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jonesy23

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hey guys, first time poster here, and was hoping for help with a simple question.

i have just bout a 99 VT S series 2 and it just had a standard exhaust on it so i went to an exhaust store and asked the bloke what the simpliest/cheapeast way to make it sound a bit better so that i can at least hear the engine a bit.
so anyway he said he would take out the centre muffler, which he has done but it hasnt made a hell of a lot of difference.

so i am just asking what is the next best thing i could do without having to get extractors and such?

will simply fitting a sports muffler to the rear do the trick?
 

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the cheapest way to get some better sound from it is do what i did.
remove the rear exhaust piece which include rear muffler and tailpipe.
then run standard (i ran stainless) bit of pipe from the centre muffler to the rear and put a tip. cost me $110.

i am going to do extractors and exhaust soon coz i am putting on some go fast bits but it sounds good with the minor exhaust mod.
 

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Yeah a 2.5 inch catback will cost you $300-400.. Best thing you can do..

Your fuel economy will improve, your car will sound tough.. Good ****..
 

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ok thanks for all that.

i havent checked it out yet, but does anyone know what diameter pipe they have standard running in it.
because as i said at the start the centre muffler has already been removed, and i was curious if i could get an ok sound by just replaccing the rear muffler rather than having to run 2 1/2 all the wa through.
i dont need it too loud. just want it a bit heavier than it is atm.
 

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the standard exhaust diameter on a VT V6 is 2 1/4. :thumbsup:
to be honest put back your centre muffler and take out your rear and replace it with a pipe running from centre muffler to the end......it makes a really nice note....you will be happy with it....trust me it kept me happy for nearly 2 years but now that am out of uni and cashed up time to spend some money on making it faster
its easy to get out....one U bolt round the pipe near the centre muffler and 2 pins at the back near the tailpipe and it comes off as one piece.

Shounack - i'd like to see how your cat back exhaust system gets you better feul economy......if that does when you put extractors on it, it will drink fuel like a 4cylinder :rofl:
 

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yeah thanks i might have to look into that. i wish the bloke at the exhaust place suggested that rather than trying to con me out of some money.
maybe i should have done this before hand though.
oh well $60 wasted on ripping it out now i guess it will be another $120 to put it back in and take out the rear
 

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DeanoVT said:
the standard exhaust diameter on a VT V6 is 2 1/4. :thumbsup:
to be honest put back your centre muffler and take out your rear and replace it with a pipe running from centre muffler to the end......it makes a really nice note....you will be happy with it....trust me it kept me happy for nearly 2 years but now that am out of uni and cashed up time to spend some money on making it faster
its easy to get out....one U bolt round the pipe near the centre muffler and 2 pins at the back near the tailpipe and it comes off as one piece.

Shounack - i'd like to see how your cat back exhaust system gets you better feul economy......if that does when you put extractors on it, it will drink fuel like a 4cylinder :rofl:
I'll tell you how it gives me better fuel economy. My car now seems to kick into higher gears faster, with the revs coming down a lot. I noticed this just on the way home from the zorst place..

I'm getting an extra 50km from a tank of LPG now. It's brilliant..

And photo's have been taken, I'll post up soon..
 
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