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355 Tubi or not 2b

Discussion in '348/355' started by 355f, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. 355f

    355f Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Well with all the raves about Tubi I took the plunge about a year ago on my 355.

    I never liked the stock exhaust for sure, very quiet at idle and not enough zest up top.

    The Tubi fixes these issues at a cost. That cost is cabin resonance.

    Am I alone in having this opinion of a Tubi on a 355?? its worst at 2/3 K.

    If your just out for a quick blast its bearable for to use the car for distance its not something im keen to continue with.

    Question is what does one do?? capristo?? anyone fitted this and can tell me direct comparison?? fuchs??

    Would be great to have some real comments rather than I love my tubi ones please!!
     
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  3. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    All comes down to preference. I wouldnt mind Having that rumble at highway speeds when its low into a gear. I think its aweasome. But as for some people theyd rather it just not be like that.
     
  4. Diablo

    Diablo Formula Junior

    The only thing you can do is place the stock one back on and wire the bypass valve open.

    With aftermarket parts, you give a little to get what you want.

    I have been in a F50 with a full Tubi system, what a blast, but don't try and talk to the person next to you at any speed...

    Good Luck with your decision.
     
  5. HGParts

    HGParts Formula Junior

    Mar 15, 2003
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    i have the capristo on my 355 and im very very happy that i went with it. tubi is a good system also fuchs but i went with the capristo because it has the special sound no system makes the special high pitch F1 sound. maybe you dont here it so good in the files i made but in real just awesom. it was so good when i first started the car i even went without the bumper on the car just to here it fully under power.


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  6. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    FWIW
    Although on a 3.2, my tubi was also a bit boomy - great when you are in the mood, but I use mine on trips and commute and not just for track or terrorizing myself.
    My research led me to Larini (www.larinisystems.com) which uses a different technology. The Tubis use what is called an 'acoustic box' which gives that modern screaming sound at high rpms. Larini uses a more classic free flow technology that is also free flow but with a lower tone without the boom and a bit lower volume advertised. They do a lot of Lamborghinis.
    They (David Clark) have been great to work with on the phone and the price for a complete system, including s/s header manifold was quite reasonable - less expensive than Tubi for sure. They will tailor the system to do and look basically whatever the customer tells them, and go great lengths to ensure satisfaction.
    Just my experience so far. You have more vendor options with a 355, so am sure you can find what you need.
    Good luck.
    rt
     
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  8. MurcieMurcie

    MurcieMurcie F1 Rookie

    Jan 31, 2004
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    I had Tubi on my '98 355 and had the same problem. I had a girl on a date complain all night about the noise so on our second date we took her Camry:rolleyes::p
     
  9. TimF40

    TimF40 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Noooo, that's just not right... :-(
     
  10. Ed P.

    Ed P. Formula 3

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    Russ, What are you doing with your old exhaust?
     
  11. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    Will probably put up for sale once the Larini is installed this spring.
    best
    rt
     
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  13. Ed P.

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    Let me know.....
     
  14. Jerrari

    Jerrari F1 Veteran

    Jul 24, 2001
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    Heiko,
    Where is the link to the sound files that you made? Thanks, Jerry.
     
  15. Noelrp

    Noelrp Formula Junior

    Aug 30, 2001
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    I thought I was alone on this. The resonance in my 348 at freeway speed (60-70mph) was very intrusive.

    I ended up selling the tubi & installed a set of tubi testpipes instead.
     
  16. HGParts

    HGParts Formula Junior

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    just send me an email on the link below then i will send you the files

    Heiko
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    Sponsor of FerrariChat
    email: hgparts@arcor.de
    Webshop: http://stores.andale.com/hgparts
     
  17. rossofiorano355

    rossofiorano355 Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
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    Cabin resonance is the reason I have retained the stock exhaust. Not for me, but for my passengers.
     

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