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i have a c320 and looking into the c32 amg exhaust system but people are telling me that i will loose my pep with the new system like a 0 to 60 type deal . does anyone know the advantages and disadvantages of puttin this system on a 320 thanks
 

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Beng has it installed. He should know but gains/losses should be..

minimal if at all existent. You do get a good sounding/looking exhaust.
 

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Yes, I have the complete C32AMG exhaust system from the rear of the catalytic converter all the way back to the tips on my C320. Tubes are 10mm larger on the AMG system.<br>
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You will need to get a competent shop to do the installation. I had AMG Performance at Vancouver, BC and they did a real professional job...it looks original (using all the OEM flanges too)!<br>
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Initially, there seems a loss of low end torque and the on-board computer registered excessively high gas consumption. Eventually after driving it a while, the gas mileage did improved (but still 1.5 Ltrs./100 Kms. more compared to what it was before the mod). Also performance has improved noticeably. Pick-up is preceivably quicker compared to the OEM set-up.<br>
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The engine management system had to 'adapt' to the change due to the less restrictive exhaust. I definitely recommend this mod and is worth the effort and money if you want to keep your car using only OEM parts.<br>
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To Beng

So what's the price you've paid for the C32 exhaust ?<br> <br> You didn't changed the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter for another which has greater diameter too so theorically, there shouldn't be any improvement. I've been told by specialists that to get more performance, I have to change all the exhaust line which includes : the exhaust manifold, the catalytic converter, the tube and the muffler in order to have a greater flow of the exhaust gas. So one of this part is neglected, it will limit the flow of the exhausting gas and limit the performance as if you didn't change anything.<br> <br> To get even more improvement, have you ever consider to get a high performance air intake kit ?
 

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Pily, as you know any modification will entail sacrificing something in place of what is gained.

In this case, if you reduce the back pressure in the exhaust system you will gain a bit of performance at mid and high RPM range, but at the expense of loosing low end torque.<br>
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Because I didn't want to loose too much on the bottom end, I kept the headers and cats stock.<br>
Any performance gain due to changes in the exhaust system alone, if any, is really minimal and realistically not cost effective. <br>
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Just wanted the AMG exhaust and muffler with twin oval tips without resorting to aftermarket add-ons.<br>
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Email me if you have any further questions.<br>
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