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what can i do to my 2.0 tdi to make it sound a bit better?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by PhilLUFC, Jan 20, 2013.

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    just wondering what exhaust's go well / if they go well with tdi's ? or anything else to get a nice noise thanks
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    I had a full cat back quad tip exhaust put on mine and it drowns the deisel engine out with the meatly exhaust sound. Still no V8 :'(
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    you got a photo ? or a video ?
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    Sell it and be a petrol
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    No point tbh, unless you intend to put more power mods on the car.
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    Panel filter gives u a bit more turbo noise. But yeh as mentioned theres not alot u can do
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    Drill the airbox? Worked very well on my S3!
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    de-cat and backbox delete?
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    Cone filter? Think messing with exhaust will make it sound like a tractor!
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    Sell it and buy an s3 mate.
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    Best reply yet :)
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    Hopfully remapping it ... Soo what panel or cone ??
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    Panel for sure! cone filters = heat soak
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    What good panel one are there k&n pipercross
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    Dont waste your money fella, it wont make a blind bit of difference, spend it on other mods or interior bits.
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    Hahah how do k&n like make money cos every car ive had everyone has said they do **** all haha and what like obvs remap is worth it haha what else is there people mod
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    Full milltek system
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    Turn the stereo up:thrashi:
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    Classic Paul, logic :)
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    It might sound better with a remap and backbox delete, but some of us and especially me can't afford an S3, TFSI, 3.2 etc let alone able to run one, tax one and insure one.
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    Buy my abt quad exhaust and piper cross panel filter...
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    I know that's why I have a TDI 2.0 ....:meeting:
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    Haha same im only 19 so not chance i could afford insurance on a s3 haha what makes them sound so nice anyway is it purely the engine ?
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    I'm also wondering the same thing. Tempted to try a Pipercross panel filter to see if i hear the turbo anymore as said above, or back box delete but I'm unsure - don't want it sounding anymore like a tractor than it already does!
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    Dont waste your money.
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    Got a piper cross panel filter been on less than 500 miles...£30 delivered?
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    The standard air filter is the best thing you can have in your TDI unless you're pushing over 230bhp, if you want a better exhaust noise run a Miltek non-res system (which can be a bit drony at some rpm). The main issue is that the turbo acts as a very effective silencer for any exhaust noise on a TDI.
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    Mate they're selling brand new for £36 on eBay.
    How come you're selling?
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    Selling the car!
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    S3 doesnt sound that much better tbh with its `diesel` ticking injectors LOL!:D RS3 is a different story though
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    Deleting the back box does that fail mot or anything ? Can you point me in the right direction to what i need and where from or is it all custom
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    go faster or turn the stereo up?
    around town mine sounds like a diesel, but on motorways +acceleration it can sound GRUFF
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