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    1. Member hammeredGLI's Avatar
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      02-16-2012 10:55 AM #36
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/270900461301...#ht_500wt_1054


      ordered this exhaust and it should be in over the weekend,

      full write up coming once i get it and can take pics,


      only 2.5, with a res/muffler.

      stainless

      I could find no one running this on an Avant, so this could get dicey and the seller couldnt tell me
      if it would fit.

      lets give it a go! lol
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      02-16-2012 12:22 PM #37
      never thought about ebay for exhaust. Just found a ss for a 2.8 for 300 insanely good price

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      02-17-2012 09:00 PM #38
      exhaust is in

      muffler




      rear section



      full exhaust




      just a few pics

      full write up and pics once i get a lift and do the swap.

      will also be installing a 3in RAI testpipe as well.
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      02-17-2012 10:44 PM #39
      Only other thread I know of. They have videos and such.

      B5 1.8TQM
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      02-18-2012 11:26 PM #40
      ordered silicone couplers/clamps for the fmic

      working on a set of clear corner facelift lights.

      then off with this front end.... lol
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      02-20-2012 07:31 PM #41
      Just wanna throw out there that it is 2.3 in not 2.5. But either way it looks quality, get up some clips!

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      02-20-2012 07:54 PM #42
      ^ some clips would be nice

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      02-20-2012 09:44 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by meloman View Post
      Just wanna throw out there that it is 2.3 in not 2.5. But either way it looks quality, get up some clips!

      i stand corrected.






      Quote Originally Posted by QuattroDriven View Post
      ^ some clips would be nice

      i wont ever have sound, but for sure pics.
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      02-29-2012 04:50 PM #44
      UPDATE!

      RAI 3in testpipe with 02 extension and new downpipe and exhaust installed.











      before adjusting and final setup






      fitment was good, no issues with the hardware i was sent. all hangers were in correct spots and it was the correct length.
      I believe iam the first Avant to run one...
      i dont have pics of the testpipe installed but it does have an "02 extension" but my cel came on today... i'd have to imagine its for a cat or 02 code. prob been about 100 miles since install.
      sound is good, deep and all lag that was in the car before is gone.

      iam def happy with my new set up.

      i will be making a thread to help detail the product itself in the next few days.
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      03-01-2012 08:47 PM #45
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      03-04-2012 03:42 PM #46
      UPDATE




      wrapped my shift surround with Di-noc carbon wrap.

      came out good, did it with some scraps i had laying around.









      looks great installed.

      may wrap some other stuff now that i have an idea how to work with it!
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      03-22-2012 08:46 PM #47
      UPDATE


      got the neuspeed TIP installed with cone filter.

      I modded the factory heat shield to work with it. Pretty nice.

      I notice some difference in power, throttle response is much quicker.

      Lot louder.. still running the stock DV.

      this was a pic while i was working on it...




      and btw... its a bitch to put in. lol


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      pic of my interior with the di-noc wrap.

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      03-28-2012 09:51 AM #48
      TIP installed pics.

      used the stock heatshield on the air box and "modded" it to fit on/in the frame rail under the air box.
      drilled some holes, little spray paint. waaaaaaaahhhhlaaaaa!

      enjoi



      2012-03-22_19.59.48.jpg by sleep154, on Flickr



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      03-28-2012 09:56 AM #49
      still getting CEL codes for my rear 02 sensor and my SAI for insufficent flow....

      smh.


      need a new 02 (rear) and track down the SAI prob.
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      07-05-2012 09:39 PM #50
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      07-05-2012 09:44 PM #51
      is that a test pipe?
      you need to use a spacer or nonfoulers and that o2 cel will go away.

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      07-05-2012 09:45 PM #52
      just saw that was from like 4 months ago...nvm then

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      07-06-2012 08:28 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by ray4624 View Post
      is that a test pipe?
      you need to use a spacer or nonfoulers and that o2 cel will go away.
      Quote Originally Posted by ray4624 View Post
      just saw that was from like 4 months ago...nvm then
      lol

      it is old, but i still have both codes intermitent.. not sure why.

      the test pipe does have a "02 extension" or j turn.. or w/e.
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      07-07-2012 09:45 PM #54
      just picked up a set of racelands...


      and a set of 17's.

      this could get interesting!
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      07-15-2012 12:04 PM #55
      wheel are almost done..

      faces were this color an i polished up the lips as best as condition would allow... little teaser of the lips



      barrels


      faces



      racelands will be in on monday,

      gotta order tires and spaces.. then install it all.
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      07-15-2012 12:51 PM #56
      What are those marks on the rightest wheel?

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      07-15-2012 01:10 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by kArm4saBITCH View Post
      What are those marks on the rightest wheel?
      repair marks.

      they were tore up and with out investing a more then the value in them i made the repairs... this is in between coats sanding.
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      07-15-2012 07:39 PM #58
      So they're gonna be gold? That will look good against the casa.

