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DougD Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:54 am

Yeah... probably a tough market to get into. Its hard to beat the price on a lot of the systems out there.

analogmax Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:24 pm

anyone have any ideas for a quieter exhaust? I have the Thing Shop exhaust and it is really loud, can't hear my wife talking when we drive (yeah I know......). I would like to try to keep the stock look if possible.

GI Joe Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:54 pm

Your hearing must be better than mine... I have TTS Stainless split system and I Love it...
I hear my straight gears more than the exhaust.

Doesn't TTS have stock systems available as well? You'll lose flow, but it'll quiet it down for ya.

OR, go to an exhaust shop and have them swap the Mufflers only out for a quieter style.. Just spit balling here.........

analogmax wrote: anyone have any ideas for a quieter exhaust? I have the Thing Shop exhaust and it is really loud, can't hear my wife talking when we drive (yeah I know......). I would like to try to keep the stock look if possible.

oasis Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:58 pm

The system I have looks mostly like The Thing Shop's version. Perhaps it is the S&S system I read about that is no longer available. I don't know.

Thing Shop

It seems to be fine except it is a real pain to get to the valves.

The only other ones I can find are:

SoCal which states is a Tri Mil

On eBay that states is original Tri Mil design

CIP version that admits is Empi

So, do these help with valve adjustments?

I have heard so much about today's Empi, I don't want that version. Is the one on eBay a Tri Mil system or just admitting the design is similar and may be different? This could be an important question as I might risk the price difference if I might get a quieter system.

Are there any other options? Is going to a custom exhaust shop worth the effort?

And excuse my ignorance, but would this baffler actually work? What do you do -- stick them in the end of the pipe? Would they protrude?

My engine is stock and I have no plans to beef it up anytime soon.

Rev. Scott Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:49 pm

The E-bay item IS a Tri Mil exhaust. Don't know about the baffle, but I am intrigued.

oasis Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:55 pm

Rev. Scott wrote: The E-bay item IS a Tri Mil exhaust.
Good to know. Phrases like "original design" on eBay make me extra cautious when I don't know the seller.

Rev. Scott wrote: Don't know about the baffle, but I am intrigued.
With the general complaint about the Tri Mil being it is a bit noisy, I may give it a try if I find the Tri Mil a bit noisy as well. I can't figure out if one sticks it in the very end of the exhaust or somewhere else before the exhaust is fitted back onto the Thing.

Shoyrtt Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:34 pm

I saw this exhaust pop up on the classified page for a type 2. Any idea if it would work on a Thing?


1fasbug Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:46 pm

I contacted vintage speed and they do not have a thing specific kit. Does anyone know if the slammed bus or kit car kits would work?

califblue Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:27 am

This is a KYMCO 1 5/8" header and Muffler that I had Specialized Coatings in Huntington Beach coat with their "CHROMEX CERMIC"

RAW
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/medium/1222157.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/medium/1222158.jpg

Coated
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/medium/1222166.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/medium/1222162.jpg

P.S. Go the Gallery for more Photos

GI Joe Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:02 am

@ Califblue... That's purdy!! I like the looked of my ceramic Tri mill style, but can't beat the stainless of my TTS system!!! Tri mill is hanging out waiting on my Vrod build!!! (someday)...

Shoyrtt Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:34 pm

Shoyrtt wrote: I saw this exhaust pop up on the classified page for a type 2. Any idea if it would work on a Thing?



Quoting myself :P

Just an FYI, Vintage Speed who makes these exhausts told me they are working with TTS to produce a Thing specific exhaust similar to the unit they made for the Type 4 motor in the Thing posted recently by iltis74. This one will be for a type 1.

Here is the Type 4 version:

oasis Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:55 am

Shoyrtt wrote: Quoting myself :P
oasis likes you did it in the third person. :wink:

Shoyrtt wrote: Just an FYI, Vintage Speed who makes these exhausts told me they are working with TTS to produce a Thing specific exhaust similar to the unit they made for the Type 4 motor in the Thing posted recently by iltis74. This one will be for a type 1.

Here is the Type 4 version:

:shock:
A through-the-bumper exhaust for a Thing and a Type IV. Uh oh, time to rethink my strategy. :D

Any idea what engine sizes the Type IV exhaust accommodates? Or the Type I will accommodate?

I think TTS said 1700cc max with their current offering ... or was that Tri-Mil ... I forget ... anyway, that's a concern.

rrankin Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:49 pm

I have developed an exhaust leak.

I have an original VW pea shooter on my Thing and it sticks out under the bumper quite a bit. I don't think that's where the leak is, but my thinking is if I'm going to take it all off to re-seat it all and tighten it up, it'd be nice to have a muffler that actually exits the bumper.

I'm running heater boxes on my Thing...

Has anyone run the OEM Style 74 muffler that German Motor Works sells?

Does anyone know if the one Mid-America is selling is the same manufacturer? It appears to be ~$150 cheaper

Is the performance of the TTS divided header and stainless worth the extra $$$? Does it make setting the valves more difficult?

I'd like a slightly quieter exhaust so I can hear the engine better - and maybe a radio.

mikeyj007 Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:05 pm

An update on the Vintage Speed exhaust courtesy of Jzsquared's post on his build.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=615694&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Cost is $435 plus shipping.

Jzsquared wrote: Well I now have the perfect exhaust for my thing with room to grow. I'm building a little out of the norm engine and wanted to buy a exhaust that would cover my needs and last forever.
My 1835 build is using one of ACN super stock carbs and I've made a few adjustments with the help of Alstrup to come up with MY perfect engine.
I wanted more power but still simple and somewhat stock looking. Living in a flat state the 1600 had all the power I needed but the PO had some hacker rebuild the engine and it was missing 1/2 the parts and ran like crap so I decided to rebuild it over this winter.
One of my main requirements was a exhaust that incorporated a functional heat riser connection not the afterthoughts that are on most exhausts these days. The single carb runs great when the manifold is properly heated. These riser connections use a high and low pressure to achieve this.
Secondly, I plan to run one of ThedubShops FI kits at a later stage so I had a O2 bung installed where I can keep it on all the time and it will not stick out like a soar thumb. Until I FI the car I still will have the O2 sensor installed since I have a AFR guage in the car, never hurts to know what I'm running.
The quality of this work is excellent and I mean EXCELLENT, I can't believe how well it turned out. It will exit the bumper on both sides like stock and ground clearance will be the same. :D :D







O2 bung up close the sensor will be barely noticeable from behind the car




Getting there

Jzsquared Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:32 am

I did want to stress I did ask MT to place my O2 sensor in a certain spot normally there is one on each side of the muffler itself. Since I'm going FI at a later date I asked for the bung on the piping pointing towards the front of the car so the O2 will be a little more hidden.
I can't stop starring at my new exhaust when I go in my garage can't wait to finish my rebuild so I can fire it up.



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