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I'm interested in replacing the exhaust system on my 1800ES with something a little bigger, something that breathes better (partly in preparation for whatever future mods I may take on.) I'm open to suggestion as to size, single tip vs. dual, etc. I would like to get away from the skinny S-curved pipes that came stock with the car, though.<p>Can anyone suggest a good configuration? Ideally, something that preserves the metallic <I>blat-blat-blat</I> sound, and maybe gives a little more bass but without getting louder. <p>The great thing is, I don't have to worry about emissions regulations, so no cat!
 

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Re: New exhaust for an 1800 (asthenia)

No cat legally? Must be nice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New exhaust for an 1800 (asthenia)

Do you just want to replace the exhaust, or the manifold too? <A HREF="http://www.v-performance.com" TARGET="_blank">Vintage Performance Developments</A> sells performance headers of all types for the OHV engines. <A HREF="http://www.kgtrimning.com/" TARGET="_blank">KG Tuning</A> in Sweden also sells a lot of Volvo performance parts, and I'm almost certain they will have a variety of exhaust manifolds.<p>As for the rest of the exhaust, I suggest you contact VPD and find out what they recommend. It depends if you change the manifold or not, but a 2.25" mandrel bent single muffler exhaust could perform very well and sound throaty and deep if you choose a good muffler. However, I don't have any muffler suggestions.
 

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Re: New exhaust for an 1800 (asthenia)

<A HREF="http://www.swedishclassics.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedishclassics.com/</a> <A HREF="http://www.foreignautotech.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.foreignautotech.com/</a> <br>On my ES I am gonna do two upswept DTM style tips I Hate th S stlye tips also.
 

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Yeah, I found a picture of the look I want from the tips (borrowed from volvo1800pictures.com):<p> <IMG SRC="http://talladega.xtensis.net/tips.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>I think I want the tri-Y manifold from <A HREF="http://www.v-performance.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.v-performance.com</a>, but what concerns me is that I don't know enough about exhaust systems to figure out what to do between the manifold and tips. Should I get something custom made? Are mandrel bends worth the cost? What to do about mufflers? The original setup (two mufflers and a resonator?) sounds like overkill to me.<p>What inspired this, was when my mechanic found a couple of holes in the existing system. They're nothing major, but it warrants replacing some stuff. And if I intend to do a little work on the engine later on, I might as well have a more free-breathing exhaust system, right?
 

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Sounds like a logical next step to me!<br>I wonder how that will sound too? I think you'll enjoy that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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