Been looking on the bay for the cheapest option for an exhaust, I wanted new soo I found all the bits, downpipe, highflow cat, milltek cat back, bits and bats and someone to fit it (one of our depots). After adding all the bits up it ended up at roughley £700!!! .
Now if anyone knows me Ive allways been a little lucky with my bits n bobs rns-d install costing a total of £65 etc lol.
So the thought of £700 had me on the floor sweating and panicking especially been on min wage!......The thinking cap was on! But with me wanting new I didn't have many options.
Back in the day of the Nova/Corsa/fiesta etc when I had more money than sence (those were the days, ponty cruise ahhhh) I used to use a guy/business called Tony Banks custom exhaust's (actually recommended him to someone on here with a very happy outcome) so I thought I'd email him with my vision.
Basiclley I asked how much it would cost for a stainless 2.5" turbo back system custom fitted all in if I did a review on here. Here is the reply:
Thanks for your enquiry.
A custom build stainless 2.5" exhaust system for your Audi would run from the Turbo to the rear with a sports racing catalyst and I have provided a discounted price below.
Included in the base system price would be a 2.5" rolled lip style tailpipe as standard. You can of course choose an alternative or upgrade from our extensive range of about 87 tailpipes if you wish at a marginal cost.
Because all of our systems are custom built, you are able to tell us how you would like the car to sound, anywhere from quiet to full sport. The most popular choice is Mild Sport, which gives a slight note when you open the accelerator, yet without being intrusive.
The system is guaranteed for as long as you own the car, and this is a fully transferrable warranty. It's also a "No Hassle" warranty - we believe it is the very the best warranty in the industry.
If you are interested in technical specifications, the system is built in 304 grade stainless steel throughout, and assembled using high frequency TIG welding. All of our systems are built using freeflow technology, so your engine will breathe better than with conventional systems. This usually gives a noticeable improvement in the torque from your engine - particularly at lower revs. We have numerous testimonials from customers who have experienced both improved engine performance and fuel economy.
Fitting is by appointment - we usually require a vehicle like yours for around 3.5 hours while we custom build and fit the system. we also have a courtesy car available so you can pop off to the shops or for lunch while yours is with us. There is no charge for the courtesy car..
To custom build and fit a Longlife system onto your vehicle, the price with a polished tailpipe works out at price we agreed on.
I trust that this is of interest to you. If you want to book in, or require any further information, then please call either myself or Kelvin on 0113 2798944 .
We are based on the Lakeside industrial estate, Tong road, Leeds, LS12 4QP.
Thanks for contacting us,
Tony Banks Longlife Exhausts
Also I have to say I sent the message bank holiday Monday and received a reply on bank holiday Monday super quick!
The price now is achievable, time to get saving! (donations welcome lol)
As i'm writing this I just received another e-mail, I asked how long could they honour that price (ill have to save afterall) and what happens with the bumper it's an a3 with no cut out, anyway here's the reply less than 24 hours later (on a Saturday):
no problems with the price we dont have an increase till sept . we can shave the bumper immaclately to accomodate the tailpipe you choose
Brilliant! Service so far great!
When I have the funds I will post again with a review of the whole process with pics and I might even push the boat out and do a few video's (so you can hear the note).
I'm hoping to get it done before AITP but like I say ill keep you all posted ....................
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