Bought a cat back Milltek secondhand, all the items look to be there (small crossover, centre pipe MSAU289REP and back box MSAU425). However, after removing the stock exhaust and offering the Milltek up for fitment I have a few issues.
1. The Milltek is too long when all three items are put together
2. The brackets for the centre section are 'pulling' the rubber hangers towards each other (as if the brackets are not far enough apart), see photo below
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3. Unsure how to connect the centre section to the stock system (see photo below, but ignore the alignment it was just propped up)
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So in order to fit the exhaust, I need to use the stock exhaust clamp and the Milltek supplied crossover (pictured below, stock clamp on left, Milltek crossover on right). Is this correct?
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Together as follows:
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The top of the crossover is smaller and matches the size of the stock system which means I can use the stock clamp.
So everything fits together. But doing this makes the system too long and the center section brackets do not fit the rubber hangers at all by about 3". The only way I can get it to fit is by cutting down the crossover and making it shorter.
I cannot understand that Milltek make a system that has to be modified by the end user. So before contacting Milltek, I thought I would ask on the forum. Any help?
Thanks in advance!