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Old 12-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default AWE/GIAC Mod Recommendations

I'm looking to mod my Audi S4 2012 over the holiday break. Here's what I had in mind:

- AWE B8 V6T S-FLO INTAKE
- AWE B8 S4 QUAD TIP BLACK Cat-back exhaust w/Stock downpipes
- GIAC B8 S4 FLASH

This will run me right around $3K, so I think this is a pretty good mix of things to add about 100HP+ and add some muscle to the exhaust.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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might as well jump right to a stage-2 tune, the pulley isn't much more in cost, and the added low-end torque is much more useful for daily driving than the stage 1's upper end HP.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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I'm looking to mod my Audi S4 2012 over the holiday break. Here's what I had in mind:

- AWE B8 V6T S-FLO INTAKE
- AWE B8 S4 QUAD TIP BLACK Cat-back exhaust w/Stock downpipes
- GIAC B8 S4 FLASH

This will run me right around $3K, so I think this is a pretty good mix of things to add about 100HP+ and add some muscle to the exhaust.

Thoughts?
IMHO, save your $ on the intake and exhaust and go with either of the GIAC tunes. I have the stage one and am delighted with the enhanced power. I do a lot of long distance driving and the quiet/stock exhaust is perfect. Expect about 25 or 26 mpg on the road at 80+ cruise!
Stage two will give you more torque but already have more than I need..........
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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might as well jump right to a stage-2 tune, the pulley isn't much more in cost, and the added low-end torque is much more useful for daily driving than the stage 1's upper end HP.
That's definitely on my list of things to do in the future along with the GIAC DSG tune, but I'll take some time to appreciate the stage 1 tune and then the bump will be that much more gratifying.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:21 AM   #5
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You can't go wrong with APR or GIAC tune... If you are looking for the best performance I would go with a open air intake as they have proven to be the best via data logging, strip times, and 60-130 times by owners not companies selling intakes... Also, IMO the benefit of DSG tune is still debatable...
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