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magicmole

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Ragazzon Exhaust
« on: November 04, 2008, 09:02:24 pm »
I've ordered a stainless Ragazzon back box. It should arrive next week. Hopefully I should get the rest of the 60mm system after Christmas.

http://www.gazzella.cc/cart.php?target=product&action=view&product_id=18233&category_id=1579

They also do a back box with outlets both sides of the car, but I wasn't sure about that one.

Chris at Gazzella has been really helpful. Highly recommended so far.

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    Offline punto_matt

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 03:34:35 am »
    Looks nice :)

    Hope you get on with Gazzella ok as i know of a few people that have had bad experiences with them after they have been told delivery dates for stuff that then takes 3-4 weeks more than gazzella said it would to come!

    magicmole

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 09:01:30 am »
    We shall see.

    No great rush.

    magicmole

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 04:57:25 pm »
    I finally got the Ragazzon back box fitted at Autoworld today. It's been sitting in my garage for a while.

    Despite what I'd initally been told, the service department let me have a look under the car. The Abarth tech said that, despite being a bit of a squeeze, he could remove the existing cat without taking the front off the car. This means that I can have the full Ragazzon system fitted including the front cat replacement pipe and the Ragazzon sports cat. The pipes sit quite nicely under the diffuser, much better than standard. The pipes are slightly larger too - 70mm.

    It's been a bad day to judge the sound of the exhaust as the roads are so wet.

    Inital impressions are that the sound is slightly louder than standard and definitely smoother at low-medium revs. This changes completely at high revs to a much sharper sound with seemingly an increase in induction noise. At least that what it sounds like to me. Still no crackles and pops Old Boy. Performance differences? Probably not though impossible to tell. Traction control light on out of every roundabout on the way home.

    My wife is now quite smug about all this as her MillTek system sounds really good. B***h

    Apologies for the state of the pics.

    Old Boy

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 09:28:26 pm »
    I think the way forward is a full stainless system with decat and remap.  That should get it sounding more like the S2000  ;)

    AlexK

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #5 on: December 14, 2008, 12:18:51 am »
    Looking forward to hearing more about this once you've had more of a chance to use it.

    magicmole

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008, 07:44:44 am »
    Decat and remap?

    One of the Ragazzon options is a plain centre pipe replacing the sports cat and secondary silencer. So, that together with the cat replacement front pipe, and 60mm flexi pipe would satisfy that requirement. Unfortunately MOT man wouldn't like it, would he? Changing the system back and forth is not really an option for me at present. Mind you, until a month or so ago, I'd never considered red wheels.

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008, 09:54:59 am »
    Decat and remap?

    One of the Ragazzon options is a plain centre pipe replacing the sports cat and secondary silencer. So, that together with the cat replacement front pipe, and 60mm flexi pipe would satisfy that requirement. Unfortunately MOT man wouldn't like it, would he? Changing the system back and forth is not really an option for me at present. Mind you, until a month or so ago, I'd never considered red wheels.

    changing it back and forth for an MOT is would be a right pain in the arse, especially if you dont have a lift. although if you did its not all that hard to change.
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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #8 on: December 14, 2008, 10:33:55 am »
    Until you snap the bolts on the back of the manifold!!
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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2008, 11:05:52 am »
    Until you snap the bolts on the back of the manifold!!

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    magicmole

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    Re: Ragazzon Exhaust
    « Reply #10 on: December 14, 2008, 06:48:01 pm »
    I got to open it up today.

    The new exhaust is slightly louder, smoother at low-medium revs and then the induction noise takes over, more so than before. The power appears to be more linear, not as much as an EsseEsse obviously, but the torque curve seems more even. This is on sport setting, I don't drive on normal setting at all.

    It's the induction noise increase that is the real difference. Perhaps the tech fitted a freebie BMC.  ;D

    IMO it looks a whole lot better than either of the Abarth offerings.

     

    hungry