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November 19, 2015, 06:06:22 pm

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New exhaust system for my Mk2 Jetta
« on: November 19, 2015, 06:06:22 pm »
My 86 Jetta TD is needing an exhaust. It has a stock system, two mufflers, one mid and one at the rear. The head pipe is loose and getting very thin walled. The exhaust isn't that loud guessing that the turbo is acting like a muffler. I wouldn't mind a straight through or minimally muffled system exiting from the side. I don't want a 500 dollar tuned system, just something that works. Does anyone have any specific ideas. Are those spring clips at the front much of a hassle?
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Dave
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Reply #1November 20, 2015, 02:12:32 am

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Re: New exhaust system for my Mk2 Jetta
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 02:12:32 am »
One option: 2 1/4 inch non-muffled all the way to the REAR. Reasonably quiet. All the stink out the back. Less vulnerable to bottom-outs. More civilized looking.

Yes, some guys see the clamps as a problem. All in how you go about dealing with them. I feel confident someone will show you a photo of a concocted spring spreader.
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Reply #2November 21, 2017, 12:16:13 am

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Re: New exhaust system for my Mk2 Jetta
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 12:16:13 am »
Do you have some tips to prevent problems on the clamps?

Reply #3December 27, 2017, 12:34:25 pm

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Re: New exhaust system for my Mk2 Jetta
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 12:34:25 pm »
If you have access to a welder do yourself a favor and weld the exhaust together instead of using exhaust paste

 

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