[Es2] stock AAN with Dahlback intake vs. chipped 3B

Elijahallen92 at aol.com Elijahallen92 at aol.com
Fri Aug 13 17:35:52 EDT 2004

 What turbo are you using? If its the stock k24 you should see full boost 
before 3000rpms. I have the Dahlback intake manifold in my new project but will 
not be able to give my impressions for a few more weeks. I doubt it would make 
that much difference. I am also doing alot of other stuff to the car so I'll 
never know what it feels like stock but I know what a stock urs4 feels like and 
its not fast. Are you using a custom exhaust? Is your friend? I would think 
the exhaust would make more of a difference than the intake manifold. 


In a message dated 8/13/2004 5:17:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
bklumper at mdbworld.com writes:

> Hey guys,
> Last night we had a little get together of local Audis. A friend of mine was 
> there with his AAN converted coupe and I of course had my 3B coupe there. 
> The only mod he has done is the Dahlback intake manifold adn a cone filter. ECU 
> is stock. My 3B is stock but my ECU has been upgraded with a 2.5 bar 
> pressure tranducer and Mihnea's software. Yet my friend's car pulls waaaaaay harder 
> than mine, and he doesn't even have 3rd gear! There's no lag either. It 
> spools up very quickly to 15psi and stays there though the rev range, whereas mine 
> takes quite a while to build. Mine eventually gets to about 19-21 psi but 
> there's never a steady plateau of boost. Before 3000 rpms, it feels like the 
> old 7A! I can say that now that I've driven the car for a couple of weeks and 
> have come down from the initial excitement I'm a little concerned about the 
> lack of performance. Would the Dahlback intake make that much difference on a 
> stock motor? The power in his car is incredible!
> The one thing I always wonder about is that when I had everything apart, I 
> found that there was no play in any direction on the turbo shaft, but the 
> turbo didn't spin all that freely by hand. It would turn without resistance, but 
> it wouldn't spin. It felt kind of stiff, but I figured it was because it had 
> been sitting without oil in it for a couple of years. Now I'm wondering if 
> that's causing the slow spool-up? Any thoughts? My car really should be quicker 
> than it is!
> Ben

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