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Rapid Exhaust - Marriage Savers

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by cassgazz, Aug 10, 2015.

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    Yep makes sense thanks.
     
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    Don't feel any guilt using force to push the original mufflers back through the rubber hangers. Mine where a bit of a b!tch to do as I didn't have the car up on stands. Other than that it took all of 10 minutes start to finish.
     
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    A squirt of wd40 or the like will have them slip in and out without force.
     
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    Hi All, sorry to dig up an old thread.

    Got the marriage savers put on my VF SS today. The sound id quite impressive, though agree with the OP in that they do drone when the AFM kicks in. Not a lot, but noticeable and a bit annoying after a while .

    I did the trick mentioned earlier about putting a blanket in the spare wheel well. it did help a bit.
     
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    Will have a set of marriage savers up for sale cheap in a little over a week as I am getting a full custom system built if anyone in Sydney is keen.

    Will post a proper classified ad in the right section, but if anyone is keen drop me a PM
     
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    Look into the range technology AFM de activator if it gets too much..... Can pill out at anytime if you want the AFM.
     
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    Thanks mate. I'll see if I can tolerate it long term. It's an every day work car so I don't want it to get too annoying.

    Found a little trick with highway driving. Put it in Sports mode, flick it back to 5th, which puts it in manual mode, then back to 6th. The AFM won't work in manual mode. Though I'm guessing most people knew that. ;)

    Funny enough, took the family for a long drive yesterday. Asked them if the noise was annoying. They said "what noise ? " :)
     
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    I think the buzzing noise is most apparent to the driver, as my wife has said the same thing....
     
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    Spoke to the guys at Rapid today, as the drone when the is AFM on is getting to the point where I feel like taking the marriage Savers off. They said to bring it in, as they are quite surprised it's so bad. Thing is I've got no time until the new year.

    Thinking the fact the tips seem sit more inwards than other cars I've seen with these pipes may not help things either
     

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    It's heaps better if you get AFM disabled or a range technology device, but agree they are terrible with AFM functional.

    Mine come off on Monday for a custom system
     
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    They're modeled after J pipes that the Stateside Pontiac G8 guys use. The J pipes allow you to adjust the length of the capped end to 'tune out' the vibration. It's something that could easily be done to these if you have a bit of time and know how.
     
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    Went back today, and they extended the tips outwards around 40mm, in case that helped. If anything made it seems a little worse. They said the marriage savers drone on some AFM cars, not on others....

    Now trying to order the AFM disabler, though their site wont accept my home address as a valid address. Seems they don't want my money :)
     
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    It seems like a lot of stuffing around for a good exhaust not.
    Pity.
     
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