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    Would this give more power?

    Would this change the sound of the car?

    Expensive?


    And as a side note, what are they usually made of? I'd like to clean my current one but not sure what to use.
     
     

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    Would this give more power?
    No, or if there is a power increase it would be very very small

    Would this change the sound of the car?
    Yes

    Expensive?
    Approx 350 quid fitted inclusive of VAT, speak to motechmike as he offers members discount on Scorpion Exhausts which I personally rate very highly after having two on BMW's and had to deal with their customer support


    what are they usually made of? I'd like to clean my current one but not sure what to use.
    Standard exhaust systems are made of MILD steel and performance exhausts are made of STAINLESS steel.

     
     

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    A performance (opposed to a cosmetic) exhaust will give you more power, but it may not seem like much untill you do a bit more to acheive what it is designed for.
    Get an induction kit, performance exhaust and a remap and you will gain quite a lot of power. The induction and exhaust will make the most of the mapping as the inlet and outlet gas will be flowing better. Try to find out what the pro saloon cars use for an exhaust to get the best for your car.
     
     

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    can only agree with what has been said already
     
     

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    It all depends on why u want the exhaust. If its just for the sound and look than go with stainless from cat back or if u have the money go stainless from the manifold to the tail piece as this will last alot longer than the mild steel (rust corrosion ), BUT if u are planning on really tuning your car then put a high preformance freeflow exhaust will be better as you wont need to upgrade it after you have done your other engine mods
     
     

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    The performance and general running of the engine can be detrementally effected by a totally free flow exhaust.
    There is 'back pressure' to take into account. Only a specialist manufacturer will be able to tell you what is required for your car and it will vary depending on the engine and state of tune.
    Ask several dealers for their opinion and deceide who you want to trust. Watch for nice modified cars leaving their premises it will give some indication of the following they have in the tuning scene.
     
     

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    lol if your gonna get an exhaust dont just buy a chavvy backbox that makes your car sound like its got more blow than go!!!
     
     

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    Would this give more power?
    It should give a bit, but you will get better results if you get any mods done( exhaust, filter, etc) then get the car set up to suit it.

    Would this change the sound of the car?
    Oh Yes!

    Expensive?
    New? 2nd hand? (my Scorpion was cheap from Ebay)

    And as a side note, what are they usually made of? I'd like to clean my current one but not sure what to use.
    You current one is probably past cleaning (if it's rusted/pitted, you can't fix it)
    Performance exhausts are normally stainless
     
     

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