Feb 12, 2016
Yes mate. Forgot to add that bit haha.
Do you feel any real difference with it?
The car breathes a lot better and seems more eager to go.
Panel filters are proven NOT to offer any performance upgrade in terms of actual increase in BHP.
But, i can imagine how it 'feels' less restrictive.
No offence but I'm not going down that argument mate.
Fitted new floor mats. Nice quality, not far off OEM ☺
Fitted a set of underseat storage drawers ive had knocking around for a few months today....
Had its first major service since i bought it last April
On sunday i fitted my subwoofa
The live wire was routed pretty easy...i thought it was going to be a pain in the ....
All cables i tucked undernieth the black plastic running along the floor so you cant see a thing
sticky wiper mechanism removed and regreased. pain in the hoop in the rain outside.
100% now though
Fitted one of these today as it's easier than putting the one that's in the back as standard up and down when I go sea fishing. It's permanently fitted in position so no messing and my rods just slide into the rear of the car easily. Also this will be better for when we go shopping with the dog in the boot as with him being a husky he's an excellent escape artist and knows how to pull the rear blind down as you will see from the second picture.
you've got a pic for
where is manoeuvre?
The manoeuvre was escaping from the boot......I do like what you did above pablo
What parts did you use ?
Pair of B7 RS4 drawers with fixings. Takes about half hour to fit the lot.
Fill him up. Quite surprised how good on fuel he is, 310 miles and still had another 60+miles on the trip. Very impressed for a Quattro petrol.
Yesterday I changed the brakes on my mates b8 a4 it was juddering really bad on braking
Wonder if this was why!
In my receipts from the previous owner mines had a broken rear Spring not long ago!
Whats important is how it feel in practice over what ive read and seen on dynos.
The hypocrite in me might get one haha
I had this last week on both my rears so changed all for eibach sportline
Today's job fitting twin exit exhaust!
No happy with the 70mm tips tho will be changing them for some 90mm to fill the holes better.
Where do you guys buy the tips from? They easy enough to fit?
I got these ones from a local shop and just welded then on after I fitted the exhaust.
Havent found any 90mm ones yet tho
I used these guys and couldn't fault them, a fair few other have too, they have a ebay shop but I ordered via amazon and it was a bit cheaper than via ebay.
they are in Cyprus and offer a really good service with a massive range of tips etc, I ordered mine on the Friday morning and they were here on Monday morning, top stuff.
had these 80mm special eds black tips from new but wanted something nicer so went with 90mm oval slant from the above company and they still look nice and sound nice.
Dani have a look at my I Love my Postman thread as they are from the same place as Rob got his from, but mine were from eBay.
But ordered Friday and arrived Monday....quality guys to deal with!
I was just about to add your thread chap, you beat me to it, love those tips you got there, I was going for them first time round but they were out of stock and sometimes I just cant wait for things....
my 90's fit just right .
You sound like me Rob....slightly impatient!
I'm still waiting for my reducers to arrive and then I can get them fitted......no doubt it will be raining for the next few weeks and Mig and Tig welders don't go well with water.
I did try to link it from Tapatalk on my phone but keep getting errors every now and then when trying to post etc.
Cheers I'll have a look at there site and what they've got
yep, more tips there than you can shake a stick at, the only problem you'll have is deciding which ones to get.....good luck.
Just like my old dog neco lovely dogs mad as a box of frogs but so so cleaver
A little too clever sometimes trigger
Cheers lads. My next question was about to be how do they fit in but looks like you lot are welding them on.
Once my reducers arrive Dani I'll see what the fit is like, as you may get away with not welding them on if your not able to weld and use a stainless Mikalor clamp instead.
So once I remove the droopy bit of the exhaust tip what diameter pipe an I left to work with?
2" I think I measured it at.....hopefully Rob can confirm this as he's already done his.
my back box outlet pipes are 50mm (2") OD , and that should be the same for all the 2.0tfsi Quattro's and 2wd variants ,well if you have original OEM setup still fitted that is.
I have not measured the outlets on diesel setups so cannot confrim what dia pipework they use but the installation method should be the same.
The tips I went with have a inlet of 50mm OD to 60mm OD which was a bit tight to slide over my 50mm outlets ,well it woud'nt go full stop so went with a reducer and cut of the 50mm section on the tips and slid the reducer into the 60mm section then welded it in place, that way I got the right overall length I wanted and the tips then slid over my exisisting pipework and welded on. job done, well that's the short install version.
Here is a bit more of my install from my older thread, sorry if it's old news but thought it may help here now aswell.
" 2 options available here, first and the prefered method of attachment is weld-on as its a stronger fixing method if fitting a heavier tip also does look better than a clamp, 2nd method is to just clamp them on to your back box outlet, if going this route you will need either a staight coupling that fits over your exisiting OD pipework or a reducer and then over your selected tip pipe, plenty of straight couplings to be had all over the place, most have clamps included.
Some sellers will slit your tips to facilitate fitting over your back box outlet aswell, same applies really that you need to ensure you have worked out your OD & ID sizes in advance to make sure it all fits together properly, it sounds harder than it really is to be honest, just require a bit of forward planning that way it will look spot on.
I am a reasonable welder so opted to mig weld mine on, so purchased a pair of 2" stainless steel straight reducers and have today welded them onto the tips and then polished them up with my polishing mops kit on the bench grinder, they look spot on now and match the tips nicely.
just need to lop of the old tips and get the pipe to the right lenght then weld the tips onto the pipework.
may do it on the car or may whip of each back box section and fit them that way to make sure they all fit spot on.
like i say, sounds like a lot of work , but in reality its not.
there is a 3rd option and thats to get them fitted for you, but you'll pay a bit abit more, choice is yours .
What you need to keep in mind with all these tips is the tube diameters, a tip with a 50mm OD fitting wont just slide on to your 50mm OD outlet pipe work, you'll need to either use straight couplings or reducers , worse case maybe slit your new tips and force them on but that's not really ideal frankly, reducers/coupling are not expensive and wether you weld or clamp the tips on as long as you make the connections a nice snug fit and tighten up well they will be fine.
hope that has been of some assistance.
A little job that cost me nothing I quite like the look of the yellow fogs
Looks like the 2.0 TDi's are the same size as the 2.0Tfsi.
Probably the same system apart from the tailpipe being straight out or droopy.
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