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Big shout out to PCW Exhausts

jaysrs4 Sep 1, 2018

  1. jaysrs4

    jaysrs4 Active Member

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    So I thought I’d post up the events of yesterday.

    Bit of background, my car is Stage 1 mapped with a crackle map but with a non sports exhaust. Ever since I’d been in my mate’s Stage 1 FL with a sports exhaust I’d hankered after the sound. None the less the car I bought and the deal I got was too good to turn down.

    I’ve seen a few posts regarding PCW and my mate has a B9 RS4 and he was after it sounding better too. So we popped down there yesterday.

    For those of you interested in the differences in the Sports and non-Sports exhaust, it’s simply the length of the silencers before the backbox. Paul modifies these and the backbox and after speaking with him, he’s said that now mine is exactly the same as a modified Sports exhaust. I think the pre-silencers are more or less gutted now.

    In sport it’s savage, it sounds epic and my does it bark and crack when the ignition cuts on gearchanges. Hot startup is even more amusing in petrol stations! I drove it back to Leeds mainly in ‘Sport’ because I’m a child and enjoyed firing cannons at unsuspecting drivers. As a side note it can be droney at 2,000rpm, only if you load it with torque.

    However, switch it to comfort and all is calm, perfectly acceptable for a baby to fall asleep in the back I reckon.

    For those who don’t have a sports exhaust and want one but a bit louder, absolutely do this mod, it’s now exactly the same for a fraction of the cost and with running additional boost it brings that 5 pot alive. At least it’s OEM too and there’s also no risk of ***** fitment. Paul’s welding is also second to none and with the exhaust all mounted up you can’t even tell.

    Big thumbs up from me and thanks to Paul at PCW, now where’s my car keys?!

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  3. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I think I’ve started a bit of a trend with my aftermarket droning exhaust bodge ;)

    Glad to see somebody else has had it done. @Callump01 had his done yesterday right after you!

    Paul is a saviour! :)
     
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  5. jaysrs4

    jaysrs4 Active Member

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    Paul is sat on a little gold mine there. He’s done all sorts and being able to tailor an exhaust to your liking is a massive bonus.
     
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    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Oh he is for sure, £300 a go... 3 in one day, unreal.
     
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  7. jaysrs4

    jaysrs4 Active Member

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    To be honest though, it’s a proper sh1tty job. Stuck under cars all day welding and scraping your ar5e on the floor. Hang on, Thayer called mechanics aren’t they?! :whistle2:
     
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  8. penetrator

    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    Had mine done in February with Paul it’s just a must with these cars!
     
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  9. Tristan2

    Tristan2 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Bronze Supporter Audi RS3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Trying to sort out a date with Paul
    God he is so busy
     
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    £900 per day, 260 working days per year...getting on for £250k per year. Not a bad earner. Of course, he won't be fully booked permanently, but even so...
     
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    would be great to hear the exhaust, any chance of a sample..


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  13. zaka7

    zaka7 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Get on his Instagram mate: PCW Exhausts, there are loads of videos there and a few RS3's.

    Does anyone that has had this done and has the sports exhaust have a before and after? video? it's clearly worth it if you have the standard exhaust, but is it worth it if you have sports exhaust?
     
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  14. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    Surly there must be other engineers able to do this mod, no?
     
  15. terminator x

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    @jaysrs4 what did your mate think of the 4 afterwards? Asking for a friend :whistle:

    TX.

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  16. penetrator

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    I have the sports Exhaust and had the PCW mod done, big difference in sound and considerably better...
    Video just after I got it done. Only short but the tone is sweet lol

     
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  17. Callump01

    Callump01 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 quattro Saloon

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    Ah, so it was you that I saw pulling out just as I arrived!

    I had the quieter option (at least, in comparison) that he offers as I was slightly concerned about drone and I can say that there's absolutely zero drone for me, or at least no more than when I had my valves unplugged... the only caveat is that when in auto and flooring it, I don't think the valves are opening quick enough and you can hear a very loud whoosh from the rear of the car which doesn't stop until the car shoots forward. Not sure if I should be concerned about this? Something to do with back pressure maybe? I'll see if I can capture the sound on video shortly.

