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Without spending too much money... what are some performance upgrades available to beef up a 142e exhaust system? <p>Thanks
 

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Re: Muffler and Exhaust options (one40two-E)

Welcome (back?) to Swedespeed, Chris.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>one40two-E</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Without spending too much money... what are some performance upgrades available to beef up a 142e exhaust system? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Cheapest - stock system in good shape with the car in top running condition. This would result in a "performance upgrade" from the existing setup and will last many years and the expense of a quality OE-style exhaust is spread out over time.<p>Expensive - Headers, 2-way headpipe with 2.5" stainless steel free-flow exhaust with one muffler and no resonator. Loud, $$$ and most all "performance upgrade" would be imaginary.<p>Best bet may be to get on the good side of a competent tech at a reputable (non-franchise) exhaust shop that does no other type of work then visit at a slow time with the car on the rack and talk up a full 2" system from headpipe back. This assumes that the existing headpipe and header have much life remaining.<p>If you go this route your hope-for "performance upgrade" will not materialize until you make additional "improvements" in engine breathing and fuel distribution.<p>Are you running Strombergs?<p>Did you ever resolve these?...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113759" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113759</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113790" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113790</A><p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: Muffler and Exhaust options (one40two-E)

The Simons Sport Exhaust, sold by iPd, Skandix and others, is a nice upgrade you can install yourself. No welding required.
 

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Did you ever resolve these?...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113759" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113759</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113790" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=113790</A><p>Yes. Thanks to the forum members I located a heater valve and had it installed. <p>By the way this is a fuel injected 140, no carbs... Thanks for the input.<p>
 

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Re: Muffler and Exhaust options (one40two-E)

Is the Simons exhaust available for a '75 164E? What's the best source (had a hard time finding it on IPD). <p>What about a complete stock exhaust? Best source?<p>Thanks, guys.<p>Dan
 

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Re: Muffler and Exhaust options (dumans24)

Skandix is your best source, and they come in a bit less than IPD. Matthias tells me that the 2.5" system will bolt right up to a 164, and I got it to fit my 142 with a couple of minor mods ... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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