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Old 07-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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APR TBE fitment issues?

I installed my APR TBE a couple of months ago but since I was out to sea soon after I haven't had much chance to deal with this - the passenger side tip sticks out 1/2" to 1" farther than the driver's side. I got it on a lift the other day and made some adjustments, so it's a bit better now but still irritating. It's not super noticeable, but after spending that kind of money on an exhaust I'd prefer it to be close to perfect. I'm thinking I may have to take the piece that supports the driver's side rear rubber mount and bend it to the rear a bit. Any other ideas? Anyone else have similar issues? I'm thinking it's probably just slight manufacturing differences, on the car and exhaust. It probably doesn't help that we did it in a 1 car garage with jackstands.

Here are a couple of pics to try and show what I'm talking about.







ugh... needs a wash too
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:42 PM   #2
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Thsi has been brought up before and ARIN told them what to do to fix it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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I noticed that on mine after it was installed though haven't taken any action to correct it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:04 PM   #4
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This is the only thing holding me back from buying the exhaust. Well this and the fact that the muffler sits below the diffuser.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:53 PM   #5
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I noticed that on mine after it was installed though haven't taken any action to correct it.
Whoa, whoa - when did you go Stage 2? Nice!
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:48 PM   #6
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this is how mine is too. but not as noticeable but still annoying
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:04 PM   #7
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Thsi has been brought up before and ARIN told them what to do to fix it.
Whoops. You wouldn't happen to have a link would you? I skimmed through all of his posts and couldn't find anything.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:17 AM   #8
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Apparently this issue has something to do with using an MKV downpipe on an MKVI, because one of them bends slightly and the other is straight.

But... a turboback includes a downpipe so maybe this information has no use to you
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:32 AM   #9
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not sure that wasnt how mine was when i installed it but thats probably because i had my apr dp cut before i got the cat
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:59 PM   #10
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Bump.

Anyone else have any ideas? Arin?
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:29 AM   #11
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Bump.

Anyone else have any ideas? Arin?
The Issue:

The issue pertains to the intermediate pipe being pushed to far into the connection which in turn causes a preloaded scenario. After the exhaust system goes through it's first heat cycle it will naturally twist. This will cause the one side to stick out further.

The Solution:

1. Loosen the muffler and tailpipe connections.

2. Loosen the Intermediate pipe going to the muffler inlet.

3. Check the overlapping joints. Each pipe should only be inserted 50% of the way into the pipe and not bottomed out all the way. Each expansion joint has a slit in it. Use this as a reference and only go slightly beyond.

4. Square up the muffler by twisting it from underneath the car. This part helps to have a person twisting and another person checking the appearance.

5. Once aligned, retighten the clamps to 45ft-lbs.


Thank you! Let me know how it all works out!

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Old 07-16-2010, 11:27 PM   #12
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I installed my APR TBE a couple of months ago but since I was out to sea soon after I haven't had much chance to deal with this - the passenger side tip sticks out 1/2" to 1" farther than the driver's side. I got it on a lift the other day and made some adjustments, so it's a bit better now but still irritating. It's not super noticeable, but after spending that kind of money on an exhaust I'd prefer it to be close to perfect. I'm thinking I may have to take the piece that supports the driver's side rear rubber mount and bend it to the rear a bit. Any other ideas? Anyone else have similar issues? I'm thinking it's probably just slight manufacturing differences, on the car and exhaust. It probably doesn't help that we did it in a 1 car garage with jackstands.

Here are a couple of pics to try and show what I'm talking about.







ugh... needs a wash too
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117840
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:54 PM   #13
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The Issue:

The issue pertains to the intermediate pipe being pushed to far into the connection which in turn causes a preloaded scenario. After the exhaust system goes through it's first heat cycle it will naturally twist. This will cause the one side to stick out further.

The Solution:

1. Loosen the muffler and tailpipe connections.

2. Loosen the Intermediate pipe going to the muffler inlet.

3. Check the overlapping joints. Each pipe should only be inserted 50% of the way into the pipe and not bottomed out all the way. Each expansion joint has a slit in it. Use this as a reference and only go slightly beyond.

4. Square up the muffler by twisting it from underneath the car. This part helps to have a person twisting and another person checking the appearance.

5. Once aligned, retighten the clamps to 45ft-lbs.


Thank you! Let me know how it all works out!

-Arin

Thanks! I'll try that out once I get back home in a couple of weeks.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:44 AM   #14
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posted this on vwvortex but figured it'll help here as well...

Back from the dead. But I had my exhaust installed awhile back now, went in once to get the tips aligned using the previous adjustments given, (still stuck out an inch or so). Today I found this on APR's site and think it should help with alignment.. Gonna attempt the alignment again later this week and see how it goes.

http://www.goapr.com/support/mk6-rsc-adjustment.pdf
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