Fw: [Vwdiesel] mufflerectomy, postscript

Gerry Wolfe gerry.wolfe at sympatico.ca
Wed Jun 18 17:08:49 EDT 2003

I'll second that one!!!  I replaced the exhaust on my '91 Jetta TD with a
2.5" stainless system, using a straight-thru muffler.  Ended up also adding
a resonator.  Kicking myself for not getting an even quieter exhaust.

Once puberty passed, I stopped liking loud exhausts.

Just my $0.02Cdn...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harmon Seaver" <hseaver at cybershamanix.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 14:47
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] mufflerectomy, postscript

> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 02:08:45PM -0500, TexasTDI wrote:
> > I've owned my TDI for 15 months now, and my 1.6D for 9 months.  And the
> > exhaust hangers are still in perfect condition.  Also, removing the
> > is illegal.  DOT regulations state that all vehicles on the road must
have a
> > muffler.
>    And an effective one at that. Personally, I really, really, really hate
> -- and think we need much more stringent laws against loud cars and bikes.
> boomboxes. I like the approach in New Zealand where they ticket you
> progressively, first offense, just a couple hundred bucks, second offense
> a $1000, third offense they seize the vehicle. I'd like to see that done
> here. I'd also like to start a class action suit against Harley-Davidson
> making such noisy machines -- right off the factory floor they have an
> muffler. Be nice to force them to recall every bike they ever made and
> them all with a totally silent exhaust.
>    I remember a friend bought a new BMW bike back in the early 60's. It
> amazed all of us because you could not hear the thing run. The only way
> could tell the engine was running was to look at the tach or feel it for
> vibrations. We need laws to mandate that every vehicle on the road (or
> including boats and heavy equipment, and planes) be just that silent.
> --
> Harmon Seaver
> CyberShamanix
> http://www.cybershamanix.com
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