buying R8

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200Plus Club

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226 months

Sunday 1st December
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Mine had an eisenmann switchable and it sounded absolutely awesome. Stock noise closed, hells gates open in bypass :-)

akadk

781 posts

127 months

Sunday 1st December
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Picked mine up yesterday

Not a supercar mind 😉


ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Sunday 1st December
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200Plus Club said:
Mine had an eisenmann switchable and it sounded absolutely awesome. Stock noise closed, hells gates open in bypass :-)
what sort of money are these ?
is it a hard process to fit , I have seen pics of lots of parts on the floor !!!

ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Sunday 1st December
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akadk said:
Picked mine up yesterday

Not a supercar mind ??

wow lovely colour , what is that called is it Audi colour ? what colour interior ?

ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Sunday 1st December
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Trev450 said:
Congrats - will look forward to hearing more about it.
Capristo are about the best you can get but at a price. Quicksilver are getting good reviews and are quite reasonably priced. There is a simple 'disconnect' mod you can do to the stock exhaust that keeps the valves open permanently, but doesn't make a huge difference.,

Edited by Trev450 on Sunday 1st December 19:47
there is another one called "stalis" or something ? also scorpion? , soooooo many .
yes I think I will change from stock as not enough difference , I like to have a nice sound otherwise I would have got I8 ha ha

Thesprucegoose

19,699 posts

143 months

Sunday 1st December
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hyphen said:
How much does it cost to repair a cracked one?
this guy did it for 500 dollars but that is rare it seems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIsW_oNLZjM

jakesmith

5,360 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-163jt said:
ok I am near Portsmouth so will see if they have this "master tech"
good news guys & thanks for help ,tried to not do my normal & just buy, but I have again without seeing it !!
however I did listen & spent more than I should to get a safer bet in long run & got it off dealer …
will pick it up in couple of weeks ..
will keep you posted ….
what is a good exhaust for these as don't sound that good to be honest , do any come up for sale on here used ?
I have been told quicksilver / capristo / miltec ??????
can you get the original exhaust modified to sound better as that what I done on my 997, they altered it so it sounds like its in sport mode all the time , very nice job..
At the budget end...

Milltek does not get great write ups for build quality but it is cheaper

I’ve heard good things about TopGear but never seen it heard one

Quicksilver do a normal one, a much louder one and a switchable. Honestly the loud one supersport is absurdly loud. The switchable one goes as loud as that but obviously can be muted. The switchable one is louder than stock in quiet mode and sounds better. It also has titanium parts and a decent weight saving

Capristo and Tubi have a good rep but are significant money I didn’t listen to one as I couldn’t afford it at the time

it’s quite a ball ache to change the system on the R8 as rear bumper has to come off which is a few hours on and off.

I have to say it doesn’t sound as good as my old Maserati or a Ferarri or something like that but it can definitely liven up a lot with a new exhaust

jakesmith

5,360 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-163jt said:
there is another one called "stalis" or something ? also scorpion? , soooooo many .
yes I think I will change from stock as not enough difference , I like to have a nice sound otherwise I would have got I8 ha ha
Top gear
Milltek
Quicksilver
Stasis
Scorpion
Akrapovitch
Tubi
Capristo



akadk

781 posts

127 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-163jt said:
wow lovely colour , what is that called is it Audi colour ? what colour interior ?


Samoa orange

PompeyReece

640 posts

37 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-163jt said:
ok I am near Portsmouth so will see if they have this "master tech"
good news guys & thanks for help ,tried to not do my normal & just buy, but I have again without seeing it !!
however I did listen & spent more than I should to get a safer bet in long run & got it off dealer …
will pick it up in couple of weeks ..
will keep you posted ….
what is a good exhaust for these as don't sound that good to be honest , do any come up for sale on here used ?
I have been told quicksilver / capristo / miltec ??????
can you get the original exhaust modified to sound better as that what I done on my 997, they altered it so it sounds like its in sport mode all the time , very nice job..
Congrats. My R8 has just passed its MOT at Audi Portsmouth so they are an accredited centre.

