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Re: URQ parts and tuning

> > I want a good deep throaty growl if possible.
> You've already got one ... just have a muffler shop fab a piece of pipe to
> replace the rear muffler (they'll have to go up a bit in size since nobody in
> the U.S. stocks 65mm tubing) and be done with it.  Turbos make surprisingly
> good mufflers and while I wouldn't want a daily-driver to be quite as loud as
> my Ur-Q is without a muffler, for a weekend/play car, it's just fine.  BTDT...

I'll second that.  An 80-83 5kt has a lot of very low bass outside it
when idling, but otherwise is a fairly quiet car.  One of those mufflers
on my coupe is a little on the loud side.  Quite loud and nasty,
actually.  the muffler is a real "turbo" muffler, just a perforated pipe
thorugh the middle, no baffles.  

So the turbo in the 5kt was doing a lot of noise reduction.  maybe I
should get one now I've found a good reason.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250