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Old 07-06-2004, 11:03 AM
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Remus makes exhausts for Hamann, AC Schnitzer, and Racing Dynamics (RD Sport) i think. good quality products but i don't like the sound of them much. and for the money i'd rather have full stainless, or at least polished stainless.
 
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:06 PM
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Thameth

actually it says 2-3 hp, and 1ft lb of torque.
 
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Old 07-06-2004, 01:39 PM
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What about a JCW exhaust? Anyone have a sound clip of that?
 
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Old 07-06-2004, 03:33 PM
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Thanks JP Money, Now I am sure which exhaust to buy. I choose remus coz of the reputation but now that i hear it i love it. it sounds prety scary and intimidating. it is a bold sound that i like. At least it does not sound like the hondas civic. the sound like a 50cc Motorbike. ehheheeh
 
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Old 07-11-2004, 09:34 PM
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Why havnt I seen any of these exausts from over seas that come out on either side of the bumper instead of the middle. MINI2 has pics of them, but I havnt seen any for sale here. They look bada$$!
 
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:39 PM
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borla sport

just fitted borla sport on my mcs but they're just too loud. I hear there are inserts you can fit to take off some of the edge. Any one know anything about these, or any other way to tone down the sound
 
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Old 07-13-2004, 03:48 PM
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I think they sell the incert in minimania.
 
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:22 PM
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I just instaled My Remus exhaust in my car and i loved, at first ( for the first 10 Minutes) i was disapointed becasue the sound was even quiter than the original, but after i drove out from the shop i saw some smoke coming out of my tail pipes from my rearview mirror. and the the magic hapened. the sounds was woaaaaaaaaaaaaa very very nice. a deep sound so nice that i have spended to fuel tanks in two days just driving becasue of the sound. i will be posting some pictures and soundas as soon as i get my camara. man and the tail paipes look so original and different everibody ask me.
 
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Old 07-25-2004, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Luifer
I just instaled My Remus exhaust in my car and i loved, at first ( for the first 10 Minutes) i was disapointed becasue the sound was even quiter than the original, but after i drove out from the shop i saw some smoke coming out of my tail pipes from my rearview mirror. and the the magic hapened. the sounds was woaaaaaaaaaaaaa very very nice. a deep sound so nice that i have spended to fuel tanks in two days just driving becasue of the sound. i will be posting some pictures and soundas as soon as i get my camara. man and the tail paipes look so original and different everibody ask me.
Luifer,
Great to hear some feedback on the Remus. Being in Australia I don't have anywhere near the choices that the US gang have, so the Remus is at the top of my list. To me it sounds really good on the sound-clip but nothing would compare to hearing it in the flesh.

• Have you been quoted of, or noticed any HP gains since adding the exhaust?
• What's the weight like compared to some of the other systems reviewed here?
• Any droning?

Looking forward to some more feedback on your experience with this exhaust
 
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:25 AM
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Well to tell you the truth i did notice a HP change especially in 3rd gear, i can tell that my car is faster now. i am waiting to take it to the 1/4 mile to see.

the weight i think is 15 pounds lighter than than the stock. and the tell you the truth the only problem was that i had to cut the pipe ( because i did it myself on a small pair of ramps it took me like 3 hours).

for me i have heard others and seen then and by far the best looking nad the deeper sounds is the remus( and i am not bias). My decision on the remus was also that the mini is an european car and i like to tune it with european components,( maybe is just me )
 
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:24 AM
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I have an NRP and it's not the least bit difficult to install. I also don't see how it could be considered restrictive. Granted, they should change the tip design - I swapped mine for a Schnitzer-style outlet. And I could be a little biased 'cause mine's listed for sale in the marketplace..
My two cents - Bodinski
 

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A new single sided light 2002-2003 MCS exhaust from Dinan.
http://dinancars.com/Mini.asp?Series...is=40&Model=91

Part#: D660-0001
Price: $649.00
Labor Units: 10.0 units
Emission Status: 49 State Emission Legal
Required Products: Stage 2 Performance Engine Software.
Special Notes: Under Development for 2004 Models.
Peak Horsepower: 182 @ 7000 rpm*
Peak Horsepower Gain: 4 @ 7000 rpm
Peak Torque: 161 lb/ft @ 4500 rpm*
Peak Torque Gain: 4 lb/ft @ 6000 rpm


Dinan's new Free Flow Exhaust for the MINI Cooper S features substantially reduced back pressure and weight, along with a throaty exhaust note that is sure to please the driving enthusiast.





