Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 5 of 5

    Thread: Audi 80 exhaust manifold question

    1. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 27th, 2011
      Location
      Toronto, On, Canada
      Posts
      510
      Vehicles
      1988 VW Fox, 1989 Peugeot 505 Wagon rolling shell, 1998 Saturn SL1, (but just while I fix my Fox!)
      04-22-2012 10:01 AM #1
      I have an Audi 80 exhaust manifold to put on my Fox, (thanks Doppelfaust) but I don't have the downpipe. Will the downpipe from an Audi 80 fit the Fox if I can find one?
      My plan was to have one made, but that will be annoying, and probably cost the same or more compared to just buying one....

    2. Member voxwagen88's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2001
      Location
      North Vancouver
      Posts
      1,714
      Vehicles
      1988 Fox Wagon ...................... 1990 Fox Wagon
      04-22-2012 11:31 AM #2
      I seem to recall that someone on the forum some time ago was running with an audi down pipe
      They had to notch the subframe a small amount for clearance.
      They had no idea if it was a down pipe from an automatic or a manual car. Apparently they are slightly different shapes.

      Let us know if you get it to fit...

    3. Member lilgreydentwagen's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2005
      Location
      Lake Stevens, WA
      Posts
      1,046
      Vehicles
      88 fox wagon> b3 audi 90
      04-22-2012 12:10 PM #3
      I think I am running one off an 80. It would have fit well in stock form... I remember the 2 into 1 design being 2 same-size primary pipes merging in to itself to one small tube. I couldn't imagine much of a power gain from that, and the fox's dp was bigger, so I cut the Audi dp at the merge and welded the fox dp to it. Works perfect.
      remember to spay or neuter your politicians

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 27th, 2011
      Location
      Toronto, On, Canada
      Posts
      510
      Vehicles
      1988 VW Fox, 1989 Peugeot 505 Wagon rolling shell, 1998 Saturn SL1, (but just while I fix my Fox!)
      04-22-2012 02:51 PM #4
      Interesting...... I found an Audi 80 down pipe on she-bay, and it has this weird ass bend in it at the half way point... but it would match the 4-2 exit point on the Audi manifold perfectly.
      So, it's tempting for that part alone.

    5. Member
      Join Date
      Apr 16th, 2006
      Location
      Brokelyn, NY
      Posts
      4,956
      Vehicles
      90 fox, 85 gli
      04-22-2012 03:00 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by voxwagen88 View Post
      I seem to recall that someone on the forum some time ago was running with an audi down pipe
      They had to notch the subframe a small amount for clearance.
      They had no idea if it was a down pipe from an automatic or a manual car. Apparently they are slightly different shapes.

      Let us know if you get it to fit...
      maybe it'd clear with an aba block
      I really suck at smog.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •