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  • timmee
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    Originally posted by LWeth View Post
    get a remus 2 piece!! made up of a secndary cat delete and a new backbox. sound is subtle but sexy. Do it properly or not at all n my opinion.

    ps. removing secondary cat does not throw engine light on or fail MOT
    incorrect any cat missing is now a reason fro rejection so it can fail the mot

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  • LWeth
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    get a remus 2 piece!! made up of a secndary cat delete and a new backbox. sound is subtle but sexy. Do it properly or not at all n my opinion.

    ps. removing secondary cat does not throw engine light on or fail MOT

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  • raz0083
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    hi mate

    now the thing you have to think of here is taking out pre cats and cats will throw the light up on the dash the ecu will make the car run lean or over fuel it and in the long run it will destroy your engine so if you are removing things like that to do it properly you will have to get it remapped to get them deleted out of the ecu

    I don't have any experience with the above item on ebay but I have with the idiot cutting the cat and pre cat out who had the car before me but I'm positive that you will have to do the above unless someone can reply telling me I am wrong

    all in all if you want to do the mods don't go cutting corners just to save money because trust me in the long run it will cost you a hell of a lot more money

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  • 20Drift
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    Originally posted by seanaldo1987 View Post
    did see this on ebay though, its unbranded and only £150. dunno what the quality would be like on it.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXHAUST-C...oAAOSw6ShZVNLt

    wouldn't do it unless you have access to a friendly MOT tester, it does away with pre cat and main cat
    Had this on mine - loudened it up quite a bit and was fairly good quality!

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  • u33db
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    Originally posted by seanaldo1987 View Post
    did see this on ebay though, its unbranded and only £150. dunno what the quality would be like on it.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXHAUST-C...oAAOSw6ShZVNLt

    wouldn't do it unless you have access to a friendly MOT tester, it does away with pre cat and main cat
    Thats the Toyosport ones.

    They're good quality for the price, as good quality as Cobra etc.

    They're standard bore though, i.e. not 2.5" inch

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  • Belton
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    I would honestly just get a 2nd hand precat decat. They are always up for sale second hand and really easy to fit yourself. You’re not going to fail an MOT either.
    Have just a precat gave both my Astra and corsa a slightly sportier tone (opposed to just engine) in the cabin, and gave more of a whooshy turbo noise from the outside, not necessarily exhaust. Also made both cars drive slightly smoother.
    My corsa has a 2 piece Remus and I wouldn’t go louder, although does sound fantastic.

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  • seanaldo1987
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    did see this on ebay though, its unbranded and only £150. dunno what the quality would be like on it.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXHAUST-C...oAAOSw6ShZVNLt

    wouldn't do it unless you have access to a friendly MOT tester, it does away with pre cat and main cat
    Last edited by seanaldo1987; 29 December 2017, 12:07 PM.

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  • seanaldo1987
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    Originally posted by u33db View Post
    The thing is peoples definition of "louder" or "nice" varies greatly;

    (Usually skewed badly if the poster is younger!)

    Fitting a precat decat or chopping out the centre pipe silencer will make it "louder" but only slightly - unless you had 2 VXRs standing next to each other you'd never realise.

    Chopping out the backbox will make it noticable louder but i really wouldn't bother - it will look wrong to anyone buying the car next, not sound as nice as a proper backbox and also do nothing for power.

    I would recommend you don't bother and find other means to add noise (cone filter?) or else view it as a chance to add power so you can justify spending the money on a proper system.

    The exhaust doesn't need to be new btw - there are plenty of good used performance systems on ebay all the time for less than half the new price.
    +1 for this............

    best bet is to save your money and keep an eye on ebay, can find yourself a few bargains on there.

    a big selling point for me on my vxr was it already had a scorpion double decat with remus cat back so it meant one less expense for me.

    you could stick a pipercross or AEM cone on for a bit of induction noise, can pick either up for around the £50 mark

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  • djedwardsmith
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    Echo the above, unless you can get a good unit second hand, don't waste your money. Why spend 60-100 on something that won't give you what you're after just because it's less than the 200 you need to spend?

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  • u33db
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    The thing is peoples definition of "louder" or "nice" varies greatly;

    (Usually skewed badly if the poster is younger!)

    Fitting a precat decat or chopping out the centre pipe silencer will make it "louder" but only slightly - unless you had 2 VXRs standing next to each other you'd never realise.

    Chopping out the backbox will make it noticable louder but i really wouldn't bother - it will look wrong to anyone buying the car next, not sound as nice as a proper backbox and also do nothing for power.

    I would recommend you don't bother and find other means to add noise (cone filter?) or else view it as a chance to add power so you can justify spending the money on a proper system.

    The exhaust doesn't need to be new btw - there are plenty of good used performance systems on ebay all the time for less than half the new price.

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  • LukesCorsaVXR
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    On my first Corsa I just replaced the backbox with a straight pipe, still had both cats and silencer. Made it louder but not over the top. Cost me about £60 IIRC.

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  • vr55vxr
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    Save up more and do it right the first time

    insurance increase will probably take away most of this


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro

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  • Highamian
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    Fair enough - thanks for your replies, very helpful

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  • Desert_Cloak
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    I get what your saying.

    I thought the same and fitted the parts i did for less tham 200 but it didnt work out in the end so basically just wasted money.

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  • Highamian
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    Originally posted by Desert_Cloak View Post
    So is mine, i just fitted the burg backbox lol

    Im not 100% sure how restrictive/ non restrictive the standard triangle one is.

    Best advice is to save up some cash amd get a remus 2 piece, from what ive read its not too loud but has a nice rasp
    I don't really want to spend more than £100. It's not that I don't have the cash, it's just that I really couldn't justify spending a few hundred pounds on an exhaust just to make a car sound nicer

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