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Milltek exausts ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by killa_z, Oct 20, 2007.

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    [Oct 20, 2007]
    am going to go for a milltek cat back exaust system for my 3.2 V6, just wanted general opinions on people who have chosen and fitted miltek to their cars (not necessarily a 3.2, any a3!),

    how did you find the sound (louder/quiter, higher/lower pitched etc) and
    performance (power increase, throttle response) difference?
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    I found they are quite a poor fit. As for noise there is a small increase if you go for resonated and bigger if you go for non resonated. You will get 0 power increase from a cat back and throttle respense will be minimum
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    [Oct 20, 2007]
    In conjunction with a 3" downpipe like on my cousin's tt, it sounds UNREAL!! I'm gettin a resonated Milltek for my A3 2.0 TDI sportback
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    I fitted a cat back milltek to myt 2.0tdi and I have to say it was a pretty much perfect fit!

    all i had to do was get some industrial sized cable ties to line it up the way i wanted it!

    noise wise - its not very loud but I thought it would have been a lot louder but I am happy.

    Performance - i am not sure if it does much performance wise to be honest!
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    Where did you get yours from boydie? Is it cat-back? Who fitted it? How much?

    Thanks

    Nath
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    [Oct 20, 2007]
    I had a Blueflame downpipe, 100CEL Cat and Milltek back fitted to my last motor. Never had any problems with the fit. Sound wise I would have said it was very Bowfer friendly, you knew it was there but it wasn't really obvious. The tone was a little deeper and someone in the know would recognise the difference but not far off stock. The impression I get is that Milltek don't do nasty, noisy exhausts.
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    I got my exhaust from Sarah at Awesomegti

    think it cost me £325 delivered or there abouts

    Myself and a mate fitted it - easy enough job! just trust your jack :p
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    [Oct 21, 2007]

    was going to fit myself (along with my brother), so long as its a straight swap for the stock one it shouldnt be too bad

    i wasnt after a loud exaust by any means so this thread has reassured me

    im still suprised that there seems to be ZERO power gains (from what people have said), i would have presumed the exaust system would be involved in that


    now to buy one, anyone know the cheapest place to get one of these things, for a 3.2 quattro in particular?
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    [Oct 21, 2007]
    awesomegti - they have a 10% ASN members discount

    or there is another company called ICJ i think - google them
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    [Oct 21, 2007]
    You are a good source for information! It is catback?? Resonated?
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    [Oct 21, 2007]
    catback and resonated - the louder one! and being the louder one, i don't even think there is much of a note

    the only difference between the resonated and non is that the resonated exhaust only has one silencer!
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    [Oct 22, 2007]
    For a TDI, would you recommend non-resonated to get rid of the tractor style noise or would it then become too loud =/

    Not after something that sounds like a petrol engine but want it to have the deep burble
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    you wont get a burble from either exhaust to be honest but if you get a resonated one, the woosh noise will be louder
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    [Oct 23, 2007]
    £325 sounds good 2 me boydie.
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    [Oct 23, 2007]
    I had the full turbo back system on both my Golf 150PD and one of my A3 2.0tdi, both times I went for non-resonated. Not loud at all and a perfect fit each time, quite an easy DIY if you have either access to ramps or decent trolley jacks.
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    [Oct 23, 2007]
    cheapest im finding for my car is ooking at around £425-£475!!!
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    [Oct 29, 2007]

    So people spend £400(ish) on something that offers a bit more noise, but nothing much else?

    Jesus H christ...
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    [Oct 29, 2007]
    You do get some marginal gains but the biggest advantage comes when remapping the car.

    The Miltek coupled with a remap (and an induction kit) will help alot.
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    [Oct 29, 2007]

    is exactly what i recently learned! so does seem worthwhile

    anything which betters the cars system/reliability even if there is no aesthetic or performance upgrade is always worthwhile IMO

    guess this is a reply to bowfer moreso than myself
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    [Oct 31, 2007]
    Woow I made a worth while post =D I knew I learnt something after my countless posts full of questions :friends:
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    [Oct 31, 2007]
    I'm still trying to figure out how a Milltek will improve the car's reliability...
    Some claim that.
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    [Oct 31, 2007]
    although its from the milltek site itself
    'This CAT-back system utilises a awesome free flow system.....backed up by our lifetime warranty'
    sounds pretty reliable to me, not to mention it does look better than the stock one imo, i did also mention bettering of the cars system (not just reliability) which im sure this will do even if it is slight
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    [Nov 1, 2007]
    Hi
    The Milltek exhaust is a larger bore so this will improve the gas flow
    The sports cat has 200cell cat
    The cat has little honeycombes on the inside of it , a standard one has 400 cells per centimetere (IIRC) so with the 200 cells then this will again give better air flow
    Cor this is making me think now ;)
    But yes as it is stainless steel it will come with a good warranty to it
    Had a fair few exhausts drop off in my time :(
    Sarah
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    [Nov 1, 2007]
    There are such things as 100cell CAT's right which are still MOT proof. But they come at a hefty price - is that correct?
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    [Nov 1, 2007]
    Hi
    Some models and manufacurers do have 100 cell cats
    Now these have been tried and failed , some have triumphed
    The problem is getting a happy medium for the immisions and the gas flow
    But yes you are right , in fact Milltek have got a few 100cell cats
    Some are when they have twin cats , so 2 X 100 cells = 200cells so that may be what helps?
    Dunno? but it seems relevant to me ;)
    Sarah
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