I recently purchased a 2000 SLK230 and I was wondering if anyone has modified the stock muffler. It appears on the exhaust diagram that the exhaust comes from the engine and then passes through a few chambers before leaving the tip. I was wondering if anyone has tried connecting the exhaust that is coming from the engine to the final chamber leaving the tip to ease flow and slightly increase noise. This is one mod that I have seen before on Porsche Boxsters. I haven't seen a diagram of the inside of the SLK muffler to confirm that this would work, but if it did, all you would need is a muffler shop to drill two holes and weld in a connector pipe. It would probably very cheap. Any thoughts or expertise on this would be awesome.