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550 Maranello: Exhaust ideas

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  1. tres55

    tres55 Formula 3
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    I have the full Fabio system on my 550 from front to back. There is no droning...and with the valves closed you could drive the car cross country without taking a bottle of pain killers for the headaches some of these other exhausts cause.
     
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  2. A_Christoofar

    A_Christoofar Karting

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    H-pipes and bypass kit ordered and on the way. Excited (though will probably be a couple of months before they are fitted, as plan to have my mechanic do it at the car’s annual service). Fabio a delight to deal with.
     
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  3. F612

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  4. A_Christoofar

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    They look great! I have not ordered the mufflers yet .... I want to assess the impact of the h-pipes and bypass first, but I have a feeling that it will be hard to resist taking that next step...
     
  5. root

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    I ordered and installed Fabio's Double H-Pipes and bypass kit to take it one step at a time as I dislike an overly loud 550 more than the relatively subdued 550 stock sound. I noticed very small sound improvement. Small enough that you probably won't notice it if you're not paying attention. I have a feeling that I will be ordering the mufflers next because they look so good and probably sound better.
     
  6. niftyfivefifty

    niftyfivefifty Karting

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    With my Tubis, Fabio’s H-pipes were a very big change from stock, so I would expect a similar result with his mufflers (which I would much rather have because I find the Tubis too raspy, as if the car has a cold).
     
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  7. A_Christoofar

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    You guys have tipped me over the edge .... I have ordered Fabio’s valved mufflers ... I knew I was going to do it eventually, so why hang around? In for a penny, in for a pound....
     
  8. haroonok

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    Ok,i have the standard factory exhaust at present which is obviously too muted
    Previously i had Tubi back boxes which i found too loud/droney
    If i wanted to order from Fabio where should i start?
     
  9. A_Christoofar

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    Google ********** Engineering.... and then the contact page
     
  10. A_Christoofar

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    That was unexpected... try Fiam menghi Engineering, but without the space!
     
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  11. root

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    Looks like we're tipping each other over :)
    Talked with Fabio yesterday about ordering his mufflers.
     
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  12. F456M

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    What exactly is a «bypass kit»??
     
  13. root

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    It's a wiring kit with a 3-position switch (Manual-Off-Auto) that can manually override opening the exhaust valves such that you can open them at any engine RPM for direct exhaust and louder sound even below 4,000 rpm.
     
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  14. F456M

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    A must have!
     
  15. subirg

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    After years of loving the looks of the 550 and hating the (lack of) noise, this is the perfect sound to me! Amazing! Now I really want one.... :)
     
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  16. NE550

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    Alright, alright, alright. Fresh off the Fedex truck direct from our friend Fabio in Italy. Another winter project to get done before the first spring drive.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. F456M

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    They look sharp!!
     
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  18. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Should sound great, even at idle.
     
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  19. niftyfivefifty

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    Post a sound clip if you can after install. I am contemplating this option (Fabio is currently building headers for me, can’t wait!).
     
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  20. NE550

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    Yep, I'll post a video/sound clip after I get them installed. Can't wait!

    Btw, the photo link I posted appears to not be working(?), or is working intermittently. About ready to sh*tcan Photobucket, they've been so unreliable lately.
     
  21. A_Christoofar

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    My first instalment arrived this week as well.... just waiting for the mufflers in another few weeks and then the car is off to the surgeon...
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  22. Dm993tt

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    I just installed fabio's headers & 200 cell cats. (I still have stock centers and tubi's.) it sounds like a proper ferrari & v12 should. I am loving it. I have just ordered his center h-pipe as I want some more v-12 howl. I can't imagine I'll need or want the mufflers or straight piipes after the center section. He's amazing to deal with and quick with responses and ideas. I tried to upload a .mov file but this site says no.
     
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  23. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    In addition, the euro dollar exchange rate is currently favorable.
     
  24. F612

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    I have straight pipes and Tubi mufflers that I took off my 575 because they were too loud for me.
    The mufflers are marked “550”.
    If you want them, make an offer.
     
  25. F456M

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    Congrats. The site always say no to video files. Try to upload on YouTube instead and post the link here to the video. The original center takes away quite a bit of the sound at high rpm., so if you like to cruise at say 130 mph., that is the right way to go.
     

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