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a3/s3 stainless manifold ???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 09jaket, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. 09jaket
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    hi ive got a a3 8l 1.6, does anyone know where i can buy a stainless exhaust manifold from?

    is the s3 manifold the same fitment as the a3?

    cheers guys
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    s3 exhaust manifold is different. a3 1.8t is different also i believe.

    You would need an aftermarket one. Not much point though as the gains will be minimal
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    Well yeah it would be different from a turbo engine to an n/a.. I very much doubt one was ever produced as the 1.6 was never a car that was modded to be honest so companies wouldnt have bothered developing much at all. Everything will probably have to be custom.
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    stick a cone on it and backbox. Will sound alright then at least.
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    A lot of 1.6 A3 owners ask these types of questions and sadly the answer is and probably always will be the same... drive it around until you can afford to buy and insure a 1.8t and tune that...

    The N/A's are just not worth the expense and bother and as Jason has already said, there isn't that much of a market for this engine so parts will be limited...

    To pre-empt further 'tuning' questions... engine swaps to a 1.8t and supercharging has been discussed but doing this on a 1.6 A3 is never cheap and the running gear on a 1.6 is different to that of 1.8t's so to change the brakes and stuff you will almost need most of a 1.8t to do this type of conversion...

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    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    This.

    Maybe it's worth making a thread and stickying it for 1.6 "tuning" questions.
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