Exhaust System

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Exhaust System

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I shall be fitting a new exhaust to the GT soon ready for France, the front pipe is tired as is the middle pipe.

My question is would a complete new system from a GTi 8v fit and is there any benefit? I know it's bigger bore so would maybe give better performance?
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Well it will fit Tim. But don't expect a performance gain as it has an additional silencer.
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The silencer won't make much/any difference to performance, but the fact the GT has a smaller valve head, milder cam and restrictive carburettor than the GTi that the exhaust is designed for, will probably account for the lack of performance increase :D
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Ok chaps thanks, I will just fit a new front pipe and hockey-stick, she does go well but any extra is always useful.

They list a K&N panel style for it (same as early Diesel) which fits inside the existing round holder, so may get one of those as its only £35 (although I have two new foam ones somewhere !)
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Tim Leech wrote:They list a K&N panel style for it (same as early Diesel) which fits inside the existing round holder, so may get one of those as its only £35
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