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    Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    Hi all, first post so go easy :-)

    I'm going for a DNA 360 and I'm just exploring all the add-ons and the 'what can I expect' from the final kit.

    I have access to a proper 360 exhaust and was wondering if I could marry this upto the mr2 roadster.. I am hoping to turbo the roadster at a later date if that changes anything, but for now it would be standard. Would it just be a case of fabricating a pipe to join everything up ? or is it a bit more then that.. My thinking behind it is it would sound more like the real thing..

    any advice would be most welcome because I know nothing about this, give me a pc and what it fitting it to your car.. no problem.. but exhausts.. lol


    thanks

    Steve
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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    Sorry,but I don't think you'll ever get that exact Ferrari sound.An MR2 will sound like an MR2 or Import.There are too maney variables when dealing with exhaust sound (exhaust diameter,engine size V6,V8,exhaust length,muffler size).
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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    Exhaust is all piping work - depends on whether the size of the muffler will fit into the space you have available and the size of the pipes can be bent inot a smooth flowing configuration. It undoubtedly won't sound like a stock MR2, but I wouldn't expect a ferrari sound either. Might be interesting to find out, if you get the parts cheap enough - I imagine buying ferrari parts will be VERY expensive if you ever need to replace it again - last time I heard, a genuine muffler was about $1100 .... Don't lose all your backpressure, cause you'll lose bottom end torque too.

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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    i heard the dna car and it sounded good with there own exhaust on it. had the ferrari whine to it

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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    How does a magnaflow sound? Some guy recommended a Magnaflow Exhaust.

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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    I have a 3 litre V6 in my 360 replica, got the real 360 exhaust but its not connected yet. But that V6 sounds like a beast when you rev up when there is no silencers on it.

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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    post pics and video's of your 360! what kit?

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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowboost
    post pics and video's of your 360! what kit?
    Yeah, please post a video, i would really want to hear how it sounds

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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    Quote Originally Posted by James_Bond_007
    Sorrey,but I don't think you'll ever get that exact Ferrari sound.An MR2 will sound like an MR2 or Import.There are too maney variables when dealing with exhaust sound (exhaust diameter,engine size V6,V8,exhaust length,muffler size).
    I agree...................A four cylinder sounds like a four, a 6 cylinder sounds like a 6. You must go up to at least a V-8 to get an acceptable sound to go with the look.
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    Re: Using a proper Ferrari Exhaust on a kitcar ?

    Unfortunately it's not that simple. Yes, it's true that the 355 has a V8 but IMHO a chevy small block V8 will never sound like a 355, especially at an idle. I think a high revving V6 sounds closer to what most people think a Ferrari is supposed to sound like. It has more to do with the firing order, crank and RPM than the actual number of cylinders.
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