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      12-03-2008, 11:11 AM   #89
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^^^^ i think that goes to show that it has no performance issues with it ... if it was a back pressure enhancement then the performance would have had it too. Turbo vehicles usually benefit from freer flowing exhausts!!! cat-back and all
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      12-04-2008, 12:50 PM   #90
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^^^^ i think that goes to show that it has no performance issues with it ... if it was a back pressure enhancement then the performance would have had it too. Turbo vehicles usually benefit from freer flowing exhausts!!! cat-back and all
Exactly, back-pressure arguments are retarded when it comes to turbo cars. Especially cars running high boost. When that turbo is hitting max boost, you want your exhaust to be as open as possible. Its not like an N/A car.
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      12-04-2008, 03:17 PM   #91
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^^^ You will have people argue that this is why it open at higher revs .... which is true but still not an issue with turbo cars .... I think this is mainly an German thing ... some audi are running the same setup AKA S4 and RS4(which has a mechanical sport mode that makes the exhaust tone deeper!)
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      12-10-2008, 01:31 PM   #92
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i just put screw on the female rubber. i noticed when starting the car and hear the difference.
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      02-19-2009, 12:08 PM   #93
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what happens if you do not plug the actuator?
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      02-19-2009, 12:44 PM   #94
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what happens if you do not plug the actuator?
Nothing. People with 335's have been doing this for ages. Sounds great. And is an inexpensive mod to make your car sound meaner at the lower rpm, until you get a real aftermarket exhaust.
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      02-19-2009, 02:43 PM   #95
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alright cool, I just inserted a golf tee in the hose and moved it out of the way, ive been going crazy looking for a plug for the actuator, but i guess you don't need one. Dont really notice that much of a difference though, sometimes i do fee like it does sound a little bit louder
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      02-19-2009, 03:41 PM   #96
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at least you have the same amount of dirt now on your exhaust
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      02-19-2009, 04:18 PM   #97
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^ huh?
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      02-19-2009, 04:52 PM   #98
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If I want to do this mod with a ballbearing or BB gun BB what size should I be looking for?
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^ huh?
if still intact, under low rpm your left exhaust is the only active and the right one is closed. get a flashlight check it out inside both of your exhaust

that is why if you disconnect the actuator it will open the right exhaust.
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      02-19-2009, 11:05 PM   #100
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If I want to do this mod with a ballbearing or BB gun BB what size should I be looking for?
Just unplug it, kink the hose and zip-tip it kinked. Very easy. Much easier then trying to plug it with a Marble or such.
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      02-20-2009, 10:04 AM   #101
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I was thinking about pluggin it up with a ballbearing so if I do take it in for service or if they HAPPEN to check it it would be very discreet.
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      02-20-2009, 10:01 PM   #102
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stick two BB's in the hose and you are done.
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      02-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #103
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Just one more question, people have made it clear that i do not need to plug the actuator in order for the golf tee to work, all you have to do is plug the hose ( i used a golf tee ). So my question is, why do you plug the actuator? is it just for looks, or to prevent something from happening. BTW this mod works good. The car does not really sound any louder to me after a couple of days. But while driving back from boston i happen to noticed when taking off the exhaust notes were a lot deeper and throatier.
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      02-21-2009, 05:34 PM   #104
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Just one more question, people have made it clear that i do not need to plug the actuator in order for the golf tee to work, all you have to do is plug the hose ( i used a golf tee ). So my question is, why do you plug the actuator? is it just for looks, or to prevent something from happening. BTW this mod works good. The car does not really sound any louder to me after a couple of days. But while driving back from boston i happen to noticed when taking off the exhaust notes were a lot deeper and throatier.
to prevent stuff from going??
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      03-27-2009, 12:31 PM   #105
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I just did the mod with zip ties. Is it just me or does the car feel a little hesitant in the low rpms.?
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      04-07-2009, 09:55 PM   #106
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I had a golf tee in my car a while back and took it out when went to the dealer just to be safe, and since then I never put the gold tee back on because I didn't noticed much of a difference, today I decided to re instal the golf tee cause I was a little bored but before I did the golf tee I got a flash light and looked at my flapper inside the exhaust and to my surprise it was already open it seems like my car is stuck in permanent golf tee mode? My hose line is fine and there are no kinks. car was running by the way. When is flapper suppose to be closed?
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      04-08-2009, 12:18 AM   #107
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thats what the mod does.. leaves it open.
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      04-08-2009, 09:15 AM   #108
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I'll have to look under my 128 to see if we have the same setup.
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      04-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #109
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thats what the mod does.. leaves it open.
The mod was no longer on my car so I'm guessing once you do the golf tee it's permenant?
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Happened to me as well. Mine seems to stay open constantly even with the hose into the actuator. I was going to do the golf tee mod again (had it zip tied before). I tried cold starts, leaving car on, revving, driving 5 MPH, warm starts, etc the flap always stayed open, so I never did it again.
So you are permenantly stuck in "golf tee mod"
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      04-19-2009, 11:57 AM   #110
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Hey, does this work on a 128? I went under my car today in the morning and I didn't find that black and yellow cable to kink. Is there a different way to do it for the 128?
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