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

Jimmy Pribble Jimmy at texasbankers.com
Sun Aug 15 10:17:22 EDT 2004

> As for AAN vs. 3B, the biggest difference is the
> distributorless ignition, followed by the shorter
> intake path.  Both mean higher HP potential in the
> AAN, but I think both motors have the same basic
> internals.

The intake path is negated in some conversions (like mine)
and the coil-pack ignigition is nice, but the biggest difference
IMO is "overboost mode" which allows 2.15 bar max boost for
15 seconds.  According to Audi, 280 lb-ft of torque is available
from 2100-4000 rpm in a stock AAN, rather than than the 
usually quoted 258 lb-ft.  That mode is simply unavailable on
a 3B.

Still, a chipped 3B should outrun a stock AAN, even if the AAN
has an intake and exhaust, IMO.

Jimmy P.  

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