Rs3 driver configuration / tips

T-1000

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Not sure if everyone knows but the saloon has the boot release by waving your foot under the rear of the car.

Lol how many don’t read the manual eh
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Snake Pliskin

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Looks like it is only auto open and auto lock.
You have to manually close it shut.
Maybe the vorsprung will have powered closure ?
 

Snake Pliskin

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Vorsprung has button to close it


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the hatch definitely does, I think there may be doubt over the saloon though ?
 

Snake Pliskin

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It says on the configurator that the saloon Vorsprung comes with auto close

hopefully when we see a vorsprung it will be confirmed 100%
 
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Snake Pliskin

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Yet another thing we don't have @Snake Pliskin ! Someone create a list of missing Spec!

TX.

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Don't worry mate - they have to have some extra gadgets in their fancy vorsprungs, along with their round steering wheels and alloy stickers ;) :tearsofjoy:
 

Snake Pliskin

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Very poor considering the price of the car in the first place..........
I can't say its something that will bother me.
I had on the Merc but never looked at it, so just having the alert if I have any pressure loss will be fine.
Other than that, I tend to give the tyres a visual inspection every so often and check the pressures with my own air pump anyway.
It does come on the Vorsprung though, so at least its there for those who really want it I guess.
 

Snake Pliskin

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And cars we don’t actually have


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lol :tearsofjoy: oh well, this will make you laugh ....
I made a right hash of the car mats from autostyle which just arrived today.
Somehow managed to order model year 1997-2003 ffs so nothing remotely like.
Also ordered anthracite mats (as my last RS3) and they need to be jet black (ordered before the car arrived).
You in the market for any 20 year old design floor mats mate ? :tearsofjoy:
 

T-1000

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lol :tearsofjoy: oh well, this will make you laugh ....
I made a right hash of the car mats from autostyle which just arrived today.
Somehow managed to order model year 1997-2003 ffs so nothing remotely like.
Also ordered anthracite mats (as my last RS3) and they need to be jet black (ordered before the car arrived).
You in the market for any 20 year old design floor mats mate ? :tearsofjoy:

Interesting about the jet black vs anthracite.

On my 8V I had Anthracite.


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Snake Pliskin

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Interesting about the jet black vs anthracite.

On my 8V I had Anthracite.


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Yeah I wrongly assumed these would be anthracite and they look odd against the jet black carpet, so even if I had ordered the correct model year, I would not have been happy with them.
 

Mike.46

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@Keano04 back to your OP. You can’t set lane assist to be off all the time. You have to turn it off every time you get in.
Here you go, Lane assist to remember last setting

Just read the description fully to make sure it will work ok (PR number)

 

abmat

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Here you go, Lane assist to remember last setting

Just read the description fully to make sure it will work ok (PR number)

Yes, that’s a dongle. What I was saying is it can’t be coded in on vcds. I wasn’t aware of this dongle.
 

Mike.46

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Yes, that’s a dongle. What I was saying is it can’t be coded in on vcds. I wasn’t aware of this dongle.
Are you sure it cant be done on VCDS? (thats a bummer because I have VCDS) Golf8R can be done with OBD eleven
 

abmat

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Are you sure it cant be done on VCDS? (thats a bummer because I have VCDS) Golf8R can be done with OBD eleven
As far as I know. I know it can’t be done on the A6.
It was a faff at the start but now it’s become muscle memory to turn it off once I start the car.

stand to be corrected though.
 

Mike.46

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As far as I know. I know it can’t be done on the A6.
It was a faff at the start but now it’s become muscle memory to turn it off once I start the car.

stand to be corrected though.
Did you see the link I posted for Golf 8R? apparently needed the bonnet open to accept the new coding
 

T-1000

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Did you see the link I posted for Golf 8R? apparently needed the bonnet open to accept the new coding

Firewall built into the newer cars.

OPF later RS3’s have it when trying to flash the ECU.

Article here about it


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Mike.46

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Firewall built into the newer cars.

OPF later RS3’s have it when trying to flash the ECU.

