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S3 exhaust backbox rattles

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

  1. Perplexer
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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.

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    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.
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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
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    Thanks - will have a look.
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    For a laugh I just called Audi - they want £480 for a new back box...
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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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?
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    Thanks. I'm in Derbyshire.
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