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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperMex View Post
    My boat will pull up to SD port later tonight. Almost a 7 month wait. Don't do Audi Exclusive, kids.
    I thought the only San Diego bound ship this month was the Canopus Leader, which isn't due into San Diego until Nov 20th... Which ship is docking today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl87 View Post
    Mine was 10/6, didn't ship till 10/26, ETA of Houston on 11/19...
    Would have loved to be on that boat..
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    Quick question

    So I have been reading when you start the car, the exhaust valves are open but then close again shortly after, no matter the driving mode. Is there a workaround to this aside from unplugging the valves? I can see times wanting to keep them open but also times when you want them closed the whole time. If you just turn on the ignition, select the mode, and then start the engine, does that work?

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    [QUOTE=Potatohead_RS3;12779321]Quick question

    So I have been reading when you start the car, the exhaust valves are open but then close again shortly after, no matter the driving mode. Is there a workaround to this aside from unplugging the valves? I can see times wanting to keep them open but also times when you want them closed the whole time. If you just turn on the ignition, select the mode, and then start the engine, does that work?

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    If you start the car when cold, it will start quietly with the valves closed. Use drive select or steering wheel button to cycle thru the modes to dynamic even if in dynamic at startup, and you are good to go. Key is that if you start the car in dynamic mode, you must exit dynamic by choosing another mode and then re enter dynamic for it to take.

    On warm start, car will start aggressively with valves open, then valves immediately close after a few seconds. Then do the sequence above to re engage dynamic mode.

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    Debating on trading in my b8.5 s4 for an rs3 fml. Never been so confused 🤷🏼*♂️... also looking at a used f80 m3


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    [QUOTE=dbturbo2;12780738]
    Quote Originally Posted by Potatohead_RS3 View Post
    Quick question

    So I have been reading when you start the car, the exhaust valves are open but then close again shortly after, no matter the driving mode. Is there a workaround to this aside from unplugging the valves? I can see times wanting to keep them open but also times when you want them closed the whole time. If you just turn on the ignition, select the mode, and then start the engine, does that work?

    Thanks\quote

    If you start the car when cold, it will start quietly with the valves closed. Use drive select or steering wheel button to cycle thru the modes to dynamic even if in dynamic at startup, and you are good to go. Key is that if you start the car in dynamic mode, you must exit dynamic by choosing another mode and then re enter dynamic for it to take.

    On warm start, car will start aggressively with valves open, then valves immediately close after a few seconds. Then do the sequence above to re engage dynamic mode.
    So how do you get loud cold start? It seems to me setting the drive mode with the ignition on before starting the engine would work unless Audi has some kind of exhaust valve start sequence independent of the drive modes.

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    How much quieter is the standard versus dynamic exhaust? I like quiet. I also like the staggered wheels. I also like 18" wheels. Is there a staggered 18" wheel set out there somewhere?

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    If you like quiet exhausts and 18in wheels, stick with the S3. The RS3 is designed around the crazy noises of the inline-5 and it's not getting any quieter. As for staggered 18's sure you can do that on your own, there's a handful of 18's that fit and are discussed at length in other threads. The size of the brakes limit your 18in options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OE2 View Post
    If you like quiet exhausts and 18in wheels, stick with the S3. The RS3 is designed around the crazy noises of the inline-5 and it's not getting any quieter. As for staggered 18's sure you can do that on your own, there's a handful of 18's that fit and are discussed at length in other threads. The size of the brakes limit your 18in options.
    S3 doesn't accelerate the same way. Acceleration with comfort are the reason to get an RS3, in my book. There are few cars I find truly stirring because of the engine sound. The Aston Martin V8 and a supercharged custom BMW E90 550i come to mind. That's all I can really think of.

