I had researched VF SC's and heard nothing but great things prior to install. Then again- this is a new product for them and none of the people I spoke to had this particular SC.That's terrible @Bgetty1 - Hopefully you're back up and running soon!
I've contemplated the SC for mine, however the risks and potential downside outweigh any additional enjoyment I may gain.
Not to go off on a tangent, but I think part of the V8's character comes from it's perfectly balanced power offering and the ability to use 100% of the car at any time in a controlled manner.
Thanks. Walking away without injury is obviously the most important thing. Money is just money.We make way more power in the V8 with turbos and don’t have those issues.
The installer should have recommended a clutch, they wear extremely quickly on NA cars. At least you should have been warned it won’t take long to go if you weren’t changing at the time!
The Left side driveshaft snapping is not uncommon in this world with launches, not saying you launched it but just bad luck that it failed and wiped parts out in your scenario.
Top and bottom, adding 50% more people always carries exponential risk to parts. It’s not the tuners fault your car broke, just luck of the draw!
Glad you are safe!
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Being an Audi tech for many years, the damage to your car is abuse likely from the original shop that did they SC, I would bet my life on it. As I doubt your drive that hard on your car. Am I wrong?Thanks. Walking away without injury is obviously the most important thing. Money is just money.
Had the VF website and techs recommended upgrading the clutch, axles, or other parts, I would have pulled the trigger on everything at that time of the SC install.
Advertising the SC however as "bolt on" and "compatible with all 3 transmission" types I feel just isn't the case based on my unfortunate recent experiences.
Every trip to the shop adds many hours of labor and cost that could've been avoided with one BIG job at the start.
And furthermore, I could have potentially avoided the associated safety issues I was quite possibly exposing myself to.
Hope these new upgraded racing axles do the trick and I can go out and enjoy the car again.
She's sweet when she's not on a lift.
Thanks again for your comments.
Drive safe out there.
I don’t drive hard at all.Being an Audi tech for many years, the damage to your car is abuse likely from the original shop that did they SC, I would bet my life on it. As I doubt your drive that hard on your car. Am I wrong?