1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

mod that went wrong on my sportback! Grr

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by drnutta, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hi Guys,

    Just have to have a moan at the moment... I replaced my 170 sline rear duffuser with the S3 sportback part but decided to do something different... I put the rs3 middle part on...

    Since the car is Phantom black i decided to go for the all black rear look...

    When the body shop called I said does the exhaust line up/ how does it look? They said it looked good.

    So off I went to collect and yes it looked great but I realised that my exhaust pipes looked far too small for the exhaust gap.

    Not sure weather to go back to standard, change my rear pipes, or get the pipes adjusted.

    I did not want this project too cost too much but the install has already cost me £300 and I'm not happy!

    Grrr!
     
    #1 drnutta, Oct 26, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. herrmax

    herrmax Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    21
    photos !
     
  4. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator
    Regional Rep Gold Supporter Team Brill Red Audi A3

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,200
    Likes Received:
    291
    just get them extended mate at a custom exhaust centre , i had to get something similar when i fitted the voted rear diffuser to my car
     
  5. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Yeah I'm not sure at the moment... This is the most radical mod I have done to my car... I like the rear but the exhaust pipes look far too small and are not on center!

    Current mods to the car are:

    KW coils v3
    Alcon Brakes
    VMR wheels

    the rear makes a difference but i sorta regret it :(
     
  6. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    125
    Go to halfords and buy some new exhaust tips. Bolt on over your existing ones.
     
  7. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Halfords and Audi dont mix i dont think mate!
     
  8. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,171
    Likes Received:
    709
    PICS
     
  9. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    125
    Snob !

    And 2.0tdi and RS3 duffuser's do ??
     
    #8 paddy, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  10. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
    Site Sponsor Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    28,717
    Likes Received:
    1,530
    They dont come stamped halfords & the smoke doesnt make a halfords name trail, so whats the issue :p
     
    deeman88 and andywaddy like this.
  11. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ho Hum... guess wasted effort... the issue is that the the tips are not center... so even with "halford" tips the issue is still there...

    I'm not trying to insult anyone here...

    Will go back to standard.
     
  12. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator
    Regional Rep Gold Supporter Team Brill Red Audi A3

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,200
    Likes Received:
    291
    i'll let you into a little secret I've got a halfords exhaust tip on mine because its all i could afford at the time and i don't care either lol
     
  13. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    will take some pictures tommorow... you can see what i mean.
     
  14. ps44u

    ps44u Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    are the tips chrome? or the standard ones?, i did this also but i had extended the exhaust as it didnt come out enough, looked right odd, now its ok.
     
  15. GNJ_Motorsport

    GNJ_Motorsport Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    188
    Go to a local exhaust place like Powerflow, they will be able to cut off the rear pipe and weld in a slight extension or take a bit out depending on which way it needs moving so it moves to the side a bit and put bigger tailpipes on. It shouldn't cost much, £50-60 at a guess and will finish the job nicely. Pointless going back to standard now when you have forked out £300 already, they might even be able to move it to the side by bending the hangers a little.
     
  16. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    tips are the standard chrome twin pipes for a 170. will take picture in the day light.
     
  17. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    125
    Quote
    "So off I went to collect and yes it looked great but I realised that my exhaust pipes looked far too small for the exhaust gap."
    Quote
    "Ho Hum... guess wasted effort... the issue is that the the tips are not center... so even with "halford" tips the issue is still there..."

    Sorry i thought you wanted the tips to look bigger...
     
  18. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,230
    Likes Received:
    2,480
    pictures; I want to see the weener tips in RS3 diffuser!

    no pictures, it doesn't exist ;-)
     
  19. 1inchpunch

    1inchpunch Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    16
    Another vote for going to a custom exhaust place and getting them to sort it. I got the exhaust cut and a new twin staggered pipe put on my last car and it only cost £80 for the parts and all the work. If you've already spent £300 then it makes sense to just spend a little more and fix it rather than ripping it all off.

    PS. what tips are people getting from Halfords. I need to sort out my rusty droopers but couldn't see any that would fit in halfords.
     
  20. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
    Site Sponsor Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    28,717
    Likes Received:
    1,530
    Nobody has taken it as an insult either fella.

    Dont give up after the effort already, could easily be fixed for a small amount of money.

    Dont all blokes
     
  21. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Right Guys,

    Taken a year or so ago sorta miss its curvy ass now:

    [​IMG]

    The pictures:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    #20 drnutta, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  22. Advert Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,460
    Likes Received:
    70
    THE BRAKES! :wub:

    just go to custom exhaust place and get it sorted! its an easy fix! or juding by your current mods why dont you just get a nice CATBACK?
     
  24. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Thanks S3rye,

    The brakes are GREAT! best mod for me... also saves a hell of alot of weight... was very suprised same with the alloys actually... 1 standard Sline 5 arm wheel was like the weight of 2 708s

    As for the defusser... in 2 minds about it now...

    Don't really want to spend too much as the theme was not too over the top /simple sutle...
     
    #22 drnutta, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  25. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Humm... really leaning towards going back to standard guys!

    what do you all think?
     
  26. Lings

    Lings Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,070
    Likes Received:
    31
    Yer looks cack .Send difuser to me
     
  27. Agent_Trig

    Agent_Trig Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    6
    What's the exact name of the alloys you've got fitted mate? I know they are quite common, but I can't seem to find the proper name for them to help search for the right ones.
     
  28. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    They are VMR 708's
     
  29. Agent_Trig

    Agent_Trig Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    6
    Cheers dude.

    Are these alos known as RS4 too
     
    #27 Agent_Trig, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  30. 1inchpunch

    1inchpunch Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    16
    I would personally go standard or go for the BE/facelift rear. The S3 rear doesn't look right without the side skirts, same goes for the RS3 rear.
     
  31. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    20
    I thought it was gonna look worse TBF

    Get the tail pipes moved if it bothers u.

    Diffuser looks good (although I think grey would have looked better).
     
  32. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hehe though you were for custom exhaust? :)

    Heh well went to another bodyshop today to cost how much to remove and its only 15 to put back to normal!

    Problem is they said they actually like it.... 5 of their estimators...

    Punch I know what you mean about the s3 side skirts but in the flesh my side skirts dont actually look bad... i actually like them.
    the colour also helps.
     
    #30 drnutta, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  33. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    125
    Bottom line is, If you dont like it then take it off. If you do then leave it. What everyone else thinks is of no importance anyway.
     
  34. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,835
    Likes Received:
    80
    Stop being a drama queen and just go to a custom exhaust place and get it done!
     
  35. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,171
    Likes Received:
    709
    Just get zorst sorted, diffuser looks nice, needs skirts though
     
  36. Lings

    Lings Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,070
    Likes Received:
    31
    It looks good mate .Scuse the sarcasm lol .As said above if you like it keep it .If not £15 to remove is good .
     
  37. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator
    Regional Rep Gold Supporter Team Brill Red Audi A3

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,200
    Likes Received:
    291
    i think it looks :wub: mate it doesn't look that bad if you don't like it take it off but i would keep it and get the exhaust sorted out even bigger tips thats all it needs
     
  38. Matt_S

    Matt_S Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    2
    YOU from cambs fella? Car looks smart... And v.much like one I check out every time I see it, complete wit falcons ;) lol
     
  39. drnutta

    drnutta Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hi mate,
    Yes thats me from Cambridge.

    Say hi next time!
     
  40. Matt_S

    Matt_S Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    2
    Sweet! Will do! :)
     

Share This Page