JKM in Portsmouth fitted a Milltek to my friends R8 and they’re a little closer to home.



200Plus Club

6,828 posts

226 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-163jt said:
200Plus Club said:
Mine had an eisenmann switchable and it sounded absolutely awesome. Stock noise closed, hells gates open in bypass :-)
what sort of money are these ?
is it a hard process to fit , I have seen pics of lots of parts on the floor !!!
Think it's over £2k fitted. Worth buying a car with one already On! Spec is everything when buying an R8.

jakesmith

5,360 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st December
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Ricky used to do a deal where if you bought a Quicksilver system from him he’d fit it free. Not sure if that’s still going or not but worth an ask and got to be the cheapest way of getting one fitted

200Plus Club

6,828 posts

226 months

Sunday 1st December
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https://www.eisenmann.co.uk/R8

More than I thought £3.3k plus fitting...

ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Monday 2nd December
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jakesmith said:
Top gear
Milltek
Quicksilver
Stasis
Scorpion
Akrapovitch
Tubi
Capristo
thanks is that in order of what you recommend ?

ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Monday 2nd December
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200Plus Club said:
https://www.eisenmann.co.uk/R8

More than I thought £3.3k plus fitting...
wont be getting that then ………
so expensive , that must be the most expensive as I have seen brand new miltec for £1700 + fitting

ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Monday 2nd December
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PompeyReece said:
Congrats. My R8 has just passed its MOT at Audi Portsmouth so they are an accredited centre.

JKM in Portsmouth fitted a Milltek to my friends R8 and they’re a little closer to home.
oh that's good about audi , was service good ?
I will give jkm a ring , thanks , what exhaust did he get & cost ?


ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Monday 2nd December
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jakesmith said:
Ricky used to do a deal where if you bought a Quicksilver system from him he’d fit it free. Not sure if that’s still going or not but worth an ask and got to be the cheapest way of getting one fitted
ok , I messaged him about looking when buying but he don't go to houses anymore it has to go to him … so didn't bother .

jakesmith

5,360 posts

119 months

Monday 2nd December
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ian-163jt said:
jakesmith said:
Top gear
Milltek
Quicksilver
Stasis
Scorpion
Akrapovitch
Tubi
Capristo
thanks is that in order of what you recommend ?
Not really - I've just heard that Miltek isn't the best quality
I would want to hear the others n the metal before buying, like I said before it isn't an amazing sounding engine compared to others and I wouldn't want to spend £7000 on it if it wasn't going to be a significant improvement over the cheaper options
I think it really makes sense to buy a car with one fitted if you can find one - much better value

PompeyReece

640 posts

37 months

Monday 2nd December
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ian-163jt said:
oh that's good about audi , was service good ?
I will give jkm a ring , thanks , what exhaust did he get & cost ?
Their customer service was fine but they didn't do an actual car service, just an MOT and a health check which came up 100% perfect. Ricky does my annual service however he gets Swindon Audi to do the MOT so may as well get my MOT done locally.

He got a Milltek but no idea on cost, sorry.

Edited by PompeyReece on Monday 2nd December 22:27

ian-163jt

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188 posts

55 months

Tuesday
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jakesmith said:
Not really - I've just heard that Miltek isn't the best quality
I would want to hear the others n the metal before buying, like I said before it isn't an amazing sounding engine compared to others and I wouldn't want to spend £7000 on it if it wasn't going to be a significant improvement over the cheaper options
I think it really makes sense to buy a car with one fitted if you can find one - much better value
it seems you can most supplied and fitted for about £2700 (there are the more expensive ones like premium models) but I may look for 2nd hand one as few on e bay , not in a rush , the trouble is when looking for car its hard enough , then trying to get the right exhaust / colour / owners etc for the sake of £2700 and at least its new !
just have to get some overtime in & try to not let wife see parcel , its hard enough hiding the car in storage as it is …...