Just had the darkside pipes fitted. To be honest other than it being a cleaner less muffled sound, it’s not much louder. And in Comfort I’d says it’s quieter! So not really sure it was worth what I’ve spent on it but I’ve only driven it once so we’ll see.
Hi all just thought I’d feedback on this for if anyone else is thinking of doing it.
Had the Darksdie Res delete fitted for a while now. My first thoughts were that it didn’t really do anything other than change the sound, more raspy, clean and less muffled. Comfort was even quieter than stock! So was a bit disappointed tbh.
That was until I disconnected the valves open! OMG! Normal driving is a bit droney and wife has noticed! 🙄 but still quiet enough to drive slowly with just more of a hint of V8 burble. But when you open it up it’s savage! Seems more responsive but maybe that’s just the sound. Gear shift farts are totally different and tbh sound way better. Get up to redline and my god it’s epic!
The only bit I (and my neighbours!) don’t like is the cold start. Sound terrible, tinny, loud and just not good but I suppose that’s more the fault of Audi for making it start like that! It’s only for a few seconds obviously but that has Lao been noticed by the wife! Oh well!
So overall, it is a lot money to spend on a couple of pipes but they are direct replacement, are superb quality, went on well according to the shop and can be removed when you sell. But for the money I’d say it’s well worth it.