Volks AutosBadger5
Results 1 to 38 of 38
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By NHN

Thread: mod that went wrong on my sportback! Grr

  1. #1
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375

    mod that went wrong on my sportback! Grr

    Hi Guys,

    Just have to have a moan at the moment... I replaced my 170 sline rear duffuser with the S3 sportback part but decided to do something different... I put the rs3 middle part on...

    Since the car is Phantom black i decided to go for the all black rear look...

    When the body shop called I said does the exhaust line up/ how does it look? They said it looked good.

    So off I went to collect and yes it looked great but I realised that my exhaust pipes looked far too small for the exhaust gap.

    Not sure weather to go back to standard, change my rear pipes, or get the pipes adjusted.

    I did not want this project too cost too much but the install has already cost me £300 and I'm not happy!

    Grrr!
    Last edited by drnutta; 26th October 2011 at 22:40.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    herrmax's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    kent
    Posts
    179
    photos !
    Mod's so far : oem privacy glass
    S3 rear bumper
    19" speedlines
    FK highsport coilovers
    debadged
    rear wiper delete (got but not done)
    S3 front bumper ( waiting to go on)




  4. #3
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    just get them extended mate at a custom exhaust centre , i had to get something similar when i fitted the voted rear diffuser to my car
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  5. #4
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Yeah I'm not sure at the moment... This is the most radical mod I have done to my car... I like the rear but the exhaust pipes look far too small and are not on center!

    Current mods to the car are:

    KW coils v3
    Alcon Brakes
    VMR wheels

    the rear makes a difference but i sorta regret it

  6. #5
    paddy's Avatar
    Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    5,135
    Go to halfords and buy some new exhaust tips. Bolt on over your existing ones.
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

  7. #6
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Halfords and Audi dont mix i dont think mate!

  8. #7
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,137

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    PICS

  9. #8
    paddy's Avatar
    Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    5,135
    Quote Originally Posted by drnutta View Post
    Halfords and Audi dont mix i dont think mate!
    Snob !

    And 2.0tdi and RS3 duffuser's do ??
    Last edited by paddy; 27th October 2011 at 00:08.
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

  10. #9
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,099
    They dont come stamped halfords & the smoke doesnt make a halfords name trail, so whats the issue :P
    andywaddy and deeman88 like this.

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  11. #10
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Ho Hum... guess wasted effort... the issue is that the the tips are not center... so even with "halford" tips the issue is still there...

    I'm not trying to insult anyone here...

    Will go back to standard.

  12. #11
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    i'll let you into a little secret I've got a halfords exhaust tip on mine because its all i could afford at the time and i don't care either lol
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  13. #12
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    will take some pictures tommorow... you can see what i mean.

  14. #13
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    57
    are the tips chrome? or the standard ones?, i did this also but i had extended the exhaust as it didnt come out enough, looked right odd, now its ok.

  15. #14
    GNJ_Motorsport's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Lancashire, England
    Posts
    645
    Go to a local exhaust place like Powerflow, they will be able to cut off the rear pipe and weld in a slight extension or take a bit out depending on which way it needs moving so it moves to the side a bit and put bigger tailpipes on. It shouldn't cost much, £50-60 at a guess and will finish the job nicely. Pointless going back to standard now when you have forked out £300 already, they might even be able to move it to the side by bending the hangers a little.

  16. #15
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    tips are the standard chrome twin pipes for a 170. will take picture in the day light.

  17. #16
    paddy's Avatar
    Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    5,135
    Quote
    "So off I went to collect and yes it looked great but I realised that my exhaust pipes looked far too small for the exhaust gap."
    Quote
    "Ho Hum... guess wasted effort... the issue is that the the tips are not center... so even with "halford" tips the issue is still there..."

    Sorry i thought you wanted the tips to look bigger...
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

  18. #17
    warren_S5's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    7,164
    pictures; I want to see the weener tips in RS3 diffuser!

    no pictures, it doesn't exist ;-)
    Audi S5 3.0V6T Coupe Black Edition

  19. #18
    1inchpunch's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    449
    Another vote for going to a custom exhaust place and getting them to sort it. I got the exhaust cut and a new twin staggered pipe put on my last car and it only cost £80 for the parts and all the work. If you've already spent £300 then it makes sense to just spend a little more and fix it rather than ripping it all off.

    PS. what tips are people getting from Halfords. I need to sort out my rusty droopers but couldn't see any that would fit in halfords.
    the crisis mobile BMW Z4C 3.0
    It's quick and it sounds bloody good.

  20. #19
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,099
    Quote Originally Posted by drnutta View Post
    Ho Hum... guess wasted effort... the issue is that the the tips are not center... so even with "halford" tips the issue is still there...

    I'm not trying to insult anyone here...

    Will go back to standard.
    Nobody has taken it as an insult either fella.

    Dont give up after the effort already, could easily be fixed for a small amount of money.

