Hello All, I know this topic has been knocked around so much, but what is available to us keeps changing as vendors shift suppliers, etc. So, I’m inquiring about systems currently available. I wish to replace my single exhaust with a dual on my 120 roadster and would like to know what everyone’s experience has been regarding ease of fitment, and most of all, quality of sound. I have driven recently a 120 with the Bell’s 1-in-2-out system and IMO truthfully, it sounded only slightly richer than my single and not enough of an improvement for the trouble or expense.
So, available now seems to be 2 systems domestic to USA, the Bell true dual, ( offered by SNG Barratt, & English Parts), and the Double S, (offered by Moss). These cost around $700 or so.
There are, of course, the U.K. systems that get quite expensive: Quick Silver Exhaust, (1,160 GBP), Hayward & Scott, (875 GBP), and Double S UK, (2436 GBP). Yeah,… that last bit confuses me too but perhaps it is not the same as what we get supplied here ? Classic Fabricators is another that is in the same cost range. I’m not sure what Guy Broad offers since I have trouble accessing his info online.
Also, not sure if Bill Bassett is still offering his “hybrid” system with mild steel pipes with stainless muffler.
For reasons of cost + shipping, I am most interested in comparing the Bell with the Double S from Moss. My brother’s DHC came with what we (XK-Lovers) think is probably a Double S and it sounds amazing ! But the fit is not very tight up against the crossmember and he bottoms on road protrusions, (Everest sized speed bumps ??)
Thanks for you input, sound bites would be awesome, btw. Stay well, and Happy Motoring, Knight