    Thanks for answering about the wheels. I saw some people throwing up square 18" setups, but I didn't find any staggered. Why 18? Because the road I live on will destroy 19s. 18" tires also tend to be cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperMex View Post
    My boat will pull up to SD port later tonight. Almost a 7 month wait. Don't do Audi Exclusive, kids.
    Quote Originally Posted by besttom View Post
    I thought the only San Diego bound ship this month was the Canopus Leader, which isn't due into San Diego until Nov 20th... Which ship is docking today?
    I'm in the same situation with my TTRS. Ordered in April, been waiting 7 months due to Audi Exclusive

    I also am under the impression Canopus Leader is the only San Diego bound ship this month. My ETA is 11/13-11/23, so I've been following Canopus Leader assuming it's my ship. The vessel number my dealer got is useless...had to use pwl.de to make an educated guess.
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    Awesome: 1 month early

    Dear Mr. Morris,
    Today, much more than anticipation is being built. Your Audi RS 3 has gone into production. Youíve reached an important milestone, and delivery of your RS 3 is getting closer. Iíll contact you again when your vehicle is in transit to the European port of Emden. From there, your RS 3 will start its journey to the United States.

    While youíre waiting, you can read about legendary Audi fit and finish, which has become the modern standard.

    If you have any questions about your RS 3 as it's being produced, please feel free to contact me at any time.

    Sincerely,
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    Quote Originally Posted by OE2 View Post
    Awesome: 1 month early

    Dear Mr. Morris,
    Today, much more than anticipation is being built. Your Audi RS 3 has gone into production. Youíve reached an important milestone, and delivery of your RS 3 is getting closer. Iíll contact you again when your vehicle is in transit to the European port of Emden. From there, your RS 3 will start its journey to the United States.

    While youíre waiting, you can read about legendary Audi fit and finish, which has become the modern standard.

    If you have any questions about your RS 3 as it's being produced, please feel free to contact me at any time.

    Sincerely,
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    Car is on its way to Emden for shipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv/dt View Post
    Car is on its way to Emden for shipment.
    Wonder if we'll be on the same ship? I got the notification it was on its way to Emden this past Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
    Wonder if we'll be on the same ship? I got the notification it was on its way to Emden this past Friday.
    Could be. My car finished production last Thursday, and I got the email about it heading to port today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv/dt View Post
    Could be. My car finished production last Thursday, and I got the email about it heading to port today.
    Got the headed to port email on the 11th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzu View Post
    I'm in the same situation with my TTRS. Ordered in April, been waiting 7 months due to Audi Exclusive

    I also am under the impression Canopus Leader is the only San Diego bound ship this month. My ETA is 11/13-11/23, so I've been following Canopus Leader assuming it's my ship. The vessel number my dealer got is useless...had to use pwl.de to make an educated guess.
    So I found out this weekend that my RS3 landed in San Diego last Thursday 11/9. I have no idea what ship it was on, I thought it was on Canopus Leader. So there was an Audi/VW transporter that landed last week, with any luck your car was also on board...
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    Does anyone with production week 41 have their car on a ship yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro617 View Post
    Does anyone with production week 41 have their car on a ship yet?
    I was production week 40, and I took delivery of my car a week and a half ago, and I know people who's cars were built after mine have already been shipped across the atlantic
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaltimoreCaesar View Post
    I was production week 40, and I took delivery of my car a week and a half ago, and I know people who's cars were built after mine have already been shipped across the atlantic
    Yeah, I'm very confused with what's going on because my car was built week 41 (10/13) yet the dealer still doesn't have a vessel # etc. Who knows.

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    have you tried to get in touch with Mr. Vincenzo Francis (Social Community Manager @ Audi)? Vincenzo.Francis@audi.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaltimoreCaesar View Post
    I was production week 40, and I took delivery of my car a week and a half ago, and I know people who's cars were built after mine have already been shipped across the atlantic
    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro617 View Post
    Yeah, I'm very confused with what's going on because my car was built week 41 (10/13) yet the dealer still doesn't have a vessel # etc. Who knows.
    I was week 40 (completed Oct 6) and it didn't catch a boat until week 43 (Oct 26). All depends on timing/ports/etc.