    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Sorry i thought you wanted the tits to look bigger...
    Dont all blokes

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  21. #20
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Right Guys,

    Taken a year or so ago sorta miss its curvy ass now:



    The pictures:











    Last edited by drnutta; 27th October 2011 at 11:03.

  22. #21
    S3RYE's Avatar
    Interior Next!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    London/Essex
    Posts
    3,456
    THE BRAKES!

    just go to custom exhaust place and get it sorted! its an easy fix! or juding by your current mods why dont you just get a nice CATBACK?

  23. #22
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Thanks S3rye,

    The brakes are GREAT! best mod for me... also saves a hell of alot of weight... was very suprised same with the alloys actually... 1 standard Sline 5 arm wheel was like the weight of 2 708s

    As for the defusser... in 2 minds about it now...

    Don't really want to spend too much as the theme was not too over the top /simple sutle...
    Last edited by drnutta; 27th October 2011 at 11:35.

  24. #23
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Humm... really leaning towards going back to standard guys!

    what do you all think?

  25. #24
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Coventry/Warwickshire
    Posts
    2,074
    Yer looks cack .Send difuser to me

  26. #25
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    535
    What's the exact name of the alloys you've got fitted mate? I know they are quite common, but I can't seem to find the proper name for them to help search for the right ones.
    WANTED: S3 Side Skirts (3DR)

    A3 S Line DSG TDi 140 (56) | Lava Grey | Groove & Drilled Discs | Green Stuff Pads | Eibach Sportline Springs | Eibach Spacers | Full heated leather | RNS-E 2010 MK2 | Rear Parking Sensors | Interior Light Pack | Heated Mirrors

  27. #26
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    They are VMR 708's

  28. #27
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    535
    Quote Originally Posted by drnutta View Post
    They are VMR 708's
    Cheers dude.

    Are these alos known as RS4 too
    Last edited by Agent_Trig; 27th October 2011 at 14:24.
    WANTED: S3 Side Skirts (3DR)

    A3 S Line DSG TDi 140 (56) | Lava Grey | Groove & Drilled Discs | Green Stuff Pads | Eibach Sportline Springs | Eibach Spacers | Full heated leather | RNS-E 2010 MK2 | Rear Parking Sensors | Interior Light Pack | Heated Mirrors

  29. #28
    1inchpunch's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    449
    I would personally go standard or go for the BE/facelift rear. The S3 rear doesn't look right without the side skirts, same goes for the RS3 rear.
    the crisis mobile BMW Z4C 3.0
    It's quick and it sounds bloody good.

  30. #29
    wez3570's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    711
    I thought it was gonna look worse TBF

    Get the tail pipes moved if it bothers u.

    Diffuser looks good (although I think grey would have looked better).
    2006 A3 3.2 DSG
    Quattro S-Line
    Phantom black pearl
    V Maxx plus coilovers
    Speedlines- anthricite
    MY11 rear lights
    MK2 TT Vents
    Various LED's
    MK2 RNSE
    LaminX on fogs

    For Sale Genuine Audi phone cradle (iPhone 4S/4)

  31. #30
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Hehe though you were for custom exhaust?

    Heh well went to another bodyshop today to cost how much to remove and its only 15 to put back to normal!

    Problem is they said they actually like it.... 5 of their estimators...

    Punch I know what you mean about the s3 side skirts but in the flesh my side skirts dont actually look bad... i actually like them.
    the colour also helps.
    Last edited by drnutta; 27th October 2011 at 17:10.

  32. #31
    paddy's Avatar
    Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    5,135
    Bottom line is, If you dont like it then take it off. If you do then leave it. What everyone else thinks is of no importance anyway.
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

  33. #32
    Ash B's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    5,808
    Stop being a drama queen and just go to a custom exhaust place and get it done!
    Dark Vader Half sibling - MyThread

  34. #33
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,137

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Just get zorst sorted, diffuser looks nice, needs skirts though

  35. #34
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Coventry/Warwickshire
    Posts
    2,074
    It looks good mate .Scuse the sarcasm lol .As said above if you like it keep it .If not £15 to remove is good .

  36. #35
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    i think it looks mate it doesn't look that bad if you don't like it take it off but i would keep it and get the exhaust sorted out even bigger tips thats all it needs
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  37. #36
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    92
    YOU from cambs fella? Car looks smart... And v.much like one I check out every time I see it, complete wit falcons lol

  38. #37
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Hi mate,
    Yes thats me from Cambridge.

    Say hi next time!

  39. #38
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    92
    Sweet! Will do!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. engine cover for s3 sportback after the air intake mod?
    By kinson in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 16th February 2011, 20:22
  2. HELP! minor mod gone wrong
    By gynads in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 7th May 2010, 22:23
  3. help! lost locking nut! grr!
    By tdisportuk in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th July 2009, 18:07
  4. Seagulls Grr
    By motorbikez in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21st June 2008, 13:00
  5. 'Boys on Wheels' - wrong, so wrong..
    By Bascule in forum Jokes, Games & Humour
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13th November 2006, 22:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO