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Turboback v catback
« on: October 18, 2020, 02:25:17 PM »
Afternoon all.
Ive got a golf gti 05 mk5 and getting  a custom made exhaust soon but not sure whether to get  a turbo back or cat back? Not after pop and bangs just a nice sporty sound. Edging towards a turbo back but a bit cautious of having it direct to turbo. Anyone had tb fitted and had issues or any suggestions which it better tb or cb for the golf gti mk5?

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 02:29:57 PM »
Get a TBE and you'll need a remap so it doesnt throw the EML due to the cat. converter. Something to think about.

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 02:45:55 PM »
Thanks mate. Ive already had a stage 1 remap done so will that suffice or you think ill need it remapping again after TBE?

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 05:04:30 PM »
Yes... unless the map you have on it has it already mapped out. Ask the person who wrote the map.

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 06:38:36 PM »
I was the same, but I've settled on getting a turbo back, luckily r-tech are going to fit and then do the map straight after so should be sweet. Get those lovely burbles on overrun with  a decat as well

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 06:45:07 PM »
Yeah definitely going TBE. spoke to the guy who done my custom stage 1 and he mapped out cat. All systems go!  :happy2:

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 10:25:14 AM »
Yeah definitely going TBE. spoke to the guy who done my custom stage 1 and he mapped out cat. All systems go!  :happy2:
Which exhaust have you gone for?

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 11:42:21 AM »
Im going for a custom made tbe. Had a look at miltek and bcs but not much  difference in price once fitted than a custom made one.

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 12:00:31 PM »
Im going for a custom made tbe. Had a look at miltek and bcs but not much  difference in price once fitted than a custom made one.
Ah cool I was about to go for a custom from Deutsch tech, but ended up going for a cobra system decat non res.

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 06:38:18 PM »
You had it fitted yet? Cobra often gets iverlooked by miltek and bcs so be interested to know what ypu think of it once fitted  :happy2:

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 06:48:59 PM »
You had it fitted yet? Cobra often gets iverlooked by miltek and bcs so be interested to know what ypu think of it once fitted  :happy2:
Yeah I was same looking at bcs etc, but intrigued to try out the cobra based on r tech recommendation.

Getting it fitted first week of January, will let you know how it goes.

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2020, 07:29:38 PM »
Ah cool I was about to go for a custom from Deutsch tech, but ended up going for a cobra system decat non res.

Mine came with a Cobra non-res Cat back - it was ASBO loud - had to get another silencer added.
It's now bearable, no ringing ears, love the DSG farts, but still annoys pedestrians/old people/children/horses/Vegans...

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2020, 10:04:01 PM »
Ah cool I was about to go for a custom from Deutsch tech, but ended up going for a cobra system decat non res.

Mine came with a Cobra non-res Cat back - it was ASBO loud - had to get another silencer added.
It's now bearable, no ringing ears, love the DSG farts, but still annoys pedestrians/old people/children/horses/Vegans...
Hmm I'll have to see how I find it, guy at r-tech specifically said it's not crazy loud

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2020, 08:24:52 AM »
Ah cool I was about to go for a custom from Deutsch tech, but ended up going for a cobra system decat non res.

Mine came with a Cobra non-res Cat back - it was ASBO loud - had to get another silencer added.
It's now bearable, no ringing ears, love the DSG farts, but still annoys pedestrians/old people/children/horses/Vegans...
Update - yep going with a resonated decat turbo back now, keeping that resonator in just so it's not crazy loud. Will see how it turns out

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Re: Turboback v catback
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2020, 10:23:02 AM »
Sounds good mate. Let us know what its like when you get it done :happy2: