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TDI Tailpipes

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by steve184, Jun 15, 2005.

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    I've spoken to my audi dealer about fitting the FSI tailpipes to a 2.0 TDI and they say they cant do it? Do they fit or not?
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    If you're gonna start cutting welds, you might as well go to power flow and get some proper tailpipes /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    I thought the idea of the downturn in the tdi pipes was to avoid the dreaded 'sooty bumper' effect you see on the back of Mondeo taxis etc.
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    is it not to do with some EU regulations?
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    ...or stopping you looking like a comet coming down the road
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    So how can i persuade the dealer to do it cos i havent really got any way of cutting the welds myself - plus not sure im confident enough to do it as i might ruin it!!

    Also do the pipes sit right with the original bumper?? ie, dont stick out too far or sit in too far cheers
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    So how can i persuade the dealer to do it cos i havent really got any way of cutting the welds myself - plus not sure im confident enough to do it as i might ruin it!!

    Also do the pipes sit right with the original bumper?? ie, dont stick out too far or sit in too far cheers

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    I would think (not tried this yet myself) that the welds are simply "tack" welds and will come off with a sharp blow from a chisel.

    Looking at the pics, length can be adjusted by simply nipping up the bolts in different places.
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    Eeefs look good, just go with that!
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    Eeef - car is sweet!! Never knew you had the kit etc on it...good work!
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    Eeef - car is sweet!! Never knew you had the kit etc on it...good work!

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    So how can i persuade the dealer to do it cos i havent really got any way of cutting the welds myself - plus not sure im confident enough to do it as i might ruin it!!

    Also do the pipes sit right with the original bumper?? ie, dont stick out too far or sit in too far cheers

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    Just go to Powerflow, they'll do whatever you want, long, short, small or bean can.

    http://www.powerflow.uk.com/newtailpipes.html
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    You dont need to take off the welds. The tailpipes just fit over the existing tailpipes. They sit down the way inside the straight tailpipes!
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    Are you sure cheechy?? Are these the Audi ones or some from Powerflow?
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    I've got them on my car! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

    Audi ones - they were going to be idiots about it until I:

    a)Showed them the photo of them on a TDI and
    b) Gave them the instructions.

    They then ignored what I told them and 1 week before pickup I noticed that they hadn't put them on and didn't bother telling me. I grumbled like hell and eventually the tailpipes were attached......
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    Just to add - I'll take a photo if you like tonight and I'll try to let you see what it looks like.
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    If you could that would be superb!
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    I'll try to remember tonight - sorry mate!

    Just got my garage put up this morning and everythings a bit hectic at the moment.
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    I got powerflow tail pipes fitted today on my TDI, £67. Looks well, just like Eeefs. Wasn't sure whether to have them level or staggered so in the end had them staggered by about 1/2 inch.
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    Mine are staggered ever so slightly as well to try and match the curve of the car...but yours were about £30 cheaper /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif
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