VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

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VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by DaddyDarren » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:22 pm

Hello All,

Not had too much time to drive my car since returning from David Appleby Engineering. Will get some video footage once the coast is clear. Initial thoughts...

Running out of subtle mods to do so thought time to increase noise & power. Booked into David Appleby Engineering for V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipe. This is the maxed out option including Crank Pulley & Belt alongside ECU Remap. Now this mod will almost be entirely wasted on my car. It is a very much a highly cherished, dry weekend-only garage queen. Only used driving to meets, or coffee/breakfast on a Saturday/Sunday. An example of how carefully it’s driven at the last MOT, my six year old car has only gone through 30% of original brake pads. However it is a very nice-to-have & will come in handy when the aggressive Audi/Golf/BMW heathens insist on letting you know they have four farting pipes at the rear 😄

Dropped car off on the Monday, they keep it overnight to get remap file sent/returned from Canada & picked it up on Tuesday. Picture of OEM & new 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes...

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Car had been left in dynamic mode so bit of a shock firing it up to drive home. Had a noticeable more aggressive growl when started & got out to listen at back & certainly more grunt. Drive home was great but it did get some getting used to. Put car away but was very keen to drive again from cold & in normal mode. Although I wanted more power & noise I didn’t want an overly noisy road/rally type drive. I love the refinement of the V6 & the car has always driven beautifully.

Had to wait to the weekend & managed to take it out a few times. Every time I enjoyed it more!

Initial firing from cold. Louder bark initially but once valves close it is acceptable & shouldn’t pee the neighbours off. They will know your there but it’s not unnecessarily loud. Driving away in normal mode you would think it’s OEM sound wise, just a little bit of extra bark if you want. Once engine is warmed up & driving on faster roads best way to describe is in normal mode the throttle response is as were is dynamic mode. Absolutely perfect. You can keep it in this mode for a lovely spirited drive & be very happy.

Put it into dynamic mode & it turns into something a bit more naughty altogether. Perfectly drivable but a heavy left foot press lets you know some things have changed 😄 The exhaust fully let’s rip after 3000rpm & is louder than OEM but never obscene. Keeping the OEM back box is a must & provides best of both worlds. Then plop into Dynamic/Sport for the final cherry on the top.

DAE wrapped the OEM Cats/Pulley/Belt so everything can be returned to stock if required.

Could not recommend this work highly enough. James Appleby did the work himself & these are the guys who prepared/maintained the Invictus GT4 F-Types.
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VAP Lowering Springs
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VAP 200 Cell Cats & Downpipe
VAP Crank Pulley & Tune
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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by Lunar » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:59 pm

That sounds really good Darren.
DAE do seem to get excellent comments.
I’m very tempted myself.
How much extra was it on your insurance and who are you insured with?
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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by Jagman100 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:31 pm

Nice one Darren, looking forward to hearing it at one of the future meets when they’re on again...
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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by basher » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:34 pm

Awesome Darren.

How much did it all cost? What increase in power/torque will this give you?
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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by Nick » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:45 pm

Well done Darren, Keep us advised as to how she goes please long term, would love to get mine a few more ponies.
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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by DaddyDarren » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34 pm

Lunar wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:59 pm
That sounds really good Darren.
DAE do seem to get excellent comments.
I’m very tempted myself.
How much extra was it on your insurance and who are you insured with?

In process of renewing. Will let you know 👍
White 2014 V6 Coupe
Panoramic Roof
Active Switchable Exhaust
OEM Project 7 Grill
VAP Lowering Springs
H&R 15mm Wheel Spacers
VAP 200 Cell Cats & Downpipe
VAP Crank Pulley & Tune
20” Cyclone Alloys
Red Brake Calipers by BCS Automotive

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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by NAC63 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:44 pm

Nick wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Well done Darren, Keep us advised as to how she goes please long term, would love to get mine a few more ponies.
Really :shock: So you have a V8R and can honestly say you need more power :shock: Do you track it ?
If not I can honestly say there is no way anyone can use the full potential of a standard V8R on a public road :D :D

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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by Nick » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:56 pm

I know, :lol:

Yea love to track cars however haven’t been on one with this car yet as I need to get the brakes changed first, looking at going back to steel for track use.
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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by Lunar » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:47 pm

DaddyDarren wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Lunar wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:59 pm
That sounds really good Darren.
DAE do seem to get excellent comments.
I’m very tempted myself.
How much extra was it on your insurance and who are you insured with?

In process of renewing. Will let you know 👍
Appreciated - cheers 👍🏻
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Re: VAP V6 Power Pack & 200 Cell Cats/Downpipes Fitted

Post by Tel » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:15 pm

NAC63 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:44 pm
Nick wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Well done Darren, Keep us advised as to how she goes please long term, would love to get mine a few more ponies.
Really :shock: So you have a V8R and can honestly say you need more power :shock: Do you track it ?
If not I can honestly say there is no way anyone can use the full potential of a standard V8R on a public road :D :D
You can never have too much torque! ;-)

It's very addictive and on a V8R, the gains are fully useable...you just need to be a bit more on the ball!...

The difficulty is, remembering it takes just over 4 seconds to 70mph!
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