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    r32 exhaust on audi a3

    i posted this on the r32 forum but people here might have an answer or view on the subject .....................


    hi guys i have the audi 3.2 v6, now its the same as the golf 5 r32 platform and has same engine and brakes as the r32 but has a audi shell over it all,

    my issue is that the audi sounds good but not as good as the r32, and this is down to the exhaust they put on it, i have looked at videos of miltek and magnaflow and other systems for my car but none of them even sound close to a standard r32, these after market exhausts seem to take the v6 raaaaassssp away and give it more of a booming sound,

    so after some searching came across guys in the states doing the r32 conversion.

    im wandering why there is such a drastic difference in sound but if you put a r32 exhaust on the audi it sounds just like a r32,

    Idea!!!! i can pick up a standard r32 system for 150 from ebay and thinking about putting it on, i will be getting a s3 diffuser in time so will get a custom one made for the duel exit.

    any ideas on the massive difference in sound you cn see from pics its only the back box that is different





    here is under the audi which shows the r32 box has the same space as the golf as they R the same underneath



    here is an audi with it on



    and here is the link to a guy doing it to his

    http://forums.vwvort...lled-on-my-3.2q

    here is link to the sound but guys being a wimp at revving

    [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amQHPlGD4Hs&feature=relmfu[/media]

    sorry for the links ;-)
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    I like the look of that red sportback with it. looks sweeet.
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    IMHO the center exhausts on an 8P look stupid, only really suits the MK5 tbh.

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    Definitely agree the R32 sounds a lot meaner than any 3.2 I've heard, guess it's just the Audi gene coming through. Are they really only different at the back box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    IMHO the center exhausts on an 8P look stupid, only really suits the MK5 tbh.
    I think thats down to the rear bumper design, if those tips sat a bit further up at the coloured edges came down more it'd look alot better. Also with the newer facelift models (black edition in particular) it would look nice with that style rear diffuser. Maybe black or brushed aluminium tips would look better too.

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    But making them black would only defeat the point as I can only imagine someone doing that for aesthetics tbh & silver looks wrong on 8P, hence the each side dual exits or the one sided dual exit just suits or do my fav & what mine will be, none at all lmfao.

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    I've never been a fan of the MkV R32 exhausts aesthetically, never understood why they didn't either do a central twin (would look marginally better, like a Lupo GTi) or the wide dual tips (like the MkIV R32, 3.2 Mk1 TT and 3.0l A4s etc). The red SB looks better than an R32 with them on though, but surely this mod is more about the sound.

    Are the bumper sections interchangeable, or do you need to fabricate a valance? The cut-out on the VWVortex one looks awful, imo.
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    It's all about the sound for me, yeah it's only the back bx that is different mechanically, but the r32 exhaust is a straight fit. I can go down the route of any exhaust for the r32 and have a custom rear valance which is easy enough with fibre glass.
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    Just looked over my 1st post it's a little messed up, the two pics of the exhausts on the floor is a comparison between the Audi 3.2 and the golf r32
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    the sound change will be as the end box on the r32 flow is in a line were the audi one go to the opp side on the inpipe meaning the rear box is doing more.

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    Not quite an R32 but make your own mind up........horses for courses


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    no likey ^ too wide apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyvlw View Post
    Not quite an R32 but make your own mind up........horses for courses

    Nope, not right either. They need to be framed by the bumper/valance more.
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    It looks better like this, but with some nice shiny tips. Plucked this from a3/s3 pics.
    Last edited by willowsdad; 16th June 2012 at 14:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrebleTA View Post
    the sound change will be as the end box on the r32 flow is in a line were the audi one go to the opp side on the inpipe meaning the rear box is doing more.
    thats what i thought but also though it sounded daft so never said ha ha

    like the look of this caratere one
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    Quote Originally Posted by willowsdad View Post

    this is the best looking one so far on this thread... could have maybe done with a slightly wider exhaust tips and the valance to suit
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    With the blue SB I think they're too low and need to be brought up into the bumper more with a decent valance too match..
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