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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Welly, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Welly
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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?
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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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    Can someone explain to me what a "De-silenced charge pipe" is all about? thanks
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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!
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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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    Did search but yielded no results :-(.

    Will have another hunt, cheers Paul.
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    How? I've just looked again. Must of been my rubbish search syntax.... lol :)

    Cheers dude.
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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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    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:
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    It's not my image, I may of plagurised it..... God only knows what that bloke is doing.....!!
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    Guys what are the benefits of doing this?

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    Forget this question I've just read the thread
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    noise
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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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    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.
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    to defeat the baffle an inserted tube would do the same..
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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
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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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    did you notice any difference mate?
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    Not anything performance wise really, just get a nice roar when its on boost :)
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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
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    I see a huge angle grinder in the background of the pic on the floor! lol
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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....
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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:
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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.
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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
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    why would you not have the dv hole in, where would you run that extra pipe to instead?
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    ... wouldn't need it if running the DV cold side..

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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
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    ahhhhh i get ya ;)
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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
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    Yeah sound, would be good.
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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
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    probably quite easy to fabricate these, anyone wanna give it a go ?
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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.
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