    Here's how mine sounds, there's still a very clear difference between comfort and dynamic which I love. The video doesn't do it justice, it sounds absolutely brutal! Much deeper and throatier, pops are far louder.

    I'll be at Forge Action Day if anyone wants to meet up and hear it in person.



    @zaka7 I have the sports exhaust and it's still well worth doing mate! Far louder and throatier sounding.
     
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  18. zaka7

    zaka7 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    And you have no other mods or maps that would contribute to the noise? I'm sold lol!
     
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    zaka7 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Sold :D
     
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  20. q5man

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    m8, that sounds bl00dy amazing!! :icon thumright::rockwoot::hubbahubba::salute:
     
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  21. penetrator

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    I got mine done in February/March time so it couldn’t of been me you seen mate.

    This mod is a fantastic on these cars.
     
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    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    At the time of the video I had just the Drop in filter and then the Exhaust mod so nothing else to contribute to the sound.
     
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  23. Callump01

    Callump01 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 quattro Saloon

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    Sorry, that was aimed at @jaysrs4 :)

    The mod is epic, it's how these cars should have left the factory I think!
     
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  24. billymc92

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    Getting my exhaust shipped to him, anyone know any good companies for sending an exhaust down south/back to Edinburgh?

    I’m getting the option that is not the loudest as I’m wanting to keep use of my comfort/dynamic function and have the car quiet when I’m not in the mood.

    But with having a decat Downpipe fitted it should hopefully still be loud like the Milltek.
     
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  25. penetrator

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    Mate I had the “loud” option done to my exhaust and when in comfort it’s absolutely fine, I occasionally have my little boy in the back and the mrs in the car and it’s spot on, if it was to loud when driving around normally my mrs would be the first to tell me believe me lol
     
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  26. penetrator

    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    Got ya lol
     
  27. jaysrs4

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    Hi buddy, I have GoPro footage with decent mic but it needs cutting. Leave it with me.
     
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    He’s actually going back as at motorway speeds it’s very droney. Paul is going to have a play and see what he can do to sort it.
     
  29. jaysrs4

    jaysrs4 Active Member

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    Have you got a sports exhaust mate? Once modified they sound exactly the same.
     
  30. jaysrs4

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    Exactly as me. It’s not that bad and in comfort it’s perfect if you want it ‘quiet’.

    I’m not that bothered anyway as I work from home and it’s not used daily.
     
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  31. zaka7

    zaka7 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    I do mate, Almost wishing I hadn't bothered specifying it now knowing they're the same once modified, but still it should be even louder from the videos I have seen :D
    That said mine is at 8500 miles now and it proper pops like a good'un just getting better and better!
     
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    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    Yeah mines a weekend car so I’m not too bothered either, but it’s good to know that I’m this car in comfort the mrs won’t moan about it!
    In the M3 Comp it’s completely different, full Decat and PCW mod = absolute madness, like Thor throwing Superwoman around whilst being bummed by Heman lol
     
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    interesting mental images generated there :wtf:
     
  35. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Get the loud option bud, honestly it’s amazing! Don’t worry about it being too loud it’s spot on.
     
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  36. penetrator

    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    This 100%
     
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    ^ Double this :racer:
     
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  38. Thundercliffe81

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    I can't view it. Says video not supported Yes, I'm already thinking of modifying the car I haven't picked up yet


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  39. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    Have you got a decat fitted?
     
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    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    Member I’ve got the decat downpipe though
     
  41. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    I do love it being loud for me as I did get with the Milltek decat and Milltek non resonated catback. But the girlfriend hated the sound so it was always in comfort for her haha. Just Paul said there is not much difference with the loudest between valves open and closed. So basically sounds like your losing use of the valves.

    Has anyone with this exhaust mod got a decat Downpipe fitted?
     
  42. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Just look for pcw mods on YouTube for plenty examples
     
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  43. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yeah seen. Mainly M3s on there but a decent B8 RS4 one on Instagram. I've emailed him. Busy lad though!


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