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Old 09-09-2010, 07:50 AM
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One of the many suggestion I've been receiving are: bigger exhaust from the turbo to the mufflers and removed the mufflers. I get the bigger exhaust, but removing the mufflers, which one are they. I see two kidney looking mufflers one on either side of the car and then a big round one at the end. On a normal car (gas) the round one at the end is a resinator for quiter car and mufflers is before that. Is it the same in this case, the two kidney item are mufflers and the round one is a resinator? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:52 AM
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I don't think you'll get any real benefit from a marginally larger exhaust pipe, it's a diesel. A well engineered diesel.

On the SD the two "kidney" or central mufflers are resonators. When I redid my exhaust system, I asked the mechanic to run a pipe straight back to just a new round muffler. I asked if he could rig up a rod welded to the pipe the width of the car in the location of the now gone resonators, with a bend on each end so I can use the stock hangers in the stock position.

Less weight and a bit more sound, nothing obtrusive.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:02 AM
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Which car is this on? I did very similar to Toomany I put in a full 2.5" straight pip from the turbo back to a resonator on my 83 300D. I did not have a performance difference, but the sound difference was worth more IMO. I loved it immediately, there was a very nice rumble from the back of the car, and it sounded like a tuned Cummins accelerating.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:01 AM
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I might be the odd man out here, but I prefer the refined sound of the Mercedes turbodiesel over the crude sound of a Cummins powered truck.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:19 AM
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I am glad they are the resinators, that was my plan this week end to weld in a straight pipe to the muffler. that was a great idea for the long rod to reach the hangers. As far, as sound I like the traditional Benz sound, then again I might go to a different muffler just to have a different sounding Benz (Unique). Thank you for your inputs, my "to do list" is growing, that's good keeps this "olde chief busy".
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:10 AM
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On my SDL the tin worms ate the muffler, but ignored the resonator. I put a straight pipe in place of the muffler. It sounds good... when the car runs again I'll have to make a recording

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:12 PM
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Here's mine, I don't really hear it that much and maybe the camera is distorting the sound a bit, but you don't hear the turbo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XkvidRjZkA
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I loved it immediately, there was a very nice rumble from the back of the car, and it sounded like a tuned Cummins accelerating.
A Mercedes shouldn't sound like anything.
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It has to sounds like something. It's impossible for it to sound like nothing!
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I might be the odd man out here, but I prefer the refined sound of the Mercedes turbodiesel over the crude sound of a Cummins powered truck.
Unless I'm driving my Ram. Then I need to hear the sound of a Cummins or...get ready for another VP.
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I wouldn't mind making mine a little quieter than the stock exhaust system.

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