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    Exhaust shops on the Gold Coast?

    Any guys here run an exhaust shop on the Coast, or can recommend an old mate that runs one?
    Prefer one near me at Mudgeeraba, as the car isn't registered so I don't want to drive it far.
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    im good friends with wayne at ashmore exhaust he does a good job for a reasonable price

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    Coolies.
    I've got a weird-arse muffler that I designed that's going onto the back of the Sprinter. It'll need to be removeable so I can alter the internals to see what the changes make to the noise it makes, etc.
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    yeah wayne is pretty cluey tell him simon's mate jerome recomended him.

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    Got the new muffler fitted today at Ashmore Exhaust, and Wayne did it.
    Yep, he's very good!

    The muffler is my own design, and the cunning plan was to have it lower the note of the engine and make it sound 'flatter' as well.
    In reality, the damn thing now sounds a little louder at times and also very raspy at some revs.
    Luckily I have plans B & C for the internals of the thing and they should shut it up.
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    Um, here it is ....
    Told ya it looks weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billzilla
    Told ya it looks weird.
    QFT!

    What is it currently packed with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcane
    QFT!

    What is it currently packed with?

    Nothing - no baffles or anything, that's how I want to try to make it work. As little restriction as possible.
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    The rasping probably comes from the big flat plate on the bottom resonating.
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    Spun out.

    I've fiddled with these things a bit before, but not much. Pretty much just perforating the baffles on stock mufflers. It's a bit easier starting with something that is quiet to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenno
    The rasping probably comes from the big flat plate on the bottom resonating.

    I thought of that - It looks flat but it's not, it's coned and the cone is also dished a little in an attempt to lessen the drumming effect.
    But Plan B involves fitting a thingy inside to reduce that effect even more and also take the raspiness away.
    (I hope)
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    'No Muff Too Tuff'

    That’s an odd looking muffler you have there Bill.... what about a coupla truck long 'hotdog style' resonators?..... made my raspy as fark 4AGE quiet as some years ago.

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    yeah hot dogs are the sh*t. removed the drone from my rotar and they dont really deteriorate much

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    Nah I'm trying to come up with a design that's a little different. It may not work or be economic, but I want to try it anwyay.
    It was actually pretty quiet on the highway.
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    looks weird lol what did wayne say when you showed him the design ....
    im glad he was able to help you out with it.

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    You've just remote-mounted a turbo like the Yanks do and you're trying to cover it up aren't you Bill?

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    ive thought of a way to cut that internal hole out without entirely fucking it up bill.
    will discuss on fri.

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    I think it must be known as the "Mr Whippy muffler."

    You're an ideas man Mr Sherwood
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    put ya stackhat on mate and back in your cage.

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    interesting, i've been looking for an anti fart 4AGE muffler, didn't expect to see something like that!

    whats the theory behind it bill? care to do a MSpaint drawing?

    i'm thinking of just using a long resonator and a muffler of some sort, considered a hooker type thing, but cant find any info on them, and they are built for V8s

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    Bit of gravedigging, but didn't think I needed a new thread....
    Are Ashmore exhaust still the hotness for exhaust work on the Goldie or is there someone else that's recommended?
    Want to quiet down my car as I'm over the drone.

    And have you come up with any new designs, Bill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GtiMik View Post
    And have you come up with any new designs, Bill?
    Not really, I don't drive the car much now so no incentive. I hope to get it re-registered in a couple of months so I might do something with it then. Got a couple of ideas I'd like to try with it.
    But as for it being any kind of commercial product, it's a fail.
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    Ashmore Exhaust closed last year.
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    I recommend Muffs to the Max on Kamholz Ct Molendinar. Nice blokes, decent work & prices.

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    i remember seeing a few plans for a muffler like this a while back.

    from memory, no power restriction or flow restriction, it was supposed to actually increase power and reduce noise.

    any real advantages bill ? did it work ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO78U View Post
    i remember seeing a few plans for a muffler like this a while back.

    from memory, no power restriction or flow restriction, it was supposed to actually increase power and reduce noise.

    any real advantages bill ? did it work ?
    It's still a bit noisy, but you can give it a good bootfull and it almost seems to get quieter ... so maybe there's something in it. But the simple design I had in mind just doesn't work so it's a fail as such.
    I suspect it'd work a lot better if you could get it much closer to the engine, where the pulses are stronger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GtiMik View Post
    Bit of gravedigging, but didn't think I needed a new thread....
    Are Ashmore exhaust still the hotness for exhaust work on the Goldie or is there someone else that's recommended?
    Want to quiet down my car as I'm over the drone.

    And have you come up with any new designs, Bill?
    Southport Exhaust.
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    Originally Posted by RotaUte: Some say he carries around a 5D and a beat up teddy bear, all we know is... he's called THE Q

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    even has a pic of my old Boxster S in the gallery !
    http://www.southportexhaust.com.au/i...ry/Porche1.jpg

    this is not mine....
    Originally Posted by RotaUte: Some say he carries around a 5D and a beat up teddy bear, all we know is... he's called THE Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenno View Post
    Ashmore Exhaust closed last year.
    Explains why I didn't see the shopfront the other week I was down in Kamholz ct.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nitephyre View Post
    I recommend Muffs to the Max on Kamholz Ct Molendinar. Nice blokes, decent work & prices.
    Did notice these guys though, did they take over the workshop from Ashmore Exhaust?
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    Southport Exhaust.
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    http://www.southportexhaust.com.au/
    I'll drop into one of the shops mentioned depending on which one I'm closer to at the time. Thanks for the recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GtiMik View Post
    Explains why I didn't see the shopfront the other week I was down in Kamholz ct.

    Did notice these guys though, did they take over the workshop from Ashmore Exhaust?

    I'll drop into one of the shops mentioned depending on which one I'm closer to at the time. Thanks for the recommendations.
    Yeah they did, but moved down to the end... the old big workshop is now a JDM importer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenno View Post
    Ashmore Exhaust closed last year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nitephyre View Post
    I recommend Muffs to the Max on Kamholz Ct Molendinar. Nice blokes, decent work & prices.
    Went and gave the guys at Muffs to the Max a visit and they helped me out with a new muffler.
    And also, Muffs to the Max = "old" Ashmore Exhaust

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