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Old 12-23-2009, 06:51 PM
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custom 3"catback for SL65

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I have been looking for exhaust for my SL but didn't find much. So, my fabricator is going to build custom 3" exhaust system. we are thinking about making one out of aluminum rather than stainless steel but it depends on what aluminum mufflers we can find. If there is not correct aluminum muffler than I'll be using burns 3" bullet mufflers. I'll post updates later.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:04 PM
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what is your reasoning behind this? from what i've heard the AMG exhaust is already above average
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:23 PM
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what is your reasoning behind this? from what i've heard the AMG exhaust is already above average
I want my exhaust note to be little more aggressive. it is not loud enough. I'm sure there will be some hp gain and loose some weight.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:39 PM
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I think a full 3" well done (mandrel bent) exhaust could add some power, albeit not significant. The AMG tubes have quite a few indents and are flattened in some places - but on the material I have reservations: You cant use aluminium tubes, just aluminzed steel pipes, the same cheap stuff you find on Hunday's etc, those are not significantly lighter, just significantly cheaper!! The only way to lower weight is to go the titanium route - very expensive and very tricky to work with - but its done, just go and visit the NAGTROC crowd, lots of that kind of work is done for the GT-R. Sad that we don't have the same level of work and suppliers to choose from.


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hello,

I have been looking for exhaust for my SL but didn't find much. So, my fabricator is going to build custom 3" exhaust system. we are thinking about making one out of aluminum rather than stainless steel but it depends on what aluminum mufflers we can find. If there is not correct aluminum muffler than I'll be using burns 3" bullet mufflers. I'll post updates later.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by CA_E55 View Post
I think a full 3" well done (mandrel bent) exhaust could add some power, albeit not significant. The AMG tubes have quite a few indents and are flattened in some places - but on the material I have reservations: You cant use aluminium tubes, just aluminzed steel pipes, the same cheap stuff you find on Hunday's etc, those are not significantly lighter, just significantly cheaper!! The only way to lower weight is to go the titanium route - very expensive and very tricky to work with - but its done, just go and visit the NAGTROC crowd, lots of that kind of work is done for the GT-R. Sad that we don't have the same level of work and suppliers to choose from.
Yes, I agree with you on hp gain. I just want to hear v12tt the way it should sound. My fabricator has done many aluminum exhaust systems before. He only does catback aluminum systems. he makes downpipe and mid pipes are made out of stainless steel.
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