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Old 07-22-2003, 00:30   #1 (permalink)
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T3 TS50 exhaust mod question

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and have a question: I recently bought a T3 TS50 auto which is currently standard but I'm looking to improve the engine note. I'm really looking for a deep V8 burble/rumble (the way the old V8s used to sound). And I particularly want something which sounds great at low engine revs. I also want to be able to hear it from inside the cabin a bit more without having to always open the windows (as at present!). But I don't want it to 'drone'. Am I asking the impossible?!

I know that Herrods do a complete system for around $2,400+GST. Whilst this is a lot of cash I would pay it if I could guarantee the system sounds exactly the way I want it to.

Any subsequent power increase is good - but I'm much more interested in the way it sounds.

So, I guess my questions are:

1. What are the best mods that I can make so that I can get this deep V8 burble?
2. If the complete Herrods system is the way to go then (for those who have the Herrods system fitted) how does the sound compare to a stock T3 exhaust?
3. Also, I live in the Brisbane (bayside) area - any recomendations on who could carry out the work would be appreciated.

Thanks.

PS The TS50 is an absolute monster!
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:17   #2 (permalink)
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Re: T3 TS50 exhaust mod question

Owning a Ts50

One of the firsts mods I did was the exhaust at Robs, and beleive you me it make a huge diff in the note!

You can even go a step further and remove the rear resinator!
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Old 07-22-2003, 21:30   #3 (permalink)
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Well done on the buy mate, what colour?, love the T3's. On the exhaust, I know what you mean when you say that old sound, nothing like it. Unfortunatly it'll never be that good with today's engines, old school will always be old school. And also there's regulations to think of and being from Brissy, you'd no doubt heard of the coppas gone completely maad stories around your way, we down here in Mexico (Vic) have heard and seen the antics of Brissy cops on the box.
The Herrod twin system is the only way to go mate, it was designed specifically for your car, and it's totally legal (db). I don't own a T3, but have heard nothing but praise for the HMS system.
Oh and welcome to FF.

BTW, this is in no way an ADVERTISEMENT for Herrod Motor Sport or any of their products. Just a recomendation OK.

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Re: T3 TS50 exhaust mod question

Thanks for the info, guys. It seems the Herrod system is the way to go.

laminge: have you removed the resonators? If so, it doesn't 'drone' too much, does it? I think I may go for this option.

red-i: my ts50 is venom red with matching red brembos. I've removed the rear wing as I'm not a great fan of them. I only got the car a couple of weeks ago...I was told by the Ford dealer that it was the last unregistered TS50 in Australia.
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Re: T3 TS50 exhaust mod question

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Yes I removed it and had another tail pipe section made up incase i get pinged.

No Drone, just a perfect note!
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Venom red, sweet. Post some pics up, would like to see what a TS50 III looks like without rear wing, I too think the series III would look better without the rear wing.
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No Drone, just a perfect note!
Garry, drone is the last think you'll be thinking of when you get the T3 on the road. There'll be more noise comming from under the bonnet than from the tailpipe. :s6: :s6: :s6:
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D&T exhaust here have a systwm for Windsor V8's, about $2,000 gets a twin 2 1/4 stainless system, Pacemaker 'blues', and a tyno run. I've heard one, and it sounded awesome!
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Once again, thanks for the info. I've emailed Herrods and am awaiting a reply.

red-i: I'll post some pics in the next few days (I'll have to give the car a wash first!)
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Eureka,
Since your on the Bayside have a talk with Ross at RACE ( reliable auto care) Capalaba.
Good bloke, knows his stuff. Highly recommend them for that mighty T3.

Cheers mate.
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