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Hot!MK1 V6 Mufflers

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2020/07/12 13:33:01 (permalink)
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MK1 V6 Mufflers

I need to replace my mufflers on my V6. Problem is what type do I go with? The ones I have are about 20 years old, not sure what brand. Current ones are a bit loud for me and they get the dreaded drum in them at about 100 kph. So its a stock V6, pacemaker headers, 5 speed  with twin exhaust system. Any suggestions, recommendations for recent fitments ?? Still want the classic V6 sound but don't want to wear ear plugs.
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    Re: MK1 V6 Mufflers 2020/07/12 23:03:02 (permalink)
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    Your current mufflers may be "hot-dogs" or other similar un-restricted mufflers where the gases run straight thru un-impeded by baffles.  I have them in mine, and yes, at 100 up, they get loud. I dont get "drumming" which may be due to the dual pipes become a single system at the half way point along its length.  My system is 2 inch.
    What size is your "all the way twin system" ?  Do you have 1 or 2 mufflers on each side ?

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    Re: MK1 V6 Mufflers 2020/07/15 01:11:58 (permalink)
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    I have triple chamber mufflers and the largest hot dogs they could squeeze in next to the spare tyre well.  It worked well on my old car but when I upgraded to 2in system with pacemakers its still a bit louder than I would like.  I am now thinking about going to original setup with 3 mufflers and single passenger side outlet, thinking that the 2in system will compensate for the additional restriction.  There was a post a couple of years back where someone here setup like that, cant remember if they ever posted about noise levels.
     
     
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    post edited by GTV6 - 2020/07/15 01:17:57
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    Re: MK1 V6 Mufflers 2020/07/18 16:47:43 (permalink)
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    twin separate pipes (no cross over). Reasonable size oval muffler in usual place, preceded by 14in? hotdogs. Wife could no longer here me coming 3 blocks away (when no hotdogs), but didn't spin as freely.  Pleasure to drive on the freeway, with only wind noise.  
    Car now gone , so unable to measure anything.

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    Re: MK1 V6 Mufflers 2020/07/23 19:53:43 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the replies.
    I have the same set up as accapmad, but I don't have the hotdogs fitted. The old mate at the muffler shop said hotdogs take out the drumming. So it down for some some new mufflers, hotdogs.
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    Re: MK1 V6 Mufflers 2020/07/23 20:14:39 (permalink)
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     The old mate at the muffler shop said hotdogs take out the drumming. 

    Yes. I had a very unpleasant and noisy 300km highway trip (and then back again).  The hotdogs made a huge difference.  The rusty system that came with another car was two small hotdogs per side, no cross pipe for scavenging. 
    Trade Off: Performance Vs Usability

    If I did it again, I'd go small hotdog + normal muffler each side, and add a crossover.
    I'm mindful that the standard system had two normal size mufflers under rear floor, and a third 2-In-1-Out just behind the bumper.

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