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Custom Exhaust Places

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3_Turbo, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    Hi guys is MIJ the only place you guys use for custom exhausts??

    Its a 260 mile round trip for me thats all!

    Looking for an alternative!?

    Jason
     
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  3. simch

    simch Active Member

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    I hear good things about the MIJ guys and will be contacting them about a quiet exhaust for me too. But I have also been recommended to the guy that used to be Dubsport and then went to or ran Blueflame. He does custom exhausts and his work is well known. I know one of the Jabba guys had a custom pipe on his A3tdi with real nice fat downturned rear pipes. It looks top notch.
    You will find many a custom tuning exhaust place in yellow pages, powerflow agents too, but be careful, best to find someone who is familiar with your car (eg MIJ) and can also offer back up if it does nto work out as you expect. For example the Miltek back up is ledgendary, if a pipe is noisy or boomy you need someone to sort it out. Many places that do custom exhausts buy off the shelf stainless boxes and cobble a system together, wihtout really addressing customer needs. also be careful fo the stainless quality, there is a two basic types, one that it easuier to work with but which goes brown and yucky with heat (4600??) and another which is more tricky but looks nicer (309??/) . not sure fo tjhe numbers but one begins with 4 the other with 3 I think!

    If you are unsure, maybe try a system wiht tailpipe options (eg supersprint) or get an off the shelf system adn have a local specialist change the tailpipe for you...?
     
  4. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    Cheers mate i found a place to remove my miltek box, in carshalton surrey, they're called longlife.

    Lifetime guarantee etc, im thinking oval style!

    J
     
  5. Ballcrusher

    Ballcrusher NO CAT JUST 3" STRAIT THREW

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    had mine done at longlife in surry and the work was fantastic and the sound was well the daddy. took only a 2hrs to make a costum back box and pipe work go for it mate you wont be diserpointed
     
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    I've had a system done on a old car at longlife in cashalton. It was on a N/A VTEC engine... their idea of a quiet system wasnt the same as mine! they did some alterations to make it lower in volume but the whole thing ended up as more of a bodge job. I wouldnt go as far as to not recommend them as the welds & the origional fit was very good, just wasnt happy with the sound levels produced.

    I'm going for a Milltek resonated system on the A3 this time.
     
  7. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    Nice one mate what back-box have you got on yours i wanted something like that,

    Cheers
     
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    I know its a bit far but ascar in Sheffield (exhausts uk) did a top job on my mates old car, fantastic service!
    I'll be taking my car to MIJ in the near future because of the comments on here and because its only 50mins away!

    Anyone got pictures of their custom exhausts? just looking for some ideas, thinking of going for a letterbox style pipe

    thanks
     
  9. dgannon69

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    i was the 1st person to use MIJ after MAZ who actually works there and can't praise them enough! it's always a bit of a worry not quite knowing what your car is going to come out like but they made it sound perfect and most importantly very quiet which was how i wanted it!

    Also if your unhappy i'm sure they will keep doing anything they can to make sure you leave with a smile on your face. not sure if they do it anymore but they used to take your fuel costs to get there and back out of the bill...!

    Dave
     
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    Do you have any pics of your system dave?
    What tailpipe did you go for?

    Thanks
    Ash
     
  11. dgannon69

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    it was an oval box but as hidden as possible. i had S3 tail pipes put on the twin exit. These came of Maz's back box which was removed from his S3 when he had a Turbo back system. here's about the best picture that i could find. i was really worried about the back box hanging down too much but to be honest it doesn't look too stupid!

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