Right well following on from my previous mods thread earlier this week, it was time to fit the last Silicone hose that I could not fit due to a lack of a jack. So the hose all fitted.
closeup of the last hose fitted.
And then the next mod. The first part of my new exhaust arrived from Germany. Thanks to Steve at for organising this for me. The quality is exceptional and this make was recommended to me by all the mates and a few comapnies that I ocassionaly contract for in Germany. Before anyone says why not Remus, Miltek well simple I do not think much of any of them and with my cat back system needing to be custom due to the custom bumper that will be going on, I could choose what would work best.
So this is the Friedrich motorspot pre-cat.
and the cat replacement
The entire portion show including the pre-cat is 3" in diameter and the cat is a 200cell sports cat. Stainless steel used 304 grade polished as can be seen.
The old exhaust ready for removal
The precat fitted
The 200 cell sport cat replacement and the Lamda sensor refitted
And all tightend up
Closeup of the welding. All the welding on this exhaust is done like this, nice and picture perfect and an example to other exhaust manufacturers of how it should be done. No wonder why numerous Tuners and DTM teams use this make.
So, all in all I am over the moon with the first section of the exhaust. Has it changed anything..... yes most definately, the turbo spools up way quicker and seems to pull right through the rev band. The hesitation between 3500 to 3750 revs from before is gone and there is a nice roar when pushed hard. One of the major pluses for me is that inside there is minimal change in noise, outside I am told is sounds awesome when you accelerate briskly. It does even pop an bang when cold like the other brands seem so, which is suprising really considering that the cat back is still the standard VXr cat back. Has ther been an increase in BHP, who knows and TBh I am not bothered as it is what it is like on the road that counts for me, and there are no complaints there.
Would I recommend it, yes without hesitation. For those who have a miltek cat back it would make the perfect addition.