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downpipe fitting.

cawsey20 Jun 30, 2010

  1. cawsey20

    cawsey20 Member

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    Hi guys,
    How hard is the downpipe and decat to fit to an S3 ?. Can it be done with axle stands and a high lift trolley jack ?.
    Or is this a no/no .
     
  2. S3KO4

    S3KO4 Member

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    it can be done.
     
  3. Dansmith

    Dansmith Member

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    if your changing the downpipe i can see it being very awkard! I know when mine was done they lowered the sub frame to remove the down pipe!

    If your going to de-cat it personally wouldn't worry about a 3" down pipe! stick with the standard and just get a decat! u will see very little diffrence in performance and then u will be able to put the cat back in easily at MOT time!
     
  4. cawsey20

    cawsey20 Member

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    Really ?. Most people seem to say that the downpipe is the most restrictive part :S is this not correct ?
     
  5. Lemon S3

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    Its the opposite to that, if you were to do just one id recommend doing the DP as the cat isnt very restrictive where as the DP is.
     
  6. Dansmith

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    the garage i had my downpipe and cat fitted reckoned it only made around 2bhp difference between a 3' downpipe and the standard (both with de-cats) with the flow checks they did with the car. and will save u alot of hassle when it comes to mot time! changing the downpipe seems a right chore!

    Must admit personally don't think ive seen much difference in fitting 3" downpipe and 100 cell cat, (apart from noise)from standard, really not worth the money I paid anyway... maybe i will be thinking differently once I change to a stage 2 re-map.

    If I could turn back time i would of done my suspension for not far off the same money!
     
  7. S3 D2HTY

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    Downpipe is a bitch. Got to drop subframe or take out prop shaft. To get standard downpipe out lol.
     
  8. S3KO4

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    I managed to shave off 460 of a second at the pod, with the DP and 120cell. so I would say it does help even though it has not been stage 2 yet.
     

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