I have a standard exhaust system and hate the sound , or rather lack thereof. standard maniflolds/downpipes/NOS muffler/std resonators… where is the sound?? its BLAAAAA …need some drone here…??
Until I ditched the stock mufflers in favor of turbo-pack mufflers on the 2+2 I thought the car sounded about like a 63 Ford Falcon; that is, nothing worth waiting around to hear it run. The turbo-packs gave it a nice low key growl without being obnoxious.
where do I get turbo packs
See page 140. I bought ones a bit shorter than the body of the stock mufflers and had the local exhaust shop make up adaptors to mate to the stock diameter pipes. I also had to fabricate brackets to hang he mufflers from the stock mounting points.
Remove your muffler. Hammer a piece of 1/2" reinforcing rod into the inlet and keep going until it comes out the rear outlet. Then pull the rod out and repeat for the other side. You now have a sports muffler. VROOOMM
The Classic Fabs systems have some notes
My V12 only has a pair of glasspacks It s a used exhaust system i got almost 20 years ago… sounds great without being obnoxious
Just go to you local shop and have them build a stainless system. I have headers so we uprated the size to 2 1/4 inch from front to back. 2 resonators in the middle and 2 long tips. Sounds pretty good.
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are you serious…
Probably is :)…
My thought exactly.
I’d already invested in a SS system from Bell (I believe) and wasn’t prepared to ditch it and buy another one.
I ended up deleting the rear resonator/muffler and replacing it with straight 2" SS pipes.
Looks original, sounds better AND saves weight !
I don’t have a sound file uploaded to YouTube, but the sound is deeper and raspier (if that’s a word).
My Mk2 has a 4.2 and I had the same complaint. Replaced the stock silencer with Magnaflow straight-through 2"ers off the shelf. Sounds mean now! Low rumble at idle and growl under throttle.
The only thing I changed was the resonators to Ansa, sound is a mellow growl. Sounds like a Ferrari.CIMG0982|666x500
Sounds great! Why did you walk to the “starboard” side to rev it?
where did you get the ANSA?
Sorry but those resonators were purchased 40 years ago at a garage in Brooklyn NY.
I do see that Welch sells similar ones. Good luck
I looked for ANSAs, to replace my 50-year old Abarths, but could never find a set.
BEST looking tips on an E!
That’s where the throttle linkage is. I’ll never record myself getting in or out of my car… not gracious at all…