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cdowns13
12-02-2009, 03:23 PM
ok so i am about to get the clutch/flywheel replaced and i think i read the cat and all that fun stuff needs to come out.. so i was thinking of getting a 3 inch test pipe to replace it.. but the exhaust from there back is stock.. will it sound different? is it worth it? i figure if it is out, why not do it?

suggestions? comments? this might be a stupid question.. but uhh dont know if you dont ask [drive]

BLK_A4
12-02-2009, 03:42 PM
Yes you should see a differnce in perfomance. A test pipe is one of a few bolt ons that you will see an improvement in performace. Sound, you might be able to tell a differnce with a stock exhuast but much. I can tell you it sounds nice if you do a full system ; )

cdowns13
12-02-2009, 04:05 PM
Yes you should see a differnce in perfomance. A test pipe is one of a few bolt ons that you will see an improvement in performace. Sound, you might be able to tell a differnce with a stock exhuast but much. I can tell you it sounds nice if you do a full system ; )

awesome any trouble with emissions? [confused]

JEmm
12-02-2009, 04:16 PM
awesome any trouble with emissions? [confused]

Yea, without a cat I would assume you're going to have emissions problems even with a stock exhaust.

flynnr
12-02-2009, 04:17 PM
ill be doing this in a week myself! i will take some pics hopefully let you know how everything comes out

cdowns13
12-02-2009, 04:31 PM
ill be doing this in a week myself! i will take some pics hopefully let you know how everything comes out

that will be great but hopefully by that time i will be doing it too haha [:D]

BLK_A4
12-02-2009, 04:31 PM
Depending on which test pipe you go with some might come with an o2 bung adaptee. If not you can always make one out of an spark plug non fouler from autozone, pep boys ext..... There is a DIY out there some were i will try to find it.

cdowns13
12-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Depending on which test pipe you go with some might come with an o2 bung adaptee. If not you can always make one out of an spark plug non fouler from autozone, pep boys ext..... There is a DIY out there some were i will try to find it.

test pipe is on sale! here is a link...
http://www.ecodetuning.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=671

"The downpipe has a large 3" opening to take full advantage of the turbo flow and has provisions for the factory oxygen sensors." not sure if that will mean i have to do the spark plug thing...

GetBoosted84
12-02-2009, 08:46 PM
test pipe is on sale! here is a link...
http://www.ecodetuning.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=671

"The downpipe has a large 3" opening to take full advantage of the turbo flow and has provisions for the factory oxygen sensors." not sure if that will mean i have to do the spark plug thing...

You're going to throw a code with that unless you put a defouler or a wayne angle block (link (http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2942552)) on the secondary sensor.

cdowns13
12-02-2009, 08:56 PM
You're going to throw a code with that unless you put a defouler or a wayne angle block (link (http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2942552)) on the secondary sensor.

thank you for the info and link.. i'll prob try to order one as i order all my other parts

cdowns13
12-04-2009, 07:41 AM
So I looked for the angle block but couldn't find pricing or where to buy and wanted to know if those ones on eBay work? Kinda look like little cylinders with a small hole in the end of them???

cdowns13
12-04-2009, 03:48 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/V2-TEST-PIPE-FIX-KIT-AUDI-A3-A4-A5-S3-S4-S5-RS4-TT-TTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5d261e4b98QQitemZ40 0071478168QQptZRaceQ5fCarQ5fParts

do these work???? anyone know?

biketsai
12-04-2009, 04:55 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/V2-TEST-PIPE-FIX-KIT-AUDI-A3-A4-A5-S3-S4-S5-RS4-TT-TTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5d261e4b98QQitemZ40 0071478168QQptZRaceQ5fCarQ5fParts

do these work???? anyone know?

Doubt it, it looks like someone is trying to steal your money. That piece alone is $5, then they put some metal shrouds in there??! FAIL

cdowns13
12-04-2009, 05:37 PM
Doubt it, it looks like someone is trying to steal your money. That piece alone is $5, then they put some metal shrouds in there??! FAIL

well if it was legit i would have made my own at school hahaha.. i could prob make those wayne angle blocks too if i had the right measurements/tools haha

i emailed the angle block company.. so we'll see what happens