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Old 01-03-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I have come to the conclusion that I will be keeping my A6 and doing some stuff to it.
This topic will be about the exhaust, I'll be doing some research and noticed there isn't much options out there.

So the question is, should I get whats available out there that being Stasis and AWE, or should I continue to wait for other companies to make an exhaust for us like Milltek?

For those who already have an aftermarket exhaust on there A6/A7, a review would be appreciated, looking to make the move over the weekend.


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On another forum, John from RocEuro, who in the past was part of the design team behind the Milltek B8 S4 exhaust indicated a C7 Milltek exhaust is on its way. Frankly, Stasis is the only option I'm aware of for the A6 3.0t. Apparently the AWE A7 exhaust will fit, but appears to drone enough that AWE does not advertise it as being A6 compatible.
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On another forum, John from RocEuro, who in the past was part of the design team behind the Milltek B8 S4 exhaust indicated a C7 Milltek exhaust is on its way. Frankly, Stasis is the only option I'm aware of for the A6 3.0t. Apparently the AWE A7 exhaust will fit, but appears to drone enough that AWE does not advertise it as being A6 compatible.
John says a lot of things. Wheres my RocEuro intake? He said that was coming too. And when you email about it, he doesn't even bother to answer.

My dealer says the Stasis exhaust is no good. They are a Stasis dealer and and the boxes say Made in China right on them and often don't fit right. They recommended staying far away from all of Stasis's products except the tune.

I'd go with the AWE. Its downpipe back, which is superior to just a catback.

Avoid the German stuff like the plague. Its all ridiculously overpriced and no better than anything else. We discuss this all the time on the BMW forums. The Europeans feel that they can overcharge just because they think they're special. Reality is, they aren't special. They're just ripoff artists. Their products are no better than anything made in any other country. No better than a Japanese part, an American part, or any other part. Hell, if a Chinese part fit and performed as well for half the price, why wouldn't I buy it? Why would you pay a premium for a name?
EDIT: To clarify, I'm not saying Millitek is a major offender. Talking more along the lines of SuperSprint and Akrapovic, who have the nerve to charge $4k+ for a cat-back.

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On another forum, John from RocEuro, who in the past was part of the design team behind the Milltek B8 S4 exhaust indicated a C7 Milltek exhaust is on its way. Frankly, Stasis is the only option I'm aware of for the A6 3.0t. Apparently the AWE A7 exhaust will fit, but appears to drone enough that AWE does not advertise it as being A6 compatible.
why does the AWE exhaust drone on the A6 and not A7 if its basically the same engine?
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No idea but that's the word I received when I asked why it wasn't being advertised on AWE's site for the A6.
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No idea but that's the word I received when I asked why it wasn't being advertised on AWE's site for the A6.
I followed up with AWE month or two ago and they said they were working on the drone "fix" based on some lessons learned from their Q5 work. They were hoping to have the testing done by the end of the year. May be worth following up with them again.
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John says a lot of things. Wheres my RocEuro intake? He said that was coming too. And when you email about it, he doesn't even bother to answer. My dealer says the Stasis exhaust is no good. They are a Stasis dealer and and the boxes say Made in China right on them and often don't fit right. They recommended staying far away from all of Stasis's products except the tune. I'd go with the AWE. Its downpipe back, which is superior to just a catback. Avoid the German stuff like the plague. Its all ridiculously overpriced and no better than anything else. We discuss this all the time on the BMW forums. The Europeans feel that they can overcharge just because they think they're special. Reality is, they aren't special. They're just ripoff artists. Their products are no better than anything made in any other country. No better than a Japanese part, an American part, or any other part. Hell, if a Chinese part fit and performed as well for half the price, why wouldn't I buy it? Why would you pay a premium for a name? EDIT: To clarify, I'm not saying Millitek is a major offender. Talking more along the lines of SuperSprint and Akrapovic, who have the nerve to charge $4k+ for a cat-back.
As long as I know AWE is a cat back exhaust but because the cats are located at the down pipe (not at the center of he car like in other cars) they start at the end of the downpipe, but for sure it is a cat back exhaust
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Says right on their site downpipes and exhaust.
http://www.awe-tuning.com/awe-a7-3-0t-exhaust
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Says right on their site downpipes and exhaust.
http://www.awe-tuning.com/awe-a7-3-0t-exhaust
But the cats are AT/Before the downpipes, the exhaust starts after the cats so it is a cat Back system, I have it, I saw when it was installed.
So it is easier to understand, look at the picture there is no catalytic converters anywhere underneath the car
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i had the stasis exhaust installed on my a6 3.0t. i wasn't happy with the droning so i had my stock put back in.
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so much negative towards Stasis, I'm pretty turn off by everything I have been reading about them and this is not just on this forum but others too..
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was advise by AWE that the A7 exhaust doesnt work with the A6, and they need to do a redesign for the A6, due to the low demands, there isnt a plan at the moment to do this

