I'm having a good think about exhaust options before I finally pull the trigger on one. There's a few options open to me; buy a second hand one from Bob (2-1/2" - 3" £??), get a full 3" system made locally (~£500) OR get a front/side exit made up in 3" (£??). Its this last option that I'm seriously considering.
At the moment the exhaust fitted to the car is slowly crumbling away and is quite loud and backfires/pops a lot. So the thought of having a different loud system on the car doesn't really frighten me much. I don't use the car for long distances or intend on tracking the car.
My thoughts are to have a 90° bend coming from the elbow, joining to as big a silencer as would fit and then having the 'tailpipe' come out of the silencer at 90° pointing at the deck. Whats maybe different about this is I think there's room to get the silencer underneath and just in front of the alternator, pointing directly towards the front of the OSF wheel arch. I would hope this would maybe help keep noise levels down a bit and would keep the plod away from the car. Hopefully this would keep gasses and flames away from any bits of the car as well.
Has anyone ever terminated their exhaust INSIDE the wheel arch area before? Can anyone think of any issues I might have in doing this?
Just how loud are 3" side exits with only one box? I had a goose on my last R and tolerated that for years so might be ok...
cheers for now,