 at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 30 12:00:34 EST 2003

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Oh, and we're really at a loss here with a 344hp (stock) car that weighs no
more than the previous model and has a stiffer body and better
tires/suspension (read sarcasm).  Looks to me like Audi took a step forward.
It will be just harder (or more expensive to modify now, that's all).

Really, though, I haven't seen any *definitive* evidence that the modifying
crowd (moral or not) has been the cause of Audi ditching the twin turbo
design.  That post the other day which gave a link to a survey was thoughtful
but not very significant or relevant. I mean, you couldn't draw a conclusion
as to whether modifying the cars actually caused the part failures.

Plus, look at all the 1.8T engines out there! I know SOOO many teenage kids
that tweak the crap out of that engine in their VWs and Audis (everything from
ECU upgrades to turbo upgrades and NOs).  I read the 20v.turbo group and I
rarely hear of any problems.

VW/Audi has no plans to discontinue that engine that I know of.  So, mods
aren't the driving force for change here. I think the 2.7T has more inherent
problems from the start and is much closer to it's limits in certain areas
that Audi needed to move to a N/A engine.  Just my guess.

Carter Fields, San Francisco
2001.5, GIAC-X, Miltek 3" cat-back, Strat. shifter, Strat. DVs, A-pillar boost

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