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After market mufflers... non S cooper

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Old 06-18-2011, 02:31 PM
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After market mufflers... non S cooper

Non S drivers... if any of you have modified or had your exhaust modified with a Magnaflow or "the likes" muffler I'd really like to know what you think. I'm obviously interested in doing something like this to my 2011 non S. I know several muffler shops that do good custom work cheap as in inexpensive. I saw the VIP cat back system... more than I want to spend. Here are a couple of pictures; by the way, I am not looking anything other than looks and sound for this situation. The tips on these mufflers are 4 inches diameter and overall length is 17.5 inches.


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Old 06-18-2011, 04:11 PM
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I have a 2005 Justa.
I put a miltek on mine back in 05. I have had good luck with it. last year I removed the resignator ... mostly for sound reasons.
Now its perfect...not too loud but loud enough!

good luck on your choice!
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:33 PM
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Thanks... I bought a Miltek catback for a 2002 Golf VR6 some years back and I too loved it.
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:03 PM
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I went with a Miltek for my R53, but my justa has the OBX. Reasonably priced, and the sound is subtle when cruising, but develops a nice tone when you hit the gas.
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:15 PM
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i have a magnaflow XL with resonator delete on my 07 and absolutly love the sound. also throw a spectre intake system on it and ull love the sound.
 
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VIP Custom parts actually makes a bolt on cat-back exhaust for the justa cooper. It's listed for $549.00... I'm not sure what the a Magnaflow system cost for the non s cooper.
 
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:44 PM
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i have a magnaflow XL with resonator delete on my 07 and absolutly love the sound. also throw a spectre intake system on it and ull love the sound.
sound clip?
 
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also interested in a sound clip
 
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I just installed the VIP on my car. It has a nice tone and no drone, unless you stomp on the gas
 
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That's very cool... how much did you pay for it?
thanks...
 
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exhaust for R56

For R56 non s 2007-2012 Remus is making a system that is 3" and a 3.25" tip that you can buy from them direct. Remus is claiming a boost in hp and a nice mellow sound. You can buy direct from them for $670 free freight. Mini Mania will rip you off as they want $695 plus $63 freight (what a bargain for us miniac's huh) also if they have a sale you don't get it on that item because its a special order item only. This seems to be the best sounding and best manufactured system for non s R56
 
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Originally Posted by brandon_h View Post
i have a magnaflow XL with resonator delete on my 07 and absolutly love the sound. also throw a spectre intake system on it and ull love the sound.
Which part number did you use?
 
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exhaust for R56

i used a remus resonater back system part # 754 0060507 rund $670 free freight, if you visit their site there is a sound clip on it, with a k&n cone the sound in enhanced and nice and mellow without being raspy or tineee sounding
 
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Originally Posted by sleekbass View Post
That's very cool... how much did you pay for it?
thanks...
It was around 500 shipped
 
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Which part number did you use?
yes please! id like to know which one you chose, there are so many and i dont know where to begin to look.

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I just installed the VIP on my car. It has a nice tone and no drone, unless you stomp on the gas
can you get a sound clip or a video? and not just reving but driving away so we can tell how it will sound 98% of the time?
 
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Originally Posted by corin.mcblide View Post
yes please! id like to know which one you chose, there are so many and i dont know where to begin to look.



can you get a sound clip or a video? and not just reving but driving away so we can tell how it will sound 98% of the time?
I try to get a sound clip for ya.
 
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well Sean5294 do you have it?
 
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i'm waiting...
 
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Anyone ever gone headers back? I think I remember OxyBlue had done that (I could be off on his screen name since I haven't seen him around lately).

I've really been eying that Remus catback since I read Slimjim Tell's review of his (Clubman S). The quality seems to be there, the sound seems really good and I like the look - it may sound strange, but I like that the back of the muffler is black so you just see that monster exhaust tip. I just see too many fart can mufflers on Honda's around here that are all bright and shiny. They drive me crazy.

What would headers cost? And the pipes in between? I wish you could just take the one side of a Clubman S exhaust and slap it on our straight Coopers.
 
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well Sean5294 do you have it?
Crap, I completely forgot to do this. Ill see what I can do.
 
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Originally Posted by oldmantoo View Post
i used a remus resonater back system part # 754 0060507 rund $670 free freight, if you visit their site there is a sound clip on it, with a k&n cone the sound in enhanced and nice and mellow without being raspy or tineee sounding
I heard a sound clip for the S version - definitely a nice tone. Any chance you can post some pics of the tip and muffler? I've yet to see one on a straight Cooper.
 
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Exhaust

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Crap, I completely forgot to do this. Ill see what I can do.
As time has gone by did you make a clip?
 
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Originally Posted by corin.mcblide View Post

This sounds really nice, and it's a cooper one. Shame we can't find out the type of exhaust it is.
 
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I finally got a chance to watch that clip - nice sound. And I agree - although you guys both asked for details on the exhaust, no answer.
 

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