I got my evoque 3 weeks ago and its a 2.2 TD4 version. On the test drive in December 2011 I tried the SD4 and I was impressed with the sound car gave me when I put the pedal to the metal . However I decided to take the TD4 because I knew it is the same engine and probably I will be able to unlock it to 190Hp which comes to the SD4 version.
I was reading forums here and couldn't believe that in Ireland you can pay only 1.000,00 pounds extra from TD4 to SD4 version. Here in Slovenia (also EU country for the ones that don't know ) you have to pay 3.300,00 pounds or 4.000,00€ extra to go from pure TD4 to SD4. So that is why it was not rational to me to spend all that extra money for the the same engine which I can unlock for maximum 500,00€.
I got my Evouque 3 weeks ago and at first I thought it was just some electronic block to not get that full "tiger" sound. Now I have 1500 km and I'm using higher rpm then on the begining. Finaly I found out on this forum that TD4 has single exhaust and SD4 the cool looking and sounding twin exhaust.
I'm a little angry at the LR salesman which didn't warn me that the SD4 has the twin exhaust.
Yesterday I took a look at my exhaust system on my evouque. You have to excuse me for my bad English in mechanic expressions because it is not my native language but I'm gonna try my best.
I also attached pics to make things a little more understanding. Its snowing here so thats why the car isn't perfectly clean. I think it is possible to make a twin exhaust on TD4 without too much hustle but here is where I would need some help from people who know this things.
On the bottom-middle of the car there is a "exhaust pot". We call it like this in my country don't know whats the correct english expression.
By the way, my car has the wheel on the left not like in Britain. From this "pot" exhaust pipe goes to the left and come out of the left plastic.
Here is what I was thinking...can I order the same plastic with the whole on the right side from SD4 and the exhaust pipe on the right side from SD4 and put it on my TD4. They could just weld the exhaust pipe to the "exhaust pot" even if it would not really work. I think this probably could be done.
The real question is: "Can you simply cut a hole on the right side of "exhaust pot" and weld the right exhaust pipe on, so that it would be fully funtional?". With this I mean getting that sound which I want and getting the full working option. I'm attaching the pics to see how my car chassis exhaust system looks on TD4.
Can someone please send me some pics of SD4 rear chasis to see how their exhaust system looks so I know if i have the basic chance of doing what I wanted to?
Is it possible to simply punch a whole on the "exhaust pot" and weld the exhaust pipe on or can there be troubles afterwards...I really don't know if this "exhaust pots" are different for twin and single exhaust pipes.
I would appreciate any help and advice!