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Old 15th October 2018, 04:16 PM
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Default W126 Exhaust Performance Upgrades

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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Old 15th October 2018, 04:24 PM
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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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88 420L Euro#-P
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88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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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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87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
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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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87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 16th October 2018, 02:28 PM
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87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 16th October 2018, 02:30 PM
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RES is in China so not much value with them:

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79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 16th October 2018, 02:32 PM
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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.

https://youtu.be/fGkS5yVHSL8
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87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
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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87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
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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78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Not much luck on my idea since almost no one sells single ended mufflers. Iím still thinking of ideas and searching for suppliers...
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79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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The exhaust you posted at the top of the thread looked good. Are you wanting to add the kidneys because itís too loud or you want it to resemble stock?
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The aim was to delete the rear muffler altogether due to the lack of space available for it and the long tips. Plus a kidney muffler design lends itself to a straight through bi-pass should the need arise for a loudness button...
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87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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What are you trying to achieve Mark. I fitted duel 3 inch exhaust to my 454 C10 with Flowtech extractors. Exhaust system ran 1 Flowmaster Super 10 series each side. I found while I loved the sound they droned a little to much under lite throttle. So then fitted 3 inch hotdogs to each side and loved it . They removed drone from Flowmasters when added to the exhaust.
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Mark have you seen this thread on the performance exhaust that was Fabricated for a 500SLC?

https://ozbenz.net/viewtopic.php?p=160170#p160170

I was impressed with it at the time and saved the link. This could be a way of getting your kidney mufflers at an acceptable price.
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