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Downpipe recommendations

I have a TF160 with a 6 nut downpipe blowing on the flexi section, I know it will be an MOT fail next week.

What is the generally accepted way and where to buy one of these anyway?

I won't be asking quicktwits or any of those outlets.

Ebay have a "genuine" oe one for 100 and other generic makes are 80.

Are the ebay ones ok or is there a better make or brand people use and if so where?

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Why not invest in a proper 4-2-1 manifold from Mike Satur or Janspeed?
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Last one I bought was off ebay and was the cheapest I could find, not had a problem with it and its been on a few years now
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Why not invest in a proper 4-2-1 manifold from Mike Satur or Janspeed?
Because its too expensive.
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Last one I bought was off ebay and was the cheapest I could find, not had a problem with it and its been on a few years now
OK, Ebay it is then. thanks
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Last one I bought was off ebay and was the cheapest I could find, not had a problem with it and its been on a few years now

Did mine a year ago for the same reason- flexipipe broken. Replaced the back box at same time and retained the cat. Took nearly a full but satisfying day and all new joints and stainless-steel nuts/bolts/washers required. i had to cut and grind off nuts from back box/cat and carefully re-use the bracket that ties the car and back-box together. I brought an OEM back box and aftermarket down pipe. The fixings/nuts came off this ok and you need a decent spanner to remove the pre-cat lamda sensor. You will have to drill out the remnants of the bolts from the cat- ok if you have a pillar-drill as you must drill 'on center'
A year on and 6k miles- no problems.

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Why not invest in a proper 4-2-1 manifold from Mike Satur or Janspeed?
Have you seen the price of these?
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I got mine for my 160 from MGFnTFbitz along with a TT Mk7 box think it was about 70 and its stainless steel. Had to replace it as the flexi had gone. TT Mk7 was 300


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If its just to pass an MOT, this one on eBay might be okay - flex looks in good condition, also includes a manifold, silencer and llambda (which you might not need) but for the price, it ain't bad for a quick fix.....

MGFT / MGF Exhaust inc Manifold, Down pipe etc, Ideal Spares, needs ? No Cat | eBay

Otherwise, if you want to spend more for new, there are better options. For a bit more, you could get a stainless steel Toyosports (eBay) which is what I did when my OEM stuff died........
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Why not see if you're local motor factors has or can get you one?
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I have purchased the genuine OE one from ebay, a bit dearer that generic one plus a full gasket and bolt kit as I'm expecting it will be an angle grinder job to get the bolts off.

When my rear silencer fails as I expect it too sometime soon, I will be buying A TT exhaust
they sound awesome, but I'll keep the cat on (Changing it twice a year for an MOT is too much effort )

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TT MK7 ....Wise choice, I have one and it sounds absolutely fantastic. I just fitted a decat pipe and it now pops and burbles on overrun, sounds superb!!! It's like driving a different car...Very civilised when pottering around, but when you boot it (especially in a tunnel) it sounds simply stunning, just like a sports car should sound!
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I also have a TT Mk7 silencer (coupled with my SS Toyo manifold and downpipe) and a normal cat - sound is very good and I think you've made a good decision. Some might say the TT is too loud - only if thrashed, I find. At full throttle, it really is a lovely sound......
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Steve...Sounds great...I have Direnza manifold and downpipe, decat pipe, TT MK7/2, 52mm TB, Vortex cold air feed enclosed induction kit....Next month I'm going to fit a 25 shot wet system Nos...Can't wait 😁
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MS stuff is expensive, but is amazing.
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Yep. I have the Mike Satur 4-2-1 manifold and the MS Daytona back box. More expensive than the TT, but some of us want quality over noise.
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Yep. I have the Mike Satur 4-2-1 manifold and the MS Daytona back box. More expensive than the TT, but some of us want quality over noise.
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Yep. I have the Mike Satur 4-2-1 manifold and the MS Daytona back box. More expensive than the TT, but some of us want quality over noise.
Me too and I agree entirely!
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Yep. I have the Mike Satur 4-2-1 manifold and the MS Daytona back box. More expensive than the TT, but some of us want quality over noise.

Price is not necessarily an indicator to quality, the TT is very much a quality made piece of kit. Better looking than the Daytona, too. Now, sound is very much down to the individual - up to you if you want to pay more for a quieter silencer but I don't think you can knock the TT in terms of quality for price. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.............
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Price is not necessarily an indicator to quality, the TT is very much a quality made piece of kit. Better looking than the Daytona, too. Now, sound is very much down to the individual - up to you if you want to pay more for a quieter silencer but I don't think you can knock the TT in terms of quality for price. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.............
Now I have to disagree on that. There are quite a few complaints about the TT while not many about the Daytona.
It is down to personal taste, but generally, TT owners go on to explore other exhausts. Daytona owners tend to stick with what they have.
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