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      07-15-2012 08:03 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      So they're gonna be gold? That will look good against the casa.
      YEP


      gold faces, polished/machined lip.


      finished all the painting today, and tomorrow iam gonna finish the lips, polishing them to as high of a shine as possible
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      07-17-2012 10:13 AM #60
      UPDATE:


      finally installed the FMIC last nite, its the evo motorsports kit. the original one.

      so install was simple, took a while... but i ran into a serious fitment issue with the pass side hard pipe from the core to the turbo (charge pipe?)

      either way.. the SAI pump was in the way. no matter what i tried it wouldnt fit. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,

      I removed the SAI pump and capped the line that goes to the back of the engine. at this point i guess iam gonna do an SAI delete. i hadnt planned or wanted to... but iam it seems.

      so after that, i finished the install and put in the turbosmart 60/40 hybrid bov.
      car runs fine. idles good, boosts solid. so far happy as hell.

      so my issues and questions go.....


      what do i do now for the sai issues ive created?

      is there a tune/software to write out that with out any other repairs or changes?
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      07-18-2012 01:28 AM #62
      westminster eh? i'll keep an eye out for you on my runs over the pa border to buy cheaper beer ^_^

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      07-18-2012 01:41 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by jetta5000 View Post
      westminster eh? i'll keep an eye out for you on my runs over the pa border to buy cheaper beer ^_^


      another avant around.... dont see that often.

      lmk if your ever in the local area, i make it to hanover once and a while.



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      gonna order this and a block off plate for the SAI

      http://www.intengineering.com/integr...oval-plug.html
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      07-25-2012 09:57 PM #64
      so the car is still running like crap,

      i think iam gonna swap the bov (turbosmart) one out for a forge piece, see if there is any change.

      i just cant figure what else it could be.


      vacumed and cleaned the inside today
      added a "net" to the rear. (from my old R)


      - lost my drivers side bumper grill at some point.


      touched up some of the black lowers on the body of the car.

      moving along..

      cant wait for VAGfair

      oh,

      and removed the emblems/badges and have hella ****ing glue and residue i cant get off... so iam messing with that too
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      07-25-2012 10:00 PM #65
      When are the wheels going on?

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      07-25-2012 10:05 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      When are the wheels going on?
      figuring out spacers and tires.

      thinking 15mm front
      and
      20mm rear.

      tires, since the fronts are 7.5's
      195/40/17
      and the rears, 8.5's
      205/40/17

      i think that will keep the 3% diff issues covered and then provide enough tire to not look naked, but some stretch to make sure no rubbing.

      any recommendations or suggestions?
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      07-25-2012 10:30 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by hammeredGLI View Post
      figuring out spacers and tires.

      thinking 15mm front
      and
      20mm rear.

      tires, since the fronts are 7.5's
      195/40/17
      and the rears, 8.5's
      205/40/17

      i think that will keep the 3% diff issues covered and then provide enough tire to not look naked, but some stretch to make sure no rubbing.

      any recommendations or suggestions?

      I've got 205/40s on my wheels now and they're 8.5" decent stretch. I'm actually going to a 215/40 though. For the fronts I have no clue…really dumb of Mercedes to make them 7.5". When I ran those wheels I had 225/40s on all four. The rears looked good, but the front was obviously meaty.


      13mm spacer in the front. You could probably get away with a 20.


      This is the rear with a 10mm spacer. Frontracks have a wider wheel base in the back do to the rear beam though.

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      07-26-2012 09:36 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      I've got 205/40s on my wheels now and they're 8.5" decent stretch. I'm actually going to a 215/40 though. For the fronts I have no clue…really dumb of Mercedes to make them 7.5". When I ran those wheels I had 225/40s on all four. The rears looked good, but the front was obviously meaty.


      13mm spacer in the front. You could probably get away with a 20.


      This is the rear with a 10mm spacer. Frontracks have a wider wheel base in the back do to the rear beam though.


      ok.. wow, thanks for the pics and info.

      so let me review, lol

      the first pics has a 205/40's on the rear? an you wanna go up to a 215/40, how come?


      also iam not on air or gonna be as low as you are, so do you think a 15mm for the rear and the 20 for the front is best? or should i drop down to a 10 for the rear and 15 for the front?

      now i dont want the front to look skinny and funny, so do you think that the 195/40's may be to small looking?

      last but not least,

      your fwd? is that what you mean by the front trak comment???
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      07-26-2012 02:53 PM #69
      so im thinking tire sizes of

      205/40/17 up front

      and

      215/40/17 in the rear

      whats everyone think??

      gonna get tires tomorrow i think.....
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      07-26-2012 03:32 PM #70
      No my current wheels (MAEs) I'm running 205/40s and going to a 215/40.


      The wheels pictured above (AMG wheels you have) have the 225/40s on all four corners.

      I would go with 205/40s in the front and 215/40s in the rear and as for spacers I'd run a 20mm in the front and maybe a 25mm in the rear or 20mm on all four corners.
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