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Cripes , looking at a nicer noise from the 215 , got a shock when i found out there nearly half the price i gave for the whole car
 

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Look at the full exhaust. If the pipes from both banks join into a single pipe there no point to an X pipe.
 
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Will have a look but i guess thats kinda obvious LK but if it turns out to be the case i guess 2nd cat delete and back box mod is the only way
 

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Be careful with a back box delete as it makes the car very loud which doesn't suit the car.
 
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Yeah i figured as much pal , i want character not a racket , i was underneath doing the oil y.day , pretty sure its a twin system right through to the back as i remember thinking how good a condition the exhaust was but need to check all the same
 

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I had an x pipe and secondary cat delete on the 55, cost £600.
Don't do a rear box delete, did that on my 450SE, drive out of the exhaust centre, sounded okay, car dropped in to top gear at 30 mph and the vibration was unbearable, right up tho 50 mph. Drove straight back to the exhaust centre and got a temporary back box fitted as the original had holes in it.
A friend of mine raced a 300SEL 6.3 without a back box, he was after horsepower so vibes didn't matter.
 

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I had an x pipe and secondary cat delete on the 55, cost £600.
Don't do a rear box delete, did that on my 450SE, drive out of the exhaust centre, sounded okay, car dropped in to top gear at 30 mph and the vibration was unbearable, right up tho 50 mph. Drove straight back to the exhaust centre and got a temporary back box fitted as the original had holes in it.
A friend of mine raced a 300SEL 6.3 without a back box, he was after horsepower so vibes didn't matter.
£600 cost is because yours is an AMG where every costs 3x as much, my SL500 CAT delete and x-pipe was £200. :)
 

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Have a chat to the guys at “Torque Flow”, work out of the MSL performance centre.
I had an X pipe, secondary delete on my 55 for around the £400 and a bit mark.
Happy with the work, nice sound foot down or foot off but do get a slight drone between 65 and 70 mph.
 

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Cripes , looking at a nicer noise from the 215 , got a shock when i found out there nearly half the price i gave for the whole car

£100k car expect £100k parts prices and running costs
 

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£600 cost is because yours is an AMG where every costs 3x as much, my SL500 CAT delete and x-pipe was £200. :)

Oops I forgot to mention that price included 2 new sports cats :)
 

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A TM Engineering in Norfolk.
My Cats were from The USA[/QUOTEok cool , i see you can buy x pipes on ebay for 30 quid and i already have some spare stainless pipe so goin to build my own i reckon
 

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That's a good alternative, if you can weld stainless why not, just remember any burs or obstruction inside the exhaust will upset the running of the engine ;)
Hoping I am not teaching you to suck eggs, you maybe quite capable of doing this work :)
 
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Duly noted pal , yes ive done a few mods in my time ;) , order the x pipe , 15 quid delivered, will gut the 2nd cats then weld the x pipe in , should give me something like
 

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Duly noted pal , yes ive done a few mods in my time ;) , order the x pipe , 15 quid delivered, will gut the 2nd cats then weld the x pipe in , should give me something like
No need to put the secondary Cats back in, just don't touch the primary Cats.
 
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So what actually makes the increase in noise , obvs removing the cats will increase it a little but in the past when ive measured before/ after its only a decibel or 2 , how does crossing the exhaust gases make the car rumble more ??
 


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