||06-14-2013 06:13 PM
Chinese exhaust review
Hey all, been a while.
Finally replaced my rotten OE exhaust in my 1.8t and I couldn't be happier. I'm not sure how long it'll last but the way I beat on that thing the car'll go before the exhuast rusts out... If you live in a place with no emissions, go ahead and get it. The sound is exactly what i'm looking for. I'll post a vid later but the car's in the air right now (sammich break).
The product is a 3" turbo back exhaust from Godsnow? Some chinese company. It cost me $176.00 on ebay. The seller's account name is SpeedDaddy.
Welds look good, flanges fit perfectly, there is a bung for the rear o2 if you wanna weld in your own cat which is what i'm doing today.
Some minor installation issues:
The clamps they give you are alright but i'd prefer them to be longer for the hell of it... cheap & easy fix though.
Also it rattled against the heat shield at the rear muffler. No big deal, a little finagling and a couple well placed swings of a mallot and you're in business.
Overview: 8 out of 10
Sounds great, went together easily, the performance gains are actually quite noticeable; WAY faster turbo spool and a bit more power.
If you're like me and don't have a lot of money to mess with and you want a bigger exhaust, this is the one for you.
Feel free to reply with any questions or comments.