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Am considering my options for a few yrs time. Could sell the R32 and move on to something else, maybe an RS4 or new shape S3. But would probably not get much for the R32 which would be really depressing because its such a great car.

The alternative would be to go the turbo charged route and make the R32 into something really special. Would probably have a 2nd car (sensible little diesel) by then so not put that many miles on the R but it would be the ultimate weekend/track car.

What kind of money would I be looking at to get to 400 bhp. £10,000?, £15,000 or even £20,000????

To be honest if it was 20k, would be really turned off the idea, but if it was closer to £10k that would get me seriously interested. To have a 400bhp R32 sleeper car would be immense fun!

How much more does the insurance go up (approx) when you turbo the car? Am paying just under £600 at the moment. Does it double? Also other stuff like economy, how bad does that get? I see approx 350 miles per tank before its in the red and needs a refill but I dont drive it too hard. I know lots of guys on here get more like 250 miles per tank. Is it sub 200 with the turbo or is it again dependent on driving style. Reason I ask is I know superchargers can be very thirsty but turbos less so.

Not too keen on Supercharging as it sounds a bit more brittle than the turbo route, obviously not cost as much.

Appreciate any advice to the above. Cheers
 

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I have a quote from VagTech for the 450 kit (same kit as Richard) which includes new clutch...Haldex and suspension and all the labour and it's just over 15K....they also recommend changing brakes and upgrading to sports exhaust but I already have these...I would guess the 400 kit would be a good bit cheaper...hope this helps
 

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thanks paulie.

wayne, is that via the supercharging route though?? (400 hp for 10k)
 

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Hi folks, as Paulie and Wayne have mentioned.....if your considering the turbo route to achieve around 400bhp/380ftlbs (HPA/HGP-FT400 kit) you are looking to spend around £10K fitted. This however does not included, clutch, brakes, suspension, hi-flow cats and uprated sports haldex (optional). Like Paulie, you may or by the time your ready for this.....will have all the other uprated bits on your car? I hope this helps?
 

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thanks richard (was hoping you would see this thread!)

i've got the cat back milltek at the moment. Been thinking hard whether the sports cats are worth it or not because am planning a remap also and I hear they dont yield much bhp for the price (roughly £600 i think).

I definitely will get it remapped at some point within 6 months (would do it now but funds are a bit tight).

the thing I am trying to work out is how much to spend on the car, at the end of the day I want it to be quicker and love the R32 to bits. But I dont want to spend a few grand on it now and then realise I'm not gonna pursue the turbo route, because that 2k could go towards my next car in a few yrs (that is if I decide to change the R32 then and not turbo it)

god its a hard choice!!

Guess the clutch/brakes/haldex/cats/suspension would add another 4-5 k to the price so would be looking at 15k. Hmmm, ok thats helped answer the question about price, 10k for turbo and another 4-5k for the other essential upgrades.

Whats a turbo'd R32 like to drive? Have you driven an RS4 or something else with that kind of power out of the factory?? Is it really thirsty or reasonable depending on driving style?? Suppose if it was my 2nd car i wouldnt mind it being too thirsty!
 

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psg001 said:
thanks richard (was hoping you would see this thread!)

i've got the cat back milltek at the moment. Been thinking hard whether the sports cats are worth it or not because am planning a remap also and I hear they dont yield much bhp for the price (roughly £600 i think).

I definitely will get it remapped at some point within 6 months (would do it now but funds are a bit tight).

the thing I am trying to work out is how much to spend on the car, at the end of the day I want it to be quicker and love the R32 to bits. But I dont want to spend a few grand on it now and then realise I'm not gonna pursue the turbo route, because that 2k could go towards my next car in a few yrs (that is if I decide to change the R32 then and not turbo it)

god its a hard choice!!

Guess the clutch/brakes/haldex/cats/suspension would add another 4-5 k to the price so would be looking at 15k. Hmmm, ok thats helped answer the question about price, 10k for turbo and another 4-5k for the other essential upgrades.

