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Exhaust options on a budget

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:00 AM
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I have a 2000 A4 1.8T Q and the exhaust is way to quiet for my liking. Im looking for sound and power and since im in a state where emissions arent a problem im thinking about pulling the cats along with the resonators and getting a straight through muffler. My problem with pulling the cats is i heard its hard on the turbo because its so small and picky... i dislike the magnaflow exhaust sound. Im looking for the rasp and gargle/burp sound in the decel. any ideas
 
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:54 AM
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hope someone can answer your questions. Thats the setup I'm looking for also.
 
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:11 PM
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i havnt heard of a test pipe being hard on the turbo. and ive only seen power numbers from an apr exhaust, idk about the others. im on a budget and i was just thinkin of goin 2.5" custom cat back, with just a muffler no resonators. thats about the only budget option. otherwise your looking at about 700$ or more for a decent brand name exhaust. thats the extent of my 2 cents. im in the same predicament. you can find the borla for JUST under 700 at the rite websites.
 
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:56 AM
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I picked up a fairly cheep apr cat back exhaust set up. Its 2.5 inch stainless steel with one resinator and a dual tip muffler. I'm contemplating taking the resinator out before I throw it in. Also does anyone know of a 2.5inch test pipe?
 
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:16 PM
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If you are on a budget, go with the res & muffler delete and add a vibrant muffler in the back. That should run around 350 with everything.
 
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:52 AM
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DOes anyone know where to get an exhaust for a 96 a4 2.8L FWD??? They are hard to find...Im thinkin of just goin with a custom setup!
 
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:23 PM
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Custom works fine and costs a lot less. I used a vibrant resonator and Magnaflow muffler and had a shop build the rest. I have $330 into it all-told. Sound videos are in the Sight and Sound subforum.
 
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:53 AM
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Agreed!
My local shop put my exhaust in for $270. Just bought a megan racing muffler and they welded me a new exhaust in a day. Best of luck.
 
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:59 PM
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Default $330 is all? where did you get the work done?

$330 is all? where did you get the work done? was that just for labor or parts too?


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Custom works fine and costs a lot less. I used a vibrant resonator and Magnaflow muffler and had a shop build the rest. I have $330 into it all-told. Sound videos are in the Sight and Sound subforum.
 
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:56 AM
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That's everything - muffler, resonator, and all piping, clamps, and labor at a local shop.
 

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