[Vwdiesel] exhaust sound

Tyson Cragg tyson.cragg at sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 5 19:09:05 EST 2006

I am taking my 1997 Jetta TD (1.9 AAZ) to an exhaust shop tomorrow to have a 
custom-bent 2.5" straight pipe installed from the cat to the tail pipe.  I 
did a mufflerectomy on my 1996 Passat TDI, and noticed no difference in 
sound level without the mufflers.  The turbo really does quiet the exhaust 
to the point where mufflers are unnecessary.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mikitka" <mikitka at earthlink.net>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] exhaust sound

>I ran my 91 ECO converted to true TD with just the new 2.5" downpipe on it
> for 22miles to the muffler shop to have the rest of the system put on. It
> didn't sound any louder than all these kids with their honda's and 
> toyota's
> with that big round muffler on them, to me it seemed a little quieter and 
> it
> was no longer than just behind the steering rack. Now with a 2.5" system
> going through a Flowmaster muffler it is quiet.
> Nick
> MLightner wrote:
>>I've yet to take my Jetta (85 1.6 TD) out on the open road and opened
>>'er up, for obvious reasons, but I'm wondering
>>if it's usual for it to sound kinda like a tricked-out  high revving
>>little sports car;  once the tach gets above about 2,500 and at or
>>nearly at WOT.
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