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How long, labour cost to fit 3" dp and decat

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mini-si, Jul 8, 2014.

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    How long would it take for a decent garage with ramp access to fit 3" downpipe and decat to my s3???? Rough guide anyone?
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    I'd like this info as well.
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    Pipeworx charged ~£200 to fit mine, together with a non-res miltek system and backbox.
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    Cheers for the info mate. Much appreciated.
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    It took me 1 hr and that was with removing prop as it was a Quattro
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    Bloody hell. Was someone timing you. Lol. That's good going.
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    i only had ramp time for 1 hour so they bet me i couldnt do it :) i did have a 2 poster ramp plus the exhaust had been off the week before so no seized nuts
    iv just noticed that this the 8L forum i did it on a 8P , i replied through tapatalk and couldnt tell,
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    Still good going regardless mate. Fair play
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    I'd expect to pay 2 hours labour
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    thanks man,
    but as vroomtshh says they will probs charge you 2 hours
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    I have been quoted 2-3 hours for mine it's going in next week.
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    My friends dad did it in 2 hours with no past experience on s3 , he is a mechanic with a ramp. But I was still impressed by that, I think 2-3 hours is fair and going rate especially if there are seized bits to fight with!

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    Mines not an S3 just an A3 1.8T and my local garage fitted a full cat back (3" downpipe, decat and 2.5" system) swapped the front sensor, took the old exhaust apart a cleaned it and bagged it up for me. 1 hour labour £50 +VAT
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    So much easier on the a3 though sadly for us.
    Lucky for you!!
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    Where is the cat on the s3's
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    S3 uses twin CATs as std and are in the tunnel just past the front subframe

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    and in case anyone cares the 1.8t quattro is the same as the S3
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    the downpipe is'nt tho is it
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    i know, i just meant the cats
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    Is the dog bone engine mount easy to do when changing the dp and cats? Got a poly bushed one in considering fitting at the same time as my relentless bits.
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    yup, 2x 16mm bolts into the bottom of the gearbox and 2x 13mm bolts into the front of the subframe, should take about 2 minutes
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    Sweet! Cheers mate.
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