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    Default VXR Exhaust help!!!

    Picked the VXR exhaust up that I won on eBay today and set about fitting it this afternoon

    From what I'd read on here it should of been a perfect fit, it isn't!

    Problem is that the flexible-pipe exhaust is a smaller diameter than the VXR centre section,(by about 10mm) so what do I need to fix this?

    Couldn't be arsed takin it back off as it was getting dark so I'll try and get some measurements tomorrow, unless anyone knows the original flexipipe diameter and VXR exhaust diameter?

    Cars sounding like a tank atm so need this sorting asap if anyone has any info/ideas it'll be much appreciated

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    You need to fit a reducer to the pipe to reduce it down to the right size for your one. The VXR exhaust is a bigger bore than a 2.0T's one.
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    Cheers Ian, will I get one of these from local car shop (halfords, eurocarparts etc..) or is it a special size part?

    Does anyone know what size reducer I will need? Had a google but not throwing anything up....

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    The 2.0T is usually a 2.25" pipe not sure how much bigger the VXR one is. I'd imagine any exhaust place should be able to supply a reducer pipe.
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    Well I can't find the vxr bore size anywhere on the net so looks like I'll have to take it off and measure tomorrow:@

    Fingers crossed all will be sorted tomorrow....

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    I think the bore is 3 inch, when I got mine fitted I got a pipe made up as I couldn't find a reducer :-(

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    The vxr exhaust is 2.5 inch I had one fitted to my old 2.0 turbo

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    2.5 inch at the centre pipe? So by the looks of it I need a 2.25" to 2.5" reducer...could of sworn they was a bigger gap than that

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    yeah im sure its 2.5 inch at centre pipe just get a tape measure on it to make sure, when i had mine fitted went to an exhaust place and they made a reducer and welded in all in place

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    Cheers fella, I'll have a look tomorrow

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