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V6 Torque??? (and centre silencer removal)

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    [Jan 18, 2006]
    Hi,

    I've recently bought a 95 Audi 80 2.6 V6 (a great find with only 60k and full service history) which is a fantastic car to drive.

    I know that this engine is listed as having 150bhp but cannot find a figure for the torque produced at all.

    Can anybody tell me how much torque this engine produces?

    Also has anybody removed the 2 centre exhaust silencers and replaced them with a straight through pipe, if so what effects did you notice?

    Thanks.
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    Hi, I've got one of those. The power figures are usually in the hand book. As for the centre silencers, if you mean the 2 at the front under the gear box they are the cat's. Audi in there infinate wisdom fitted 2 (twice the expence). They can't be removed or you'll fail the MOT. My plan was to get hold of 2 dead ones and smash the guts out that way at least they look the part and as long as the emmissions are ok you'll pass. I have resorted to just puting my foot down at the moment though.
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    [Feb 13, 2006]
    Thanks, I can't find the torque figures anywhere.

    I was actually talking about the 2 silencers fitted either side just before the rear wheels. Thanks for your help tho
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    [Feb 25, 2006]
    I have been thinking about this one, it's a good idea. The V6 could do with speaking up a bit if nothing else. If you go to www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk they do a large selection of pipes of varying shapes and diameters for reasonable money so you could give it a go. I have also noticed on e-bay that there are induction kits available for the 2.6 V6 that would help a bit. I'm going to get a K&N panel filter for mine, its the same as the ones fitted to MK 2 K-Jet injection Golf GTI's so not too dear. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
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    I have been thinking about this one, it's a good idea. The V6 could do with speaking up a bit if nothing else. If you go to www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk they do a large selection of pipes of varying shapes and diameters for reasonable money so you could give it a go. I have also noticed on e-bay that there are induction kits available for the 2.6 V6 that would help a bit. I'm going to get a K&N panel filter for mine, its the same as the ones fitted to MK 2 K-Jet injection Golf GTI's so not too dear. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif

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    Would be interested to hear from someone who's done this, i want a bit more of a note from my 2.4 but don't want to go for an ss system i had one on my last motor but it was too intrusive on the motorway. You do risk the chance of ruining a perfectly good exhaust system if it doesn't work out.
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    [Mar 5, 2006]
    Has anyone got any info pros/cons etc of doing this to your exhaust system? As i am considering having the two boxes removed from the centre section of my 2.4 B5. Any info please.
    Cheers, Rob.
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    [Mar 16, 2006]
    Thanks for that link, cleared that up for me. Still not sure about the exhaust, might just go ahead and cut out the 2 centre boxes, if I do i'll let you know how it goes.
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    [May 8, 2006]
    Hi mate,
    I have an audi coupe V6 model. i didnt remove the boxes, but i got a powerflow exhaust system. in this i removed the cat and put in a free flow middle silencer and a sports back box. this has made it sound awsume a nice tone not too loud. i think if you remove the back silencer it will sound too noisey. i found i got a performance gain from this.
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