Article here about it


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Do you think the Audi has more protection than the current Golf8R? both Golf 8 and Audi 8Y seem to list the same dongle p/n for turning lane assist to 'remember last setting'

This lane assist 'remember last setting' has been altered with OBD Eleven on Golf 8 R
 

T-1000

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Do you think the Audi has more protection than the current Golf8R? both Golf 8 and Audi 8Y seem to list the same dongle p/n for turning lane assist to 'remember last setting'

This lane assist 'remember last setting' has been altered with OBD Eleven on Golf 8 R

Difficult to say.

You’d think the module protocol would be the same as they are MQB platform cars.

Unless Audi have implemented a stricter approach to it.


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Spinstorm

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as @Keano04 says, the interior does feel good & when you’re sat on the seats it’s only the steering wheel stitching you’d see in any case. The honeycomb pattern on the seats looks great (even better in red stitching I agree) but with the ambient lighting set to 2 colours that lifts things too.

I think when you have the car, the overall package will make you think less about the interior.

Look you guys are agreeing with my opinions on the videos. I said it feels great and that that carbon effect looks cool.

I fully plan on changing my vents to the red ones and getting my wheel re trimmed or replaced (if my car ever arrives).
 

Mike.46

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Look you guys are agreeing with my opinions on the videos. I said it feels great and that that carbon effect looks cool.

I fully plan on changing my vents to the red ones and getting my wheel re trimmed or replaced (if my car ever arrives).
Audi Production planning

Week 5 after ordering.................. Think of a number way into the future to pizz the customer right off :(
Week 10 after ordering................ Divide that number by 2 :)
Week 15 after ordering................ Take another 7 weeks off it to get the customer all excited :)
Week 20 onwards after ordering...Let that week pass and do FA about the Production, :(
Week 26 after ordering.................Customer now cancelled order :(
Week 27 after ordering.................Advertise car on Autotrader for £15k over list :)
 

Snake Pliskin

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Can you turn off the Audi heartbeat sound or whatever it is every time you exit the car ?
 

Snake Pliskin

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Isn’t there a menu setting for it?


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im not sure ... will have a search through the settings as I don’t need to hear that sound anymore lol
 

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You found the bag hooks in the boot on your saloon yet?

I only spotted them around 2 weeks into ownership

Really handy but easily missed if new to Audi and like me, hadn’t even sat in an 8y a3 before I got my rs3

I haven't no
I only found it had the foot gesture boot open by mistake when I was cleaning it too :tearsofjoy:
I must have a close inspection of the entire car top to bottom this weekend I think.
Are you using runway or one of the other 2 screen layouts ?
I did use the Lambo type one initially but not tried the tradition 2 dials yet
 

NevMan

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I haven't no
I only found it had the foot gesture boot open by mistake when I was cleaning it too :tearsofjoy:
I must have a close inspection of the entire car top to bottom this weekend I think.
Are you using runway or one of the other 2 screen layouts ?
I did use the Lambo type one initially but not tried the tradition 2 dials yet

Hope the boot didn’t whack you on the nose Glen
 

IanSC

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I haven't no
I only found it had the foot gesture boot open by mistake when I was cleaning it too :tearsofjoy:
I must have a close inspection of the entire car top to bottom this weekend I think.
Are you using runway or one of the other 2 screen layouts ?
I did use the Lambo type one initially but not tried the tradition 2 dials yet
I have mainly been using the "hockey stick", as the power and torque figures are still a novelty and I dislike the "Runway".
Ideally, I would like the two traditional dials for "normal" modes, with it switching automatically to "hockey stick" for RS modes. However, when I select the auto switching option in "hockey stick", it switches to "Runway" for RS, which is annoying and disappointing.
 

Keano04

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I haven't no
I only found it had the foot gesture boot open by mistake when I was cleaning it too :tearsofjoy:
I must have a close inspection of the entire car top to bottom this weekend I think.
Are you using runway or one of the other 2 screen layouts ?
I did use the Lambo type one initially but not tried the tradition 2 dials yet

After you mentioned it recently, I am giving runway another try… must agree with you it is actually pretty good, especially now mine is run in and I’m not constantly checking the revs

I started with the 2 dials then primarily the lambo style and that has been my standard layout for a while. The 2 dials don’t appear to have rev lights unlike the others although that may be mode dependent? I really should have a look through the manual

I noticed that in runway mode you get rev lights in the head up display so I’m enjoying that little aspect
 
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