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Date:         Thu, 16 Sep 2004 08:48:13 +0200
Reply-To:     Calle Fallberg <calle.fallberg@TELIA.COM>
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From:         Calle Fallberg <calle.fallberg@TELIA.COM>
Subject:      Re: Exhaust Pipe Question
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But Vince, how many cars isnīt there with "high preformance" exhausts out there? Not to mention LOUD bikes ! All bought to "gain up to 12hp" and to give an impression that you have a really souped up machine at the redlights The problem with a Vanagon is that you probably donīt hear that nice engine sound which makes it a bad investment OR - this is even worse - you end up cursing that loud pipe whenever you go away on holliday and spend the first two days after arrival trying to get back to normal hearing status ;-)

Seriously though - headers and low backpressure exhaust systems are mostly designed for a hi-rpm power peak and might cut the low end torque back a bit which is probably not what you aim for in a Vanagon


From: "Vince S"

> I am sure this is going to catch a lot of flame so I have my flame > retardant suit on. :-) > > It seems ill advise for someone asking how to save some money to > consider a high flow exhaust. Unless you have a modified engine at what > RPM do you plan to drive your Vanagon that warrants a high flow exhaust? > 6500 RPM sustain? > > To each their own, I am happy to keep mine under 4k. If I want to high > performance I go and drive a real performance vehicle. :-) > > > > - Vince > > > 1989 Vanagon GL Camper > 1993 Mazda Miata (for sale) > 1996 Land Rover Discovery > 2005 Mini Cooper S > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf > Of Craig Oda > Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 10:45 AM > To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM > Subject: Re: Exhaust Pipe Question > > > Rich, > instead of going with the stock muffler, have you considered a high flow > muffler? After reading about Goldibox and especially Robert Lilley's > van, I've been considering a Dynaflow Super Turbo muffler. > > > > here's info on Robert's modifications: > > > I'm holding back because I am not sure that I have found the right part > number. Here's some examples at Jeg's High Performance > > br=361 > > They don't list the part number that is on Tom's site. > Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler (Part # 17783) > > Robert also put a Monza exhaust tip resonator on. Again, I don't know > the part number. > > if you go this route, let me know what parts you get. > > If anyone else reading this has installed a high-flow muffler, I would > be curious as to what their experience was. > > I'm looking for improved performance and sound. I've got to take my > exhaust system off anyway to fix the bracket and maybe change some > gaskets. I just had it off last month, so it'll be easy to get the > screws off. > > -- Craig > > On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 16:55:27 -0700, Rich Pournelle <> > wrote: > > I have an 87' Vanagon Westfalia and the exhaust pipes are looking > > pretty rusty. I just got done with a cross-country drive and you can > > hear there is some sort of exhaust leak. I think it is probably time > > for new pipes & a muffler. One option is to buy the complete kit for > > $469 and have it installed. > > > > > > > > Is this the best route to go or can I get a shop to bend exhaust pipes > > > to spec for me? My guess is this would save some money, I wanted to > > see if anyone had gone down this route. > > > > Rich > > >

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