Had my Wizard end pipes fitted today. I'm not sure what the correct term is, but they replace the 2 rear silencers and tail pipes.
I have to say when I ordered these I'd a few grape juices and so woke up the next morning wondering why I'd thought i needed new exhausts
I've spent a few days mildly concerned that they would be too loud, that I might get a bit a self conscious and my Wife might realise that having had our quota of kids, it wouldn't necessarily matter whether my testicles were uncoupled. If Gallup had done a 'what would annoy your Wife most about your car' chart, a boy racer exhaust would go straight to number 1.
Anyway Autolusso fitted it for me today, ya cheers, and I drove off very normally. Absolutely brilliant because I do like my testicles.
So what's it like? Well tbh when you're driving normally it's just normal really, you'd probably not know it wasn't OEM. This may be good or bad, depends what you want, I'm good with that. What does happen in the cabin is that if you depress a bit more, you get subtle bass (don't be thinking this is boy racery), it reminds me of a 156 2L twin spark with a V6 air box on, you know, just a bit of umpfh(
). It was raining when I drove back and mostly couldn't go above 50 mph because of traffic, but i did get to do 85 for a tad and it doesn't drone
, so that's cool for motorway stuff and I was very worried about that factor.
Anyway, I was glad how it turned out, I told Dan and he asked me to take a bit of vid, so I gave my 10 year old a crash lesson in throttle blipping, you'll hear in the vids, he still needs to master the art, but he's definitely got the gist of how to kill your Dad, neighbours and neighbour's plants with exhaust fumes. In fact, the fumes are probably responsible for me writing so much about 2 pieces of beautifully made stainless steel pipe (actually, I didn't get to see them pre fitting, but let's not let that get in the way of a good story ey).
There are 3 vids on youtube, links below, put your headphones on otherwise you don't get any midrange/bass and therefore not a true sense of what it sounds like in the flesh. To me, it doesn't sound like a diesel, it sounds very good. I think the one where you can see the car lights is the most realistic clip as that's where your admiring bystanders would be, they ain't going to attach a skateboard to your tow bar and put their ear 9" away from the exhaust. So of course in the other close up vids, it's going to sound pretty bassey.
Last June I heard an Audi reversing, I thought 'what's that?', it was a bloody diesel. Since then I've longed for that noise from my Diesel and I reckon I'm in the ball park with this Wizard.
Bear in mind I have both CATs still intact, but DPF cored out (allegedly), so completely normal apart from DPF and Wizard end pipes.
1. It's not particularly different to OEM in cab with normal driving.
2.The tips look pretty purposeful.
3. The OEM back boxes are 7kg each, Wizard's are probably lots lighter, so car is obviously much much faster, in fact I'll be needing a brake upgrade.
4. It sounds undiesel like from outside, so windows down, you'll enjoy it, otherwise pedestrians who you assume love Alfas (I do assume that) will enjoy it.
5. I'm really glad I've got one, really pleased with the outcome.
6. V6 JTS owners aren't allowed to mock it
7. I've got a V6 busso with a BMC CDA (which seems to help slow it down a bit). Surely if you've got a Busso and you think your diesel sounds good too, then it's gotta be a winner?
Bit of black smoke on this onehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1f9VAFdr4
This one from start up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U4mXthtNEo
And the real deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_RXBX7BzY
Cheers Dan and Wizard, happy man here! In fact I can here my Wife pulling up outside now and it sounds goood