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Silencers? How many!

Hello all,

As per your reccommendations i invested in a spanking new rear tail pipe and box (oval)(eb spares-top service!) for my 147. It looks the mutts nutts and sounds a little deeper which is awesome, but whilst it was up on ramps being done i had a look underneath, did you know that a 147 2.0 has three silencers in addition to the cat. converter.
The middle one of these looks puny and likie it shouldn't be there so i am considering having a new mid pipe too!

So my questions are:

Has anyone done this before
Is it likely to be deterimental (they must have put a box in there for some reason)
Does it sound better/more power without.

I realise we are bordering the realms of straight through stainless exhauts.........

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Re: Silencers? How many!

just bite the bullet and get a straight thru

no detrimental effect to removing the smallest box, little louder but other than that its fine. the big one is what you want rid of but it does increase the noise levels quite noticably.

the engine will breathe better with a straight thru system but as i say it will be louder, also, to really take advantage of such system you need a good intake system such as the BMC CDA carbon system... a remap would be useful too
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Re: Silencers? How many!

Yeah, go straight!

I`ve got one on the V6 (had one for years) and have just put one on the 155. They are a little louder but not excessively. It`s a nice tone.
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Re: Silencers? How many!

Worth doing this on my 02 156 veloce 1.8????
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