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    eBay Manifolds

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-A6-BI-TUR...item1e57c68527

    Are these actually worth buying..?

    I've seen alot go for around this price and just wondered, along with people reccomending the eBay exhausts too, didn't know if these are ok or not..

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    no!
    Stay away from the "shiney shiney"!
    the merge collectors are not joined properly, the steel is made from chocolate, the flange design is not split to account for warping and lifting under heat cycles, the flanges are also way too thin.

    there is a reason they are cheap and on eBay......IMO

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    Job done, thanks.

    I will not buy.
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    There are a couple of guys running 500bhp S4's who have these fitted (Confusionhunter and JohnnyB over on AudiSRS). They needed to reweld them for strength, cut splits in the flanges and I think they both added support brackets so the full weight of the turbos wasn't just on the manifolds.

    Unless you are wanting to look upwards of 450bhp then you probably don't need to look at tubular manifolds anyway.
    Mo power, mo problems

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    thats is fine if you can weld and happen to have at TIG welder handy. (which I do, not saying i can use it which is why someone else made my tubular mani!)
    But to be honest when I saw the quality fo the metal and the welds it is almost more work to recycle someone elses crap than it is to get it made up properly from the start.

 

 

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