I run catless manifolds and wizard back box . standards middle cats currently no middle silencer... and its sounds wonderful .. was going to remove middle cats and maybe add a middle silencer though..
I have no doubt the great sound will still be there albeit louder, for my tastes I think it may end up being a bit too loud, especially when personally I feel the sound and noise is just right for me as is, each to their own though. I've heard them with the manifolds on and no small silencer and it does sound mental, in a good way!
Speaking of which, figured I'd update as I've been dealt another setback beyond my control as found out today which means my manifolds won't be done for a while unfortunately. I don't feel it is wise to mention what went off right now, will just have to let time do it's thing right now (it's got nothing to do with any argument or spat by the way). It's likely to be a bit of a wait now until things sort themselves out hopefully, being all ready for the 18th this month to tie in with the clutch is 100% not going to happen.
Due to that I have however phoned Gareth and told him to just do the clutch and also protective wrap the ECU which was agreed. The clutch really needs doing given it's not too long before MOT, and quite frankly, I just want to drive it again! Until the manifold situation sorts itself out then even though it is not ideal to make it not seem as bad I'll have it done later on just so that it doesn't feel as stingy cash wise.
It has however left me a bit unsure of what to do not just here but on the other cars in terms of which order and also in relation to planned shows etc. On the 147 front while it's not the ideal situation, I'm leaning towards spending the rest of the year doing what's planned albeit slower and ultimately under no pressure in terms of deadlines and being ready for this or that date, which looking back doesn't really work very well as I've found out. It's for the best as things will get done better and no rash decisions at least, plus given bigger shows are usually more of a distance I'd much rather have the preventative maintaince all done and sorted too.
It does mean that with regret (yes I know I sound like Alan Sugar!) I don't think I'll be going to MITCAR or Auto Italia Stanford Hall in it. In fact I likely won't go to Stanford Hall at all, to be honest I'm not sure if I feel like doing MITCAR in the Giulietta now but if I'm going to go to any of the notable events left this year it will likely be that. I may go to the more closer more local Yorkshire meets though, at least there's still those around going into the second half/back end of the year. I have missed going out on the more sunny weekends when I am off or get back from work early enough so I'll likely be back doing that a few times hopefully. I feel a bit bad now when at shows saying I plan to be at MITCAR etc and then have some unexpected bad luck set me back. Honestly I'm not doing this on purpose or anything! I guess it's just another one of those that's how it goes sometimes.
My other options which may work alonside or possibly take more of a priority are to make a start on the GT. I could get the clutch done and find a Quaife or Q2 to get fitted at the same time to save money, along with other bits that need doing. That will also want manifolds but it's not so bad there as I could do that next year when the cambelt would get changed and the engine detailed/painted for another combined effort and saving. Finally there is the possiblity to do my planned cosmetic revamp of my Giulietta Cloverleaf similar to how the GTA was considerably earlier along with the rest of the little bits both mechanically and cosmetically. At the moment though given what has gone off aside from stuff I know is getting done/been booked in for then I am not making any decisions for the time being until things get more clear.
Feels like a teams F1 season at the moment, a season of two halves. First half went well, second half much tougher and drama!