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    Mine was completed on the 7th of Nov (week 45) and I have my VIN. Just received word it should be loaded on a ship in the next week or so and my current ETA is 12/13- 12/27.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl87 View Post
    I was week 40 (completed Oct 6) and it didn't catch a boat until week 43 (Oct 26). All depends on timing/ports/etc.
    That's good to know, thanks - was ideally hoping to have it before Thanksgiving but we'll see! Ordered back in April, seems like a long time to wait when it doesn't even have an Audi Exclusive Paint color

    Quote Originally Posted by BaltimoreCaesar View Post
    have you tried to get in touch with Mr. Vincenzo Francis (Social Community Manager @ Audi)? Vincenzo.Francis@audi.com

    No, but i'll try to reach out - Thanks!

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    I will be ordering my rs3 in a week or so and I can't wait. But I am curious about the bang and olufsen sound system in the rs3 and how is it, mainly concerned with the bass. I haven't heard much talk about the system in general so looking to get some opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hckymstr19 View Post
    I will be ordering my rs3 in a week or so and I can't wait. But I am curious about the bang and olufsen sound system in the rs3 and how is it, mainly concerned with the bass. I haven't heard much talk about the system in general so looking to get some opinions.
    It's okay. You may want to go to a dealer and test a3/S3s with and without to see what you think. My wife's stock (non-upgrade) system in her BMW X5 sounds better.
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    I'm not blown away by it considering it's a 700 watt stereo. I don't know if that has anything to do with the some people having sub woofer controls and others not though.
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    If you want great sound, get an aftermarket install. No matter what, a car won't sound actually great since it's just not an environment for clean sound. Nobody is going to ship a proper sub/cabinet in a new car.

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    I'm mostly listening to the car currently, but what little I've heard of the BO system doesn't impress me. Compared to the BO in our pre-FL model, this one seems a bit muffled and lacking character. If it was a standalone $900 option as it's been in the past, I would have skipped it for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by besttom View Post
    So I found out this weekend that my RS3 landed in San Diego last Thursday 11/9. I have no idea what ship it was on, I thought it was on Canopus Leader. So there was an Audi/VW transporter that landed last week, with any luck your car was also on board...
    Turns out my TTRS was in fact on Canopus Leader. Hit port early Sunday morning the 19th, and my dealer just texted me that it's on a truck up to Torrance! Thanksgiving present for me...I feel like a little boy on Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzu View Post
    Turns out my TTRS was in fact on Canopus Leader. Hit port early Sunday morning the 19th, and my dealer just texted me that it's on a truck up to Torrance! Thanksgiving present for me...I feel like a little boy on Christmas!
    Ahhh - great news! My RS3 was "released to carrier" this morning, but I haven't heard if it's on a truck yet. Mine has to go to McKenna in Norwalk. Will you try to pick it up today or tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by besttom View Post
    Ahhh - great news! My RS3 was "released to carrier" this morning, but I haven't heard if it's on a truck yet. Mine has to go to McKenna in Norwalk. Will you try to pick it up today or tomorrow?
    You're not that far from my dealership. I wish you the best of luck! Looks like they must have released a batch today from the port, so I would assume yours would be on a truck soon. Regardless, released to carrier should mean it's cleared port, so no more waiting in the dark.

    My dealer just texted me saying they may have it ready to go tonight. I work in Irvine, and traffic is almost impossible going up in the evening on the 405. I might try going in tomorrow afternoon. Excited!
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    The process itself of actually getting on a ship seems to take quite awhile... My car completed production on 11/7 and it is still sitting in Emden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzu View Post
    You're not that far from my dealership. I wish you the best of luck! Looks like they must have released a batch today from the port, so I would assume yours would be on a truck soon. Regardless, released to carrier should mean it's cleared port, so no more waiting in the dark.

    My dealer just texted me saying they may have it ready to go tonight. I work in Irvine, and traffic is almost impossible going up in the evening on the 405. I might try going in tomorrow afternoon. Excited!
    Pacific Audi is my home dealer, but they didn't have an allocation to order an RS3... I'll probably get my car serviced there.
    It must be like Christmas eve for you, you get your awesome present tomorrow!
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