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[gti-vr6] Techtonics is installed "Rodrigues,Manny" <> Mon, 1 Jun 1998 06:12:28 PDT
Re: [gti-vr6] Techtonics is installed "Rodrigues,Manny" <> Wed, 3 Jun 1998 13:15:54 PDT

From gti-vr6-owner Mon Jun 1 11:02 CDT 1998
From: "Rodrigues,Manny" <>
To: GTI Mailing List <gti-vr6@dev.tivoli>, AWE16VR6@aol,
Subject: [gti-vr6] Techtonics is installed
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 06:12:28 PDT
Gents and Ladies,

With the help of my co-worker and friend Chris Catlin, who did 98
 percent of the install, the Techtonics Tuning exhaust is installed and
 running.  All I can say is WOW, what a difference.  The TT is
 essentially a straight pipe setup from the cat all the way back.

We jacked up the rear of the car and put it up on 2 4x4 blocks of wood.
  Essentially, Chris removed the hangers and disconnected the stock
 exhaust at the cat.  We lowered the front of the exhaust and then
 proceeded to try a manual hacksaw to cut the pipe just to the front of
 the rear axle.  After limited success, Chris got out a jigsaw which
 worked fine until the blade broke.  We went to the hardware store and
 picked up some DeWalt cobalt jigsaw blades and once Chris got into the
 pipe with that thing we were through it in about 30 seconds.  Once we
 got the stock exhaust out from under the car, I was amazed at how
 heavy the "suitcase" and stock muffler were!  Todd at A&WE told me the
 suitcase weighs 37 lbs!  The entire new exhaust weighs 33 lbs, I read
 the shipping label.

Finally after install Chris fired up the engine and I was ecstatic!
 What a sweet sound!  Real throaty and pleasant, not too loud but loud
 enough.  When I test drove this thing on the way home the power is
 really noticeable from 4k through redline.  Totally smooth power all
 the way up, no loss.  No loss on the low end, either.  Great sound
 when I double clutch to downshift and then blip the throttle (thanks
 to the list member who taught me how to do that, although I forgot who
 taught me!).  On the highway, no annoying sounds in the car.  Just
 about as quiet as stock in all honesty at high speeds.

Thanks to Chris for all the help, otherwise my VW dealer would have
 gotten my cash for the install.  Thanks to Todd at A&WE for the
 recommendation of the Techtonics.  You guys can email me directly with
 any additional questions or if you need more impressions of how it

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From Wed Jun 3 21:12 CDT 1998
From: "Rodrigues,Manny" <>
To: Andy Nguyen <aqn@dev.tivoli>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Techtonics is installed
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 13:15:54 PDT
<<About the Techtonics exhaust install:  after you hacked off the old
 system, do the new system just slip on and is secured with a clamp?
 (I would like the extra info to add to your post, for the archive.)>>


The Techtonics comes with the clamps you need for install and a small
 plastic bottle of this black pipe sealer the you put around the pipes
 as you fit them together.

Essentially, the Techtonics slips right in.  It's really very easy if
 you know what you're doing.  If I had to do the install again, I would
 be able to no problem.

If you need more info, please email me.

Techtonic-ized (a play on Garrettized!)

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