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Nicely put together Chris :)

 

As we said yesterday, if only the Larini sounded as good inside the car as it does outside, very odd.

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To my ear the larini sounds nicer in that clip. Is that just the back box and the rest of the system is stock? It has a higher pitch sound which I love.

I am in Essex, where is the closest larini supplier fitter to me? How much is the system including fitting? 

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Yes the rest of the system is stock, I ordered from elise-shop.com and got my Lotus dealer to fit for around £200, so not too bad really.

I've been so busy since our little shootout that I have decided to get my Caterham more track focused over the winter and re-visit the exhaust issue in the spring.

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Not sure really what is involved, only too around 2 hours though.

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As we discussed at the time, the Larini has a higher pitch than the 2bular. That said, the following points were noted:

 

1.) The 2bular can be heard more throughout the rev range whereas the Larini requires you to be at the top of the rev range to get the benefit.Therefore if you want to enjoy the sound of the exhaust more of the time, the 2bular is the better option.

2.) The 2bular pops, crackles and snaps more.

3.) The Larini sounds quiet with the value open when driving normally whereas the 2bular growls and pops.

4.) The 2bular showed the biggest difference between valve open and valve closed. With the valve closed it's not dissimilar to the stock system.

 

Overall, it depends what you want. I wanted something that could be nice and quiet (valve shut) and then raucous (valve open). The 2bular system does this better as it has a wider range of volume available.

Hope this helps :)

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Yes the Larini is noticeably louder than stock. I find the Larini on mine nice and quiet on long motorway runs with no drone and yet its a real screamer when pressing on. Before the video was made there was a lot of praise for the 2bular so I was considering changing the larini but having heard the comparison ill definitely stay with the larini. To me the 2bular is just too monotonous and possibly a bit contrived. They are both nice though and different people will prefer different exhaust notes, just be thankful we have a choice.

In regards to fitting its really easy. It probably took me less than 2 hours doing it out on the driveway with nothing but a simple halfords socket set. Simply unscrew the diffuser, unbolt the clamp on the exhaust and pop it off. Put the new exhaust on and refit the diffuser.

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Yes the Larini is noticeably louder than stock. I find the Larini on mine nice and quiet on long motorway runs with no drone and yet its a real screamer when pressing on. Before the video was made there was a lot of praise for the 2bular so I was considering changing the larini but having heard the comparison ill definitely stay with the larini. To me the 2bular is just too monotonous and possibly a bit contrived. They are both nice though and different people will prefer different exhaust notes, just be thankful we have a choice.

In regards to fitting its really easy. It probably took me less than 2 hours doing it out on the driveway with nothing but a simple halfords socket set. Simply unscrew the diffuser, unbolt the clamp on the exhaust and pop it off. Put the new exhaust on and refit the diffuser.

Are you quite capable? I have fitted exhausts to my bikes and changed steering wheels and intakes etc so this sounds like something I could probably do? Didn't you need a ramp or jacks? 

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Are you quite capable? I have fitted exhausts to my bikes and changed steering wheels and intakes etc so this sounds like something I could probably do? Didn't you need a ramp or jacks? 

I'm pretty sure that changing the backbox on an Evora is a slightly more involved job than on an Exige. The rear undertray has to come off (which I don't think the Exige has). 

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Are you quite capable? I have fitted exhausts to my bikes and changed steering wheels and intakes etc so this sounds like something I could probably do? Didn't you need a ramp or jacks? 

I'm certainly no mechanic but I can do the simple stuff. I used ramps to do mine but someone who has a less fat head may be able to do it without. It will always be easier to do on ramps though.

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Hi guys - for what it might be worth - I have had the race exhaust(nobody knows the name??) fitted to mine aka the same one that's on the new v6 360 cup and it is very different to the standard and louder BUT as for whether I'll have problems on track I've yet to find out :cry:.  It's deeper and raspy as revs.  Video attached but struggling to get phone to record properly.  I'll try another later.  Hope this helps.  Saying that I might have encountered an issue with bogging down and I'm unsure if it's exhaust based.  Quick q for you all.  What's the avg temp of cup at standing?  Mines hitting 96 and the fan then kicks in to reduce - seemed a little hot to me?!?!  I'll get it checked at running in service but suspect it could also be a running rich issue given limited to 4K still.

 

In in the mean time. Try this video - limited to 4K revs still. Only 100 miles to go. 

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Here you go :)

 

 

2 Stunning cars and thanks for taking the effort to do the side by side comparisons, I, like a think many others, really appreciate it.

Both sound great, but for me the slightly deeper tone of the 2bular is more appealing to my ideas and also, I have to say, the twin pipes just look so much better than the single oval pipe. It's just aesthetics and not scientific etc., but it just suits the car so much better in my eyes.

Chris - I have to have to say that that liquid yellow and black look is just sensational. Beautiful looking car mate. Job well done.

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Now that does sound good, thanks for posting :-)

Maybe I do need the Larini Manifold after all, something to revisit next Spring.

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7 minutes ago, Vipers said:

Now that does sound good, thanks for posting :-)

Maybe I do need the Larini Manifold after all, something to revisit next Spring.

They are amazing. Get them ceramic coated if you do order them :)

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Thanks for the tip :-)

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Yes...it's the full System with Manifolds, Downpipe and Sportcat...in the Video it's the Prototype EX460.

The Sound is impressive...i like the high pitch tone...sounds like a real Racecar.

Also the Inboard Sound is really good and a big difference to the original System. 

The best Thing is that you don't loose any Power if the System is closed.

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