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    XS power/Relentless performance 3" dp and exhaust manifold install (pictures heavy)

    So finally had to go home (Lebanon) for christmas and got some time to work on my S3 AMK.
    i bought my exhaust manifold from relentless performance in the USA (same company as xspower)
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    and my 3" downpipe decat from them too
    Audi VW TT S3 Quattro GTi 3" De Cat Downpipe MK1 1.8T | eBay

    Must say the fitment isnt easy but that is not due to the parts but to the location and the tight place.
    The downpipe fitted perfectly, the holes bolt in just in place, no drama at all.
    The mecanic fitted the exhaust manifold without removing the head, we unbolted the engine braquets holder and tilted it a bit so he had a bit of room to fit the exhaust manifold and bolt the nuts.
    I must admit that the quality (pictures will show) of the exhaust manifold is super good. The welding is amazingly made and the material looks pretty good.

    The car hasent been properly dynoed yet (since i have a fueling problem) but i can feel the power difference and the sound is crispier

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    Relentless-Manifold, Relentless-3" downpipe decat, Forge 007 DV, autobahn88 TIP, K&N Panel filter, EBC yellowstuff brake pads, R32 ARB, Custom column dual gauge pod...waiting for a remap!

    For help/info/pricing on xs manifold and downpipe pm me (not affiliated, nor a reseller trader, just an enthusiast!)

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    Audi S3 AMK
    Relentless-Manifold, Relentless-3" downpipe decat, Forge 007 DV, autobahn88 TIP, K&N Panel filter, EBC yellowstuff brake pads, R32 ARB, Custom column dual gauge pod...waiting for a remap!

    For help/info/pricing on xs manifold and downpipe pm me (not affiliated, nor a reseller trader, just an enthusiast!)

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    Great work mate....

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    The problem i had before the dyno is that the car is running Lean, afr gauge installed showing pretty much 14-15 all the time.

    vag shows no problems, which left me thinking that maybe my fuel pump is getting tired or the maf.

    any ideas?
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    Relentless-Manifold, Relentless-3" downpipe decat, Forge 007 DV, autobahn88 TIP, K&N Panel filter, EBC yellowstuff brake pads, R32 ARB, Custom column dual gauge pod...waiting for a remap!

    For help/info/pricing on xs manifold and downpipe pm me (not affiliated, nor a reseller trader, just an enthusiast!)

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    Bit of a revival, did you fit the downpipe from the top or the bottom? I'm guessing top as it doesn't look like there's much room for the bend to the turbo.

    Thanks

    Audi S3 8P3 Stage 1

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    downpipes goes in front the bottom dude.....
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    But I know nothing so ignore me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFi View Post
    Bit of a revival, did you fit the downpipe from the top or the bottom? I'm guessing top as it doesn't look like there's much room for the bend to the turbo.

    Thanks
    Im not sure if i got your question well...but the downpipe was fitted from bottom of the car upwards to the turbo, where it bolts....
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    Relentless-Manifold, Relentless-3" downpipe decat, Forge 007 DV, autobahn88 TIP, K&N Panel filter, EBC yellowstuff brake pads, R32 ARB, Custom column dual gauge pod...waiting for a remap!

    For help/info/pricing on xs manifold and downpipe pm me (not affiliated, nor a reseller trader, just an enthusiast!)

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    Very nice buddy and looks much better than stock :-) good luck. Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlippo View Post
    Im not sure if i got your question well...but the downpipe was fitted from bottom of the car upwards to the turbo, where it bolts....
    Answered it perfectly, did you drop the subframe at all?

    Audi S3 8P3 Stage 1

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    I keep thinking about getting one of these, nearly every time i visit eBay I type in Downpipe.

    Just the installation puts me off lol.

    Same goes for coilovers.
    MODS - Custom Code phase 1, 007p DV, various powerflex bushes, EBC grooved and drilled - red stuff pads, N249 deletion. Badger5 V2 80mm TIP. Scorpion backbox + custom centre section, LCR front splitter, Jetex Fr-08001, R32 rear ARB, Forged IE rifle drilled rods, 20mm rear & 15mm front spacers.

    TO DO - Coilovers, adjustable tie arms, DP/mani/decat, FMIC and new remap


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    Its not the best job in the world but worth it...

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    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

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    i've got this job to look forward to very soon, im going in from the bottom and through the drivers side wheel arch.

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    I struggled fitting my downpipe on my garage floor :/ But after taking the subframe off and dropping the rack off the column, it flew up into place! Just dont like how close it sits to the prop!

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    nice work by the way mate. mine wasn't too bad. borrowed my mates garage and axle stands overnight... and the results were epic
    My Build Thread... Nothing too special


    Mods: ASN Sticker on Rear Driver Window, Forge 006, KO3s Turbo, Silicone TIP, 3inch Downpipe, Decat, FK Coilovers, Bosch Aero Retrofits, NGK 6458 Sparkplugs.

    To do : Front and Rear 25mm ARB, Strut Brace, Adjustable Droplinks, Poly Red DogBone, Remap, FMIC... to be completed


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    Quote Originally Posted by XFi View Post
    Answered it perfectly, did you drop the subframe at all?
    The subframe have to be dropped. I dont think its doable without dropping it.

    It wasnt easy to fit, but that is mainly due to the tight location. Doesnt require special mecanic skills.
    Audi S3 AMK
    Relentless-Manifold, Relentless-3" downpipe decat, Forge 007 DV, autobahn88 TIP, K&N Panel filter, EBC yellowstuff brake pads, R32 ARB, Custom column dual gauge pod...waiting for a remap!

    For help/info/pricing on xs manifold and downpipe pm me (not affiliated, nor a reseller trader, just an enthusiast!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlippo View Post
    The subframe have to be dropped. I dont think its doable without dropping it.

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    I've done this mode, 3" downpipe and decat, the gain was 5 g/s in MAF reading...
    The next it's going to be the exhaust maifold
    Talking about the 800hp by 0-400 S3 : "Is it true that everytime you take this car down the strip, the earths rotation slows by 0.1 % ??"

 

 

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