Why you should remove your centre silencer!

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Guy, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Paul4d

    Paul4d

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    Top tip for you lot with no silencer. When on the overrun just rest your foot on the throttle, LOADS more snaps and cracklez. This may affect the MPG tho :wink:
     

  2. Guy

    Guy

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    In my video it's completely standard. That's just a cold start. After it warms up it quietens down a bit.

    I do 50 miles commuting a day about 25 on the motorway and haven't noticed much more drone. It's louder but completely bearable for a daily drive!
     
  3. (M)Gradidge

    (M)Gradidge

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    Where did people get the exhaust section from? Is just a straight section from an exhaust fabricators or an off the shelf bit of kit?
     
  4. CSOJON2982

    CSOJON2982 Platinum Member

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    My local garage are just ordering a piece of tube in from their exhaust company n will do the chop n swap on fri for £35 including pipe!
     
  5. Drew200

    Drew200

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    I'm getting mine done over at topgear in Stockport between £70 -£80
     
  6. Fernandez

    Fernandez Gold Member

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  7. Chrisgti6

    Chrisgti6 East Midlands Rep.

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    Limiter from cold, nice bit of mechanical sympathy there!
     
  8. lewisflintham

    lewisflintham POTM Winner - November 2016, August 2017 Platinum Member

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    Lol, I was thinking the same thing
     
  9. Robo_#1

    Robo_#1

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    I don't think once is gonna kill his engine though guys,it probably got worse when they unloaded it in the docks with 2miles on clock.
     
  10. deadmau5

    deadmau5

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    Litchy told me that the most powerful standard 197 that ever went on RS Tuning's rolling road was owned by a guy who just gave it hell from day one. I think Litchy's was 193ish standard so it might be the only customer owned one to have ever made 194!
     
  11. Guy

    Guy

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    Yeah - normally I let the car warm up before limiter! But once isn't going to hurt :wink:

    Mine was done by longlife. Tube of stainless clamped in!
     
  12. Willis

    Willis The Gatekeeper Platinum Member

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    Mine was 193.5 standard, I'm sure Litchy's was 196 before Cams. :thumbup:
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
  13. deadmau5

    deadmau5

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    Wow! Even better!

    What's Nicole running now with V6 box and KTR?
     
  14. Willis

    Willis The Gatekeeper Platinum Member

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    Not sure to be honest, could do with going back on the rollers but I'd have to find somewhere with the same (Dastek) setup to get any sort of consistency/credibility really. If that figure was correct then I'd hope she'd be not far off the magical 200BHP mark now. That was the better of two runs, one registered 192.?BHP and I think 153.8lbFt and the other run was 193.5BHP and near enough the same torque. The rollers had only been in a week too so I'd like to think they were calibrated well, unfortunately the lad who owns the place turned into a complete penis so I'm reluctant to go back there again.

    She could do with a Remap really to make the most of everything now (runs sweetly and definitely got more oomph now) so once the Cambelt is done and the new exhaust (watch this space) is sorted I'll get her back on the rollers for some mappage. I'd like a nice round 200BHP for willy-waving purposes but to be honest I'm not too fussed, chasing figures just gets expensive hahaha!!!
     
  15. Starlet_GT

    Starlet_GT

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    Has anyone tried adding a sports cat to this setup?
     
  16. Jcs

    Jcs

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    Really can't decide what I think of the noise.

    Everybody put the vids up :tongueout:

    I think I love the acceleration sounds but not keen on the tinnyish overun
     
  17. Fernandez

    Fernandez Gold Member

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    The tininess goes after a while once the new pipe Cokes up a bit
     
  18. henderson

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    this is exactly why i daren't do it...

    i have no cats so thinking of putting a sports cat in at some point before removing the silencer to hopefully stop it sounding to tinny and raspy
     

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