[200q20v] shortened exhaust...fire hazard?

Fundsalo Racing fundsaloracing at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 19 19:21:21 EST 2002


I run my 85 ur-q with no muffler, just an open SS
SuperTrapp welded onto the end of  a 2 1/2" stright
pipe. The turbo is your muffler....

--- Tresturbos at aol.com wrote:
> My mufflers are getting tired after 117k miles.  I
> will eventually get around
> to replacing the whole down-pipe back system with a
> Random Tech 3" cat to a
> 3" catback. I'm not sure whether or not I will use
> muffler(s).
> To help in that decision, I'm thinking of
> experimenting with a shortened
> version of the current unit. I would simply remove
> the mufflers by pulling
> them from the bolted sleeve prior to the center
> resonator. Driving around
> without the mufflers would give me an idea of what a
> straight pipe catback
> would sound like, albeit a bit louder given it's
> exit just aft of my ears!
> For now my question is whether or not this
> arrangement might pose a fire
> hazard?
> TIA,
> Mitch Frey
> Portland, Oregon
> '91 200tq IA Stage 3
> '00 A6 2.7T
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