Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > E-Class (W211)
E550, AMG mufflers, resonators delete, x pipe. >

E550, AMG mufflers, resonators delete, x pipe.

Notices
E-Class (W211) 2003-2009

E550, AMG mufflers, resonators delete, x pipe.

 
Old 02-22-2008, 02:47 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
E550, AMG mufflers, resonators delete, x pipe.

ok, stock E550 exhaust was just way too quiet for me.
replaced the stock mufflers with AMG 55 mufflers and removed the resonators(replaced them with X-pipe)

finally got the sound i was looking for. just loud enough for me!

would like to get some opinions.

i am not sure if it is louder than E55 or E63 stock exhaust sound, but i wasnt looking to make it louder than those cars.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zSI1XHfM8uo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KRuUCNLHFfI

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ldjvQh_JRfs

Last edited by 001kz; 02-22-2008 at 02:49 AM.
001kz is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 03:38 AM
  #2  
Out Of Control!!
 
JRAMGV8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 10,574
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
1999 C280 Previous / 2008 E350
Sounds good to me
JRAMGV8 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 12:01 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
mpx220's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: DVStyle
Posts: 768
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2006 Mercedes Benz E350
Sounds good! I just deleted my resonator yesterday and went with straight pipes instead of an x-pipe.
mpx220 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 12:25 PM
  #4  
Member
 
E500 AMG Sport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 146
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Wait a second, you said you put E55 mufflers on your car? I only see one tip per side. It appears you have the AMG sport package mufflers.
Regardless, it sounds great!
You only took out the resonator and replaced it with an X-pipe? You didn't remove the secondary Cats did you?
What about interior drone?
E500 AMG Sport is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 12:26 PM
  #5  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Benz-O-Rama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,137
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 7 Posts
Eurocharged 2004 E500, Eurocharged ECU/TCU 2005 SL600, 2010 Caddy SwaggerWagon
Sounds great but I thought the E55 OEM exhaust had dual tips? Mine do.
Benz-O-Rama is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 01:17 PM
  #6  
Out Of Control!!
 
55fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 14,198
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
00 MB ML55, 91 Toyota Supra Turbo(sold), 06 E500(gone), 03 BMW M3
mmmm that sounds pretty good
55fanatic is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 03:53 PM
  #7  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
Originally Posted by mpx220 View Post
Sounds good! I just deleted my resonator yesterday and went with straight pipes instead of an x-pipe.
did u end up loosing bottom end torgue?
i had it done before, it felt like it was lacking torgue at lower RPM range.
001kz is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 04:02 PM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
Originally Posted by E500 AMG Sport View Post
Wait a second, you said you put E55 mufflers on your car? I only see one tip per side. It appears you have the AMG sport package mufflers.
Regardless, it sounds great!
You only took out the resonator and replaced it with an X-pipe? You didn't remove the secondary Cats did you?
What about interior drone?
yeah, amg55 mufflers, but i kept my stock AMG pkg tips. I didnt really want to make it look like e55 from the back. u know what i mean...plus i didnt want to cut the bumper.

and, yeah just res deleted and replaced them with x-pipe.
cats? i really dont wanna mess with those.

drone? well i am very sensitive to interior drone. this one i can take though.
that is why i did not want it to be louder than e55 stock exhaust.
001kz is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 04:18 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
mpx220's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: DVStyle
Posts: 768
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2006 Mercedes Benz E350
Originally Posted by 001kz View Post
did u end up loosing bottom end torgue?
i had it done before, it felt like it was lacking torgue at lower RPM range.
I haven't been able to tell yet.
mpx220 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 04:58 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: P'cola, FL
Posts: 455
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'03 E55
Yours sounds very similar to my E55 after I removed the resonator and secondary cats and put in an x-pipe. It is definitely louder than a stock 55.

Mine seems to get louder after the car warms up. The only droning that I've had was on a 3-4 hour road trip with sustained speeds of 120-155 for extended periods. The noise became somewhat unbearable at anything over 95 about 2 hours into the trip. It's never been that loud since.

