BA XR8 Exhaust - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-04, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
Impatience is a virtue
 
BlackMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 136
BA XR8 Exhaust

Wondering if anyone can offer any info on the BA XR8 exhaust. I've just had the back end of mine cut off and had a quad pipe system put in - removed rear muffler and two reso's put in. Problem is:
DRONE!!!! Between 1,250 & 2,250 rpm it is absolutely shocking. Car is an auto. I expected some drone - as you would when modding the zorst...

The drone was worse before the system was rehung - no hard mounting nor rubbing anywhere.

I have heard that due to the loss in volume from the original muffler, the 'buzz' or drone is considerable more prominant until the volume is restored. Is this correct? Or, if the volume is restored, then do you lose the new found grunt and noise!?!??!

Help - getting shitty with it!

Cheers


Black Magic is on the prowl...
BlackMagic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-04, 09:48 PM
Registered User
 
Jabba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Gold Coast
Age: 43
Posts: 344
Re: BA XR8 Exhaust

My system is a twin 2.25 inch with 1 short muffler on each pipe at the rear of the system. I get no drone what's so ever and the note is absolutely f/n awesome . My car is also a BA XR 8 but is a Ute.

You might want to go a smaller pipes or relocate the mufflers. The second of the 2 would be the cheaper and possibility better for performance.
other then that there's not a real lot you can do. I would also get another exhaust fitter to rectify the problem as the one you went to should know that what he was doing would cause droning and advise you of it and what to do about it.

Regards
Jabba is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-04, 02:42 AM
tf1
Registered User
 
tf1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8
Thumbs up Re: BA XR8 Exhaust

Toss the lot bro and spend some cash and get the Herrod quad system it works

Ford No.1 is so close I can smell it.
tf1 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-04, 02:49 AM
Rip Up The Track Join OFR
 
XRFPV8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,021
Re: BA XR8 Exhaust

Herrod Quad systems and all there sytems work well and with no droning.. i think it might be because there tips on all there exhaust systems have baffels in the end of them.
Also they test there exhaust's for power, not just adding peices on for looks...






PHANTOM BA XR8 UTE, AUTO, UNICHIP, APS TUNED 229 RWKW ET:13.47.

Rods Rocket, Boss n/a 290 Unichip Tuned by APS et:12.6@110 Mph
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.


XRFPV8 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-05, 09:22 PM
Registered User
 
debacle-racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: FORBES
Posts: 80
Re: BA XR8 Exhaust

Who Makes The Best System For The Ba Auto Xr8, Which Has The Best Note And Gives The Best Performance?

HOLD IT FLAT!!!
debacle-racing is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-05, 06:09 PM
Registered User
 
debacle-racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: FORBES
Posts: 80
Re: BA XR8 Exhaust

bump

HOLD IT FLAT!!!
debacle-racing is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-05, 08:26 PM
6 Speed Cruiser
 
XR8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Off Looking For More RWKW
Posts: 176
Re: BA XR8 Exhaust

Quote:
Originally Posted by debacle-racing
Who Makes The Best System For The Ba Auto Xr8, Which Has The Best Note And Gives The Best Performance?
I have a dual 3" difillipo system and it sounds fantastic with a noticeable gain in performance.

you can hear it here

http://www.vangelderdesigns.com/phot...g/xr8888_3.mp3

Brad

BA MKII XR8 6 Speed Manual

Morpowa Custom Cold Air / Mal Wood Clutch / Underdrives / Dual 3" DiFillipo Exhaust / Xtreme/Bluepower Custom Tune

Last edited by XR8888; 03-03-05 at 08:54 PM. Reason: Link
XR8888 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-05, 08:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 3
Re: BA XR8 Exhaust

Oi McDennis

I've just bought my XR8 Shockwave Blue Auto Sedan, fantastic car but too quiet. What brand is your system and who fitted it?

Thanks
Leesy
Leesy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Exhaust
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
drive review..vzss vs xr8 mk11 RST2000 Australian Falcons 26 10-23-04 06:01 PM
BA XR8 exhaust mods xh98 Exhaust 2 10-01-04 03:06 AM
Ba Xr8 Exhaust stimo Exhaust 29 06-08-04 03:11 AM
VIDS: Friends BA XR8 Ute YOOT Australian Falcons 13 02-04-04 03:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome