Toyosport exhaust on 197

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Primož Kavšek, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Primož Kavšek

    Primož Kavšek

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    Car:
    Renault Clio 197 F1 team
    Hi anyone here have a Toyosport complete exhaust on 197? Sound, quality, it is cheap for a complete system so thats why I have doubt.
     

  2. MarcB

    MarcB Paid Member

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    Location:
    Scotland
    Car:
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
  3. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    Quite a few people have had the system fitted, I presume its the one with a straight pipe from the manifold back, where it meets up with two small back boxes.

    I can tell you that it will be loud/very loud, drone like hell on the motorway, set off car/bike alarms too. However it sounds great on full chat and even around town. Plus the pops and bangs don't sound half bad either imo.

    Word of warning however, don't throw away your old system in case you find the toyosport one too loud.
     
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    378
    Car:
    Clio 197 RB
    Has anyone ever tried to keep the cat on a toyo system e.g. by cutting the OE exhaust at same point and slip the Toyo one over? I doubt they're the same OD pipe but figured someone might know... Also, does a full Toyo exhaust system pass the emissions test on MOT?? Cheers :thumb:
     
  5. Frank Perry

    Frank Perry Paid Member

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    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Car:
    Clio Sport 197
    I have the toyo system with the standard manifold, it removes the second cat if I'm not mistaken...

    Sound wise - I prefer loud and this ticks that box nicely. Pops and bangs are semi-frequent on shifts etc and like DS197 mentioned, sounds nice on full throttle.

    Quality - I would say it's great for the price, it's not 100% perfection, but it does what it's meant to do.

    Looks - I prefer the toyo slip-on tips that are provided, they give the rear a nice look and if you keep them polished, they will last a while!

    I am currently in the midst of getting a remap (using fatship's RSTuner) as you will notice a flat spot at 2.5 - 3k rpm. I think this is the same on most 197's with an aftermarket exhaust system, though.

    Hope this helps! :smile:
     
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  6. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    No issues with MOT emissions test with only the primary cat and secondary decat.
     

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