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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3-sport, Apr 22, 2009.

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    ... for my 1999 A3 1.6.

    What would people recomend? Wanting something fairly standard but twin exit tail pipe. (£75 budget)

    Wanting it to sound more sporty but not chav like lol.
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    ive always wondered why people just change the back box for a chavy one. The people that do it spend alot of money on there cars modding htem so why not get a cat back one and your set for life. i mean there happy paying like £1000 a year on insurance but dont wanna spend £300 on a one in a life time purchase of a cat back. weird.
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    i dont think you can get a catback for a peugeot 106 or a saxo with an exit pipe the size of an industrial size can of beans....
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    Your best bet is just to save up and buy a catback. I think any cheap back box made for an A3/S3 would be for chav's that want to make there car heard from the other side of there town/city....
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    hhmmm ok then. Thanks. Does the new shape back box fit the old A3s? You know - the ones that go across the back of the car rather than front front to back (Backbox only).

    Thanks.
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    Sadly mate, you say you don't want a cheap one, but £75 is stupidly cheap in the world of modifying Audi's!

    On your 1.6, no backbox is going to add any power at all. It'll just make a nasty noise. I had a friend with a backbox on his 1.6, and it made the car worse to drive, it felt gutless, and made a horrible drone.

    If you want it for the looks, then that's cool.

    Search on the golf forums for a milltek catback, they tend to go for about £150 for a used one. the mk4 golf exhausts sit much better on the A3 than the A3 designed ones too!
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    I second that prawn i had the Miltek catback on my A3 and it sat alot better then the other's id seen for the A3's. Nice tune for a 1.6 aswell :music:
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    Im not sure on that but im sure that you will be more then pleased with a Miltek catback :)
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    the new shape exhausts will NOT fit the 8L chassis....

    the mk4 golf is the same as an 8L underneath, and with a tiny bit of trimming to the valance, the mk4 exhausts look way better on the A3's as they sit tight up into the bumper, instead of looking gash hanging below.
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    the new shape exhausts will NOT fit the 8L chassis....

    the mk4 golf is the same as an 8L underneath, and with a tiny bit of trimming to the valance, the mk4 exhausts look way better on the A3's as they sit tight up into the bumper, instead of looking gash hanging below.
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    Yes, Tight is best! :jump:
    Go for the Mk4 golf Miltek catback. They do a R32 one i think that would look sweet!
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    Yes purely for looks. Think the baffles have gone in my standard back box as it is loud as fook.

    Thanks for the input.
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    Lol no proplem, I think you should make your budget a little bigger and buy a Catback it will be 10 times better then a backbox.
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