are we stuck with Stasis??????
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was advise by AWE that the A7 exhaust doesnt work with the A6, and they need to do a redesign for the A6, due to the low demands, there isnt a plan at the moment to do this

are we stuck with Stasis??????
See, and I as well as numerous others, were told that its does work, though the sound isn't really where they want it to be. And I know there are guys running that exhaust on the A6.
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Apparently it fits, and to some extent it works, but there must be some mean drone for them not to take advantage of the fitment and offer it up to A6 owners. Bottom line is you can buy it and slap it on there, but the sound may not be to your liking.
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ye they said the drone is really bad in the cabin
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It would be nice if AWE or Milltek make an exhaust for C7/A6 with quad exhaust pipes or at least make it as an option to dual pipes (interchangeable). I actually emailed AWE about it but no plans for now.
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What I don't get is, how can the A6 not have a market, when the niche A7 supposedly does? They're on drugs or something. The A6 sells in much bigger numbers than the A7, so if one or the other has a bigger market, its the A6. The A6 is the mass market car. The A7 is for the yuppies who care more about sporty looks and are willing to get a smaller back seat and pay $10k more for it. The same group that buys the Mercedes CLS and BMW 6 Gran Coupe. The form over function crew.
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What I don't get is, how can the A6 not have a market, when the niche A7 supposedly does? They're on drugs or something. The A6 sells in much bigger numbers than the A7, so if one or the other has a bigger market, its the A6. The A6 is the mass market car. The A7 is for the yuppies who care more about sporty looks and are willing to get a smaller back seat and pay $10k more for it. The same group that buys the Mercedes CLS and BMW 6 Gran Coupe. The form over function crew.
Without taking your comment personally, honestly I do not, because in fact you have a point, in my case I really think the A7 is way nicer than the A6, but other people believe the A6 is a more beautiful car than the A7.
To each their own.
BUT I believe you can have the same argument with your A6 and let's say a Japanese luxury car (which I personally hate) the Lexus/Infiniti/Acura owners could say the same about you being a yuppie because form over function the Japanese is cheaper and maybe more functional.
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Without taking your comment personally, honestly I do not, because in fact you have a point, in my case I really think the A7 is way nicer than the A6, but other people believe the A6 is a more beautiful car than the A7.
To each their own.
BUT I believe you can have the same argument with your A6 and let's say a Japanese luxury car (which I personally hate) the Lexus/Infiniti/Acura owners could say the same about you being a yuppie because form over function the Japanese is cheaper and maybe more functional.
I actually drove the Japanese contingent before I bought the Audi and was very underwhelmed by them. Dynamically, they can't hold a candle to the Germans.

I don't think the A6/A7 argument is the same. They're basically the same car besides the roofline. Thats why I can't see spending more on an A7. Thats like charging $10k extra for a wagon over a sedan, which nobody does.

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the A7 is a beautiful car, honestly if they were the same price i would get the A7 over the A6, considering everything, an A7 with the same package that my A6 has was $15k more after taxes, a pill i just couldn't swallow..

I am more than happy with my A6 considering everything
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