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Old 17-06-2017, 03:19 PM   #1
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I've just put a stainless Turbo Thomas exhaust on my beetle with 2180cc engine, but I've found it's very low to the ground. My car is lowered but with a different system I think it would be useable.

What I'm wondering is if the stainless EMPI system would be too restrictive?

The exhaust on the engine just now is ~35mm internal diameter, engine produces 129bhp. I like the way the EMPI system looks and sounds (I had a similar one on my old 1300) and apparetly the quality of the stainless one is decent too.

edit: the exhaust I mean is the Euro 2 tip one, in stainless
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I had one of those on my bug for a while, made the rear valence so hot you could even touch it, ( and that was when I had wrapped it with exhaust tape) also had to alter it a it as it wouldn't clear the oil pump. Now got a vintage speed exhaust much better.
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Are you sure you have a 35mm exhaust? That sounds small your engine size. What size exhaust valves are you running?

I have tried a few 35mm exhaust and ended up with an Ahnendorp Custom Sport. It uses equal length header but looks stock and it made a huge difference in performance over the other exhausts I tried.

It's not cheap but it is beautifully made.
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