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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by :: blade ::, Dec 27, 2013.

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    done a search but couldnt find an answer, thinking of getting a custom exhaust for my s3 somepoint next yr, but im wondering what would be best, turbo or cat back and 2.5"-3" diameter? not sure, the power i wont to achieve eventually would be arount 400bhp give or take but that wont be done straight away will be over the next few years, so whats your thoughts

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    Go for 3 inch for future proof and turbo back depending if you plan to keep your K04
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    was thinking going hybrid ko4 if that will make much difference, still doing my research on this as its my 1st car with a turbo, its the facelift 225 BAM engine, only thing worrying me is that its got 148k but full service history and serviced every 10k im the 2nd owner too
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    I've got a 3" custom on my bam s3 mate. I got my exhaust done at 'lonlife s/s exhausts' they have franchise's all over, try their website, there's load's of styles and info. My downpipe is a relentless 3" but I'm sure longlife could knock you one up.
    If your thinking of that kind of power I strongly suggest you get uprated forged rod's mate ! As these are a major weak point on these engines.
    Try beach buggy turbo's for info on turbo's mate, there not much he can't tell you on which path to take on the 1.8t :)
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    cheers for that mate, will be making a list of parts in a few months and get prices and get parts as and when i can afford them then fit them all once ive got everything :) theres a place in stockport i was thinking of going called top gear, there a longlife franchise :) and there another place in preston which isnt a longlife one but does custom exhausts, just waiting on a price from them now :) looks like itll be 3" all the way then :) but 1st i need someone to do a cambelt change for me as its dues one :(

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    No probs mate, yea I've heard of them. I can recommend longlife, but I have heard bad reviews on 'other' popular custom exhaust companies.
    There's a well reputable mapper in Stockport 'unicorn motor developments' who I can also recommend.
    But if your thinking of doing a good reliable power plant, rods are the 1st thing I would do. Also when you do your next oil change, make sure the oil pick up pipe gets changed/cleaned if its not already been done.
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    would go to him if i lived closer but itll be near on 3hours to get to him and fuel on top of the exhaust wont be worth it :(
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    spoke to badger said he only build the exhausts for his big turbo build as its not cost effective. so still waiting to hear from longlife for a quote :)
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