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Re: ALL THIS RANTIN' AN' RAVIN'
Robert Phillips writes:
> The big question is "How much more?"
> For a few hundred dollars difference,
> I'd have a good aftermarket system put
> on (not M*das) and let it be for 2 years
> until it needs replacing.
When I had the '87 4000 csq, I couldn't find anything aftermarket but an
Ansa. After prior experience with their stuff, I passed. I was looking for
real gains from an exhaust, not just more noise. I spoke with someone at
Borla, seeing if they had anything. to paraphrase: the factory exhaust, at
2+" diameter, is quite good, you're not likely to improve on it.
True, the factory stuff is bucks more. (I seem to recall $400 for the rear
muffler. compare: '88 Jetta GLI front & rear mufflers, parts alone were
$800, so I went with a Gillette powersound--$450 installed!). On the '87
Audi, the original muffler was replaced at 2 years (I doubt it really needed
it, but the dealer did it as a warranty item), then the replacement lasted
till I traded the car--its probably still on there.