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  • #308872
    Stefan
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    @mgaggie

    My exhaust system is rusted and not properly installed on my car. So, I am looking to get a new  exhaust for my VW based TD. I am not sure if the TD body makes it harder/impossible to install some systems that would normally fit on a beetle. So, I would like to know what y’all are running 🙂

    Also, if anyone has any recommendations for a exhaust that is a low/deeper with a quieter sound, please let me know. I do not want to sound like an obnoxious 4 cylinder, “ricey”, or like I am trying too hard to have a more v8 type sound lol.

     

    Thanks,

    -S

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    #308915
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    I had this on my TDr…

    https://www.carparts.com/details/Volkswagen/Fastback/EMPI/Exhaust_System/1969/EMP0034140.html?TID=bngpla&origin=%7Badtype%7D&msclkid=2f30dccebe3219d7881dba4b085efe66&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BPM%20-%203PB%20-%20Catch%20All%20-%20Parts&utm_term=2325260934900772&utm_content=BPM%20-%203PB%20-%20Catch%20All%20-%20Parts&gclid=2f30dccebe3219d7881dba4b085efe66&gclsrc=3p.ds

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #308933
    Stefan
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    @mgaggie

    Thank you for your suggestion! I found a video and think that it sounds good + its affordable for a college guy.

    How was the sound?  Could you describe it as you remember? I had a hard time finding a lot of videos on yt of this specific exhaust

    Was it really loud, too loud to enjoy the ride?

    Thanks,
    -S

    #308940
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Here’s the one I ran until I put the Subaru engine in the car.

    It’s everything you want in a stock(ish) Bug or kit TD: easy on the pocketbook, easy to install, and fairly quiet but with a slightly throaty growl. The bonus for us: it actually looks like a TD exhaust. The tip comes out at exactly the right spot and there’s no viper’s nest of exhaust headers visible under the rear valence.

    Unles you have a very large Type1 engine or a lot of horsepower (or plan on it), this is the exhaust to get.

    Here’s an old shot of my car right after I installed this:

    here’s a legit TD for comparison:

     

    #308943
    Stefan
    Participant

    @mgaggie

    Howdy!

    Thanks for the suggestion, will look into it.

    -S

    #308960
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Stephen,

    How to describe sound with words… how about enhanced VW? Slightly louder than a stock VW, but a much nicer sound. Certainly not overbearing. Not sure it factors into your equation, but more info better than less … this was on a 1776 VW engine.

    Top down, just a nice burble from the rear. Top up, seems the roof acts like a megaphone, and engine noise (not exhaust noise) rises considerably.

    All that said, if it’s an original look you’re going for, Ed’s recommendation is a good one!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #308965
    Stefan
    Participant

    @mgaggie

    I went with the 4 tip that you suggested, I am very happy with it. I think it delivers a good sound for a pretty cheap price. I showed the old man and he really likes it.

    Getting those heater boxes out was tough with the way that the engine and the extra framing sits in my car, I decided to go with the unsafe and risky method of using a sawzaw to cut them out. Ironic for someone who works in health and safety between semesters…

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