Re: GTV Exhaust
I found that by removing two of the four!!! silencers in the exhaust system made my GTV feel a bit more free revving. I recently made up a de-cat pipe and this made quite a noticeable difference, the car feels more eager to rev and the throttle responsive is much improved. I have a BMC filter but I doubt that has made any noticeable difference.
I also have a 146 with the 1.6 8V boxer engine. Cracking little engine!That is a LOT more lively than the GTV, the GTV is pretty sluggish from a standing start. The 146 is very nippy at pulling away in busy traffic at junctions and roundabouts. Once you release the clutch in the GTV it bogs down and you have to wait for it to pick up. Once it gets going it would leave the 146 for dust as you would expect, but you need a hell of a lot of revs and a bit of practice to make a half decent start. However, it's much better after modding the exhaust though. I do often find myself accidentally spinning the wheels in the 146 after driving the GTV!