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8v down pipe (or 16v)

Hi

I'm removing the 4 branch jetex from my car and going back to a cast manifold (sourced) but need a downpipe. Will consider options - stock, stainless, mk2 or mk3 (understand I need a decat to extend).

Cheers
Matt
I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

Re: 8v down pipe (or 16v)

Reply #1
@marcosgt had a new downpipe and heat shield for sale a while back...

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Reply #2
Careful if you go for a mk3 item.
They're tall blocks and might cause interference with your steering rack.
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Re: 8v down pipe (or 16v)

Reply #3
Cheers folks marscgt has been in contact and I'm going for his one on my way to wales in a couple of weeks.

I do hope this solution will work now - my engine is a tall block ABF and the 4 branch hits the bulk head.  I'm going KR cast manifold and this 8v downpipe as a solution...
I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

Re: 8v down pipe (or 16v)

Reply #4
I've put a few ABFs into mk2s with four branches, you can 'massage' the bulkhead to miss.
It's only one small section, as I recall.
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Re: 8v down pipe (or 16v)

Reply #5
Cheers Monkey I'm going to sell on the 4 branch - I think it will make the engine note very raspy as well as the bulkhead issue as motivators to change back.

 
I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v