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post #1 of 24 Old 05-29-2015 Thread Starter
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For those that like cool sounds...

Probably old news for many, but in case there are some other newbies out there, like myself...



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2008 4.2FSI V8 with no center resonator, no rear suitcase muffler. A Magnaflow 2in/2out where the center resonator was and straight pipes the rest of the way...
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Can regular people do this, or can I do it in my garage without welding?
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You can definitely get a nice lil growl by just cutting off the muffler right where the two pipes come into it. A decent grinder with a cutoff wheel or a Sawzall would be fine. The pipes shouldn't sag, but if your do, just use some wire to support.

As far as the muffler, a decent muffler shop can handle the rest. My guy used as mush of the OEM exhaust as he could. But took care of welding the muffler in and fabbing up the two exiting pipes.
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So I finally had my secondary cats removed today. While up on the rack, I decided to snap a few shots. Since I never really posted much about my original work, I figured I'd show what I've added to it...


Rear muffler removed, air suspension tank in its place...








Where center resonator was, now sits the Magnaflow...





With the secondary cats still in...





Buh bye restrictions...





Hello LET ME BREATHE!!!






And for those with your speakers turned on and up...





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Kinda silly, really, when you consider for $150, I've gotten pretty close to what some companies want for pre-fabbed cat bypass pipes. I've seen them anywhere from $600-$1000. What I've had done may not be the prettiest, but sure works just fine for me...
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Sounds great!

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I'm jealous of what has been in your garage...

If I ever get my hands on an UR... no more tinkering with my daily drivers
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Very nice. Sounds like mine. Any seat of the past feel of the new intake tubes ?
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Yea, our secondary cats are very restrictive. I decided to go with resonated bypass pipes to avoid highway drone. Have you noticed any drone?

Now we need to get those test pipes fabricated!

The 4.2 FSI has the potential to sound really nice.
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I'm still waiting on their arrival. They shipped earlier in the week (earlier than expected) and won't be here until Monday. Saturday, if I'm lucky!!!
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