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Old 14th July 2004, 20:37   #16
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arent most of the public transport buses running them?
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Old 15th July 2004, 02:39   #17
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Quote[/b] (Tom @ July 14 2004,19:07)]arent most of the public transport buses running them?
Yes the old Leyland buses and trucks seem to have one.
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SpeedSatya's topic "Understanding a free flow exhaust" has been merged with this topic.

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Old 22nd March 2005, 19:19   #19
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hi guys
This is my first post on this site (apart from my intro). I have an Esteem with a K n' N air filter, an MSD and a free flow. This free flow was installed by my friend from whom i bought the car. Lately i have been having a lotta trouble with my headers. i.e. the pipes are rusted and so there are constant leaks, and they have also taken a whack and got a lil' out of alignment causing annoying vibrations. Thus i figured I need to change the headers. I have actually reached a point where i got a lil' fed up and considered fitting the original manifold back and leaving the expansion chamber and the rest on. But after reading the post by speedsatya and rehaan i figured it would make no sense to remove the headers and leave the rest of the stuff on. So my question is, where in Mumbai would u advise me to go to get myself a new set of headers. I also need someone competent to do the fitting so that it does'nt touch the underbody and transmit the vibrations to the car. If anybody has any better suggestions i'm completely open. I would be really greatful for some help here.
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Old 22nd March 2005, 19:38   #20
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automech in lower parel
thats the place to be in bbay for such kinda work . they are the best and i am sure many many to team bhpians will support me on that
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yeah ,
if you want better performance ,u need to get the headers.
go to www.automechexhausts.com

most of us including me ,revv and others in mumbai have free flows from Automech.


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Thumbs up automech

ill vouch for automech
they are the best in today s terms
agree with the rest
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Posting here to draw Samurai's attention to this thread., regarding free flows...

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How much would it cost me to put a freeflow on my Lancer? Also, how badly will is affect my FE, and is it prone to damage?
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Posting here to draw Samurai's attention to this thread., regarding free flows...
Thanks amitoj.

Now can somebody tell me the negatives of installing free flow.

1) How loud does the noise get? Is it possible to get a free flow without increasing the noise?
2) What are the drawbacks of free flow over a manifold?
3) What happens to the warranty on exhaust system?
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Ever since I got a free flow for my car ,I have stopped using my AC when I am driving alone.it has turned me into a real maniac without caring for economy as I have to indulge in pulling through each gear.
I am not sure what you mean here. What's flee flow got to do with AC and changing gears?


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Also simply changing the muffler will not give any performance benefits.
What were your reasons to go for a free flow?
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1) How loud does the noise get? Is it possible to get a free flow without increasing the noise?
Absolutely. It is possible to procure a free flow without the additional sound or a max of 5% sound increase (negligible).

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3) What happens to the warranty on exhaust system?
Not recommended during the warranty period as you will lose coverage not only on your exhaust but also on the entire engine. I have personally seen a Vtec at the Honda service center with a packed engine. Cost of rebuild was 2.5 lacs. Reason for failure? A poorly engineered custom exhaust system.

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Thanks amitoj.

2) What are the drawbacks of free flow over a manifold?
3) What happens to the warranty on exhaust system?
the sound has no effect on the performance.u can get a FF having the same sound as ur stock factory fitted one.
as long as its done correctly i dont see of any major disadvantage.

if driven at moderate speeds you should get improved FE .but the thing is that normally one does tend to revv hard to hear the sound.this results in more fuel getting burnt and people say that the FE goes down.


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I am not sure what you mean here. What's flee flow got to do with AC and changing gears?
its got nothing to do with the AC.the sound is intoxicating that i never feel like driving with the windows rolled up.unless i am with my parents or unless its really hot,the AC is always OFFF.
the exhayst note in my car changes to pure music after 3000rpm.thats y if i am in the mood,all my gear changes are above 3000rpm.and inside tunnels its always 4000-5000rpm irrespective of what gear i am in.



but now after 4 years and with full load below 3000rpm my car sounds like an ALL bus .so i am gonna change my muffler to something milder.as with so many loud cars around its becoming a nuisance for everyone.


better performance and FE were the only reasons that i opted for the FF,and not to forget the sound.
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Any good place in Mumbai to get it done? Need someone who I'll be able to take the car back to, in case of any problems.
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Any good place in Mumbai to get it done? Need someone who I'll be able to take the car back to, in case of any problems

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automech in lower parel
thats the place to be in bbay for such kinda work . they are the best and i am sure many many to team bhpians will support me on that

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Originally Posted by speedsatya
if you want better performance ,u need to get the headers.
go to www.automechexhausts.com

almost all of us including me ,revv and others in mumbai have free flows from Automech.



hope this clears your doubt.
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