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Milltek vs Pipewerx
« on: June 20, 2020, 04:20:44 PM »
I've been set on getting a Milltek downpipe for some time now but only last night discovered Pipe werx's downpipe.

There's about a £300 price difference and now i'm edging towards the Pipe werx.

Anyone had both or had problems with a Pipe werx downpipe?

If seems almost too good to be true... :thinking: 

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 04:57:31 PM »
I’m running the pipewerx sports cat 3’ downpipe on my 2+ edition 30 with no issues, had it on almost a year now. Good quality downpipe for the money in my opinion.

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 11:00:06 AM »
Not the same. But I had a pipewerx on a Clio 182. The quality and fitment was spot on.

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 09:19:03 PM »
Thanks for the replies although i've bitten the bullet and gone for a Milltek. Should be here by the end of the week.

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 10:38:33 AM »
Thanks for the replies although i've bitten the bullet and gone for a Milltek. Should be here by the end of the week.

£300.00 difference? What were the prices?

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 07:40:32 PM »
Thanks for the replies although i've bitten the bullet and gone for a Milltek. Should be here by the end of the week.

£300.00 difference? What were the prices?

Milltek is £758 at AwesomeGTI - https://www.awesomegti.com/shop-by-brand/milltek/milltek-vag-2-0t-fsi-and-tsi-cast-high-flow-downpipe-options/

Pipewerx is £450 on their ebay page - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/golf-mk5-gti-3-Exhaust-Down-Pipe-High-Flow-Sports-Cat/300361586764?hash=item45eef2184c:g:BVcAAOxybi9RcZgj


Both with 200 cell sports cat, unless i'm missing something painfully obvious

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2020, 09:00:07 PM »
Isn’t the cat on the milltek meant to suck. Not sure what cats used on the pipewerx but would be interested in finding out.

@Powervalve Nige i hear you have a very good 200cell cat, what the average life span on one of your cats?

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 09:45:42 AM »
We do both 100 cell and 200 cell cat at the same price.
The choice is based on your tuning aspirations.
Both are fully road legal as they are huge 125mm monoliths.
https://www.powervalve.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=308_398_546_406_411_505&filter=29
We also offer a forum member discount.
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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2020, 01:05:02 AM »
@Powervalve Nige perfect thanks for the info, I’ve visited the website a good few times but hadn’t come across that info. what is the forum discount please buddy?

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2020, 10:21:54 AM »
We offer a 5% discount to the forum members ;-)
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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 04:57:50 PM »
If that Pipeworx cat gets through the MOT I'll be surprised.  Even the Milltek one looks too small.


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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2020, 06:43:49 PM »
Mine passed MOT no problem at all back in March. Bought brand new & had been Fitted just over 7 months prior.

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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2020, 10:26:26 AM »
Top tip
Always ask what cat washcoat weight is  :wink:
A 5-gram washcoat will get through an MOT, but due to it being an entropic surface coating it degrades with use - so you have to wonder how many times.
The main cost element is in the precious metal coating, the greater the load the higher the cost.
If you can't get an answer or they don't know walk away.
FYI the OEM cat will typically have a 60gram coating.
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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #13 on: Today at 07:21:34 PM »
Mine passed MOT no problem at all back in March. Bought brand new & had been Fitted just over 7 months prior.

So did my APR DP with the sports cat, only just, the first year.  Second year, flat out fail.


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Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
« Reply #14 on: Today at 07:23:08 PM »
Top tip
Always ask what cat washcoat weight is  :wink:
A 5-gram washcoat will get through an MOT, but due to it being an entropic surface coating it degrades with use - so you have to wonder how many times.
The main cost element is in the precious metal coating, the greater the load the higher the cost.
If you can't get an answer or they don't know walk away.
FYI the OEM cat will typically have a 60gram coating.
Cheers'
Nige

Exactly, it may get through 1 or 2 MOTs at a strict test station with not many miles covered between each one.....but who knows after that!
Been there too many times in the past with rubbish 'sports' cats, so I'm pleased to see this is an area you take seriously  :happy2:


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