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custom exhausts greater manchester or tony banks leeds kinda long

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by tommytonguedj, May 2, 2012.

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    As title i have searched on the forums since joining last week and for the last 2 weeks phoned god knows how many companies for quotes etc around greater manchester and as far as sheffield & birmingham, Some of the quotes are plain stupid and seriously think the exhaust fumes have something to do with it. Best quote so far is tony banks leeds which is'nt a million miles away his email is below, i did specify i wanted 3.5" tailpipes as i have the 1.9tdi with votex kit and think 4" is too big, Don't want to go the 1.8t exhaust route and have tailpipes welded on want full stainless steel.

    Hi Tommy
    A duplex rear sections costs £299 and cat back system costs £359 or turbo to the back costs £479
    stainless steel inc fitting , Choice or sounds and choice of tailpipes.
    Many Thanks
    Tony Banks
    0113 2798966

    Anyone think this is a good price or any reviews on Tony Banks would be greatly appreciated as it's doing my head in now, Had the car 4 weeks and driving round with votex rear and no tailpipes visible.
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    Try BCS automotive in StHelens - BCS Automotive
    They recently made my system for my 2.5, they were the best price by far & they know their stuff.
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    Ye been to him he knows what he's on about, He said he'd just made one for a 2.5 avant with 3.5" tailpipes, might of been you if it was around 3-5 weeks ago, He'd done his wrist in badly and was waiting to have scans all pins put in it:ohmy:, So my thinkning is he'll be out of the game for a while so won't be him doing my exhaust if you know what i mean and he wanted £500 for catback. used to see some mint cars outside there a few years back when they used to have the big blueflame sign on the side. Thanks For Reply Tommy
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    try hawleys halfway sheffield ask for chris
    exhaustuk sheffield ask for matt
    mention me they will do you a good deal
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    Yeah that was me.
    Dave came off his bike a week before mine was due to be done - as I was already booked in, a lad called Paul fabricated it.
    A mate of mine also had his Golf ED30 done there.
    I paid around £300 less than quotes I had from others.

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    Sounds far too cheap for me. I would hazzard a guess that it will be on par with PowerFlow (or NoFlow as they're often reffered to). I would think you will be looking at off the shelf boxes and a system made up with compression bends as opposed to the preffered mandrel bends.

    Exhausts are far more complex than a lot of people, including manufacturers, seem to realise. A proper custom system form somewhere like Hayward & Scott will be about double that but it will be an absolute work of art, made with high quality stainless steel, proper mandrel bends, individually constructed silencers and flow tested to ensure it does what it should.

    I personally would be very very wary of such a cheap system
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    Tried them mate wanted £580 thanks anyway mate.
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    Very Nice that's perfect think i'll have a drive up this afternoon i'm only 5 mins away. Did you have from cat back or full lot from turbo to back? What's the welding like i can imagine it being good as he's been there for a good few years from what i can gather and like i said some nice exhausts on cars in the car park that look mint. Thanks Tommy
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    Turbo-back. Welding is very good - cant really go wrong for the price;

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    That looks a million times better than some longlife exhaust welding i've seen how much did you get it for?? if you don't mind me asking not gonna go in saying well somebody got it for such-a-price just wanna know if i've got any room to haggle lol, I get the haggling thing from going to goa twice a year everywhere i go i haggle bought a 50" samsung plasma from martin dawes the other year full hd home cinema package and stand got £480 knocked off i only know this as my mate installs for them and they have a code they put in the computer and it tells them how much their allowed to knock off sneaky gits.
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    Car booked in with bcs for the 16th May, £550 all in from turbo to rear twin silencers 3.5", Dave shown me a couple of cars that were already on the ramps and the work is excellent compared to some welding photos i've seen on the internet. Nice one Alexgsi2000 for bringing bcs back to my thoughts.
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    Good stuff - make sure you get some photos and videos uploaded once its done.
    Just out of curiosity, you said you dont live far from BCS, do you live more towards Liverpool?
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    No Back down mate near haydock roundabout, know a few people in liverpool & wirral though so pop up there alot. Might give Dave my camera and see if he'll be kind enough to take some pics as their doing it too.
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    BCS the one in st helens on jackson street, used to be urban racing?

    if so they did mine on my A4 aswell £400 supplied and fitted, but mine was a blue flame one
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    Yep thats the one - I believe Dave used to be part of the managment of blueflame - for whatever reason they decided to split, dave then formed BCS along with Nige. (if I remember correctly)
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    aye, thought so, paul who works there is my mates brother.
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