[Vwdiesel] 2.25 inch exhaust

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sun Apr 23 16:31:10 EDT 2006

Well I got some good news. Having talked with a diesel guru the other 
day, he told me that the cutoff for any type of increase in pipe 
diameter would be around 2.5" for a 1.6 na diesel. The one thing that 
he said would help the greatest, along with a size increase would be 
some sort of performance header like the hotrods use. I don't think 
they make such a thing for a VW diesel, and I don't have the cash to 
have one fabricated from stainless {if your gonna do it, do it right}  
So I have it setup to go to a shop around here and have the exhaust 
ripped out from about half way down the head pipe back. 2.25" pipe, 
with one of those california turbo mufflers. They are short with very 
little restriction and only cost $20, it's either that or try just a 
glass pack and tail pipe. Will be interesting to see what happens with 
the fuel mileage.

Terry Briggs
Third Wheel Engineering
2576 King Circle
Corning, NY  14830

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