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Exhausts

#1 Post by JEASPEKE » Mon May 25, 2020 8:29 am

Wanted a new mid section for my 216 GTi

All manufacturers have nil stock and I talked to Klarius biggest manufacturer they say it’s obsolete and no plans to make any more. This one has got two silencers not one.

Can always go stainless steel custom route, anyone know what that costs?
But quite like to keep as standard a look as possible

Have decided to get some welds done on mine as it is reasonably solid and fixable

Any ideas on the forum for future ref needing new exhausts, or other sources out there? :S :S :S

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#2 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon May 25, 2020 8:44 am

I recently had a quote for a cat back stainless steel exhaust for my Tourer and it was £269 which I thought was quite reasonable.

It’s a job I’m going to get done in the next year hopefully.
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#3 Post by JEASPEKE » Mon May 25, 2020 9:10 am

Thanks, not too bad, I don’t have a cat. So might be less.

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#5 Post by Kriss707 » Mon May 25, 2020 12:26 pm

If your intending to keep the car for the rest of its life, stainless is the way to go. Guaranteed for as long as you own the car. Any problems they sort free so you will never need to pay for an exhaust again.

I put one on my daily runner Espace & have had no problems in 11 years. It cost £240 when fitted, but weighing up how many thin mild steel units I would have gone through, as they reckon exhausts have a life of about 3-5 years.

I'm going for stainless on my Cabbie when my present standard system goes.

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#6 Post by itcaptainslow » Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm

If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool
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#7 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed May 27, 2020 12:40 pm

itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm
If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool
Can I ask who your exhaust manufacturer is then please? I'd also be looking to replicate the sound of an original steel exhaust if I chose a stainless system for my car, and in addition have the tailpipe resemble more closely the galvanised steel pipe look of a basic system rather than be a bright-polished finish with a rolled/formed lip or something fancier - I'd just want the car to look original.

Just as an aside, I've tried a chrome tailpipe cover thinking it would add something but I didn't like the look at all - the car needs the dull grey pipe look as it can't carry anything more. If it were a coupe or a 216/416GTi or a 2L/2L turbo car then of course, but not the "standard" models IMHO...
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#8 Post by itcaptainslow » Wed May 27, 2020 1:12 pm

Johnny 216GSi wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:40 pm
itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm
If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool
Can I ask who your exhaust manufacturer is then please? I'd also be looking to replicate the sound of an original steel exhaust if I chose a stainless system for my car, and in addition have the tailpipe resemble more closely the galvanised steel pipe look of a basic system rather than be a bright-polished finish with a rolled/formed lip or something fancier - I'd just want the car to look original.

Just as an aside, I've tried a chrome tailpipe cover thinking it would add something but I didn't like the look at all - the car needs the dull grey pipe look as it can't carry anything more. If it were a coupe or a 216/416GTi or a 2L/2L turbo car then of course, but not the "standard" models IMHO...
It was a Powerflow unit (I understand the quality of the exhaust depends on the skill of the fitter!). They’ve franchises around the country, I used EMP Performance in St Albans.
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#9 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed May 27, 2020 1:30 pm

itcaptainslow wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Johnny 216GSi wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:40 pm
itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm
If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool
Can I ask who your exhaust manufacturer is then please? I'd also be looking to replicate the sound of an original steel exhaust if I chose a stainless system for my car, and in addition have the tailpipe resemble more closely the galvanised steel pipe look of a basic system rather than be a bright-polished finish with a rolled/formed lip or something fancier - I'd just want the car to look original.

Just as an aside, I've tried a chrome tailpipe cover thinking it would add something but I didn't like the look at all - the car needs the dull grey pipe look as it can't carry anything more. If it were a coupe or a 216/416GTi or a 2L/2L turbo car then of course, but not the "standard" models IMHO...
It was a Powerflow unit (I understand the quality of the exhaust depends on the skill of the fitter!). They’ve franchises around the country, I used EMP Performance in St Albans.
I think I've got a Powerflow franchise close to me... In fact, the same company has a call-out tyre fitting service and one of the pair of fitters that came out to me when I needed them suggested I give them a call for a stainless upgrade, so I was drifting in the right direction anyway!

I do remember elsewhere that you end up having a chat with the franchise that's doing the work, and they offer you a choice of "sound" including "as quiet as possible" (which presumably is what the OE systems are designed to be...

Might have to take some 800-grit wet&dry to the shiny tailpipe section though... and/or look at a high temperature dull silver spray paint...
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