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I have a B8 S5 Convertible with an aftermarket longlife exhaust from the downpipes back. It seems the downpipes cats were cut off and a flange to X-pipe straight through to the back boxes were installed.

In a quest to get quiet down the car, Basingstoke Longlife suggested / tried to install new back boxes which made little difference and after over 5 visits, and as the nature with aftermarket its not entirely right.

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So I have brought the oringal S5 OEM exhaust which has the 2 back boxes and the central resonator, but after going to a number of custom exhaust shops, it seems they find it hard to quote or are unable to help as the oem resonator pipes does not marry up with the aftermarket x-pipes.

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In my basic mind, I would have thought its just a bit of welding and a short bend of the pipe from the x-pipe to the oem resonator or cut the x-pipe completely and run a straight pipe from the down pipe flange to the oem resonator. But from custom exhaust places it seems a difficult job.

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I am located in Berkshire and was wondering if there are any recommendations. Only one quote so far of over £400?

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Go to another exhaust company.

My setup is: Original downpipes with removed baby resonators, resonated X-pipe, removed centre silencer (this one causes the ugly rasping sound), and then two RS5 valve exhausts. Sounds perfect.
 

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The non-resonated X-pipe is actually meant for a RS5, not S5 V6.
 

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Go to another exhaust company.

My setup is: Original downpipes with removed baby resonators, resonated X-pipe, removed centre silencer (this one causes the ugly rasping sound), and then two RS5 valve exhausts. Sounds perfect.
Its been extremely hard to find a exhaust company that can just bend pipes in Berkshire.
 

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So after looking and visiting many custom exhuast places that seem to have an instinct to over charge for what is basically a couple of welds and make a pipe from the oem mid pipe to the after market downpipe.

The company that saved the day was The Exhaust Company in Newbury. Thank you Josh.

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