center muffler

Tom Mullane tmullane at
Wed Mar 31 09:06:30 EST 2004

On my 200, the PO had omitted the center muffler.  The exhaust did not seem
any louder than any other 200 to me.  There was a very minor drone at
certain highway speeds, but nothing worth addressing.


Tom Mullane

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 21:26:21 -0500
From: Steven Hauptmann <hauptmanns at>
Subject: RE: center muffler
To: 'Rees Pritchard' <reesisright at>, 200q20v at
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Purely FYI .

I have heard a 10vtq with NO muffling device of any kind and I  was amazed
at how reasonably quiet it was. Don't get me wrong, it was a dedicated track
car and was way too loud for the street. But since the turbo provides some
muffling itself, it was much quieter to these ears than NA engines with
straight pipes that I've heard before.

With this in mind, and given the fact that I would not mind a little more
sound that the stock WOOSH; If/when I'm in your situation, I will definitely
be willing to try omitting the center muffler altogether. If it turned out
to be too loud,  I could always add a glass pack (which should be cheap) in
the center muffler location.

There it $0.02

Steve Hauptmann
South Carolina

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