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Exhaust standard? i think not!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dangerous, May 5, 2013.

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    [May 6, 2013]
    Hi batch, checked paperwork and this car was taken off a private plate in Manchester in Jan this year so maybe not the one you're thinking of but thanks anyway.
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    [May 6, 2013]
    Best advice is to drop it down to AMDTuning in Essex.

    Rods don't bend until you're over 440lbs of torque with a big turbo kit.

    Best clutch currently will be the Sachs if you want to stay with a DMF or the Loba otherwise.

    AMD have all of those.

    They also get my wholehearted recommendation for everything they've done to mine.
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    Thanks Alex. Its just finding the time to get over there.
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    Right last paranoid question before I try and forget about it. I haven't actually driven it since realising it was a milltek system, anything I should look or listen for which might tell me its had the arse thrashed off it? And what are the likely problems I might have if it has been thrashed?
    Cheers!
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    And finally!

    What am I going to listen to? The Bose or the millet?

    :-D:-D:-D
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    god just drive the car and enjoy it
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    Lol sorry can worry a bit. I was loving it until I realised about the exhaust. Right going to forget it.
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    Hi mate like said just enjoy your lovely car ,cost me a fortune to put in bucket seats and a full milltek stage2+ revo ...
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    I wouldn't say its been thrashed, probably owned by an older enthusiast based on it being a resonated system.

    Somebody like myself, being 20, would choose the non res system if i were buying.

    Thats my view of it.
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    I wouldn't worry about whether its been thrashed - if someone wanted to spend £1300 on a milltek exhaust then chances are they took pride in their car,its nicely specc'd too. By all means try to establish what has been done to the car - you could try a friendly letter to the previous owner once you have the V5 back with theri address details.

    There's just as much chance a bog stock S3 will have been trashed, so don;t worry about it - you'll never know for sure one way or tother so just get on enjoying the car.
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    Just because it has an exhaust on it doesn't mean it has been ragged to death...
    A full system will be either a sports cat or full decat, the latter meaning it will have had to have been mapped to get rid of a CEL
    Either way at some point in the near future get it down to AMD for a health check and RR.
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    Cheers guys, great advice. Thanks! I'll post some more pics of it soon.
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