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Old 09-11-2003, 07:51   #1 (permalink)
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Differences in exhaust note

Well after returning home from Uni after a while i was finally able to hop back into the drivers seat of my stepdad's N/A BA XR6 and what can i say, the exhaust note is TERRIFIC!!

Its got about 9,300 k's on the board and all i can say is the difference from last time i drove it (probably when it had around 5 thousand) is so obvious i couldn't help but have a permanent grin on my face. :)

Can't stop thinking about how good the 8 would sound after being run in, because for a standard xr6, this sounds very nice indeed.

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Old 09-11-2003, 19:31   #2 (permalink)
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My xr8 has almost 4000 on the clock, with my mods the note is great, i hope it continues to improve as the motor gets looser!
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Old 09-11-2003, 22:25   #3 (permalink)
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My BA XR6 NA now has 10,000kms - cant say i noticed the exhaust sound different though until i fitted the Herrods system...

I got the Herrods cat-back fitted by Thompson Ford at Parramatta (thus i keep my warranty), and what can i say - the note is to die for - its not loud and drony, rather very deep and throaty - for all the world the car sounds like a V8, you couldnt pick it except for the XR6 badges of course.

to all XR6 owners - IMO this is a very worthwhile mod.
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Old 09-11-2003, 22:48   #4 (permalink)
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XRSIX> What did you pay for the catback fitted?
Any photos?
What does the tip look like?
I would love to hear more discriptive words about the new note!!!
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Re: Differences in exhaust note

When we were in Tassie on a holiday driving my Brother's BA XR6 around I noticed the exhaust was really nice. When I was guiding him into a tight parking space at night, every time he touched the accelerator the exhaust purred....It sounded great. This was about 7000kms
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Mine really started to sound better at around 15,000km's.
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It sounds heaps better now I got a cat-back system, 2 1/2", Lukey Ultra-Flo and Hot Dog Resonator.
And for $350 it was well worth it
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XRSIX> What did you pay for the catback fitted?
Any photos?
What does the tip look like?
I would love to hear more discriptive words about the new note!!!

system was $550 fitted (mild steel) at Thompson Ford in Parramatta - The sound is AWESOME. in first and second gears the car sounds like a modified XR8. Take your foot off the accelerator and....QUIET...no droning! under hard acceleration the note is fantastic - very deep and throaty - not tinny - and at highway speed the noise is not intrusive.

i will post pics and sounds by next weekend (sorry real busy).

the mild system has a stainless oval tip (a little larger than factory), but IMO not as nice as the factory one (it looks a little cheap - but i suppose for about $40 your local exhaust shop could put any tip you wanted on). The stainless system finishes in twin stainless round tips (not oval) - it looks much better but not worth an extra $450 if u ask me.

hope this helps,
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Robbo,
Were you able to get some pics and sounds of your system, I'm still interested.
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I have a blueprint BA XR6, that has just had a full herrod stianless system 2.5" put on it, $2250 and not only does it sound better (deeper) it also goes better, i've put in the ss cold air induction system, with an K&n filter. These few mods have made a hell of differance
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Hi Guy's

I two have had the Herrods Catback system in mild steel fitted to my N/A XR6 and totaly agree with XRSIK. The note is to die for would swear it's a V8 . Fully recomend it to anyone. Cost me abit more $750 from Gregorys Ford in Canberra , but well worth the money.
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