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Re: FYI: 5KCSTQ Exhaust system
On Thu, 2 May 1996 EKellock@aol.com wrote:
> I've been asking around about an upgrade to the exhaust system for my 5KCSTQ
> and just spoke to Milt at Europart. He advised me to stay with stock because
> things get pretty touchy when the backpressure is altered. Just thought I'd
> pass this along. Maybe it's common knowledge on the qlist. If not, and if
> there is a different opinion out there, I'd be interested to hear it.
> In any case, I appreciate Milt's honesty and will definitely include Europart
> in any parts searching I do in the future.
I suppose there might be some detail of the Audi exhaust that I
don't know about, but in most cases, I have understood that no
backpressure is the best for turbo performance. If that is the case with
the Quattro, then I would stay away from Milt at Europart, because he
apparently doesn't know anything about turbos.
Although the stock Audi exhaust system IS good, Milt's philosophy
is off base I think. There are better exhaust systems out there for the
Graydon D. Stuckey
Flint, Michigan USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II