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S3 charge pipe

Welly Jan 18, 2010

  1. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Anyone got any ideas where I can get a de-silenced charge pipe? Are they commercially available or will it be a DIY job?

    If a DIY job, anyone got a spare one kicking about?
     
  2. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    DIY mate.... couple of threads on here somewhere how to do it... Ess_Three did it on his

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  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Can someone explain to me what a "De-silenced charge pipe" is all about? thanks
     
  4. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Just something I want to do mate to be honest.

    The metal charge pipe that comes out of the turbo, and around the engine and then changes to rubber hose off to the first intercooler is the one in question.

    The 'lump' for the want of a better word, that is on this pipe directly after the turbo is a silencer (not unlike the one which is on the K03S).

    Long and short of it being that I want rid of it!
     
  5. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Here is an image, I can't edit it for an arrow right now but it's pretty obvious...

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  6. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Did search but yielded no results :-(.

    Will have another hunt, cheers Paul.
     
  7. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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  8. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    How? I've just looked again. Must of been my rubbish search syntax.... lol :)

    Cheers dude.
     
  9. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    You may get a bit of a boost leak from chopping the DV bit off mate ;P

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  10. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I'm going to cut the whole thing off and weld a piece of pipe in it's place and paint.

    It seems to defy the object of removing it when you leave the chamber where it was. A step in and a step out, pressure variations, not to mention the disruption to the airflow.... Takes away the point really. Although I love the noise of a blower on spool :eyebrows:
     
  11. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    It's not my image, I may of plagurised it..... God only knows what that bloke is doing.....!!
     
  12. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Guys what are the benefits of doing this?

    Edit:

    Forget this question I've just read the thread
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  13. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    noise
     
  14. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    I chopped mine off but then that was due to having a slightly different turbo :eyebrows:

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    LOL... skillz either way :)

    Not much....

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  15. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Im going to get a whole new charge pipe made up for me by a friend. Wouldnt fancy just gutting the baffle and having an open chamber.
     
  16. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    to defeat the baffle an inserted tube would do the same..
     
  17. S3-Chris

    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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    Im thinking aboiut taking my charge pipe off to get it polished up, is this just a simple bolt on, bolt off, or does anything need to be reset once refitting it?
    thanks
     
  18. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Took the baffle out of mine last year, quite easy to do, sorry for the poor pics

    Before :

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    After :
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  19. S3-Chris

    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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    did you notice any difference mate?
     
  20. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Not anything performance wise really, just get a nice roar when its on boost :)
     
  21. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

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    sand, how did you get your baffles out, im assuming they are spot welded in place?

    if i did this i would much rather modify the original pipe rather than hacking away at it
     
  22. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    I see a huge angle grinder in the background of the pic on the floor! lol
     
  23. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Which is exactly what I'm after.....:eyebrows:

    Cheers for the pics Sandip, I will give this a go first and then decide if I'm going to cut/weld....
     
  24. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    If I ever need to take the charge pipe off I'll probably do this but I'm not going out of my way to try and get the pipe out. I like a hassel free lifestyle :yes:
     
  25. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Guys i wouldnt bother, same the time and hassle.

    The problem with doing this mod is that it leaves a large area as soon as air leave's the turbo, ive done it and wouldnt do it again unless i was going to weld a pipe in ploace of the baffle, thats why im currently looking for a charge pipe todo exactly that, that or get one fabricated without the DV hole in.
     
  26. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    It's not very hard to do, i just took a little bit off the tip then bashed it till the baffle broke up inside, it's quite tough though so got to give it some force lol
     
  27. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

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    why would you not have the dv hole in, where would you run that extra pipe to instead?
     
  28. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    ... wouldn't need it if running the DV cold side..

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  29. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    I could machine up a gradual slopped bit of steel in the CNC machine that you could insert into the tube and tack weld it in place
     
  30. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

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    ahhhhh i get ya ;)
     
  31. dela

    dela Member

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    did this mod earlier today, took alot of bashing and i broke a drill bit but its done. i cant feel or hear any noticeable difference but every little helps
     
  32. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yeah sound, would be good.
     
  33. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Just done this modification and found it easier just to insert 2.5" exhaust pipe into the end that replaces the baffle thus giving it a smooth run with no steps
     
  34. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    probably quite easy to fabricate these, anyone wanna give it a go ?
     
  35. golf

    golf ***** rent boy VCDS Map User

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    Is this like an alternative to drilling holes in the airbox? Seems like a lot of work for not much benefit.
     
  36. oldcar

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    awesome thread, it seems no use with silencer removed.
     

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