W124 E280 exhaust replacement

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  1. RKC-benz

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    Hi folks

    I am interested in a W124 estate exhaust upgrade. I have tried Remus online to find details but they seem not to make W124 anymore.

    Can anyone advise on Remus or similar for a twin pipe look that's a bit less "taxi" than the original. I am not after a louder sound. I want beauty!

    I would pay for quality aftermarket or for fabrication. Don't want loud exhaust
    as I'm just sorting the stereo out...

    Thanks in advance as ever
     
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    Personally i'd steer well clear of remus or pretty much any other off the shelf back box then, nasty chavtastic looking fart cannons the lot of 'em imo. Evidence for the prosecution :devil: Mercedes-Benz 300CE Remus exhaust sound - YouTube

    I would've thought your best bet would be custom made, there's soooo much room under the back of an estate any decent fabricator/custom exhaust place should be able to knock up something that's more tucked away than the origional and just as quiet. Obviously if you have it made in 304L/316L stainless it'll last pretty much indefinately and be shinier. One thing to watch with stainless exhaust bits is that they can sound a bit tinny compared to OEM, partly 'cause they can be made from thinner material as rust isn't an issue.

    I'm guessing this example nicked from the internet was bespoke from the look of it (and designed to be louder than stock) but looks wise it's more to my liking i.e. pretty much hidden instead of stupidly big and in your face so anyone within a mile can see who the noisy git is...

    MB W124 E36 AMG Sportauspuff Soundvideo E320 E280 - YouTube

    e36T amg exhaust.jpg
     
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    Disagree with ^ but everyone has different opinions

    Happy with my Lorinser one

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    I paid a fair bit for it but I would rather go for a known manufacture that has designed and tested the backbox for the car,then go homemade

    PS:The remus one for S124 does look $hite :D
     
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    Which one of those pics is your car's lorinser? I tend to agree about buying something tried and tested... Never seen Remus properly on a car either, so all help welcome.
     
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    The Remus pokes out in a wrong manner. V bad look, agreed. So yours is with twin tail pipes - one either side. What does it look like if you just look at the back of the car rather than your up and under shot? And are Lorinser still in the business of making W124 rear sections?

    Thanks again
     
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    Yep, be a boring world otherwise :)

    I don't get the designed, tried & tested thing personally. It's a silencer not rocket science. Obviously if into period 'go faster bits' then need to pay the going rate for Lorinser or whatever as replicating it convincingly (looks and sound) ain't gonna be cheaper but as a fabricator and welder they just look sooooo badly made considering what they sell for... wrinkly bends, welds that look like chicken droppings made with the wrong shielding gas for stainless- the CO2 content in mild steel MIG mixes is too high for stainless resulting in manky black welds due to oxidation and carbon diffusion into the weldpool
     
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    Crappy picture but that`ll all I have

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    Lorinser no longer make them and they`ve only got S210 ones left
     
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    This is the look that prompted me to think stainless steel rather than standard taxi look.
     
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    like this ...
     

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    You'll think different,in a month or so :D
     
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    C'mon ... Feel the love!
    That's a Japanese E Class with some style.
     
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    ^^ PS I'm not yet ready for tints on the windows which most new cars have. I think the std slight green look SunDym is Pilkington period class.
     
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    I do like the white 124 but my post meant,wait till you see how my backbox looks once the Lorinser bumper goes on.
     

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