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S3 exhaust backbox rattles

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Perplexer, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Perplexer

    Perplexer Member

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    Hi, My 02 S3 rear back box is rattling a little so will be looking to replace soon.

    I want to stay standard in looks and sound (yeah boring I know) so does anyone know where I could purchase a quality rear exhaust back box please? I haven't tried main dealer just yet as its going to be a bit pricey.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Mine started to rattle and I found that one welds on the tips had broken and the tip was rattling, enough that I could hear it inside the car. Welded it back on and it's all good again.
     
  4. epox

    epox Active Member

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    check out the heat sheild, 8 or 10mm nuts tightened mine and rattle went away. ps some are a pain to get tp
    mark
     
  5. Perplexer

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    Thanks - will have a look.
     
  6. Perplexer

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    For a laugh I just called Audi - they want £480 for a new back box...
     
  7. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    If you are looking for a replacement, then a Milltek is usually the choice to go for in terms of a good quality product and proven results/fitment......if you go for the resonated section then this will keep the OEM sound and won't be to loud. Although personally I'd go for the non-resonated section.

    It's pretty costly for a Milltek though, (more than OEM) so you could always pop to your local exhaust fabricator to see what they can offer. Not to sure on where you're located though?
     
  8. Perplexer

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    Thanks. I'm in Derbyshire.
     

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