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    Toyosport downpipe and decat

    hey all,

    so today i fitted my new discs and brake pads which are alot better got grooved and dimpled all round and new pads plus i fitted my toyosport downpipe and decat and added my miltek cat back system need some exhaust paste where the pipe joins are

    My question is i went to take the car out for a spin see how the brakes and exhaust are but on pulling away i could hear what sounded like the driveshaft rubbing against the downpipe as it gets louder when you use more throttle i didnt go far, 50 yards or so once i heard noise i parked it back up

    what is my best or easiest option to correct the issue and would i need to take downpipe back off.

    Cheers for any responses

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    Best bet would be to get under it and see if there is any telltale rub marks then take it from there as to how and where to move...
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    my relentless also rubbed on my ko4 setup. I manage to fit the hanger pin through the center of the rubber bushing. Took some effort to get it in there.

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    Scullies which hanger/rubber bushing are you referring to

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    on the relentless DP there is a rod that sticks out off to the side of the pipe, before it joins the cat or decat. It fits into the stock exhaust rubber support.
    I managed to raise the DP a little bit up towards the floorpan, by fitting the rod into the center of the rubber support. Its not meant to fit in that position though.

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    here is the one i have got it doesnt have the hanger like yours does

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    aah you have an A3. I assumed you had a S3 when I read that the flexi was rubbing on the drive shaft. Blonde moment.

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    lol ha ha, so do you think that is happening to mine the flexi rubbing on the drivershaft

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    I really don't know bud, best to have a look where the flexi is sitting

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    Get under the car mate (when exhaust is cold) and move/rattle it about up and down - left to right, then see where it touches. There's usually some movement in brackets so-on.
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    ok cool will do cant do it at the min as not feeling well

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    Tactical dent where it rubs... FWD or quattro?

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    FWD tuffty

 

 

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