Exhaust System

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Tim Leech
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Exhaust System

Post by Tim Leech »

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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Re: Exhaust System

Post by Jaba »

Well it will fit Tim. But don't expect a performance gain as it has an additional silencer.
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Re: Exhaust System

Post by Kitch »

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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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Exhaust System

Post by Tim Leech »

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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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Exhaust System

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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
And does absolutely nothing Tim, except waste your money.
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