Author Topic: Muffler Upgrade  (Read 106 times)

PMcG

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Muffler Upgrade
« on: 16 July 2020, 08:50 PM »
Does anyone know of a good muffler upgrade for a 450SE?  Looking for something a little throatier, but not obnoxious.  Something that shows off the sound of the V8 with maybe 25-percent more volume.  Are there kits out there?  Any pointers you have are greatly appreciated!  A chrome piece for the dual exhaust pipe would be hot too if someone knows where to find one!
1976 450 SE
Diamond Blue Metallic / Navy Blue

raueda1

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Re: Muffler Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: 17 July 2020, 07:16 AM »
Maybe http://www.timevalve.com/.  I recently replaced the exhaust on my 6.9.  It's supposed to be made to original specs but of course I have no I idea how a new 6.9 sounded.  Anyway, it does sound very appropriate.  Not loud or attention getting, but a nice, low, burbly purr at idle.  A number of people have commented on it - "that the car sounds like it has a huge V8" kind of stuff, which it does.  If you wanted louder I'm sure they could do that for you.
-Dave
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

PMcG

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Re: Muffler Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: 17 July 2020, 07:33 AM »
Thanks very much!
1976 450 SE
Diamond Blue Metallic / Navy Blue