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Old 13-10-2005, 07:22 AM
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Default Twin Mufflers (on stock cars)

Dose anyone know the reason why all the current medium sized 4's
(ie Liberty, Euro, Mazda 6, and even the Honda S2000) run dual exhaust mufflers?

I've noticed, on the Euro at least, that the exhaust splits into 2 with a 90 degree bend just behind the rear axle.

Surely this is fairly inefficient, and a manufacturer wouldn't go to such expense / cost just to make the car ricier? Especially with all 3 manufacturers doing the same thing.

I'm thinking the 2 mufflers are to make it quiet?
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Don't stock WRXs come with a twin exhaust tip ?
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Don't stock WRXs come with a twin exhaust tip ?
yep twin tip but only one muffler...
Pinky is talking about dual mufflers, ie one on the left, one on the right
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Old 13-10-2005, 09:27 AM
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it balances out the cars looks (symmetry is where its at). purely for asthetics.
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So it seems that twin pipes are flavour of the half decade in Nihon then.
Still seems a lot of effort, and possible inefficiency (ie the single pipe joining into a T section to split into the 2 mufflers) just for fashion.

But I guess fashion sells, otherwise there wouldn't be a ghey new Beetle, or people willing to pay 73K for a new MINI with all the crap on it.
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correct. thats why people are buying Mercedes SMART cars, because they can co-ordinate their shoes with it
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it balances out the cars looks (symmetry is where its at). purely for asthetics.
aesthetics*

and it does have some benefit, accord to some car magazines.
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