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ajsellors

Member
Hi,

I have a MK1 TT 225 Quattro Roadster.
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I wrote a post a few years ago in response to another question. See here:

It looks quite stock but I have uprated brakes (pads), Milltek high flow cat and exhaust, 280+BHP tune, front LSD and Haldex remap.
The Haldex remap is interesting as it engages the rear drive on the application of power rather than on loss of grip. That means you can use the engine power to steer the car round a bend (rather than just getting lots of understeer).

Note in response to an above question, my front wings and bonnet are aluminium and so don't rust. Perhaps that was only on certain models. Sadly the sills aren't and are prone to stone chips, but they are non-structural at least!
 

Cenick

A2OC Donor
I've got a 2004 3.2 v6 dsg in silver I'm currently refurbishing as a birthday present for my dad. I've dropped all the suspension and subframe, sandblasted and powered coated and have to say they do get quite a bit of corresion. The actual body of the car doesn't ie sills on mine, but check behind the wheel arch linners as it seemed to have collected sludge and could see it being left causing a issue. All of the subframe on mine was pretty corroded and I had to replace the Haldex cradle. With v6 check for noise coming from the timing chain as the tensioner tends to wear out around 120k. Luckily mines already been replaced but is a engine out job.

I believe you can measure the chain slack/tension in vcds & if buying,walk away if out of acceptable range.


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Neilf

Member
Hi,

I have a MK1 TT 225 Quattro Roadster.
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I wrote a post a few years ago in response to another question. See here:

It looks quite stock but I have uprated brakes (pads), Milltek high flow cat and exhaust, 280+BHP tune, front LSD and Haldex remap.
The Haldex remap is interesting as it engages the rear drive on the application of power rather than on loss of grip. That means you can use the engine power to steer the car round a bend (rather than just getting lots of understeer).

Note in response to an above question, my front wings and bonnet are aluminium and so don't rust. Perhaps that was only on certain models. Sadly the sills aren't and are prone to stone chips, but they are non-structural at least!
Didn't realise you could remap the haldex? Have heard of haldex controllers to alter the bias but not a specific map. Interesting about the aluminium wings and bonnet as I hadn't heard of that either . Unfortunately my wings are definitely steel. Presumably having an LSD on the front axle will actually mean the haldex intervenes less .
 

PlasticMac

Member
Didn't realise you could remap the haldex? Have heard of haldex controllers to alter the bias but not a specific map. Interesting about the aluminium wings and bonnet as I hadn't heard of that either . Unfortunately my wings are definitely steel. Presumably having an LSD on the front axle will actually mean the haldex intervenes less .
All Mk1 TTs have aluminium bonnets, and roof rails. Door crash bars (internal for rigidity) are also aluminium. Wings, and the rest of the body shell are steel. To achieve no seams where roof meets rear wings, used laser welding, first use of the technique I believe. Bodies were built in Ingolstadt, then sent by train to Hungary for build, then back to Ingolstadt for shipment to dealers. Special trains shuttled back and forth, bodies one way, finished cars the other.
If your car has aluminium wings, they must be aftermarket. Can't see how aluminium outer wings could be welded to steel inner wings. Look carefully at the join, with the bonnet, raised to check.
I reckon they still look stunning. (Not biased of course).
Mac.
 

yarmon1

Member
Hi,
I do believe several of you have a TT MK1 in addition to your A2s.

So thinking of a TT MK1 roadster……. so if you do….. can I pick your brain?

Cheers
Paul
Hi Paul, owned a Mk1 since 2005 a summer car, when I bought it it had. V6 front end which with the wheels makes it look different. Nice car I did get side swiped at a roundabout, when the driver said I drove into her, I did win when it went to court. I did get it fixed but had to source 2nd parts to prevent it being written off by insurance company. Plenty of good info on TT forum dash pod pixels and Haldex servicing is key and something to check. Ray
 

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Jason_e

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I had this for a short while. 225 in nogaro blue. Is it fun? Well depends on your experience and previous cars you’ve had really. I found it a touch boring on limit, but otherwise enjoyable.

Where these really shine is their day to day usability. And the fact parts are super easy to find. It’s got all the best bits of the A3/MK4 platform.

It obviously has usual Audi foibles of this era, as well as general 1.8T/ Haldex issues to watch out for.

But overall a very nice package. It even feels quite special still, even after all these years.
 

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Neilf

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I had this for a short while. 225 in nogaro blue. Is it fun? Well depends on your experience and previous cars you’ve had really. I found it a touch boring on limit, but otherwise enjoyable.

Where these really shine is their day to day usability. And the fact parts are super easy to find. It’s got all the best bits of the A3/MK4 platform.

It obviously has usual Audi foibles of this era, as well as general 1.8T/ Haldex issues to watch out for.

But overall a very nice package. It even feels quite special still, even after all these years.
Very nice and nogaro blue is a rare colour . Agree they're not a sports car but are great and easy to use daily especially given their age. My wife now uses ours for her daily commute instead of the family people carrier .
 

Jason_e

Member
Sporty car, rather than sports car perhaps. Fun car? Yes Sir!
Mac.
I think thats the best way to put it.

And to be honest, I dont think theres another Coupe/Roadster in its price class thats more fun other than an MX5? I've owned two MX5's and they dont hold a candle the TT in terms of luxury, comfort, usability and looks... Maybe the last Celica in 190 flavour! But again, the TT trumps it in other areas that make it a more desirable prospect.
 

Jason_e

Member
It all depends on your definition of a sports car really! In ye olde times it was easy, now the lines are blurred. I'd call it a sports car.
 

PlasticMac

Member
Hi Mac, thanks for the response. I have seen that on some 4*4s in the TT range …… especially the high powered versions….. seem to go through rubber every 10k miles (ouch), could just be enthusiastic driving however, looks like I shall go down the FWD route as even the low powered ones are not slouch‘s.
So any bad points on this particular model, anything I should be concerned with?
Cheers,
Paul
If you do go FWD, look for late 55s or 06s. They got a power boost for run out cars. The coupe went to 190, the roadster went from 150 to 163.
I've not had any tyre wear problems. Mine came with 16" wheels, and I fitted new tyres, as it had Chinese ones. Did around 15,000 on them, then changed to 18" 9 spokes (matches our A2 FSI Sport). My original 16" wheels and tyres went to a new home on a members A2, with plenty of tread.
Mac.
 
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