Advice on K series exhaust fitment

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DanRo
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Advice on K series exhaust fitment

I have bought an exhaust for my 2010 1.6k Supersport from a fellow member. I currently have the original inside the skin collector on my car and the one I have bought is a Cheeseman 4 into 1 with a cat.  It came from an 2001 R400K Superlight SV. In my high excitement at finding one, I neglected to consider that I was buying an exhaust from an SV chassis for my metric S3. I’m not sure whether a 2001 SV would be imperial or metric. 

In order to help me salvage some benefit/dignity from the situation, would any members be able to offer advice or have thoughts on the questions currently keeping me awake: 

Would the system sit a little wider than usual but still fit the rear bracket or would I find that the angles were wrong once the primaries are bolted on because on my car the engine is positioned differently relative to the bracket, for the SV exhaust dimensions to fit? 

Would it be possible to trial fit one primary through the existing side skin hole to see if it can be mated successfully to the new collector and box and if this is successful, would it indicate that they all might fit?

If the system as a whole won’t fit, could the primaries and possibly the cat/collector be useable, perhaps with a fabrication job to hook them up my to current silencer box? 

I’m keen on being as sure as I can that it will fit or at least that a solution is achievable, before I do anything further.  

 

Any words of BC wisdom would be most welcome so thanks in advance all.

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I think you will be able to fit at least one of the primaries through the existing hole.

I think you will then find that the exhaust doesn't look right, the 90 degree bend after it comes through the bodywork will be too far away from the bodywork and trying to adapt it would be more hassle than selling it on and waiting for an S3 version to turn up.

Probably not the word's you wanted to hear, but good luck.

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If you decide to part with the manifold please let me know as I have a 2005 SV. Thanks

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I think you best sell it and search for a system for an S3 chassis. There was a recent thread about exhausts highlighting several makers around the country.

Ian

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An SV system will be too wide and too long to fit an S3.

'pretty sure that non of the primaries will align with the existing hone :-(

Ian's plan is the best one.

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Hi everyone

Thanks for the replies. I am more or less resigned to doing as you all advise...but before I throw in the towel, this thread did give me some hope that all may not be lost, so I will try to check with Cheeseman and/or CC to make sure nothing can be done with the primaries. 

Classic1952 - your request is noted and I'll be in touch in the likely event that investigations prove fruitless. 

Thanks all

Dan

 

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Dan,

I think with the single pipe system it is easier from a cost / development perspective to use the same manifold and extend the single pipe on the exhast to join it.

With 4 pipes (of the manifold) exiting the side skin on the uprated system, they all have to be longer for the SV. The manifold and system are different on the uprated SV system.

Ian

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Thanks for that Ian, I really appreciate the advice from you and the others who replied. 

I plan to keep an eye out for a whole uprated S3 system and more importantly, enjoy driving the car as it is in the meantime. 

Dan