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Ive read on this board ove the year about AMG egsaust brabus ect... I can never find a place to buy em.

If I went to an eghaust shop and had em make me a custom one would it work just as good? Just pipes back right. Maybe a cat if I want it to quiet it down? I want a deeper sound to my car.

--deathy
 

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The 230 doesn't get much deaper in sound. Some of the aftermarket exhaust systems make it sound more like a Honda. Try just having the mid-muffler taken out and replaced with a pipe.
 

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My 16 valve engine is the basis for the powerplant in the SLK. When the exhaust is opened up it sounds REALLY nasty, believe me you wouldn't like it, it hurts your ears, and it doesn't sound good.
It's a high pitched rap that sounds more like a bad running Formula 1 then a good running Honda.....[:D]
I don't see the blown version sounding a whole lot better.
 

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You may be risking to waste money.

I've tried both the Supersprint exhaust and Brabus exhaust on my 00 230k.

Supersprint www.supersprint.com has a very loud, raspy, high pitched sound like what the others described.

Brabus www.brabus.com gave it a deep, mellow, and a bit louder sound. The brabus one gets louder as the can gets warmer.

Ask LelloSLK, he has the Brabus exhaust. It was perfect for me who didn't want a loud/obnoxious sound but deep growl from the car.

You won't have any kind of idea from a muffler shop how the sound will come out -- that's why I say you may be risking to waste some money.

On the other hand, I just ordered an Eisenmann www.eisenhaus.com exhaust for my M3. It's supposed to sound deep and mellow...so it might be something to look at for your 230k also.
 

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A custom made exhaust can be as good or better than any of the aftermarket companies. The downside? You really need to do some research on how the various mufflers and resonators flow. Make sure the shop is experienced in building exhausts & uses stainless steel, madrel bent tubing. Of course as others have stated you will not know how your car will sound till you start it up.
 
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