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    Thread: Exhaust tips don't fit! Help please

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      10-06-2012 12:25 PM #1
      So I bought some exhaust tips for my 2013 CC. Much to my surprise they don't fit!

      If you look in the third pic, it seems as if the car already has some tips installed, albeit not chrome ones. Do I have to remove them (wouldnt know how cause they seem to be welded to the exhaust) and then be able to fit the chrome tips? Or did the ebay seller just send me the wrong ones?






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      10-06-2012 12:36 PM #2
      I had to bang mine on with a rubber mallet. They are a 'scrape fit' so they don't rattle. The two tips will be almost touching each other when installed. Then again I had OEM and your's are not.
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      10-06-2012 12:43 PM #3
      but it looks like the exhaust itself is round, whereas the "factory fitted" tips (as seen in the 3rd image) are oval. Is this normal or does my car have different ones than the ones sold in the US (I live in Dubai).

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      10-06-2012 01:14 PM #4
      My 2013 has the same exhaust as yours. You need to buy the OEM tips. They will fit over the existing exhaust. I bought mine from the dealer for around $50. US. The tips have to be for the CC. The first set the dealer sold me were for the jetta and would not go over the exhaust. The second set he sold me were made for the CC and fit great.

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      10-06-2012 02:14 PM #5
      Thanks. I am glad to know that my car isn't different because of the OEM oval tips. Will try to get the chrome ones from the dealer, that is if they sell them out here.

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      10-06-2012 03:04 PM #6
      I noticed the tips you have are the clamp type. Are they by any chance these ones from ebay? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/120957379042?...84.m1497.l2649

      Because I have those ones and they fit over my exhaust perfectly, with just the right amount of elbow grease needed get them all the way in:


      If you have the same ones, then it's likely 2013 cars have different dimensions.

      The exhaust pipes are round, they just appear oval because they're cut at an angle.

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      10-07-2012 05:21 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by boogiedownberlin View Post
      So I bought some exhaust tips for my 2013 CC. Much to my surprise they don't fit!.....

      did the EBAY seller just send me the wrong ones?
      ^^
      You already know the problem
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      10-07-2012 11:28 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by baye View Post
      I noticed the tips you have are the clamp type. Are they by any chance these ones from ebay? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/120957379042?...84.m1497.l2649

      If you have the same ones, then it's likely 2013 cars have different dimensions.

      The exhaust pipes are round, they just appear oval because they're cut at an angle.
      I got it from a different seller. heres an image of it;

      Last edited by boogiedownberlin; 10-07-2012 at 11:30 AM.

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      10-07-2012 02:17 PM #9
      That looks way too short (and it shouldn't narrow on the end there, see my link for comparison). Are you sure the listing say its compatible with the CC? I'd contact the seller for some kind of exchange or refund because there's no way that is going to fit on your exhaust.

      For the record, eBay is a very safe place to buy from. I've purchased many things there that worked perfectly, zero failures, and cost only a fraction of what they go for elsewhere. You just have to be careful and double check the descriptions before buying. The sellers are typically really responsive and helpful if you have a problem because reputation is super important to them. The only inconvenience is shipping really.
      Last edited by baye; 10-07-2012 at 02:22 PM.

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      10-07-2012 03:07 PM #10
      Yeap, the listing said it would fit VW CCs (the 2.0T models). I have contacted the seller and I am sure he will refund me the money (they always do since they are scared of a bad rating).

      I also have to say that I have done over a 100 transactions on ebay and am very satisfied with all purchases and sales. This is the first time that I have received the wrong item.

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      10-08-2012 07:20 AM #11
      Ebay "can" work BUT what you have there is a pretty crappy exhaust tip
      I've NEVER seen an exhaust clamp with a worm drive/hose clamp

      The VW exhaust tips are help on by set screws, which aren't that pretty (because they poke out a little) but work 100%

      A nicer tip will have a band clamp connection on it though
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      10-08-2012 01:03 PM #12
      I get what you're saying but I couldn't care less what kind of locking system is used as long as it works. Mine go on so tightly I couldn't yank them off even without the clamps tightened. I've had them for a while now and they've been just fine. Maybe they should start disintegrating just to fit the made in china stereotype.

    13. 10-27-2012 01:22 AM #13
      does VW sell chrome tips for a 2009 CC sport?
      id rather get hi quality one that fir rathter tan "make it work type"
      any part numbers? thanks

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      10-27-2012 10:39 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by roblinds View Post
      does VW sell chrome tips for a 2009 CC sport?
      id rather get hi quality one that fir rathter tan "make it work type"
      any part numbers? thanks
      Yes

      http://keffervwparts.com/eCatalog/in...iteid%3D216177
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    15. 10-28-2012 10:14 AM #15
      cool thanks-- just picked them up along with some nice mats too thanks..

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      12-02-2012 01:59 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post

      Snob, you sure these are the ones that fit your CC and your CC has the same exhaust as mine? I would like to orrder the same set, but on the link you provided it says 09-12

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      12-02-2012 04:01 PM #17
      they would 100% fit and the cost from me was $38 from Douglas VW, I picked'em up, shipping would be $10.
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      12-03-2012 03:11 PM #18
      Bought it. I just hope it fits my car. This will be the third set I am getting

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      12-03-2012 10:33 PM #19
      it looks like the stock tips are pressed on (there is a dent for it) and a quick spot weld.

      I wonder if it is possble to grind away the weld and remove the stock tips?
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      12-09-2012 06:00 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      I wonder if it is possble to grind away the weld and remove the stock tips?
      I think that's plausible
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      06-01-2013 08:33 PM #21
      Just curious if 2013 CC R lines will use the same tips as the ones above? I thought I read the exhaust tips were slightly different but I could have misread the post. Thanks!

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      06-01-2013 11:05 PM #22
      Sometimes EBay stuff just won't work.

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      06-02-2013 01:34 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Rlinetexas View Post
      Sometimes EBay stuff just won't work.
      And sometimes they just do. Here are my tips taken just now:


      This is after a whole winter of rain, snow, and salt. Feel free to compare against the pic from October I posted above.
      The OEM tips are much cheaper now so it's not as big of a deal, but I have yet to be disappointed by anything I bought on ebay.
      Last edited by baye; 06-02-2013 at 01:36 AM.

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