Author Topic: Josh's Edition 35 - Stage 2  (Read 7116 times)

Offline Ollie6R

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2016, 01:23:19 PM »
Nice Josh, will keep my eyes peeled as I'm in Cardiff too, Rising Blue 6R :)

Popped down to see Nate @ Performance Engineering a couple of months ago, top guy.  :happy2:

Cheers Ollie! That wasn't you changing a wheel on the lane between leckwith and Dinas Powys a few days ago was it??

Good to see a fellow PE customer too!

Sorry Josh, just saw this. No that wasn't me!

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2016, 03:03:24 PM »
Decided to smash the precat out

Before


During


After


Little more noise and response and dsg makes a bit more of a crack noise than a muffled fart!

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2016, 06:34:23 PM »
Smashing  :grin: pun intended, sorry

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2016, 09:11:19 PM »
The free mods are the best Josh!  :innocent: :evilgrin:

Looks like good work, let me know if you find some of the lag has been eradicated and if you notice better fuel economy. I know a handful of cases on the MK5 where this did exactly that on both fronts  :happy2:

Keen to see a vid of the change if ever you get round to doing one, even though it's subtle  :smiley:
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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2016, 02:40:31 PM »
Have you noticed a difference?

I bought the gasket the other week in preperation of doing the same but not had time yet  :ashamed:



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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2016, 10:17:58 PM »
I've had mine done, definitely felt a difference, bit of a deeper exhaust tone, felt more torquey too, less spool time

great little mod

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2016, 11:58:20 PM »
Ok so yep definitely a noticeable difference!

Sound wise deeper engine note and louder dsg cracks, I had the centre silencer removed a few weeks ago which made a HUGE sound difference but also brought in a bit of a boom/drone removing the precat seems to have made that boominess much less!

Picks up abut nicer and generally feels a bit more freed up in power.

Mpg I've not really noticed as I average around 18-20mpg lol.

Here's a little vid I put together, not the best but hopefully shows how it's changed.



Will more than likely be getting a Scorpion turbo back exhaust soon  :laugh:

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2016, 08:22:44 PM »
After all that effort tonight I ordered a 3.5" downpipe from Sam Bryant/Relentless tuning.

Makes perfect sense to me as the 3.5" is a port match to the turbo/gasket whereas all the 3" ones are smaller than the turbo outlet!



Had surgery on my wrist this week to permanently fuse it in one place after an accident at work last year. Shame it has come to this but that's why I bought a DSG! Still, I won't be driving for a few weeks at least!

Gonna have a juicy scar though:

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2016, 08:05:52 AM »
That looks like some quality workmanship there and I'm not talking about the exhaust.
Hope your mobile again soon.

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2016, 06:45:07 PM »
Very cool vid Josh, given it a like  :happy2:

Sounds the mutts on that launch you did, the farts are probably more 'drawn-out' and deeper I guess lol? My good mate runs a MK7 GTI with a scorpion decat and it reminds me of that in some ways, lot dirtier and vocal without sounding too forced.
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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2016, 07:56:43 PM »
not sure what's more impressive - the exhaust or scar!?  :notworthy:

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2016, 12:10:03 PM »
Very cool vid Josh, given it a like  :happy2:

Sounds the mutts on that launch you did, the farts are probably more 'drawn-out' and deeper I guess lol? My good mate runs a MK7 GTI with a scorpion decat and it reminds me of that in some ways, lot dirtier and vocal without sounding too forced.
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Thanks Pete!

Altogether it sounds a lot nicer now but perhaps a bit too much drone from removing the centre resonator, not sure I would recommend that mod but you live and learn!

Today I ordered up a Scorpion 3" catback

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2016, 10:06:51 PM »
Very cool vid Josh, given it a like  :happy2:

Sounds the mutts on that launch you did, the farts are probably more 'drawn-out' and deeper I guess lol? My good mate runs a MK7 GTI with a scorpion decat and it reminds me of that in some ways, lot dirtier and vocal without sounding too forced.
@JoshH
Thanks Pete!

Altogether it sounds a lot nicer now but perhaps a bit too much drone from removing the centre resonator, not sure I would recommend that mod but you live and learn!

Today I ordered up a Scorpion 3" catback

Good work bud, it'll be loud haha! Should sound something like this, bearing in mind his is decatted.

http://www.instagram.com/p/BHDeUStA0b8/?taken-by=rdfcpete

What about a sports cat, that might take away some of the drone? :thinking:
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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2016, 10:29:55 PM »


Good work bud, it'll be loud haha! Should sound something like this, bearing in mind his is decatted.

http://www.instagram.com/p/BHDeUStA0b8/?taken-by=rdfcpete

What about a sports cat, that might take away some of the drone? :thinking:
Loud is ok but the boom/drone can be annoying! A big box has arrived already with the scorpion so we will soon see, just waiting on the downpipe now.

That mk7 sounds pretty good! Started following you too  :happy2:

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Re: Josh's Edition 35
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2016, 03:05:56 PM »
Nice looking car. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
On the Relentless 3.5" dp. Is it one of the originals or the revised revision? I have one of the early ones fitted and was told that you should fit a poly bush in the dog bone mount. This is due to the flexy being to small and it will cause the hanger to fail.