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yet another exhaust question

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by dan_b, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. dan_b

    dan_b Member

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    my exhaust is well to say shot. got a few holes and the end partfell off about 10000km ago:)

    now i see on here the has bein many post's on the empi style.
    i like a look of t=that and not to fussed if it rusts, mne is like it now and i dont always look under at it so im not fussed.
    i just dont wana waste the coin to have somthing that will rust out with'in a year.
    does any 1 have pics on how bad they rust?

    do these empi still keep the vw sound or they a bit louder?
    or should i just get a gen vw style 1.
    i really like the vw sound.

    cheers dan
     
  2. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Dan they are a bit louder, i have noticed heads turning every where. I think they are expecting a V8 to go, but its just the kombi. i painted mine with pot belly black a week ago and its still black. They do look like crap when rusty and it only takes a week or so for that to happen. i think they may have painted it with just black enamel
     
  3. dan_b

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    does it run any beter?
    once you paint them how long does it last b4 it wears off?
     
  4. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Mate it definately runs better, i only painted mine a week ago and it still looks like it. some might say to paint pot belly black before you put it on. but i dissagree, better wait to that other paint burns of. otherwise your pot belly one will burn of with their paint.

    just my 2 cents mate.
     
  5. dan_b

    dan_b Member

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    fair call, i was thinking of 200km runing in, blocking back then pot belly paint.
    does your rear bumper get any cooler?
    still has a kombi sound?
     
  6. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    dont know about the bumper any cooler. still has the kombi sound, but that depends on your tappet settings. i just set mine at .008 all round and you then know its a kombi. :lol:
     
  7. jon ward

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    Dan, if you pm dingostrategy he has the empi twins to sell, 2nd hand.

    I heard them over the weekend and they sound HOT!
    Still retain the dak dak but has a nice low burble as well.
     
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  8. BrianK

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    200 ks will definately burn that other paint off. i did mine in about 150 k drive last weekend. :)
     
  9. dan_b

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    will do, cheers jon.
     
  10. dan_b

    dan_b Member

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    yea thats a return trip for me to the supermarket hahahaha
     
  11. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    jon were dingos one black or rusty or chrome looking.
     
  12. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Black mufflers with chrome tips but I do believe they had been recently re-re-sprayed.
    They are the empi twin, I know that for a fact.
     
  13. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Where is Dingo?
     
  14. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Under the radar for a few days then will re surface in New Delhi next week.
     
  15. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Same as mine then mate
     
  16. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    My old my new and after i painted them pot belly black, i didnt take a pic when they were rusty.


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  17. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Thats the ones.
     
  18. dan_b

    dan_b Member

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    ooooooooo they look good, beter than my rusty,holey 1.
    i got a caution about it by a nice s.a copper about it
     
  19. Camerz

    Camerz New Member

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    So what about the chrome twin empis? same paint problem? am thinking about ordering one but if theres heaps of re spraying all the time might go see someone about a custom full system headers and all. one other quick thing do you reckon its possible to make a kombi ehaust system out of a brand spanking new v8 commodore system (mate has a spare got bigger pipes on his) coz its just sitting in his backyard? and i got to thinking..... coz that would be loud!
     
  20. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Not enough back pressure Cam.
    Unless you were to run the exhaust all the way up to the front then back again.
    Kombi engines love back pressure.
     

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