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New exhaust needed 2.1 water cooled

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by chubbsr1, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. chubbsr1

    chubbsr1 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I’m wanting to put a new exhaust on my T3.

    just kampers don’t have a standard one in stock and there stainless is $1500, which is a bit steep, so wanted to know if there was anywhere else worth looking to get one made up or import from elsewhere? I’d really not want to spend more than $1k.

    any advice welcome.

    cheers
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    You will struggle to get a complete exhaust set up for under a grand.

    what is the matter with yours?

    nothing that can be kept?
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  4. chubbsr1

    chubbsr1 New Member

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    It’s got a few holes in it and it’s blowing... I’m sure there could be bits that would be ok, but I’d like to find a replacement ideally in stainless.
    I did get a quote off a guy a year or so ago for about a grand, so thought it was worth having an ask here to see if anyone knew anyone to do it.
     
  5. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Gday Mate

    Right price Exhausts at slacks creek might be worth a call 07 38089211.

    They did one for my 71 kombi ( with subie ej22).

    It was mild steel and about 7 years ago I think it was less than $500. It has weathered very well
     
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  6. chubbsr1

    chubbsr1 New Member

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    Cheers, I’ll give them a go and see what they say.
     
  7. Percy

    Percy New Member

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    Jurgen Grossmutter Well-Known Member

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  9. mini

    mini New Member

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    Looks like JK are selling a catalytic converter for $1004...... ouch.
    In the interest of reviving some oldish threads (https://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/exhaust-systems-2-1.55646/), I'm looking into sports exhausts myself - day dreaming really - and have come across some pricey numbers for full systems, in order of preference:

    Intrepid Overland seem to be offering the same one as Van Cafe/RMW for approx AU$2480 + S/H including cat:
    https://intrepidoverland.com/shop/wbxaustss/
    CSP Python have a few options, "sport" system for approx AU$1980 + 480 for cat + S/H:
    https://www.csp-shop.com/en/brand-shops/python-exhaust-system-wbx-251-255-038-27479b.html
    https://www.csp-shop.com/en/exhaust-heating/catalytic-converter-131-701-025-16089b.html
    GoWesty obvs do the SS sport kit for approx AU$2200:
    https://www.gowesty.com/product/exhaust/24871/stainless-exhaust-kit-sport-version
    TK carparts doing a complete SS system for approx AU$2800:
    https://tk-carparts.de/abgasanlage-edelstahl-syncro-komplett-025251053n-4wd-vakat
    VW Speed Shop offering one without cat for about AU$960, but requires oil filter from a polo which doesn't sit well with me:
    https://vwspeedshop.com/product.php?productid=16733&cat=499&page=1

    Mick Motors don't appear to be offering complete systems for my little Syncro, maybe just a sport muffler for about $600.
    Full (Stainless Steel) systems from JK always seem to be excluding the Syncro too, and do not allow for a cat. These are about $1500 either way, as mentioned in the original post.

    Does anyone have any experience with either of these types of systems? The top two appear to be boasting equal length tubes, the difference being the transition into the single tube being either 4-2-1(IO) or 4-1(CSP).
    Then, if a brand new system is installed, is there additional tweaks that need to be made to the camshafts or anything else?
    Would be really nice if this was just bolt on & smile - but that may just be a dream with these vans.
    Mark.
     
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  10. spark

    spark Active Member

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    Hi I don't know if this helps I had a new ss cat and magnaflow muffler ss with brackets sent from a US company for my syncro fitted like a glove the same as original.
    $485 us Techtonic tuning if you want to look them up.
    My only problem is I should of had them cut a section off the tail pipe so it measured in at 105cm in the box as I use shopmate two ship things and in the box it was 112cm just caused me a bit of grief for an oversize parcel.

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  11. mini

    mini New Member

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    thanks Spark - i've been up the blue mountains of late and due to get up there a few more times for work..... so i'm after something with some poke.
    i also hit the sydney to newcastle trip quite a bit...... so sure, thats another reason for poke wanting.
    but then i go & get into some other threads (https://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/subaru-conversion.56499/) and start to wonder why i would drop $3k improving my very strong MV motor performance instead of upgrading to a delicious subi boxer.......
    even if i did the exhaust first, i'm imagining a decent sum to modify it to match the new boxer....
    at the end of the day, living in the innerwest and surrounded by traffic (pre-COVID and i'm assuming post_COVID), i just want a rig that doesn't raise my anxiety levels with a bit of hot weather & some slow moving traffic.

    and a bit of poke here & there.
     
  12. spark

    spark Active Member

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    Yes it is difficult question, I went down the subi path once before ,to me it drove a lot nicer yet it took the soul out of the car. Mine is a syncro dual cab so there is no way I would change the motor as I would half the value of the car. It also has a slight cam , different injectors , big valve heads, sports exhaust and it is chipped. I don't slow down on hills at all and sit at 120 at 4100 rpm. Its strange some t3s pull hard others are slugs, the one I changed the motor in was a slug I put a 3.4l subi flat six out of a vortex seemed to run in all the wrong rev range.
    All the best with your options playing with these beasts is half the fun, I feel its called a t3 because you do everything 3 (T imes) till you are personally happy with it and as individuals everyone has there own levels of expectation mine at the moment is to get mine running smooth like it was the day it left the factory.
     
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