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If they repair it again could you ask them to weld an additional plate either alongside or on the underside to reduce the load on the weaker repair?

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Hi Geert,

I have the Sports silencer fitted now. I ordered the normal one to replace that broken one but was sent a sports one. I didn't need the hassle of sending it back so just fitted it. Can't say there's much difference apart from a bit more noise.


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Thanks for the answer Pete. I have asked SJ about the difference between the 2 , but I didn't get an answer yet.

Since I have the 4-1 SS header and no central muffler for many years, The noise is ....sufficient.... and I don't  really need it louder.


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Running K&N's both myself with early Elan and mate with early Esprit quite enjoyed how they amplified the intake bark. From what I've read over the years K&N's are regarded as p*&s poor in terms of filtration. FWIW.

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