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Re: stainless steel muffler (aftermarket)


Thanks Adam,

Yes the boys at Hi-Tech were fantastic and I stayed with them throughout the "operation" (almost 3 hours) as all of us were trying to workout how we gonna get the left hand-side tail pipe through.

I'm definitely positive that the new system is NOT louder than the stock one on RPM's above 2000.

It just starts with a deep note at 1,500RPM and then it is very smooth.

When we tested it, I was expecting to hear that deep gurgle like what you had when we started your exy, but nope, it wasn't there.

At highway speeds I couldn't hear it at all (maybe am getting a bit old and loosing hearing) hehehe emoticon

Maybe this will change once it expands and beds in. I'll have to wait and see, but I would love for it to stay the way it is.


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Hi Tech Mufflers Offer


Hi Guys,

We (Noel and I) were at the muffler shop today fitting the 3rd set of twins to Noel's exy (yummmm emoticon ) and the owner has extended the following attractive offer to our forum.

He would like a volunteer exy owner to accompany him to their factory in Bathurst so they can do a template of the twin muffler combination to enable them to simply post it to other States and countries overseas and the mod can then be installed by the owner and it will be a simple DIY bolt-on process with no welding required.

For your trouble you will score the twin muffler mod for HALF price (i.e. $440 instead of $880)

This will take a whole day, so if anyone is interested, please contact me and I will put you in touch with the owner.

The first member of the forum to respond will score this deal and there can be only one taker.


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(NPC73 logging in from Sydney, X-trail Forum central headquarters, Jalal's place, emoticon )

Ok the third set of twins has just been installed and they are brilliant.

The deep sound/hum is very nice. A bit early to tell yet, but I think my exy has a bit more power now. And shall be monitoring fuel consumption as this mod is meant to improve consumption as well, emoticon

The install took approximately one hour, which was much quicker than Jalals as mine is the second exy with a towbar.

Stay tuned pics to come.......

Cheers

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Geez, now I will have to think of something else to make my X-Trail unique!!! emoticon

Welcome to the "twins" club Noel!

- Adam

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I'm emailing Clare to get a "yes" or "no" as to ours being the "guinea pig" for Bathurst (although I can almost guarantee it'll be a resounding "NO!".

A few questions from the three guys that have had it done already:

1. Please keep an eye on fuel economy as I'd much rather get it done for fuel economy than better performance.

2. I don't suppose anyone did a "before" and "after" dyno run to see the performance increase?

3. I have a g-tech which can be used to tell you engine power (in HP) and also for measuring quarter-mile run times. If I do go ahead with the twin exhaust mod, I'll make sure I do all the above (points two and three) so everyone can see what performance benefits can be expected from this mod.

4. Did anyone happen to take a "before" and "after" installed photo so we can compare how much less the new muffler sticks out compared to the standard muffler (with the same reference point from the back of the car (the same angle and distance from the back of the car))?


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No noticeable increase in power on mine (not that I expected any) and I should be able to comment on the fuel economy over the next week.

I will probably only dyno mine before and after I add forced induction of some kind next year. Will need to find somewhere that can dyno a 4WD!

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quote:

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No noticeable increase in power on mine (not that I expected any) and I should be able to comment on the fuel economy over the next week.




I look forward to the fuel economy results then (keep in mind it might take more than one tankfull)

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I will probably only dyno mine before and after I add forced induction of some kind next year. Will need to find somewhere that can dyno a 4WD!




The topic of 4WD dyno has been brought up before - I personally believe we'd only need to do the dyno run in 2WD mode, and that the X-Trail's 4WD mode would cut out after the pre-set speed of 40kph after it detects no slipping of the wheels (even in "LOCK" mode). Try doing a search in the forum for "dyno" (using the google search cos the standard forum search feature wont accept a 4 letter search word) and I'm sure it'll come up with mine and other's opinions on this...


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personally believe we'd only need to do the dyno run in 2WD mode, and that the X-Trail's 4WD mode would cut out after the pre-set speed of 40kph after it detects no slipping of the wheels (even in "LOCK" mode).



Hmm, I have not looked up the other posts yet but I would not trust running the X-Trail on a dyno unless they were equiped to handle a 4x4. Even in 2WD the system can choose to engage 4WD (with no warning and no indication) under severe wheel slip conditions. I can't think of a more severe situation than the front wheels spinning on the dyno and the rear wheels stationary! The electronics would be monitoring the speed of every wheel and think you need some assistance. emoticon

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Geez, now I will have to think of something else to make my X-Trail unique!!! emoticon

Welcome to the "twins" club Noel!

- Adam



Yours is still unique, you have the swaybar. hehehe

I have something else, basically every exy in this forum is kinda unique already emoticon

Rich: It wasn't worth having this mod dynoed because it is only half of the full performance enhancement pack that can be done emoticon

Basically after we had a chat with the owner about what can be done to the xtrail to gain the full potential of the hidden power that is there, I can confirm that NONE of the performance enhancements I have come across so far have done it in full, only bits and pieces of it. There is more HP out there in the exy which can still be explored and am heading that way LOL

The owner of Hi-Tech Mufflers is from a car racing background, so HP gain is his domain and passion.

As for the before and after shots of the height of the stock muffler and this one, pls refer to my photos in the previous page of the thread. Noel will post some more as well soon.



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Ok, here are a few more pics for this mod:

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