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spartan
14-06-08, 18:38
With thanks to Paul Whiffin for sourcing my new Tanabe Touring Medalion exhaust (came from the states - took a couple of weeks to arrive) and at a great price (free plug!), I was able to get it fitted yesterday. I took these pictures which I hope may be of interest.

This exhaust replaced my RS*R ExMag GT2 exhaust - which I loved - but was not quite so loved by the wife. In fact, I quite often found that the droning noise coming from the passenger seat, spoiled my enjoyment of the noise coming from the exhaust. ;)

dr_blackman
14-06-08, 18:41
Looks good mate :)

spartan
14-06-08, 18:44
The exhaust is all in SUS304 stainless steel with polished centre and back boxes. The pipework (80mm) follows the left leg of the original OEM exhaust and is terminated by a 110mm tip (actually slightly larger than the RS*R).

The guys at my local HiQ fitted it for 20 cash and were very admiring, not of the quality of manufacture (which almost goes without saying - this exhaust is a work of art!) but of the quality of fitment - straight on, no messing, perfect fit.

As expected, this exhaust is significantly quieter than the RS*R but still sounds satisfyingly 'powerful' and Supra-like! :)

spartan
14-06-08, 18:51
For the sake of completeness, here's some pictures of the old exhaust, after a rinse and a quick rub with the Autosol (no genie appeared unfortunately).

In amazingly good condition considering where it's been: some light surface rust to the flange/fittings (now treated with KuRust), the inevitable tar spots on the back box (now all gone) and one scratch along the bottom that must've made the previous owner clench his teeth but is purely cosmetic and not visible when fitted to the car (I had no idea it was there until I came to use the Autosol).

jevansio
14-06-08, 19:17
Looks fantastic, wish my bills were 20 when I have work done on the car :D

Mike_Mac
14-06-08, 21:31
Any chance of a clip of how it sounds, as this will probably be what I'll get when I change my backbox.

Wez
15-06-08, 11:44
I am looking at these as well, an audio clip would be great if you could :thumbs:

johnny g
15-06-08, 12:04
Gorgeous exhaust.
It's on my list...

spartan
16-06-08, 10:53
There are some sound clips available on the Tanabe (USA) website (scroll down to "Inline 6 Twin Turbo"):

Exhaust system sound clips - Touring (http://www.tanabe-usa.com/soundclips.asp#touring)

I think you might be able to find these on YouTube too.


I could try to make my own recordings but not sure how that's going to work (phone useless) ...

Wez
16-06-08, 11:15
Would be interested in hearing them on a single setup.

Pig
16-06-08, 11:47
Would be interested in hearing them on a single setup.

Yes, with it plummed in. Didnt charlie have one?

SteveR
16-06-08, 11:50
Considering one if I can't get mine quietened enough for the tracks... :(

Group buy? :D

Pig
16-06-08, 11:51
Group buy? :D


Good idea :cool:

spartan
24-06-08, 08:36
Found the sound & video recordings on YouTube:

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SteveR
24-06-08, 09:53
Good idea :cool:
Paul said that after the organisation needed, it's not really worth his while and a special offer might be run instead.

Sandy-m2
24-06-08, 10:10
bring it on

bignum
24-06-08, 10:26
:innocent:

Wez
24-06-08, 10:28
Sounds quiet enough to me :)

b'have
24-06-08, 14:05
Yes, with it plummed in. Didnt charlie have one?

Mine is quiet as stock (wg plumbed in). Wez remarked at Silverstone how quiet it was.

bignum
24-06-08, 17:48
Mine is quiet as stock (wg plumbed in). Wez remarked at Silverstone how quiet it was.

Silent but deadly, i like,:)

steb9780
24-06-08, 21:41
Have you sold the RSR?

spartan
03-07-08, 11:02
Sorry - missed this post.

Yes, the RS*R is already sold (it was sold before I took it off the car!).

[-]Just got to work out how to get it from Yorkshire to South Wales in one piece ...[/-] (sorted!)

SteveR
03-07-08, 12:18
Yes, the RS*R is already sold (just got to work out how to get it from Yorkshire to South Wales in one piece) ...
I'll be in Sheffield next weekend and live near Worcester (about an hour from Cardiff), if that's any use to you I'm happy to help.

spartan
03-07-08, 12:21
Cheers mate - that's very decent of you but I'm still a long way from Sheffield, unfortunately.

However, I'm going to take it down to Nottingham on Friday - one step closer I hope.

SteveR
03-07-08, 12:27
Cheers mate - that's very decent of you but I'm still a long way from Sheffield, unfortunately.

However, I'm going to take it down to Nottingham on Friday - one step closer I hope.
ok, well if you change your mind just drop me a PM before next weekend :thumbs:

spartan
04-07-08, 10:35
ok, well if you change your mind just drop me a PM before next weekend :thumbs:

Thanks again bud but all sorted now - buyer is collecting from Nottingham after visiting show in Brum.

SteveR
04-07-08, 12:38
Thanks again bud but all sorted now - buyer is collecting from Nottingham after visiting show in Brum.
Sorted :)