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Exhaust Manifold Options S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MarkyS3, Sep 25, 2012.

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    Just found out mine has a big hole in it so what options have I got that are as cheap as possible without compromising quality and likely to crack??? If none I will get a second hand one from a member. Cheers
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    Relentless V3... have a search mate... loads about them on here...

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    Ok will do what sort of money?
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    300 ish iirc... also look on Facebook for the relentless K04 group...

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    Ok mate do they fit straight on no modifications?
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    Within reason lol...

    Like I say, there are several threads where this mani has been fitted to get an idea of how its done... K04 manifolds are a knob of a job regardless :)

    While you are at it I would do the DP too... Relentless also do a decently priced 3" with 200cell cat..

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    Cant stretch to it I wish I could, rally car is also having work done. Will probably try and find a std secondhand one.
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    Decided on going for a genuine one new. Used to work for TPS and still get a bit of discount.
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    how much is the standard new?
    relentless v3 is $325 shipped
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    I can get standard one with three bolts for turbo, three gaskets and copper washers for oil/water feed on turbo for £313.
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    that's a horrific price. don't even think about it.

    Relentless is £300 from Sam, gaskets and bolts are a few quid. £20 at most for the lot.
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    with oem gaskets and bolts your looking at probably £100 quid cheaper for xs v2 even v3 xs is cheaper.
    Whatever you choose good luck and hope all goes well
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    Ahh right ok, how long do they take to be delivered? im just scared of them cracking. Atleast original has lasted 95000 miles.
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    mine took about 4 days shipped
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    v2 was a very very hard to fit with the head on, i think v3 would be a lot easier
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    Ok, do they give a good performance gain and fit easy enough? i know fitting is hard but i mean once its up on head does it line up well?
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    People have been getting near 300hp on a std K04 with the right mapping and supporting mods using a relentless manifold and downpipe...

    Westy has one of the quickest std K04 setups on the forum currently...

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    the V3 appears to be relatively easy to fit compared to previous versions, huge performance gains are to be had too.

    It'd be crazy to remove a standard one and replace with another gash standard one. they flow TERRIBLY.
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    boo
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    Sam i hear you sell them and your in Bristol aswell, do you stock them? or get them shipped directly?
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    pm'd
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    Sam won't be above to say mate as commercial trading on the forum is only allowed from sponsors... suggest you try other ways to get hold of him...

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    Ahh ok i see, right until further investigation tomorrow there was a stud missing on manifold, im hoping its just not there not snapped off as i really cant afford head off at mo.

    Would it be ok for now with all the other studs as tight as possible, i hate bodges at the best of times but i dont have alot of choice at the moment.
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    V3 all the way mate ill post pics up of my mani on the head took about 25 mins grinding and gasket washers nuts the lot
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