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turbo kraut
11-23-2006, 01:32 PM
i was wondering if it would hurt our cars to run straight pipes from the car back, no mufflers?

offroader1006
11-23-2006, 01:34 PM
no

turbo kraut
11-23-2006, 01:36 PM
anyone ever done it and how does it sound, say 3" pipe from the cat back?

offroader1006
11-23-2006, 01:42 PM
3" will sound shitty wiht the little k03.

2.75 is max. if you are planning on a bigger turbo, 3" is a good idea

hey4
11-23-2006, 01:45 PM
yup, you can but you will change your mind as soon as you start the car, at least I would. Very loud.

turbo kraut
11-23-2006, 01:46 PM
no, stock turbo

i guess i would have them fab me something up, and if it sounds crappy, just put on the first factory muffle till i get something better

but what our car needs is a "straight through" muffler anyways right?

and those don't provide much muffling

offroader1006
11-23-2006, 01:52 PM
actually, a lot of aftermarket companies use straight through mufflers, that make a huge difference in noise level.

you really wont see any noticable gains from a straight pipe exhaust on a K03, biggest gain is a testpipe.

a4cefed
11-23-2006, 02:27 PM
with the k03 all you need is a 2.5 as said before anything larger will just make a lot of noise and you will loose back presure, something the k03 needs.

tunerb5
11-23-2006, 03:36 PM
I have straight throught custom mandrel bend exhaust with a straight magnaflow muffler and resonator.....and its very loud!

mike-2ptzero
11-23-2006, 04:15 PM
I run my car without an exhaust, just a 3" down pipe and a turn down.[:p]

pac1085
11-23-2006, 04:16 PM
I ran mine with a 3" down pipe with turndown, it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!

mike-2ptzero
11-23-2006, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by pac1085
I ran mine with a 3" down pipe with turndown, it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!


Sure is, when I run this way at the track my car is nearly as loud as the V8's running open headers.

sean1.8t
11-23-2006, 05:05 PM
yes, running a 3" cat back would be completely pointless for funcionallity.. you have to get rid of that cat first. it's the most restrictive part of our exhausts.. after you do that it is still pointless because the little ko3 will not respond that well to a 3"pipe. it's just too big for that little turbo.. a 2.25" is good enough for it. if you plan on upgrading then 2.5-3" would be good

bOOOOstedAudi
11-23-2006, 05:12 PM
thats what i am running and it is extremely loud. like comfortingly loud. like i literally had a headache when i drove for more the 15minutes and I work in a club.so im use to loudness

pipe7284
11-23-2006, 08:38 PM
i am running a 3" and a magnaflow, and is not that loud. is a nice and deep sound. well thats my taste. and plus i am prolly going BT next year.