new exhaust time- after constantly smacking old middle box on speed bumps/sleeping coppers/speed humps thingees and then on and off the ferry ramp
this is the problem...
A hot and sunny sunday is the perfect time to climb under a car and weld eh?.... :? Lovely day really- surrounded by fields in the sunshine- heaven...
I had an old box that travellen bob gave me- s/s and big. I shortened it to 400mm long.
I bought some perforated tube and special exhaust glass filler from bay of E.
Then made 2 plates to suit new pipe size - welded them onto end plate and into can.
cut and tube, bent tube, welded tube- tube now bendy. this will make flow shoot though hole and get more absorbed- maybe not in those words but along those lines...
covered tube in s/s and then rolled it up in wrap.
then it was time to remove the centre pipe and chop out offending box and replace with new tube. hot hot work - grinding and welding with nothing but shorty shorts and a tee shirt- hot splatter on my bare feet. Bliss.
New box in place...bling(ish)
new pipe work back up in place and lots of clearence now- but will it be too loud?....
Took car for spin last night- sorted- its a little louder but a lower sound- quite nice- need to try it out on long run and see how boomy it is.
Hell yeah!!! cant wait till the show. We are in switzerland mountain biking right now and we took the old E34 bmw estate diesel but now wjsh we had brought rx3! The bmw is cheaper to run and very practical etc but feels soooooo bland and boring to be in. We are in verbier right now- man there is some money here - ferraris parked up all over! But the rx3 would look cooler.... ;-)
really looking forwards to seeing some fresh new cars at RRG 09! inspiration.