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Re: Factory exhaust systems?? ACK!
> Hi Steve,
> >I talked to N*d yesterday and he told me that the OEM pipes on Audis are
> >stainless, whereas the mufflers themselves may not be. He recommended that
> >I have the Audi mufflers cut from the pipes removed from the car, and that
> t>he mufflers be replaced with SS units [no Nazi pun intended] yielding a
> >full SS system. Can anyone on the net confirm this? It may be true only
> >for Audi Turbos or specifically on the QTC ...
> Yup, the stock tubing is stainless. The problem is the mufflers. You can
> have the center muffler removed and a straight pipe welded in. Works fine.
> For the rear you can have a substitute put in. Borla makes some nice SS
> mufflers. I have also seen a TQC with the rear muffler replaced with a
> straight pipe and the center muffler intact. Kinda weird. On my TQC, I have
> a complete cat back Borla stainless exhaust system and they only use the
> rear muffler. And my box of honeycombs is empty...
> Dave Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org
I had a Borla on my TQC for some years before I noticed that they had
sent a 2 inch muffler and the installer just sleeved it down. I replaced
it with a 2 1/2 'Turbo' (generic) muffler. For the center muffler, I
special ordered a 12 inch glasspack. Works well, sounds good, durability
is unknown since I did this 2 weeks ago.