New Exhaust Recommendation

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Old 01-23-2019, 08:07 PM
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Hello, I will replacing/upgrading the cat-back exhaust on my 92 740T. Could anyone recommend a source? I could take it to a local shop but I like doing the work myself. I don't intend to "go big" but would like a little more character at the tailpipe. Thanks, Andrew
 
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IPD, FCP Euro etc sell a stock replacement system for about $150-175 (Borla Starla brand). You can also scan eBay and Amazon to see what "performance" exhaust systems are out there in an off the shelf config. Not a huge performance market for 740T exhausts so you may want to consider a custom shop if you want a big pipe (ie 3").
 
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the stock exhaust already breathes quite easily, so unless you;re also doing major engine performance upgrades, its unlikely to do more than increase the noise level, most of which will be heard by OTHER PEOPLE ...
 
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Thanks Pierce, you confirmed what I thought about stock turbo exhaust.

mt or Pierce; most starla replacement systems are for NA cars, do either of you know the difference between those and turbo systems? My guess is pipe diameter but there is very little information available. Thanks for the help.
 
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The exhausts are the same save for the bigger tailpipe of the turbo, and the muffler out pipe where the tailpipe fits.
 
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I've bought the exhaust kits from fcp twice for na cars. They are Walker with Starla stickers over the Walker sticker.

Only issue I've had was the outlet on one resonator was out of round. Otherwise they've went together easily along with a cat from Bosal and o2 from NTK.



 
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Replaced mine with the Starla brand cat back and head pipe. Good result. Shopping around online yielded vastly different prices.
FCP does offer a very good warranty.
 
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the cool thing about living in New England is we get to save on shipping costs from FCP, EEuroparts and Tasca :-) I usually get my FCP stuff next day even when using the cheapest option.
 
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the cool thing about living in New England is we get to save on shipping costs from FCP, EEuroparts and Tasca :-) I usually get my FCP stuff next day even when using the cheapest option.
last order I placed with fcp took two days to be delivered to central Ohio for free. I've noticed that it never takes as long for delivery under the free option as their shipping calendar says.

Also, if ya leave your cart sitting for a day or so they will SOMETIMES send out an email saying checkout now and save 5% on orders over $199.

When i order something from ipd in Oregon i know it's gonna be awhile before it arrives.

​​​​​​Tasca usually ship to me pretty fast but always at a cost. Last order i placed with them they said one item would need to be ordered by them from Sweden and would take 3 to 6 weeks. Three days later the entire order arrived at my house. Guess they found the one part somewhere in America.
 

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Tasca is a Volvo dealer (along with other brands like Mazda - good for my Daughter who retired her 850 with a Mazda 3 gifted to her), so they have access to the dealer parts network. If there's an out of stock part, they can give from Volvo or another dealer. Good point about the modern ecommerce web site promotions. I've done the same wait for the coupon approach.
 
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Tasca seems to generally have the cheapest prices when ordering directly from a dealer. Along with Mazda they are also a Ford dealer ( and other brands as well). I ordered through them when I ordered a motorcraft heater control valve for one of my Volvo's.
 
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FWIW (not even $0.02), in the middle-aged Mercedes world, Borla Starla mufflers are considered the cheap raspy stuff that doesn't last long. The OE mufflers on my 93 and 94 Mercedes E class are Eberspacher, and the one of these sets I've installed was excellent quality, bolted right up like stock without any hassles, and is still going strong 5 years later...
 
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I had my my muffler replaced last year because the Starla rotted out after 8 years. I went to a custom shop here in town whose owner is a Volvo fan. He made me a new system that retained the front "resonator" muffler and put in a Dynomax Super Turbo in the spot the old rear muffler was. The new muffler is much smaller in length than the old one, and he put in a new tailpipe that is larger in diameter and a straighter run. The sound is just right for me- not too loud or raspy, with a nice low-frequency tone and NO droning at cruise speed. Really nice tone at half throttle or better.
 
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we put 500k miles on our 240 here on the left coast, and afaik, it was taken to the scrap yard with its original mufflers. also afaik, my 1992 740T wagon, with 260k or so miles when I sold it to my son's GF, still had its original exhaust, that car was bought new in Carmel, and I bought it from the adult daughter of the original owner. I don't think we EVER had to replace a muffler on a volvo and we had quite a few that we put a lot of miles on.

i had to replace the rear muffler on my 1989 VW Jetta (bought new) because I was tail ended, and I had to replace the mufflers on our 1990 Mercedes 300E 2.6, because it rusted through where the pipe went into the rear muffler (I replaced both mufflers just because).
 

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We're on our 3 set of mufflers and our 2nd cat on our 89 740. Only got 375 K on it . The great north east winter salt and sand does the trick.
 
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Thanks for all the input. I went with stock material from eEuroparts and finished it up with a Thrush turbo muffler. It fits well and is pretty quiet.
 
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i've ordered a bunch of Volvo and Ford stuff from Tasca in the past, my only complaint is they can be a bit slow, without a lot of feedback during the process. now, its been a couple years, so maybe they've stepped up the order feedback.
 
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