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

New Custom Stainless Steel Exhaust sytem fitted (thanks longlife)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by DaveA3, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    Hi All,

    just thought i would let you all know about my pleasurable experience with Longlife exhausts Northampton (since most of the posts on here are negative :laugh:)

    Anyway i booked my appointment in a few weeks ago after bombarding him with questions etc (after reading a few dodgy things on here) and all seemed great. I got i nice text earlier in the week with a reminder :happy:.

    Popped in on Saturday greeted with a nice welcome then we discuss my options for tailpipes and pipe diameter etc.

    I went for a 2.5" diameter the whole way through (cat back) and a nice twin pipe exit on the back box. 3 hours later and my system was all finished with nice stainless steel clamps and hangers :w00t:

    he fired it up and got a lovely rumble from the back not excessive just right in my opinion. I went for the mid sport option which has that nice quiet purr when cruising and the roar when putting ur foot down. Excellent service and quality start to finish! Would recommend to anyone :)

    All for £299 (cat back) fitted with a lifetime warrenty ;)

    Ill post a pic up tonight (at work at the moment) ill try get a video aswell :yum:

    Oh and those who said a cat back doesn't do anything for power i would beg to differ. I can definitely feel extra torque bottom end which is now evident by wheel spinning in 2nd gear :laugh:
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    732
    Sounds Good Dave get the vid/pics up.....
     
  4. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    3
    :) get some pics/vids up !
    sell it to me ! haha
     
  5. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    will do lads ill put them up tonight!

    not a chance im selling it i love it! lol cant wait to drive my car now i find myself driving for the sake of it just to hear it go:jump:
     
  6. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    3

    i meant be a business man ! and interest me into a longlife exhaust ! lol
     
  7. Longlife Jason

    Longlife Jason New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi

    Just thought I would say thank you for the positive review of our Northampton Franchise. I'm sure that Chris will be very pleased to hear about it and i'll pass on your comments. As a network we do try to get it right and will be the first to put our hands up when we don't. It's always nicve to see something good written about us though so thank you again.

    Regards

    Jason - Longlife Exhausts
     
  8. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,924
    Likes Received:
    230
    ... :)
     
  9. scoobyra

    scoobyra It's not f@cking ORANGE!!!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    1
    DAve....You're a CHAV!! lol :) :) :)
     
  10. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    lol thanks! ... ur car IS orange btw :moa:
     
  11. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15


    quick video on the drive best i could do on my phone in the dark :D
     
    #10 DaveA3, Dec 7, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2014
  12. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    let me know if the above works. i cant view it at work
     
  13. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,924
    Likes Received:
    230
    yeah it works, sounds good too
     
  14. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,966
    Likes Received:
    381
    It works, doesn't sound much different to std on that vid
     
  15. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    might be a mixture of sound quality and the fact the engine wasnt very warm. ill try get a moving one :)
     
  16. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    732
    yeah, milltek would drown that out on just tickover... may need carboning up first....
     
  17. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    yeh ill try another vid in a few weeks but i dont think the video does it justice! and i didnt want it too loud so i went for the mid sport (think it has an extra silencer) rather than the full shabang BWAAAARP
     
  18. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    33
    that is quite a difference in price compared to miltek. Iv been looking for a new exhaust, might have a hunt around the various custom places near me.

    I think it sounds good, the extra silencer is a must. Dont want to be sounding like a tw@tlapper
     
  19. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    10,325
    Likes Received:
    1,928
    always best to do the twatlaps in stealth ey Jameas :p

    Jason: May I ask why the price differs to much from branch to branch?

    I enquired about exactly this kind of system, a 2.5'' catback midsport system with twin 2.5'' tailpipes at my local Basingstoke Longlife dealer, and got quoted £379 for the exact same system Dave just bought at £299.

    £299 is around £60 cheaper than a milltek, so for a custom exhaust, is a great prospect, but at £379, it's not such an attractive deal costing more than a milltek

    Cheers

    Nick
     
  20. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
    Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    81
    Some of the "long life " systems are a low grade stainless ( higher iron content i think ) and this can meen they start to "rust " as in have rusty looking spots on the rear box and tail pipes, This has happened to a few local lads cars i know. when they have gone back all the company has done is buff away the marks and say its all good, for it to happen again three months after.
    My Miltek rear box is still like a mirror and has been on the car over 3 years
     
  21. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    732
    If it has rusting forming on the surface it is probably 430 grade...see if a magnet sticks to it
     
  22. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    15
    all longlife exhausts should be Type 304. Paul what branch did ur mates get em from then?
     

Share This Page