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A clip of the exhaust outside of the car would be more helpful/meaningful.

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Haha, maybe you have to know my wife to see the funny side. Obviously the little video was not a representation of The exhaust. I'm away at the mo, but I'm in Hitchin and anyone is totally welcome to hear the exhaust in the flesh.
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Here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGZGugrao6Q. I'll try and do one when i'm driving. Enjoy. I love it!
Al, I definitely cannot hear a drone, brilliant quote " I don't want to floor it up the hill" I look forward to the next clip.

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Tried recording sounds in the cabin under normal driving conditions but sound quality was quite poor. I did manage to upload a brief recording of the pipes on the drive which might help https://youtu.be/OfeMGAWnXRU
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Tried recording sounds in the cabin under normal driving conditions but sound quality was quite poor. I did manage to upload a brief recording of the pipes on the drive which might help https://youtu.be/OfeMGAWnXRU
sounds good buddy!
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I had a local performance exhaust centre make me a custom stainless steel system which replaced the exhaust from the DPF back (due to centre section being very rusty and Y section blowing) and then straight through pipes instead of back boxes. I had the same style tail pipes put on but opted for a 3.5" which is bigger than standard but doesn't look obtrusive.
Total cost inc fitting was £300 however if you just wanted the back box removing and straight through pipes fitting they reckoned it would be £200 - £250.
I listened to all the vids and to be honest the noise was not what I was expecting (all other exhausts I have had done were on petrol cars) but having put some miles on her I really like it. A bit more of a growl on initial startup then quiet, nice subtle roar once driving however the turbo whistle and dump valve chatter are much more prominent at low speeds. That said my car has had a few other mods that may account for that. There is also a significant performance difference as the throttle response is way better, and car seems to want to pull for longer.
Really very impressed considering the price. Even got the original backboxes to keep to either sell on or keep if I decide to revert to standard.
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I had a local performance exhaust centre make me a custom stainless steel system which replaced the exhaust from the DPF back (due to centre section being very rusty and Y section blowing) and then straight through pipes instead of back boxes. I had the same style tail pipes put on but opted for a 3.5" which is bigger than standard but doesn't look obtrusive.
Total cost inc fitting was £300 however if you just wanted the back box removing and straight through pipes fitting they reckoned it would be £200 - £250.
I listened to all the vids and to be honest the noise was not what I was expecting (all other exhausts I have had done were on petrol cars) but having put some miles on her I really like it. A bit more of a growl on initial startup then quiet, nice subtle roar once driving however the turbo whistle and dump valve chatter are much more prominent at low speeds. That said my car has had a few other mods that may account for that. There is also a significant performance difference as the throttle response is way better, and car seems to want to pull for longer.
Really very impressed considering the price. Even got the original backboxes to keep to either sell on or keep if I decide to revert to standard.
Who did you use, Must Go?
I'm currently waiting to get the brera back from Ned and the gang at Auto Lusso who are doing a million and one jobs to it, then I was going to Profusion Customs for a custom Magnaflow build.
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Any chance of a sound clip or video.
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Yes, it would. However, there's very little difference between the "style" or look of the wizard tailpipes. Slightly larger circumference (never thought I'd use that word since leaving school 25 years ago). Someone with them already may be able to tell you the exact difference size wise?
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Check the 2 comparison shots here:
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Outlets are a fair bit bigger, 4" through memory. Believe standard is 3".
Sorry guys I wasn't being clear...I meant that I LOVE the square Brera tailpipes and would want to keep them or at least have tailpipes fabricated in a similar shape (including the 'lipped' edge).

I'm just being dead fussy now aren't I
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Received my wizard pipes for my 2.4 today. Already fitted and liking them thus far. The sound is a definite improvement, though far from hugely noticeable.
Im interested to see if there's any noticeable difference in performance/MPG as there is less back pressure on the exhaust now (though I do still have DPF in place despite remap).
Have to say, the quality of workmanship on them is very impressive. Thanks Dan and the guys at Wizard.
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How much louder are they fitted to the diesel on the motorway, foot down not cruising? It was unbearable for me on the 2.2 petrol so Dan remade mine with silencers fitted.
I ask because I will soon be changing to diesel.
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Not been on motorway yet, but on a road earlier there was no increased drone at all. It was important to me that there wasn't a massive increase in sound when cruising, just a nicer noise when putting your foot down a bit!
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I went to a place in Watford called top gear. Think that they use LIFE branded exhausts.
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So generally what sort of performance increase would you expect from the Wizard setup?
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So generally what sort of performance increase would you expect from the Wizard setup?
Depends on what else you have done to your car. Just removing the back boxes and fitting straight through pipes will reduce the back pressure which should allow the turbo to spool faster and takes about 12KG of the overall weight of the car (every little helps!). The more mods your car has e.g. remap, decat, fast flow dpf, egr delete etc etc then the more benefit you get from the exhaust. If I'm honest i originally did it for the noise in the hope i could con myself into thinking the car was quicker if it sounded better, however even my missus noticed the performance gain. I think the car is more responsive, accelerates quicker and pulls harder further up through the rev range. Missus described it as super nippy!
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thanks for the input , Jimbon any chance of a sound clip or youtube recording??
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had wizard back boxes fitted at autolusso north today, they look superb ! , far better than the original bread bins that came off.

sound is deeper but not that much louder, nicer bubble at tickover and warbles more when pressed hard. Very pleased because they really look brilliant.

Great knowledgeable service at Penrith
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had wizard back boxes fitted at autolusso north today, they look superb ! , far better than the original bread bins that came off.

sound is deeper but not that much louder, nicer bubble at tickover and warbles more when pressed hard. Very pleased because they really look brilliant.

Great knowledgeable service at Penrith
And this was for your 2.4? Any chance of a sound clip? And how much if you dont mind my asking?
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Cream, we need to hear a sound clip, hearing is believing
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I've just replaced mine with a custom from Profusion. Full straight through from Cat/DPF back, binning all silencers. Deep burbling at lower revs, but sounds like a grizzly bear on steroids under hard acceleration from outside, but pretty damn quiet inside. Wouldn't recommend a full straight through on a petrol version though. I'll try to do a vid/sound clip when I find a little spare time. Cost wise.....damn expensive lmao
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Got to be cheaper than the OEM parts?
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Due to an MOT failure I had to sort a new exhaust in a short space of time. So opted to get a powerflow system. Straight-through stainless steel, with custom tips. Nothing like what was on the Brera before but I love it, the photos dont do it justice, but the sound is unreal!
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