I also felt that I lost just a little bottom end grunt.
Hazy1 is offline  
Old 02-27-2008, 12:17 PM
  #11  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Mercedes CLS500
[QUOTE=001kz;2668148]ok, stock E550 exhaust was just way too quiet for me.
replaced the stock mufflers with AMG 55 mufflers and removed the resonators(replaced them with X-pipe)


Great sound. from where did you get the X-pipe? I'm searching for one for my CLS500 because I just bought AMG mufflers
deef is offline  
Old 02-27-2008, 05:32 PM
  #12  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
jimmydagreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SFV, SoCal
Posts: 5,544
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'04 Silverado Z71 - sold all my Benzes and need another!
This was mentioned on another thread about the x-pipe. Although it works well on the W210 because there is no cross-over, don't the stock dual pipes cross over already and installing an x-pipe would not gain anything??? Please elaborate because I thought of the x-pipe on the E500 and was told that the pipes already cross over. The recommendations were to just remove the resonators and run straight pipes...
jimmydagreek is offline  
Old 02-28-2008, 04:22 AM
  #13  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
[QUOTE=deef;2677237]
Originally Posted by 001kz View Post
ok, stock E550 exhaust was just way too quiet for me.
replaced the stock mufflers with AMG 55 mufflers and removed the resonators(replaced them with X-pipe)


Great sound. from where did you get the X-pipe? I'm searching for one for my CLS500 because I just bought AMG mufflers
everything was done at a local shop.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=231412228
this is his website

honestly, i dont even remember which brand was the X pipe
001kz is offline  
Old 02-28-2008, 04:31 AM
  #14  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
Originally Posted by jimmydagreek View Post
This was mentioned on another thread about the x-pipe. Although it works well on the W210 because there is no cross-over, don't the stock dual pipes cross over already and installing an x-pipe would not gain anything??? Please elaborate because I thought of the x-pipe on the E500 and was told that the pipes already cross over. The recommendations were to just remove the resonators and run straight pipes...

well, the stock resonator do look somewhat like x pipe design.
but with new x-pipe, (with the diameter being slightly larger) the exhaust tone changed dramatically, thats for sure.
now, did i gain any power? i cant really tell the difference.

however, i have changed my resonator for an H pipe before (without touching the cats), and i have lost a lot of power down low. so i put stock res back the same day. i imagine the straight pipes would be even worse due to loosing a lot of back pressure.

correct me if i am wrong.

mainly i was looking for the right exhaust tone, didnt care much for the gains. (as long as i didnt loose any power)
001kz is offline  
Old 02-28-2008, 11:37 AM
  #15  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
jimmydagreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SFV, SoCal
Posts: 5,544
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'04 Silverado Z71 - sold all my Benzes and need another!
Originally Posted by 001kz View Post
well, the stock resonator do look somewhat like x pipe design.
but with new x-pipe, (with the diameter being slightly larger) the exhaust tone changed dramatically, thats for sure.
now, did i gain any power? i cant really tell the difference.

however, i have changed my resonator for an H pipe before (without touching the cats), and i have lost a lot of power down low. so i put stock res back the same day. i imagine the straight pipes would be even worse due to loosing a lot of back pressure.

correct me if i am wrong.

mainly i was looking for the right exhaust tone, didnt care much for the gains. (as long as i didnt loose any power)
I see but I'd like gains as well as a nice deep tone because these cars aren't as beastly as my previous W210 E55. If I can achieve a bit more power and response with minimal mods then I'm happy.

I wonder if anyone has installed a Sprint Booster on these E500's, but I guess that's a topic for another thread or I'll do a search as see what I come up with.

Thanks for the info...
jimmydagreek is offline  
Old 03-01-2008, 04:50 AM
  #16  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,687
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 E550, 1989 420SEL, 1995 Toyota 4Runner
Did or do you have the 321 AMG Sports Package on your E550?

Just curious because I do, and I'm fairly satisfied with the exhaust tone of the car.

