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Noiseless high performance exhaust

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by lwen, May 15, 2004.

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    I am looking for a good exhaust system for my A3, for high performance, but keeping silent as original (or similar). I hate noise and love power, but seems theese two caracteristics does not match.
    I have a 4" pipe from the manifold to the end, with a special muffler, but the noise are unbearable.
    I am studing to make myself a muffler using ceramic wool. Does anyone had made anything like that?



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    Milltek can't go wrong
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    The miletek is fairly quiet, so much so I heard a guy complain about the one fitted to his s3 due to lack of noise, but doesn't produce much in the way of power, very little if anything on the s3, a little more but in reality less than 5bhp and 10lb/ft on the A3 1.8T.
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    In fact, my A3 has several changes. The last dynanometer (Mustang) measure (1 week ago) showed 310 hp on wheels. I am afraid militek will not support all discharge. Any opinion?
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    310 hp....at the wheels??

    I am sorry mate...but I THINK NOT!!!!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
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    MikeyD-S3nut said:
    310 hp....at the wheels??

    I am sorry mate...but I THINK NOT!!!!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Well, not at the wheels, but look here and here.

    That's one fast A3. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Has anyone thought about trying powerflow?

    http://www.powerflow.uk.com/

    Aparently they can tailor the look and the sound to whatever you want.
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    i have a powerflow exhaust on my mk3 golf

    overall, its a good system - lifetime guarantee is very nice, as is the ability to customise noise levels and tailpipe section

    HOWEVER,

    powerflow exhausts are custom fitted to the car, meaning that if you get a bad fitter (they are out there) then your system will be naff, to be quite brunt

    I used the one in West Bromwich and the guys there are friendly and knowledgeable /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I had my first system fitted by someone who no longer works at that branch and to be honest a chimp could have fitted it better

    All due respect to them, they honoured the guarantee with no quibbles at all and fitted me a completely brand new system free of charge, all under the guarantee

    If you're going to use these guys I'd ask to see examples of their work first /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I haven't seen any reviews of their products as to whether they actually make a difference in performance however.

    EDIT: I wouldn't say you could 'tailor the sound' as such, basically you can add/remove silencers to make the system louder or quieter

    HTH

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    Good info.

    So it is a good idea as long as you get a good fitter.

    I would have thought that the sound thang would be more in depth than just adding an extra silencer.

    I have a 16v MK2 golf that has a scorpion system with the same amount of silencers as the original setup. Sounds alot louder tho.

    They must be able to select different types of silencers etc.
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    Yeah I think the silencers are less silenced than a standard exhaust system..

    When I went in the first time they told me some kid come in with a Nova and opened a bottle of fizzy pop - he then said he wanted his exhaust to sound like that! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    Lee,

    The best thing you can do as far as I'm concerned is get a custom system made and fitted....the reason I say this is because if you find a real 'custom shop' they will be able to build a system to your spec, in terms of power match and noise. The noise they can change by baffles, and the power is/should be matehed to the power output/turbo size.

    As far as I am aware the A3 has a restrictive downpipe when compared to the S3 for instance, so you may see more than 5 bhp gained from what I know....especially with a highly tuned car.
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    I agree with you Gamba, but... unfortunatelly I live in Brazil, not in Europe... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    So I need some hints about custom exhausts...
    I need some raw material to make myself... I am looking for ceramic wool... and other stuffs..
    Here in Brazil we have all waw materials, good labour and good ideas.
    I wish to know if anobody had made something like that.

    Tks!
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    im sure all of you have heard of REMUS. its not loud but its not silent. i love the sound of it. its a good deep throaty (no pun intended) sound to it and yet it brings power. hit up the remus website to hear sound clips.
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    Don't know about Remus for S3 but had a Remus rear box on my earlier A4 1.8T and it was great.

    Quality superb and sound deeper and not louder - highly recommend on my experience with the product.

    I have Milltek on my S3 and also VERY satisfied on same counts.

    Cheers
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    hey audidude hows it goin mate. hows the car going? any new mods?
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    Yo Cyuen.

    No new mods - just enjoying her as she is - ah - the car of course /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Went to Taupo quattro experience. Great day - they let us stretch the cars in full circuits trailing an instructors car and those guys put their foot down!

    The A8 impressed me enormously - refined fast and - yes - responsive - good turn in and accurate steering if lacking feedback (but it IS a limo remember!).

    TT was best track car for sound and sensations.

    The A3 3.2 DSG was quick enough I guess but felt lifeless and a lot slower compared to my S3 - but I knew that before then anyways.

    Still prefer a good 6sp manual to that DSG though - to clever for it's own good and lessens driver involvement which is not exactly an Audi strong suit to start with anyway!

    Only disappointment was I missed out on the S4 (which had MTM cats and exhaust - sounded aewsome!) due to pressure of numbers. I offered Glynn Tulloch to drive it back to AK for him but he strangely declined /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    The drive back to Hamilton via Kinloch/Mangakino/Te Awamutu was fantastic - no holds barred, no traffic, fabulous road and the S3 was hummin' /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif. Had nice blast in company with a 2.7T Allroad till he turned off after Mangakino. He was pretty quick but the S3 had him well and truly covered /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Must catch up with you sometime for a funrun.

    Cheers
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    I had a Remus exhaust and have now replaced it with a miltec on my S3. And I can say the Miltec fits and sounds better than the Remus.
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