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Ohhhhh The Sound!!

Drove my 55 to work this morning, the first time she's been out in weeks due to the inclement weather we get here in the UK! Got her warm, opened the taps up, and smiled from ear to ear, enough said!
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Does the X pipe conversion make much difference to the sound when you open the car up?
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I fitted a Supersprint X-Pipe and have to say, the overall quality is second to none, the fitter said it was like fitting an OEM part (once he had cut the original pipe;-) and the sound is transformed on WOT from Messerschmitt to a Snarling V8 sound.

Very slight difference on idle but still noticeable, it also feels like it accelerates faster but this is may be due to the sound having said that, the standard resonator is not an X-Pipe it is Straight through perforated exhaust tubing (X-Pipes even out the exhaust pulses apparently providing better low down torque:-).

everyone should have this done as standard to help the car to become what the designers thought they were building before the dreaded EU Environmental Noise Directive (2002/49/EC) came into force
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Tiledhouse it makes a huge difference to the grin factor. The sound on start up is fantastic then it just quietens down to a faint rumble. If you drive carefully you hardly notice the change which is ideal for when your on the motorway at relative low revs, but when you hit the pedal and change the sound comes into it's own, like Knight said this really is how the "55" should have sounded from the the factory, if you are my way pop round in yours and we can do a side by side comparison for you
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Thanks TrevF. I spoke to Mr tyre at Wolverhampton. They remember yours. I am taking mine there next week. Great price too.
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Hi Trev

Did you have the xpipe fitted or two side by side pipes fitted i can'nt remember , I had an xpipe in the end , Mr tyre still fitted the xpipe for me .
We should meet up & have a Rev-off ol after tiledhouse gets his sortted . maybe a run along the tunnels in B'ham .

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I had the resonator taken off and 2 pipes put in place there's a thread on here somewhere with the photos posted up of the before and after.
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Ok, Andy I'd be up for a meet some time. I live about 20mins from Trev (J1 of M42)so perhaps we could all hook up in the better weather?
Also in the summer i have to take my daughter to Coventry on some Monday evening (Walsgrave) so perhaps another opportunity then.
Did you get you exhaust work done at Mr Tyre? If so did you opt for straight or X pipe?
I've read Trevs post with pictures before & after & understand his points. Hence asking you which type you had.
I was also quoted 80 which is great. However if you had a proper X pipe connection i'm sure the cost would be quite a bit more due to the extra work?
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Hi Mike

Yes i had an Xpipe fitted at Mr tyre (Coventry ) the Xpipe is a magnaflow , The fitting cost was about 50 & the xpipe was about 80 . Mr tyre will not make up an xpipe or buy one in for you , you have to supply one yourself .

I live in Walsgrave Coventry not far from the big Tesco just off the M6/M69 .

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We should meet up, have a bite to eat, then travel down to Mercedes World in Surrey!
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I thought there was only a Cadbury's world!
A Mercedes world ? Yep I'm up for that Trev.
When the weather is better then? Andy?
And anyone else in the Midlands?
I noted that The UK members up North get together when i looked on the UK section of SLK World site, so this could be the start of the Midlands group.
Anyone else out there????
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Out of interest what colours your 55 Tiledhouse?
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its a 58 plate Black one
Came from Drayton Merc in Wolverhampton & I bought it from Blackburn. 20K miles.

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Hang on did it come with that plate?
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Yes Why, Trev?
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That car belonged to someone I know by the name of Dockerty who runs a steel business 400 yards from my business, small world eh?
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Small world yes. That name i believe was on the log book when i viewed the car.
You worried me for a moment. I thought you was going to tell me it had been used by Mr Clarkson on top gear to be chased by tanks & eventually been blown up by 'Mr T' from the A team & snickers advert before being reconstructed & sold to me!
Phew all is cool again.
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Rest assured that your car has never wanted for anything, the guy loves his cars and looks after them very, very well, if you got it for a good price then you have had a bargain mate
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Hi Trev /Mike

Ummmmmm Chocolate , Maybe do a local run first B.ham tunnels or a run to a river side pub , So we have 3 black 55's nice with exhaust mods , Have you two signed up with the AMG private lounge & got your free AMG private lounge caps ??? .


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I hadn't mate but have now, well that is once they find my vin? Its not recognised at the moment so have had to send an email!
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