Originally Posted by 001kz View Post
ok, stock E550 exhaust was just way too quiet for me.
replaced the stock mufflers with AMG 55 mufflers and removed the resonators(replaced them with X-pipe)

finally got the sound i was looking for. just loud enough for me!

would like to get some opinions.

i am not sure if it is louder than E55 or E63 stock exhaust sound, but i wasnt looking to make it louder than those cars.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zSI1XHfM8uo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KRuUCNLHFfI

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ldjvQh_JRfs
Vik888 is offline  
Old 03-01-2008, 04:26 PM
  #17  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
yes, i do have the AMG pkg. but my stock exhaust tone wasnt enought for me.
001kz is offline  
Old 03-13-2008, 03:58 AM
  #18  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 92
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2013 C63 AMG, 2015 S63 AMG, 458 Speciale
Your E550 sounds mean man!!!!!! How much did you pay for all that? I leased my 2008 E550, will the dealership or MB charge me when i return the car? Do they even check the bottom of the car?
aznflightfreak2 is offline  
Old 03-13-2008, 03:36 PM
  #19  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
Originally Posted by aznflightfreak2 View Post
Your E550 sounds mean man!!!!!! How much did you pay for all that? I leased my 2008 E550, will the dealership or MB charge me when i return the car? Do they even check the bottom of the car?

thanks...
600 for the AMG mufflers with installation.
500 for the x pipe and res removal.

i did not do it in one day. thats why i had to pay for labor twise. otherwise, it would have cost me under 1k.

i bought my car. i honestly do not know about anything about lease return. never leased a car.
001kz is offline  
Old 03-14-2008, 02:48 AM
  #20  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,687
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 E550, 1989 420SEL, 1995 Toyota 4Runner
You will have to return your leased car in the original condition you received it.

Originally Posted by aznflightfreak2 View Post
Your E550 sounds mean man!!!!!! How much did you pay for all that? I leased my 2008 E550, will the dealership or MB charge me when i return the car? Do they even check the bottom of the car?
Vik888 is offline  
Old 03-14-2008, 02:51 AM
  #21  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 1,687
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 E550, 1989 420SEL, 1995 Toyota 4Runner
What if you had just changed to AMG muffers and not done the x pipe and res removal. Would that give just a slightly better sound that stock?

If you're ever in OC, I'd love to hear your car in person

Originally Posted by 001kz View Post
thanks...
600 for the AMG mufflers with installation.
500 for the x pipe and res removal.

i did not do it in one day. thats why i had to pay for labor twise. otherwise, it would have cost me under 1k.

i bought my car. i honestly do not know about anything about lease return. never leased a car.
Vik888 is offline  
Old 03-14-2008, 03:39 AM
  #22  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
Originally Posted by Vik888 View Post
What if you had just changed to AMG muffers and not done the x pipe and res removal. Would that give just a slightly better sound that stock?

If you're ever in OC, I'd love to hear your car in person
oh,,,AMG mufflers def give a better sound over stock. cuz stock was simply silent in my opinion(engine noise overtakes exahust noise, now that is with mercedes quietness )

i drove with just AMG mufflers for a couple of weeks and decided that it was still not enough)

i am not sure if i am planning to get to OC any time soon, but if i will i will let you know. or if your r comming to la, let me know.
001kz is offline  
Old 04-12-2008, 01:52 AM
  #23  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,497
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
#PML
damn that sounds really good. just like an AMG i love it
j_belll is offline  
Old 04-12-2008, 02:41 AM
  #24  
Member
Thread Starter
 
001kz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E550, X5 4.8
Originally Posted by FreshBenz View Post
damn that sounds really good. just like an AMG i love it
wanna buy my amg mufflers with single amg tips?
i am taking them off soon!
001kz is offline  
Old 06-14-2008, 12:12 AM
  #25  
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Mercedes E350 AMG
Sounds Like Suite Music to ears!

Hey Man nice sound! I have a question where did you buy AMG E55 or E63 mufflers for the price that you mention? I need them badly! Can find them any were! But I need a quad! My bumper already has holes! Please HELP! Thanks!
herc_power is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: E550, AMG mufflers, resonators delete, x pipe.


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: