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Old 20th September 2018, 08:05 PM
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Well I finally managed to find someone local, willing and reputable to make a new exhaust system for me (some of you may remember my cats started failing at the annual meet, indicated by an embarrassingly loud rattle, which got gradually worse).

So I went to Zaustworx in Darwen and asked for a "sporty but not too loud" system, with sports cats. The result is somewhat louder than I had in mind!

Video and photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Zaustwor...xhausts/posts/

Sounds incredible but I think I'll probably go back to have it quietened a little ... once the fun wears off!


Price was £1,100 (inc cats), which was very reasonable I thought, especially considering Audi wanted nearly £2.5K for the cats alone (which are now NLA).


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Old 20th September 2018, 08:20 PM
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Lovely sound, and a lot better than the 'Rice Krispies' sounding ones.
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Very nice looking and sounding

Is drone you want to address or just overall loudness?
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Love it it's so nice hearing the V8 properly but I guess it could be a bit much if you use it every day.

I don't see any H or X pipe though, could be that I'm missing it or was it not something you went with?
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Very nice looking and sounding

Is drone you want to address or just overall loudness?
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A bit of both I think. It's quite a bit louder and more droney than I was expecting. I haven't driven it far since collecting it yet though so I need to see what it's like at cruise and at higher speeds.

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I don't see any H or X pipe though, could be that I'm missing it or was it not something you went with?
I didn't ask for one. I just asked for a 'sporty' (but not too loud or droney) exhaust. I left it to them to design it. I assumed (perhaps wrongly) that if it needed something like an H or X pipe they would've fitted one.
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I assumed (perhaps wrongly) that if it needed something like an H or X pipe they would've fitted one.
A crossover pipe will reduce the noise and increase power so it might be a simple fix. Both the stock and Milltek have H pipes, in roughly the same place. I'll measure where it is
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A crossover pipe will reduce the noise and increase power so it might be a simple fix. Both the stock and Milltek have H pipes, in roughly the same place. I'll measure where it is
Great, thanks
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Incidentally, I contacted a few cat recycling places to sell my old cats.

The best quote I've had so far is £110 per cat (lowest offered just £50 each). Is that a reasonable offer?
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That's a remarkable price! I can only get about £25 for them round here.
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