Exhausting question

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 17 21:32:41 EDT 2002

Hi Taka and others See below:

Shayne P.

Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> Shayne-
> What exact components did you use in your 200?

Nothing special, simply aluminized pipe, a couple of bullet mufflers for
each pipe and a SS Dynomax Ultraflow can at the rear.  When the cats were
destroyed in the wreck, I used two generic CatCo cats.

> I'm running the Stromung 3" turbo-back system and I can't say that there
> really is any significant improvement over stock, although there is noticeably
> a little bit more pull to redline over 5000 rpm. This is with a chipped K24
> setup.

This one is alos a III+ chipped machine.  I agree, improvements were small.
Mainly, everything seems to happen 200-300 RPM faster/sooner.
> Clogged cats make a huge difference- my one clogged cat reduced boost and made
> spool-up noticeably slower.

Agreed.  Makes even a HUGE difference on NA cars.  I noticed this with my

> I would go to a single 3" for ease of installation and component choice
> availability- it's not easy finding suitable dual in/out mufflers and bullets
> don't really provide enough sound suppression unless you like your exhausts
> As for modification, like Keith said, it's your car, do what you like, damn
> all others. If I had a V8q 5-speed, I'd go full dual 2.5" and loud enough for
> it to rumble, but I'm a bit weird. :-)

That is EXACTLY what I have done.  at idle, it rumbles.  On power it simply
screams.  Kinda like a built 327 or 350.  FUN, Fun, FUN!!!


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