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Re: UR-Q help Need center muffler

At 04:43 PM 8/20/96 -0700, you wrote:
>> FYI, I've seen one of the early US spec cars, which happens to have a 
>> straight pipe from the cat to the rear muffler.
>That's what the local muffler shop did to my UrQ when it needed new mufflers!
>Straight pipe for the center muffler and a super turbo at the rear.  It worked
>fine for about half the price of ONE OEM muffler.
I think Steve is referring to my car.  I bought it from a CA quattro club
member.  I would suggest that you make sure you have the right exhaust
tip(s) if you remove the center resonator.  Exit velocity is critical to
noise on these cars.  A fancy dual tip pipe like I have may not be what you
want.  I notice resonance at idle with this setup; it's fine otherwise.

BTW, some people run the TQCs with no mufflers at all and 3" pipe from the
downpipe back with no cat.  I've heard one of these cars; he got the bends,
lenghts, and exit conditions correct, so it was not very loud.  It did sound
like a race car at full throttle though!


John Karasaki

The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles

1981 Coupe
1982 TQC
1984 5000S Wagon
1990 V8