[V8] Muffler was 02

Michele_Deltergo at KeyBank.com Michele_Deltergo at KeyBank.com
Mon Jun 5 14:01:29 EDT 2006

I was actually looking to remove mine, very good shape, after procuring a
very nice used muffler from Bruce @ Audiconnection.  Basically the stock
muffler is very heavy, I'm guessing the better part of 40 lbs.  I was
looking to remove the center to save weight and get a more traditional V8
sound.  Bruce mentioned a few of his client had gone that way and liked the
results.  I'd check with him for a center if you really need one and are
thinking of used.

Thanks for all the suggestions on the O2 sensor!  Armed with a 4ft breaker
bar, it started to loosen at probably 1 ftlb before snapping my new 22mm
socket.  Surprisingly, I was able to remove it without significant thread
damage on the nipple.  Spliced in the new 3-wire...car runs great...MUCH
surginess.  Now the bad news...the center muffler is REALLY gone.
1800VWPARTS has an intact, used OEM center section for $180 ("good for 2
years...")...anybody got any other suggestions??  (looking for near


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