[V8] The death of The Black Mariah?

McCall, Randy rmccall at nexant.com
Fri Aug 4 12:21:02 EDT 2006

>  FWIW, I had a shop weld on straight pipes from the cats to the rear
mufflers to omit my centers. They had been dented so much from the large
drop out of our new driveway, that they began to corrode and leak at the
damaged portion. There was no way I was spending hundreds of dollars for
those boat anchors. The only additional noise is a VERY SLIGHT burble at
idle that is only perceptible outside the car...and at the rear.
Absolutely zero additional noise into the cabin at any speed....much to
my chagrin. 
Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
>'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

For what its worth, my '91 20V avant came with a Stebro rear muffler and
no mid-muffler, and at around 40-55mph, sounded like a Nascar V8 inside!
Wife didn't want to go anywhere with the resonance it had, so I
eventually broke down and bought the Stebro mid muffler option. It fit
great, and toned the beasts of hell down very nicely, but still a LOT
louder than my stock S-6 Avant....I love it (chipped and way faster than
the S-6), wife still thinks its too loud, and the in-laws keep asking if
I need a new muffler...

Randy McCall
'91 200 20V Avant 149K (soon for sale)
'95.5 S6 Avant 
'01 Allroad (the wife's luxury cruiser)

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