A6 4.2 quattro needs lowering,

herb

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Hi

its down to the fitters skills m8

good luck

picture attached i hope

r
i couldnt agree more!! rmackinnon if your going for a powerflow try and find 1 people have used and recommend!! cause there are some horror stories about powerflow fitters. which sadly gives the whole brand a bad name and makes people think all poweflow suppliers are bad


really nice looking motor you have there rabbit!!!
 

Rabbit

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Thanks 4 that Herb

I would personally recommed this firm in Carlisle, but make sure you get the guy that did mine, he is a perfectionist.
I got my alloys and rubber from them, EBC pads and disc's also, and they were the best on price.
proper outfit to deal with, mac if you need a intro i will be happy to help,

better to travel a few miles to a good firm then to take a hard hit on your door-step

R
 

herb

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Thanks 4 that Herb

I would personally recommed this firm in Carlisle, but make sure you get the guy that did mine, he is a perfectionist.
I got my alloys and rubber from them, EBC pads and disc's also, and they were the best on price.
proper outfit to deal with, mac if you need a intro i will be happy to help,

better to travel a few miles to a good firm then to take a hard hit on your door-step

R
no worries mate i will always compliment someone on there car if its to my taste:amuse:

on another note what ebc pads did you go for??
myself im using ebc discs and redstuff pads
 

herb

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Yeah same here, they took a couple of weeks to settle in tho, squealing was so so loud, but all is cool now.


R
i was curious cause alot of people dont rate ebc:confused: but i have had mine nearly 3 years and never had a problem with them!!
i've had a few discussions withe another member on here (hdi) about redstuff pads and we come to the conclusion that they work better with heavier cars! so i presume this is the case with your a6
 

Rabbit

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i was curious cause alot of people dont rate ebc:confused: but i have had mine nearly 3 years and never had a problem with them!!
i've had a few discussions withe another member on here (hdi) about redstuff pads and we come to the conclusion that they work better with heavier cars! so i presume this is the case with your a6
there are a couple of senarios i can try where in the past the stopping power has been some what lacking, i will try one tommorow and let you know,

R
 

Rabbit

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there are a couple of senarios i can try where in the past the stopping power has been some what lacking, i will try one tommorow and let you know,

R
yeah much beter than the existing brakes, the a6 aint renown for its stopping but the ebc kit helps

R
 

rmackinnon

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Hey Rabbit

Would you mind doing me a favour? Could you take a couple of snaps of the exhaust boxes in the centre and rear? (or better yet, if your invoice has part numbers of the boxes used - mine does)

I had powerflow fitted by a dealer and although looks good, its lovely up to 1800rpm, after that it sounds like its all wrong - i think the back pressure is all screwed - difficult to describe - it sounds like a misfire.

I have already found a couple of blow holes from the system (by putting hands over the tail pipe), which i am not impressed with.

Thanks
 

Rabbit

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Hey Rabbit

Would you mind doing me a favour? Could you take a couple of snaps of the exhaust boxes in the centre and rear? (or better yet, if your invoice has part numbers of the boxes used - mine does)

I had powerflow fitted by a dealer and although looks good, its lovely up to 1800rpm, after that it sounds like its all wrong - i think the back pressure is all screwed - difficult to describe - it sounds like a misfire.

I have already found a couple of blow holes from the system (by putting hands over the tail pipe), which i am not impressed with.

Thanks
Yeah

Aint got paperwork but I will sort out a couple of pics later this week, and get any numbers on the boxes

r
 

rmackinnon

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Cheers buddy. I have it booked in on Saturday for them to look at it, and will make sure they do it properly this time.

Also noticed that the exit tail pipes are smaller diameter than the pipe from the cats to the rear silencer, so i suspect there is restriction there too, not to mention the blow holes which make it sound rubbish above 2000rpm.
 

Rabbit

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Cheers buddy. I have it booked in on Saturday for them to look at it, and will make sure they do it properly this time.

Also noticed that the exit tail pipes are smaller diameter than the pipe from the cats to the rear silencer, so i suspect there is restriction there too, not to mention the blow holes which make it sound rubbish above 2000rpm.
I have taken about 10 pics, giv me your personal e.mail and i will send them 2 you later today or tomorrow, as ten to the forum is a bit much i think.
Anway the spec of the exhaust is as follows,
pipes cut just after flexi joints, connectors onto 51mm od s/s pipe, pipes joined at middle then onto 4 way box,
L 12"
W 7"
H 4.5"
Then 51mm pipe onto rear boxes
L 15"
Dia 7"
out to tail pipes

hope this helps

r
 
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