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

S3 charge pipe

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

  1. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    17,444
    Likes Received:
    2,015
    DIY mate.... couple of threads on here somewhere how to do it... Ess_Three did it on his

    <tuffty/>
     
  3. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    Can someone explain to me what a "De-silenced charge pipe" is all about? thanks
     
  4. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    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 :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    Here is an image, I can't edit it for an arrow right now but it's pretty obvious...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    17,444
    Likes Received:
    2,015
  8. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    17,444
    Likes Received:
    2,015
    You may get a bit of a boost leak from chopping the DV bit off mate ;P

    <tuffty/>
     
  10. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    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 :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    It's not my image, I may of plagurised it..... God only knows what that bloke is doing.....!!
     
  12. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    Guys what are the benefits of doing this?

    Edit:

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

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,933
    Likes Received:
    969
    noise
     
  14. <tuffty/>

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

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    17,444
    Likes Received:
    2,015
    I chopped mine off but then that was due to having a slightly different turbo :eyebrows:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    LOL... skillz either way :)

    Not much....

    <tuffty/>
     
  15. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    4
    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

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,933
    Likes Received:
    969
    to defeat the baffle an inserted tube would do the same..
     
  17. S3-Chris

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

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    61
    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

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    74
    Took the baffle out of mine last year, quite easy to do, sorry for the poor pics

    Before :

    [​IMG]

    After :
    [​IMG]
     
  19. S3-Chris

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

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    61
    did you notice any difference mate?
     
  20. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    74
    Not anything performance wise really, just get a nice roar when its on boost :)
     
  21. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    3
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,744
    Likes Received:
    14
    I see a huge angle grinder in the background of the pic on the floor! lol
     
  23. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    120
    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 Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    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.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,343
    Likes Received:
    96
    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

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    74
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    3
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    17,444
    Likes Received:
    2,015
    ... wouldn't need it if running the DV cold side..

    <tuffty/>
     
  29. Andrew@A.L.D

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

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,660
    Likes Received:
    433
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    3
    ahhhhh i get ya ;)
     
  31. dela

    dela Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,343
    Likes Received:
    96
    Yeah sound, would be good.
     
  33. Andrew@A.L.D

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

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,660
    Likes Received:
    433
    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 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    12
    probably quite easy to fabricate these, anyone wanna give it a go ?
     
  35. golf

    golf ***** rent boy
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    2
    Is this like an alternative to drilling holes in the airbox? Seems like a lot of work for not much benefit.
     
  36. oldcar

    oldcar Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    7
    awesome thread, it seems no use with silencer removed.
     

Share This Page