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sepangrs5
09-24-2018, 10:29 AM
Have any of you installed your valved exhausts on your own? If so, what does it entail? Would love to have a shop do it but wondering if I should consider doing it myself. Wasnít sure whatís involved with keeping the valves functioning. Would love to hear thoughts. Thanks!


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JamesRS5
09-24-2018, 11:01 AM
Nothing involved at all, disconnect the hose from the OE exhaust valve and connect it to the Capristo exhaust valve. You will need a ramp to make a nice install of the exhaust, I canít see laying on your back under the car being a good option but Iíd rate it a 2/10 in difficulty.

One word of caution, the instructions show the rear hangars install the wrong way around, it will become obvious when you come to hang it and they donít line up and you canít get the exhaust centred in the tailpipe, I learned the hard way but that will teach me for following instructions.
http://capristo.de/FTP/PDF/Audi-RS5-Einbauanleitung_Abgasanlage_und_Stueckliste.pdf

The rear muffler hangars have to go on the inside of the bracket, not the outside as shown in the instructions.

And hereís a dyno chart to help you justify the spend:

http://www.capristo.de/upload/hersteller/50_1_EN.pdf

altobeast
09-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Yup, as James said it's pretty easy. It's effectively plug and play if your bolts aren't too stuck, just make sure to bring some pb blaster with ya.

sepangrs5
09-24-2018, 01:55 PM
Nothing involved at all, disconnect the hose from the OE exhaust valve and connect it to the Capristo exhaust valve. You will need a ramp to make a nice install of the exhaust, I canít see laying on your back under the car being a good option but Iíd rate it a 2/10 in difficulty.

One word of caution, the instructions show the rear hangars install the wrong way around, it will become obvious when you come to hang it and they donít line up and you canít get the exhaust centred in the tailpipe, I learned the hard way but that will teach me for following instructions.
http://capristo.de/FTP/PDF/Audi-RS5-Einbauanleitung_Abgasanlage_und_Stueckliste.pdf

The rear muffler hangars have to go on the inside of the bracket, not the outside as shown in the instructions.

And hereís a dyno chart to help you justify the spend:

http://www.capristo.de/upload/hersteller/50_1_EN.pdf


Wow thank you, that makes me feel a lot better. Did you keep the stock downpipes on? Mine is coming with the resonated pipes. Was not sure if stock pipes mate to the rest of the system.


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altobeast
09-24-2018, 01:59 PM
Stock DP's butt up against the end of the system, the resonated pipes are the "center section". You can then either replace the center section with non-res, or change your downpipes to add even more or reduce noise i.e. AWE res will be quieter and AWE non-res will be louder than it was before.

sepangrs5
09-24-2018, 03:11 PM
Stock DP's butt up against the end of the system, the resonated pipes are the "center section". You can then either replace the center section with non-res, or change your downpipes to add even more or reduce noise i.e. AWE res will be quieter and AWE non-res will be louder than it was before.

Thank you for clearing this up! Yes I have he resonated center section. I thought I had to replace the down pipes too. I was thinking of doing AWE pipes at some point BUT Iíll start slow :) just resonated center section and the end pieces.


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altobeast
09-24-2018, 03:23 PM
You don't have to, and shouldn't buy any AWE until you have broken in the exhaust. You may find it too quiet with the resonated section, or it might have a different tone and you want non-resonated section. Or it's too loud on cold starts, etc and you can get any combination of downpipe you please. But definitely it's a slow mans game, once you go too far it's sometimes TOOO far.

sepangrs5
09-24-2018, 03:39 PM
You don't have to, and shouldn't buy any AWE until you have broken in the exhaust. You may find it too quiet with the resonated section, or it might have a different tone and you want non-resonated section. Or it's too loud on cold starts, etc and you can get any combination of downpipe you please. But definitely it's a slow mans game, once you go too far it's sometimes TOOO far.

Iím actually buying it used from someone who got rid of their RS5. They had the exhaust on for about a year. But yes I agree... Iíd rather replace the center section before anything else


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altobeast
09-24-2018, 03:50 PM
Oh okay even better, saves some $$. Should be happy though with how it is now, sounds great with the resonated section

sepangrs5
09-24-2018, 04:19 PM
Oh okay even better, saves some $$. Should be happy though with how it is now, sounds great with the resonated section

Yes, super excited about saving some $!! Thanks for the help guys. Will post pics once I get the exhaust and put her on!! No more quiet V8!!!


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