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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by fatal8446, Apr 27, 2009.

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    I'm gunna to with a long life unless anyone knows of a decent alternative for around the £350 mark
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    A friend of mine went for a long life and he tells me it is a good system,,,,,,,

    so what you got on it now buddy and can you let me know what happens as im gonna start mine soon to get it ready for audi's inthe park
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    i own Longlife Stockport and trust me there is a lot more you need to do than other companys to be able to trade under the Longlife brand.

    im Longlife Stockport and i dont think you will find much better for £350 and please dont go to powerflow what ever you do.

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    Why not use Powerflow? Only ask as there seems to be a few about and is it not the fitter that does the particular job using the branded exhaust sections so would be down to the individuals skills installing? Never used one but would be good to know if i need to stay clear!
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    powerflow tend to use lesser grades of stainless and there isn't much "vetting" to become a dealer for them.

    it seems to me that anyone could become a powerflow dealer.

    i had a choice when i started up a few years back for becoming a wolfrace,powerflow or longlife dealer i choose wolfrace but last year we moved upto a full Longlife dealer after being selcted by longlife (who make Wolfrace exhausts and many more out there) as a center of excellence. we also get visits reguarly to make sure our work is to meets longlife standerds. unlike any powerflow dealer whos work can go un checked.

    TopGear Now own Longlife Exhausts and most work undertaken by longlife exhausts is TIG welded unlike powerflow and others.

    Also the guarantee on longlife is on the car for life not so with powerflow if you sold your car and had a powerflow exhaust fitted the guarantee is void and ends with longlife this isn't the case life means life.

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    I see. Wot grade stainless do you use, T304? Is TIG the best type of weld for this then? I know wot u mean about the warranty, had this also with an idependant exhaust fabricator before that when the car was sold the warranty would be void, unusual for a lifetime investment, although his work was good from my experience.
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    Yes we use 304 tube and boxes we mainly tig the high end exhausts and most rear boxes which are seen resulting in very clean welds and strong there is alot more time in tig welding an exhaust than mig. we mainly mig flanges and exhaust hangers as this gives a very strong weld but most of the time you wouldn't tell we migged as we pride our welds and try all the time to keep everything as clean as pos
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    i forgot to add all filler rods and wire are stainless also grade 316 which is very high grade
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    Just took alook at your site billy and will defo consider you when i get the cash together coz its a bit of a trek for me to get to you but really impressed
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    you can get a longlife in caerphilly now taz. they moved from cardiff to caerphilly now. good fitters in there too if stockport was too much of a trek for you
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    cool thanks for the comments :)

    like ive said in Pm's to members i will always do a good deal for the forum members
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    You sure can and i would recommend there is around 20 dealers in the UK so you will prob have a longlife center around the conner,.
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    Like the sound of the VR6 Golf! Is there a dealer up in Glasgow area you can recommend?
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    visit www.longlife.co.uk for dealers in your area. i cant comment as i never been up that way but they have to comply to the same rules
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    chears for this one guys, well im guna get it done on tuesday morning at longlife basingstokeso will report back with a vid on tuesday
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    might be cheeky and ask him to fit my decat pipe (or get under and do it myself) whilst its up
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    Would be good to see video and wot kind of exhaust you go for, i'll keep an eye out for it!;)
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    stupid question i know but i only get one a day lol.......
    Would a b6/b7 exhaust fit mine as i saw one today it was a twin exit one, and had a single tail on both sides and i really liked it
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    Not to knock your work at all more a question:

    When i've seen custom exhausts made up in the past(perhaps not longlife, but every custom system i've seen seems to be like this), The systems appear to be made in one piece, from say the manifold/cat/turbo right back to the tailpipe. Clearly thats fine when its on the car, but becomes a nightmare if your trying to do any work on it.

    Surely its just as easy to make the system up in sections, just like the original manufacturers system was so each part is easily removable?
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    i know what you mean and ive seen it myself from say the links of others out there we make all our systems in sections just for the main reason to be able to remove them with ease
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    So you going for decat back?

    Or from the end of the downpipe?
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    End of the down pipe back as I have a decat pipe sat in my garagebut the down pipe is that corroded had I changed it I doubt I would have got it back on so it's been collecting dust. Currently refurbing the wheel my misses curbed when I was in turkie
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    Ah thats good to know! Might have to try and find a longlife dealer near me to sort the system out on my landrover once its finished!
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    I would try and get a cat back so then your whole system is stainless instead of then having a nice system and a skinny standard downpipe.
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    sorry thats what i meant a cat bac
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    Hi buddy have you had it done yet
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    I used longlife of plymouth and was a complete nightmare shabby welding and very poor workmanship have been back 4 times to put right and still not 100% now , I so wish i had not taken my car to this longlife dealer REAL COWBOYS "SO BEWARE OF LONGLIFE PLYMOUTH" and by the way i had a powerflow installed 8 years ago and never had problem
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    right its on the car but its leaking from the bottom of the decat pipe to the link pipe, so need to go to audi and get a new gasket and fingers crossed it will be sorted and not sounding like a tracktor tomorrow.
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    Fingers crossed for you buddy hope all goes well ave you any pics of it
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    are you using the gasket that came with the De-cat is it a THS as the gasket are **** that come with them
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    Went to a local motor factors and got one then took it to national tyres, turns out there was no gasket fitted and they had used nylock bolts which had melted so the whole pipe had drop 1mm. Anyway dude at national tyres fitted the gasket ( for 8 magners, top bloke) and it's sweet as now will post photos and bid tomorrow
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    Hey dude ave you got any pics to post chers
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