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Hi all
I have read on these forums the the x-pipe mod is a great way to get a better note from the stock normal exhaust. However, it doesn't look like ECS cater for the Sportback? How does the exhaust differ from coupe? And has anyone tried anything else on their Sportback?
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Keep in mind ECS is US based and the B8 sportback was not offered here. I imagine they had not fitted it so they are not listing it. (I doubt they are different)
 

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Keep in mind ECS is US based and the B8 sportback was not offered here. I imagine they had not fitted it so they are not listing it. (I doubt they are different)
Oooooih. I didn't know that the Sportback wasn't offered in the US. Thanks for the information 👍🏻
 

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ECS x-pipe used to be sold only for the S4 which will be the same as the sportback. They both have a slightly extended wheelbase of about 2 inches!

When I got my ECS x-pipe only the S4 was available and I had to cut 2 inches off it to fit my S5 coupe perfectly. Others fitted them perfectly well.

So order the S4 x-pipe! But Awesome's prices have gone up! so a good exhaust place like Top Gear will make one for you. You can buy the X pipe piece and get it welded in place of the mid silencer.
 

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Hi Dave, if you remember you contacted me about buying an xpipe before you bought yours and that has to be nearly 2.5 years ago so I would expect the prices to have gone up, as the xpipe has become more popular as there are not many options available exhaust wise for an S4/S5 unless you want to spend money or go custom.
If the op does think of ordering an xpipe from Awesome ,it might be worth contacting them first to make sure they are in stock.
I had to wait 5 weeks for mine to arrive and I believe you had to wait for yours,so a custom exhaust shop like what you have suggested may be the way to go if he wants it doing sooner rather than later.
If I were to buy another standard S5 this would definitely be the 2nd modification I would do.
First would be 034 air inlet pipe.
 

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Thank you for all the replies.
I am now going bespoke and having an x-pipe made to fit. Cost is going to be £180 Inc fitting. Fitting on Monday 19th Apr. Full stainless from MIJ exhausts in Walsall. A couple of friends have gone there and had a really good experience. So will let you know how I get on... so an 034 air inlet pipe huh?
 

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Jay and his team at MIJ exhaust in Walsall do some excellent work . I have taken 3 cars there and the quality is excellent.
You won't be disappointed. (y)
In regards to the 034 inlet pipe they allow the air to flow more freely than the obstructive plastic unit. I stopped off at Mrc on the day I bought my S5 to pick one up.
 

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MIJ exhaust in Walsall do some excellent work . I have taken 3 cars there and the quality is excellent.
You won't be disappointed. (y)
In regards to the 034 inlet pipe they allow the air to flow more freely than the obstructive plastic unit. I stopped off at Mrc on the day I bought my S5 to pick one up.
Nice. Looking online and the pipe is around £115 in VAT. Definitely worth the cash? Any noticable differences when fitting?
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You will not notice any immediate difference in performance however it will make the Supercharger whine a little louder. This can be increased by also removing the foam padding from inside your air box and the foam pads around the throttle body near the top of the Supercharger.
You will notice the difference in size when you remove it a as the 034 unit is much bigger and smoother. Where as the std unit is corrugated plastic & has resonators built into it.
When you put them side by side it is quite clear which one will allow the air to flow more freely into your engine.
 
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