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Old 07-22-2004, 12:08 AM
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Thumbs up New Custom 500E Cat Back

Hello everyone. I have finally done my 1992 500E Cat Back Exhaust. This was done by a client of mine at Allan Auto Tech in Burnaby. It looks good! Check it out on my site....

http://shaun.muc-central.com/gallery/merc

This exhaust is definately inspired by Gerry in Portland, Oregon. His system that he put on his car a while back is what I used as a visual template. Thanks Gerry The system is put together with mandrel bent tubing and includes a stainless Dynomax muffler with a polished stainless tip. The pipe is aluminized because I plan on powder coating from the beginning of the muffler back to the "Y"

The car sounds great without being too loud. It has a nice rumble and sounds great at full throttle. Higher RPM's feel better with the Butt Dyno but there are some things I now need to do. First, I need to disable the ASR. I will get a switch in soon. When you trounce on it off the line, the ASR really backs off the motor. Second, I need bigger tires to hook the thing up. I will look at that when my Michelin's are gone (which is soon). Now I can see why the car is engineered the way it is. A stock 500E is a well balanced performance car. Now that I have made changes (the exhaust), I have to keep going but I was prepared for this.

Now that I have done it, I truely do love the sound and how it revs but in all honesty, I think a "Y" pipe in place of the center resonator is enough. Why I say this is because that thing is really heavy The muffler wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Bang for your buck, it drops a few ponds and probably does give the car a healthy roar when accelerated. No regrets though. I am selling my stock exhaust to someone on this board so they will go to a good home and help me recover some of the cost. BTW, it cost me $650.00 (after tax) Canadian, parts, labor, and time.

Cheers!

Shaun

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Old 08-04-2004, 07:21 PM
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LOVE your car! Reminds me of my old 1995 E420. Same color, etc. I miss the ol' girl. Much better quality than my 2000 E430.

IMHO, you need to get a set of AMG wheels and some tires on that baby. CONGRATS!
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:45 PM
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You're right......

......about the wheels. Monoblocks would look good but I may just put on some 245 / 50 / 16's ZR. We'll see. Thanks for the kind words. Cheers!

Shaun
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Old 08-09-2004, 12:53 PM
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Hi Shaun: Nice ride....we need to have a Canadian Rocky Mountain GTG one of these days.
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Old 08-09-2004, 03:41 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks Dean

I also owe you a thanks for your great website! It was really helpful when I was looking for my 500E. A Canadian GTG would be awesome! I am so busy right now with business, my son, and the baby on the way but those are just excuses I would love to take the beast through the Rockies. Cheers!

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Old 10-16-2004, 09:19 PM
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Hi Shaun , did you use the same type of muffler front and rear ? Super Turbo or Ultra Flo ?
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:40 PM
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Hey Kyle....

I used a straight through pre-muffler and a chambered muffler in the rear. Both are Dynomax. The tip is polished stainless steel.

Shaun

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