A lot louder!!
Hmmm, a lot louder doesn't sound too appealing to me. I wonder how it compares to the change in tone/sound achieved with the 2ndry cat deletes. Maybe a resonator downstream would help tone it down without sacrificing the gains.
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Guys I created a quick decibel post last night. Granted it does not have th DP just yet. I will be installing that on Wednesday next week and provide a decibel reading on the difference. Truly that is the best way to determine how loud it really is.
Inside my car with the SwitchPath system and cat delete pipes under load above 4k RPMs the highest reading with the valves open was 102 Db. With the valves closed under load above 4k RPM it still registered 85-92db inside the vehicle.
We got to keep in mind it's a compact car and there is not alot of space between the engine and the exhaust. Even for a turbo engine this thing makes alot of great sound. Probably one of the louder turbo charged cars out there that come natural from the factor turbocharged.
I will not be doing a turbo back set up. Just a HFC downpipe with the other components. I don't know if this helps, but I will report back with readings next week once HFC is installed.
I am interested in this too. My TT is my wife's dd, and I don't want it to be much louder, but I do want it to be faster for my weekend spirited driving.
It seems that the videos posted above has aftermarket exhaust as well as the dp. I could be wrong, but I am just not aware of a tts being so loud from Audi, I apologies if I am wrong.
Looking forward to hearing any input of a dp added to a TT with factory exhaust. I too am looking to go with the apr 3" dp, and stg II flash. Just bought the car a few weeks ago, so its stock, but flashing it this week.
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I have a 2009 2.0 quattro S-line with an APR Stage 1 flash. I swapped the OEM cat-back exhaust and rear valance for those from the TTS because I much preferred the quad pipe look. The OEM TTS exhaust is marginally (if any) louder than the one I replaced and is not at all intrusive.Originally Posted by JGreen76
After a while I also wanted to a little more go and installed a Miltek downpipe and re-flashed to APR Stage 2. While relatively quiet at tip in, at moderate to WOT that downpipe literally roars.
Now maybe that would be great for some and probaly fine for the track, but most of my driving is in the city and am not looking for unwanted attention from the gendarmes. I am also not a kid who wants the loudest exhaust possible. To make matters worse, the volume was so unnerving that I couldn't even get a seat-of-the-pants feel for whether I'd gotten any performance gains.
Bottom line - I removed that downpipe after less than a week.
IMHO if you install that on your wife's car, I would also put a divorce lawyer on retainer.
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ok, when you guys say the APR downpipe is ALOT LOUDER, does it at least sound good, or is it like on my old BMW 135i, where after I added the downpipe it made the car sound like a dump truck?
How does the A.W.E. pipe compare? A.W.E says "increase sound volume while adding a slightly deeper tone" That sounds pretty good to me.
i have just the APR downpipe installed on my 2012 TTRS and I wouldn't say it is a lot louder. I would say it is slightly louder and a bit throatier with a few more pops and burbles thrown in. Certainly not anything that is obnoxious...it is still fairly tame at city/neighborhood speeds but growls when you really get on it.
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I'm interested in the 3"downpipe for a different reason: EGT's. When it's >90F my car is noticably down on power. My understanding is that a less restrictive exhaust, especially adjacent to the turbo, is the best way to prevent the ecu from making a richer fuel mix to cool things down.
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