Exhaust sound of the 8Y S3 when revved at a standstill

jassyo06

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Curious to know what the 8Y S3 sounds like when revved at a standstill....Why may you ask?? well my son has gone back to Audi after 5 years with BMW and as a make shift/temp car they have given him a new TT 240ps S-Tronic sport edition and when revved at a standstill it sounded very good... snapped and crackled very similar to the new VAG G8R l was very surprised l expected it to be very muted
 

Moots

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Curious to know what the 8Y S3 sounds like when revved at a standstill....Why may you ask?? well my son has gone back to Audi after 5 years with BMW and as a make shift/temp car they have given him a new TT 240ps S-Tronic sport edition and when revved at a standstill it sounded very good... snapped and crackled very similar to the new VAG G8R l was very surprised l expected it to be very muted
Not great in D, does crackle a bit in S but it’s not that loud. Haven’t really had anywhere to give it A proper go yet as I dont want to do it in front of my house, or in a supermarket car park, and there literally the only places I go at the minute, **** Covid lol.
 

Santiago

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Mat Watson did a comparison (old S3 vs new S3) about 2 mins into this video..
 

Chris4410

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I heard one being started up and revd at the dealership a few weeks ago, our dyson sounded better.
 

jassyo06

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I heard one being started up and revd at the dealership a few weeks ago, our dyson sounded better.
Strange as that MY21 240 ps ea888 TT sounded surprisingly good

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must admit very disappointed with sound of S3, I'm not one for loads of popping and banging on overrun but my TT Quattro sounded much better, just deeper and raspy although it was pre gpf filter, it definitely takes away some of the feel when you want a little blast and the sound is just flat.
 

Chris4410

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Strange as that MY21 240 ps ea888 TT sounded surprisingly good

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Could be a number of reasons I suppose, but the current S3 does not sound good at all.
 

Snake Pliskin

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I think it’s pretty much the same across the board. My pre-fl RS3 sounded absolutely incredible ... at a stand still, going up & down the gears. But the 45s sounds absolutely rubbish at idle or revved. Above 4,000 rpm it does make a decent sound and pops & bangs up & down the gears but still nothing compared to the RS3.
 

jassyo06

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I think it’s pretty much the same across the board. My pre-fl RS3 sounded absolutely incredible ... at a stand still, going up & down the gears. But the 45s sounds absolutely rubbish at idle or revved. Above 4,000 rpm it does make a decent sound and pops & bangs up & down the gears but still nothing compared to the RS3.
The TT Jordan has sounds good mate as does the Golf 8 R

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Chris4410

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I think it’s pretty much the same across the board. My pre-fl RS3 sounded absolutely incredible ... at a stand still, going up & down the gears. But the 45s sounds absolutely rubbish at idle or revved. Above 4,000 rpm it does make a decent sound and pops & bangs up & down the gears but still nothing compared to the RS3.

My A35 didn't sound great at idle either, you really had to be on the move to get any half decent sound out of it.

The TCR has a really nice deep burble at tick over, and it will pop and bang when stationary when it's warmed up.
 

jassyo06

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I think it’s pretty much the same across the board. My pre-fl RS3 sounded absolutely incredible ... at a stand still, going up & down the gears. But the 45s sounds absolutely rubbish at idle or revved. Above 4,000 rpm it does make a decent sound and pops & bangs up & down the gears but still nothing compared to the RS3.
PFL RS3 engine and exhaust sound is legendary and we can all thank the EU bureaucratic Molly cuddling merchant bankers for its demise same goes with all German performance cars......not much to like about society nowadays

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Snake Pliskin

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The TT Jordan has sounds good mate as does the Golf 8 R

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hopefully your TTS will make a good sound ... yeah the new golf R sounds decent in the videos do not sure how VW have managed that but good on them
 

Snake Pliskin

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My A35 didn't sound great at idle either, you really had to be on the move to get any half decent sound out of it.

The TCR has a really nice deep burble at tick over, and it will pop and bang when stationary when it's warmed up.

thrash the nuts I think is the term with the mercs to get any kind of decent sound :)

yeah I think the tcr got in there just about the right time to get a decent soundtrack
 

jassyo06

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hopefully your TTS will make a good sound ... yeah the new golf R sounds decent in the videos do not sure how VW have managed that but good on them
Not fussed if it doesn't mate as ill being going down the road of a custom exhaust or similar

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Chris4410

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Not fussed if it doesn't mate as ill being going down the road of a custom exhaust or similar

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Does replacing the axle back really improve the sound that much? I understood that the OPF needed removing and therefore a remap applied. Not sure I would want to do that on a brand new car.
 
Curious to know what the 8Y S3 sounds like when revved at a standstill....Why may you ask?? well my son has gone back to Audi after 5 years with BMW and as a make shift/temp car they have given him a new TT 240ps S-Tronic sport edition and when revved at a standstill it sounded very good... snapped and crackled very similar to the new VAG G8R l was very surprised l expected it to be very muted
Not great and certainly not as good as the 8V - Petrol Filter has ruined it - In the cabin you get the piped in sound but from outside not until you are driving do you get much sound out of it - Might get better once run in a bit but I doubt it
 

Moots

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Not great and certainly not as good as the 8V - Petrol Filter has ruined it - In the cabin you get the piped in sound but from outside not until you are driving do you get much sound out of it - Might get better once run in a bit but I doubt it
Mine sounds better now than it did, I’ve done 1500 miles now. Hoping that continues to improve as I do more miles.
 

Madmo

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Ive done 1800 and it still sounds pants and Ive tried all different drive select modes

very disappointed
 

Madmo

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