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Old 19th October 2006, 12:04   #1
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Information on aftermarket exhausts?

Hi guys

The only mod im considering on my car is an exhaust upgrade but Im totally ignorant to the parts, procedures and results.

Which parts can be purchased? is the normal thing to just buy the "tips" or do you buy a whole system (pipes beneath the car as well?), does x-pipe mean that the pipes are "crossed" beneath or is it something totally different, does this increase sound level or performance and what is a muffler?

If I would go for a race eisenman what is included?

I even dont know which questions to ask cuz I dont have the slightest clue about these parts so if someone would care to explain exhaust systems for me I would be ever gratefull

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In a nutshell there are 3 different options to choose from, one of which is NOT to just change the tips. You exhaust basically has 3 sections (starting from the rear end) you have the (a)mufflers, (b) pipes that include the resonators and then the (c)headers.

Option 1: Change the mufflers. If all you care about is changing th exhaust note on your car, then this is your best bet. There are many to choose from but a lot of people here either go with the Eisenmann which is on the loud side or SuperSprint which is on the calmer side. Changing the mufflers will not increase performance on your car but it will sound better.

Option 2: Change mufflers and remove stock pipes that have the resonators then add pipes without resonators (x-pipe or straight pipes). This will make the exhaust note louder with some/minimal performance gains.

Options 3: Change mufflers, add x-pipe/straight pipes, change headers. This will turn your car into monster. It will be very loud but the performance gains are very noticiable.

Short summary but I hope this helps


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in addition, i am considering the x-pipe and muffler combo from supersprint, a reasonable (?) expense, the headers put you into the insane money (IMHO) as in $10k plus and lots o labor. unless you really want to gain lots and lots of power, forget the headers and cams, etc...... murph
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Thanks!

With the info provided I was able to do a more exact search on google and I think I got a hang of it!

I will probably go for mufflers only.

btw. whos editing all the thread titles lately? The way my title was edited it now sounds as if the question would be like one of so many regarding "whats the difference in sound between eisenmann sport and race - pleast post a sound clip"...
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