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Old 15th October 2018, 04:16 PM
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Well I’ve already upgraded Dora’s exhaust (560SEL) since it needed to be replaced anyway. It’s a 2 x 2 1/4” system using 2 x hot dogs and a stainless HOLDEN VE SS rear muffler and no CATs (Euro engine).

The fitter had issues at the rear since I wanted to use later model stainless tips that were rather long and it didn’t leave much space for the muffler. As a result it’s a little cramped, but it does work well and sounds great. I was thinking of future options and upgrades on other cars being another 560SEL Euro and of course the 6.9s. On a 6.9 I’d probably look at a 2 x 2 1/2” system. Although a single system can perform well and sound good, I think a 3” system would be too low to the ground for a W116 or W126 V8.

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Anyway Iíve started looking for a replacement for the original kidney mufflers and thought it might be possible to then delete the rear muffler and make it easier to fit the tips...





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Old 15th October 2018, 06:27 PM
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Unecessary on a 6.9 since the space for the rear muffler is far bigger than a 560SEL (plus the 6.9 centre muffler is different), hereís some aftermarket options...

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Jaguar F Type (note the muffler bi pass)



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Old 16th October 2018, 01:55 PM
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Hereís the best lead so far...



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RES is in China so not much value with them:

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Xcentric is in France so I bet $$$$



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Old 17th October 2018, 07:28 PM
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This place looks very promising, if not expensive... Iím on leave in Bali ATM and my emails arenít working so Iíll follow them up when I return. Oh I think their video is pretty well done so I might look into Nick Wangís other work further ron.

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78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 17th October 2018, 07:57 PM
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I think I might be onto something.... But I shudder to think how much. And if you have to ask you probably canít afford it!! G Wagon :

https://youtu.be/VIBdyTXwAhc
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78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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$7k ouch!! Who would pay that???
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