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XS power/Relentless performance 3" dp and exhaust manifold install (pictures heavy)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Chlippo, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Chlippo
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    So finally had to go home (Lebanon) for christmas and got some time to work on my S3 AMK.
    i bought my exhaust manifold from relentless performance in the USA (same company as xspower)
    eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
    and my 3" downpipe decat from them too
    Audi VW TT S3 Quattro GTi 3" De Cat Downpipe MK1 1.8T | eBay

    Must say the fitment isnt easy but that is not due to the parts but to the location and the tight place.
    The downpipe fitted perfectly, the holes bolt in just in place, no drama at all.
    The mecanic fitted the exhaust manifold without removing the head, we unbolted the engine braquets holder and tilted it a bit so he had a bit of room to fit the exhaust manifold and bolt the nuts.
    I must admit that the quality (pictures will show) of the exhaust manifold is super good. The welding is amazingly made and the material looks pretty good.

    The car hasent been properly dynoed yet (since i have a fueling problem) but i can feel the power difference and the sound is crispier

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  3. Chlippo
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Great work mate....:icon_thumright:
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    [Jan 20, 2012]
    The problem i had before the dyno is that the car is running Lean, afr gauge installed showing pretty much 14-15 all the time.

    vag shows no problems, which left me thinking that maybe my fuel pump is getting tired or the maf.

    any ideas?
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    [Mar 12, 2012]
    Bit of a revival, did you fit the downpipe from the top or the bottom? I'm guessing top as it doesn't look like there's much room for the bend to the turbo.

    Thanks
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Mar 12, 2012]
    downpipes goes in front the bottom dude.....
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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    Im not sure if i got your question well...but the downpipe was fitted from bottom of the car upwards to the turbo, where it bolts....
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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    Very nice buddy and looks much better than stock :) good luck. Cheers
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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    Answered it perfectly, did you drop the subframe at all?
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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    I keep thinking about getting one of these, nearly every time i visit eBay I type in Downpipe.

    Just the installation puts me off lol.

    Same goes for coilovers.
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    Its not the best job in the world but worth it...

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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    i've got this job to look forward to very soon, im going in from the bottom and through the drivers side wheel arch.
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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    I struggled fitting my downpipe on my garage floor :/ But after taking the subframe off and dropping the rack off the column, it flew up into place! Just dont like how close it sits to the prop!
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    deeman88 Watch this space...

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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    nice work by the way mate. mine wasn't too bad. borrowed my mates garage and axle stands overnight... and the results were epic :)
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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    The subframe have to be dropped. I dont think its doable without dropping it.

    It wasnt easy to fit, but that is mainly due to the tight location. Doesnt require special mecanic skills.
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    [Mar 13, 2012]
    :(
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    [Mar 14, 2012]
    I've done this mode, 3" downpipe and decat, the gain was 5 g/s in MAF reading...
    The next it's going to be the exhaust maifold
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