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  1. #1
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    upgrade a7 tsfi to rs7, please advise

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    Hi owners of single pulley tune a7, will be upgrading to rs7 in a year or 2.

    Can people who own both car tell me the pro con of upgrading.

    Obviously those 2 car very similar shape, just different engines and suspension, is the rs7 gonna cost lot more to maintain than the 3.0 tfsi? Like brake and service? What about fuel mileage?

    And for the performance, that's probably the main reason I want upgrade, I will not spent anymore on a7, the rs7 I will be doing a stage 2 tune, is it gonna be a huge difference than the tfsi engine?

    And what about the air suspension compare to the a7 suspension, is it better?

    Please give me some advice, I be saving up for the rs7 for sure

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    What is this, a joke? The 3.0T has like 300Hp and the RS7 is like 700Hp. Servicing some rs7 brake options can cost you 10x the price of a7 brakes. Try google

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam S View Post
    What is this, a joke? The 3.0T has like 300Hp and the RS7 is like 700Hp. Servicing some rs7 brake options can cost you 10x the price of a7 brakes. Try google
    10 x time price? Are you serious, a7 brake cost me around 1500 for pad and Rotor, so rs7 brake cost 15000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam S View Post
    What is this, a joke? The 3.0T has like 300Hp and the RS7 is like 700Hp. Servicing some rs7 brake options can cost you 10x the price of a7 brakes. Try google
    Typical Audi owner douche, this is what gives US Audi owners a bad rep.

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    I went from 16 A7 with intake, exhaust and suspension mods to a 16 RS7. So no tune on he A7 but these cars are incredibly similar yet so far apart. Love the interior of the RS including seats and carbon trim. The acceleration of the RS7 is so much fun. I smile every single time I drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike0819 View Post
    10 x time price? Are you serious, a7 brake cost me around 1500 for pad and Rotor, so rs7 brake cost 15000?
    For regular brake, you are looking at 4k. For carbon ceramic brake, if you break it, yeah, that is the cost.
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    Some brakes referred to the carbon ceramic brakes, which can certainly cost 10x. Im not sure but I think its a 20k option.

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    Going from the A7 to the S7 or S7 tuned would be a huge upgrade in and of itself without some of the higher end maintenance stuff of the RS7. The RS7 brakes are really expensive and are replaced often. The carbon brakes are even more expensive but would last. I think you just need to think about what you're willing to pay. The performance per dollar is going to be better going from the A7 to the S7. The RS7 is a bit more special of a car. I'm not sure exactly what you're asking.

    Hi owners of single pulley tune a7, will be upgrading to rs7 in a year or 2.



    Can people who own both car tell me the pro con of upgrading.

    I owned an RS7. I can't comment on the differences but the only con for going to an RS7 from any other Audi offering is the purchase price and maintenance parts. Everything else about the RS7 is fantastic!



    Obviously those 2 car very similar shape, just different engines and suspension, is the rs7 gonna cost lot more to maintain than the 3.0 tfsi? Like brake and service? What about fuel mileage?


    The S7, and especially RS7 is a whole other class of car from a base A7. Yes everything is more expensive. MPG is probably about the same - the 4.0TT is pretty efficient on the highway but it thirsty on the boost!



    And for the performance, that's probably the main reason I want upgrade, I will not spent anymore on a7, the rs7 I will be doing a stage 2 tune, is it gonna be a huge difference than the tfsi engine?



    A stock S7 or RS7 will blow you away as compared to an A7. A stage 2 RS7 is on a whole other level of power.....


    And what about the air suspension compare to the a7 suspension, is it better?

    I'm better they are very similar but I'm not sure. I would assume the S7 and RS7 have some dynamic upgrades for sport modes.



    Please give me some advice, I be saving up for the rs7 for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom75 View Post
    Going from the A7 to the S7 or S7 tuned would be a huge upgrade in and of itself without some of the higher end maintenance stuff of the RS7. The RS7 brakes are really expensive and are replaced often. The carbon brakes are even more expensive but would last. I think you just need to think about what you're willing to pay. The performance per dollar is going to be better going from the A7 to the S7. The RS7 is a bit more special of a car. I'm not sure exactly what you're asking.

    Hi owners of single pulley tune a7, will be upgrading to rs7 in a year or 2.



    Can people who own both car tell me the pro con of upgrading.

    I owned an RS7. I can't comment on the differences but the only con for going to an RS7 from any other Audi offering is the purchase price and maintenance parts. Everything else about the RS7 is fantastic!



    Obviously those 2 car very similar shape, just different engines and suspension, is the rs7 gonna cost lot more to maintain than the 3.0 tfsi? Like brake and service? What about fuel mileage?


    The S7, and especially RS7 is a whole other class of car from a base A7. Yes everything is more expensive. MPG is probably about the same - the 4.0TT is pretty efficient on the highway but it thirsty on the boost!



    And for the performance, that's probably the main reason I want upgrade, I will not spent anymore on a7, the rs7 I will be doing a stage 2 tune, is it gonna be a huge difference than the tfsi engine?



    A stock S7 or RS7 will blow you away as compared to an A7. A stage 2 RS7 is on a whole other level of power.....


    And what about the air suspension compare to the a7 suspension, is it better?

    I'm better they are very similar but I'm not sure. I would assume the S7 and RS7 have some dynamic upgrades for sport modes.



    Please give me some advice, I be saving up for the rs7 for sure
    Hi thanks for the reply, may I ask how do you find the rs7 8 speed transmission? I got the s tronic dual clutch in my a7, it's quit rough day to day driving, is the rs7 transmission bit smoother? Does it have slow down shift sometimes? For the brakes, can I buy aftermarket like the one on ebay, which listed lot cheaper than factory. I will probably not upgrade to an s7 due to they look exactly like the a7, thanks for your advice.



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