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can anyone help me im lookin for a sports or performance back box for my 190 but cant get one anywhere preferbly a twin upswept or single 3'-4'<br> [email protected]
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The general opinion is that Supersprint, while reasonably priced, tends to rust through ...

The general opinion is that Supersprint, while reasonably priced, tends to rust through and corrode quickly. Reums is the aftermarket exhaust of choice for MB and BMW owners, but is pricey. Just as a note, the OEM AMG exhausts were made by Sebring.
 

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getting in a bit deeper

Now, Id just like to check out something while we've got a fresh exhaust thread :D

Ive had some advice from the local exhaust "specialist". He was talking about taking two separate pipes from the extractors right through (like that of the 2.6's) Mines a 2.3 btw. He said that if two pipes were used and itwas done carfully, it would be possible to get a four cylinder sounding simular to the "old straight sixes" ie zephyrs and the like.
I dont quite believe him

any opinions?
 

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Possible?

Hi everyone...
I was at the 190revolution site and i found this one thread that mentioned a dual exhaust from the 2.6 where the set up was a hi flow cat with no resonator. The muffler was set in the position of the resonator with 2.5" piping from the muffler to the back of the car... check out the thread.. oh and by the way, it sounds wicked! If you checked out his vid you'd hear it.

http://www.190revolution.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5535

look for the vid named exhust vid.avi
http://www.190revolution.net/prem/Chris93/Videos/

now my only concern is loosing HP. My mechanic was explaining to me that by removing the resonator... your loosing the back pressure associated with it hence a "major decrease in power." So was he mistaken? Or is this possible ie, wicked sound with same HP?
 

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I differ.

I havent had much experience, but wouldnt removing the resonator lower the back pressure thus INCREASE power? Less back pressure means the exhaust gasses escape more essilly therefore the engine can run more efficiently....
 

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Re: I differ.

I havent had much experience, but wouldnt removing the resonator lower the back pressure thus INCREASE power? Less back pressure means the exhaust gasses escape more essilly therefore the engine can run more efficiently....
I've heard both sides of this, since i'm no mechanic, i don't know who to beleve. I was told that mercedes exhust was "tunned" to be as best as can be in it's stock form and taking out the resonator would remove some back pressure and make the engine perform in a bad way, I've also heard your point of view. So i still don't know what is good or bad....
 

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well actually i had SOME experience

I did have some experience with a 230e (same engine and setup as a 2.3 190e. I removed the front muffler when i was experimenting and it did give it a bit more punch from a standing start, but it lacked the power at speed....
 
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