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Re: EXHAUST answers and a question

At 08:03 AM 11/08/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Which brings me to my question. On my 84 4kq, I replaced the exhaust with a
>2.5 inch piping and a 3 chamber flowmaster in the back. I get rasperries
>like crazy, right around 3-4k rpms. Anyone have experience with flowmasters
>on audis? I have to get rid of the racket and was thinking about putting
>some sort of resonator upstream of the muffler.

Instead of putting a resonator upstream, how about putting a tailpipe tip that has a built-in resonator? They usually have some fiberglass, as a baffle, built into them. They don't look any different really than one without the baffle.

That worked for me once, when I put a Cherry Bomb Turbo on a 1987 (?) Ford Escort. It was WAY too loud, and it resonated obnoxiously on the highway, but then I got a tip, out of the JC Whitney catalog, and it quieted it down nicely (but it was still sporty sounding). I think that the tip was a Monza (from Pacesetter), just like the dual tip ones that are on my '92 100S now (but they came as part of the Pacesetter Monza muffler that I just put on).

That it what I plan to do as well, if the low restriction muffler that I put on the Syncro is too loud. I'll just order a tip from JC Whitney (or from Pacesetter or ANSA).

Good luck.

Jim Griffin
Maryland, USA
"Perception is often stronger than reality!"
'92 Audi 100S
'87 VW Quantum Syncro Wagon