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Chrome Tailpipe Covers for downwards TDI pipes?

Gee. Apr 12, 2010

  1. Gee.

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    Anyone know if there are chrome tailpipe covers for the 'droopy' pipes on earlier (2003/04) A3's?

    If so, where can I buy them? and are they easy to fit? thanks.
     
  2. mike foster

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    They are available direct from Audi, but at a price.!!

    I'm sure I've also seen them on ebay but can't remember where - sorry.

    Problem is you have to hacksaw the originals off first and I didn't fancy that !

    Cheers
     
  3. Ash187

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  4. Gee.

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    Thanks guys. Are they much hassle to install?
     
  5. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    There's a thread whereby people are buying the later 170 tail finishers (straight pipes), but you have to grind off the existing covers, then grind the "droopy" end off so the pipes are striahgt, then put the new finishers over them. However, they seem to sit in the bumper quite far (looks fine from behind but from the side they could do with being about 20mm longer).


    That ebay link states for cars with a bigger rear bumper/skirt so they may well stick out too much on normal bumpers!
     
  6. Ash187

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    well you could always just take the part number and just got to the dealers and ask how it should fit? im not going to do this mod quiet yet as i have lots on my list which the rear bumper diffuser is one of them.
     
  7. A3TDI2.0

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  8. Gee.

    Gee. The Dynasty

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    Thanks for the advice everyone :)
     
  9. Boydie

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    You would be best, cosmetically, to go to the likes of powerflow, have the current turned down pipes cut off and weld on a set of new, straight pipes - will look a lot better than turned down chrome.
     
  10. Gee.

    Gee. The Dynasty

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    Good idea Boydie, may do that instead!
     
  11. robby

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  13. robby

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    nope - the trims slid on straight :icon_thumright: if you bend down and look directly into the exhaust you can just see the downturned trims but in a couple of days the soot will blacken them
     
  14. Ash187

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    in the pic the tailpipe looks straight... so what do you do about the black thing? could you cut the end of the existing pipe a lil so it does not go straight onto the trim?
    does the trim stop the fumes from coming out the exhaust?
     
  15. robby

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    The black part of the bumper has a cutout for the exhaust so the trime fit perfectly

    you could cut the existing trims but i only had a dremmel and it wasn't making any impact - the new trims don't obstruct the tailpipe exit so fumes can get out
     
  16. scottie123

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    Sorry Robby, but I am trying to get my head around your exhaust trims :)

    So you are saying they are not actually attached to your standard exhaust?
     
  17. 4NT

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    I read it as though they've been forced over the standard downfacing trim. Although I think it'd have to be a massive diameter.

    Need better pics I think, Robby?

    P.S. Scottie, damn your car looks good.
     
  18. robby

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    The trims are bigger so fit over the existing trims, then bolts are tighten through holes in the trims to make sure they don't move

    I'll try to remember to take some pics after work tommorow from directly behind so you can see inside - piccies save a thousand words :)
     
  19. scottie123

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    Yeah I thought that also 4nt, but then thought as you say, the trim diameter would have to be mahoosive!

    Oh, and thanks for the comment! It's slowly getting there now :)
     
  20. scottie123

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    Still cant picture it. !!! Surely if the original droopies are still on, the trim will have to bigger than a halfords special!

    Need to see pic's I think!
     
  21. robby

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    They do look like i've got an aftermarket exhaust but they fit in the cutout nicely - piccies tommorow
     
  22. 4NT

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    Look forward to seeing the pics and understanding it then coppying it! Cheers Robby.
     
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  24. 4NT

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    wasntme, they are the ones that you'll have to remove the outer downpointing trims for, be interesting to see what they go for... Well spotted
     
  25. Ash187

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    so how do you keep it so clean? i used to have a factory chrome exhaust on my focus where the tip would end up getting black and it was a b*tch to keep clean.
     
  26. Ash187

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    im a bit lost with this... if you remove the down pointing one then how do you fit these? is there any pipe left to attach the finisher on?
     
  27. 4NT

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    The backbox has it's 2 exit trims pointing straight out and then the downpointing trims are tacked on at manufacture, you can saw them or angle gring them off (there's a few threads with this shown, worth doing a search) and then you are left with the straight bit, just attach the trims, weld or screw them up tight and it's done!
     
  28. Ash187

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    ahh i see, i thought the downward pipe came straight out of the backbox. have'nt got on my knees to see the exhaust yet... still excitied of getting my first audi :)
     
  29. N8

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    I bought wolfrace pipes and had them welded on, but afterwards I decided they were 2 small, ended up going for a turboback exhaust which is perfect for looks and noise :wub:
     
  30. Ash187

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    hey N8, on another thread you posted up your sportback, can you tell me what rear bumper you have?
     
  31. N8

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    My standard S-Line numper that came out the factory with a 09 S3 Sportback valance added.
     
  32. Ash187

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    aahhhh... my bumper has that trim thing going around it and i was wondering how your one was so smooth. how much did the valance set you back? i want one of those.
     
  33. N8

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    The 09 valance is in 2 parts, its over £200 + spraying. Yeh S-Line bumper is same as S3 bumper.
     
  34. Ash187

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    The price we pay to look good eh!
     
  35. N8

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    Add that to everything else and its very expensive game :laugh:
     
  36. scottie123

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    Tell me about it :faint:

    And as soon as you think you are near the end of your list,some clever 5h1t does something to their car, and your list grows again.............................
     
  37. N8

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    I'm hopefully coming to the end of my list :ninja:
     
  38. Ash187

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    :idea:does that mean its nearly time to sell the car and buy a new model A3 to start all over again
     
  39. scottie123

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    I have thought that several times now.............

    LMFAO
     
  40. N8

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    Nah, it means save up and buy a TT-S for missus, I won't be buying another A3 after this car dude.
     

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