Whats a turbo'd R32 like to drive? Have you driven an RS4 or something else with that kind of power out of the factory?? Is it really thirsty or reasonable depending on driving style?? Suppose if it was my 2nd car i wouldnt mind it being too thirsty!
Hi Priyan, glad to be of assistance fella. I know a few guys on here like Andy and Pomme who would agree on this. Once you have committed to turbo-ing you never look back, its so so much fun! Its something you have to experience in order to appreciate how much potential the R has? I have driven a standard RS4 and tbh there isnt much in it performance wise, I reckon the R is probably a little quicker ie power to weight ratio etc? Hope this helps? :wink:
 

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Hiya mate,

Yeah got to agree on the price in that if you want 400 bhp youll spend 10k with hpa/hgp but there are a few other alternatives out now such as c2, vr6 specialist etc etc.

And doing brakes and suspension will add around 4-5k. Ie brakes around 2k, suspension around 1k, exhaust (you may want a 3" exhaust as 2.5" which the miltek is may cause too much back pressure) around the 1k mark with sports cats, clutch and new flywheel around the 1k mark, andthen you may want a haldex controller, anti roll bars, strut braces etc etc which can add up very very quickly.

As for it being thirsty, well i used to get 250 out of my tank now i get around the 200-220 mark so really no huge change there. But i reckon i get a big benefit out of the longer gears i have had installed which does make driving alot nicer, cruising is alot lower rpm, 70 in 6th runs at like 2.2k.

But the best advice i can give you would be to try and get a ride/drive in a turbo r and then a rs4 and make up the choice yourself.

hth

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Hi Priyan, glad to be of assistance fella. I know a few guys on here like Andy and Pomme who would agree on this. Once you have committed to turbo-ing you never look back, its so so much fun! Its something you have to experience in order to appreciate how much potential the R has? I have driven a standard RS4 and tbh there isnt much in it performance wise, I reckon the R is probably a little quicker ie power to weight ratio etc? Hope this helps? :wink:
Yeah got to agree with rich on this, wonce its done there is really no going back. I have when i have had a few problems with my car, ie the turbo blowing up considered chucking it all in, but i have stuck with it and the first drive after picking it up confirmed that i was so stupid even thinking of chucking it all in, put it this way the 360 modena was very very supprised :tomato:
 

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thanks for all the replies guys. Will have to think about it, but its something I wouldnt be planning for a few yrs anyway.

am gonna test drive an RS4 next yr, I have a friend who's sister is an audi carsalesperson and could get me a VERY good deal on an RS4!
 

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Just to add, aren't JBS coming up with their own (like Andy's conversion, but with a little less power!!!), similar to the FT360 kit from HPA.

If the power could be up'ed to around the 400bhp mark it could be very ineteresting, especially as JBS have initially said that they hope to get their kit to be cheaper than the HPA alternative.

Where's JBS Mike when you need him?!
 

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Wayne said:
i believe mike has left so its over to whoever took over!
Nightmare! Did wonder why there wasn't as much activity from JBS on here anymore.
 

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if i was you psg001 i would do the mods in stages, first the suspension, sports exhaust, cats, brakes, etc then you will be improving and enjoying you r32 as you go! then when you make the decision to turbo it, you will have a great platform from which to work from! I know a few owners who are taking this route, and it also softens the blow of the outlay. but what a machine you will end up with!:vroam:
 

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if i was you psg001 i would do the mods in stages, first the suspension, sports exhaust, cats, brakes, etc then you will be improving and enjoying you r32 as you go! then when you make the decision to turbo it, you will have a great platform from which to work from! I know a few owners who are taking this route, and it also softens the blow of the outlay. but what a machine you will end up with!:vroam:
I totally agree fella. I took a similar route when I decided to start modding the R but in reverse order....the turbo kit first then everything else lol. The end result is good I have to say :wink:
 

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love to see some pics and vids richard, hgp ft460 wow! i would be very proud to own an r32 like this. have you come to the end of the slippery slope lol! or is it never ending.:listen:
 

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Yeah i can understand people say do it in stages, to which i totally agree and get everything done so you are ready for it. But what i think psg001 was asking really was whether it was worthing HIM spending the money on these mods along with a turbo or to not mod the car and change to something like a rs4.
 
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