For optimum flow and weight reduction, the two stock mufflers have been replaced with a single unit, featuring 100% 304 stainless steel construction. Back-pressure has been reduced from 2.5 psi (stock) to a mere .7 psi, providing a peak gain of 4 hp @ 7000 rpm. The total system weight has been reduced from 36 to just 20 pounds. Three inch diameter polished stainless tips provide a subtle high performance look as well.

The Stage 2 Engine Software takes full advantage of the improved flow, optimizing performance and drivability.

For those of you with 2004 models, the exhaust system will be available very soon. The '04 models feature a different hanger/bracket system than previous year's production, requiring a minor change to the Dinan system. The same flow characteristics, exhaust note and performance will apply to the '04 cars as well.
 

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Old 08-14-2004, 12:46 PM
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Is this a re-packaged ALTA?
 
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Old 08-14-2004, 12:51 PM
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Wow I found this thread to be absolutely very informative. I like what I hear and read with regards to Supersprint and Borla. The Supersprint though sounds very loud and viewing from the video it looks like it gives the MCS lots of power. I am leaning more towards the supersprint. There are other mufflers not mentioned in this thread like the Hamann Motorsports muffler and the AC Scnitzer. If possible can you do some research on that as well ??:smile:
 
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Old 08-14-2004, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by greatgro

Is this a re-packaged ALTA?
Not even close, the muffler design and bends are totally different
 
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:17 PM
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:30 PM
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wondering...

looking at the Dinan picture made me wonder:

other than maintaining the center exit pipes...why couldn't you use a Cooper tip and rear valance without bending the pipe back around? Shouldn't this provide better flow? I understand some back pressure is good for forced induction systems....
 
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ZAMIRZ
Not even close, the muffler design and bends are totally different
Yeah, but for all intents and purposes it LOOKS like an ALTA.

Could be that ALTA/Dinan use the same weld-on tips. Or more likely Dinan opted to forgo development costs & had ALTA produce an exhaust with a different muffler.

Of course it would have a different muffler to appeal to the Dinan customer - the Dinan sound & thus associated bends.

It looks like it, smells like it... it probably is.
 
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:57 PM
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minimc, using your logic one would say the Quiksilver is also the "same thing" as the Alta
 
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Old 10-12-2004, 04:33 PM
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Not even close?




Originally Posted by ZAMIRZ
Not even close...
 
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:42 PM
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Dinan isn't even a cat-back system. it's axle-back, so original piping has to be cut. i wouldn't spend that kind of money on an axle-back, cut and clamp exhaust personally.
 
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:39 PM
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One of the best I've heard was the Stebro ( www.stebro.net )
that was on orbhots old 02 MINI S. I liked the Magnaflow I
had on my 02 S though. Interesting on their site is a pic
of a MINI but no listing in the catalog. It was reasonably
priced as well.
 
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:28 PM
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anybody heard of the one from Skunk2? They're claiming a 10 hp increase over stock (note: THEY claim), and I saw it on a site for $759. I don't have a mini, but I didn't see this exhaust posted, so I thought I'd put it up here anyways

 
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:16 PM
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I want to hear the sound!
 
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by IntegraRC
anybody heard of the one from Skunk2? They're claiming a 10 hp increase over stock (note: THEY claim), and I saw it on a site for $759. I don't have a mini, but I didn't see this exhaust posted, so I thought I'd put it up here anyways

i wouldnt trust any claims by manufacturer, most likely you'd see 10 hp gains with a host of other mods, or just simply ideal conditions that can't be replicated in the real world

most exhaust makes between 5-9 hp, with magnaflow and borla sport sometimes making 10....

look at alta's site.. they claim 14hp increase!
 

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