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Has anyone straight-piped their F56 Cooper S?

I'm currently looking at exhaust mods for my F56 Cooper S.
I was planning on going for the Remus Cat-back system but I had my car up on a ramp the other day and I started to wonder what it would sound like if it was just straight piped from the cat back.

Has anyone done it? Or has anyone seen any videos of it?

I'm currently browsing ebay to find a cheap second hand jcw exhaust that I can cut up and start messing about with.
I'll probably start by removing the silencer and seeing how that sounds as I know a few people have done that - but the plan is to end up with a fully straight piped system. No silencer, no back box. Just a pipe that goes from the cat all the way to the back, and splits into two tips at the end.
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It's terribly noisy
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I guess some like it loud. I put a Magna Flow Flat Muffler on my 3 Banger because it just did not sound right too me without it. They also will fit snug on the "S"



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The Borla sounds pretty good not too loud in the cab.




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Mine is "straight piped".

I have a muffler delete along with second cat and resonator delete. It's "straight" from the cat on the downpipe to the end of the car.

I've attached sounds clips

The first clip is a cold start. Cold starts are a bit noisy, and embarrassing. It sounds like tractor on startup. After 30 seconds or so, it calms down to a deep rumble, almost like a V8.

Cold Start - https://vid.me/UALp

Here is some revs, pops, and bangs after proper warm up - https://vid.me/e8gv



Overall, I really enjoy the sound. It's quiet on the highway, and through town. It's really only loud when you get on it, which is what you want. Plus, you can hear the turbo spool through the exhaust, and in sport mode, the pops and bangs are LOUD! It's amazing.

My new favorite sound is being in fourth gear at around 2.5krpms, and downshifting to third. It makes the mean growl as it rev matches the next gear. Oh yes lol.

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Mine is "straight piped".

I have a muffler delete along with second cat and resonator delete. It's "straight" from the cat on the downpipe to the end of the car.

I've attached sounds clips

The first clip is a cold start. Cold starts are a bit noisy, and embarrassing. It sounds like tractor on startup. After 30 seconds or so, it calms down to a deep rumble, almost like a V8.

Cold Start - https://vid.me/UALp

Here is some revs, pops, and bangs after proper warm up - https://vid.me/e8gv



Overall, I really enjoy the sound. It's quiet on the highway, and through town. It's really only loud when you get on it, which is what you want. Plus, you can hear the turbo spool through the exhaust, and in sport mode, the pops and bangs are LOUD! It's amazing.

My new favorite sound is being in fourth gear at around 2.5krpms, and downshifting to third. It makes the mean growl as it rev matches the next gear. Oh yes lol.

Cheers!
Crazy loud! I think I'll have the resonator and a switchable silencer! Sounds great though :-)

@SnozBerry where did you get, or how did you do your rally flaps? I may need some sort of little mudguard, but apparently the standard MINI ones you can get don't fit a JCW?
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Crazy loud! I think I'll have the resonator and a switchable silencer! Sounds great though :-)

@SnozBerry where did you get, or how did you do your rally flaps? I may need some sort of little mudguard, but apparently the standard MINI ones you can get don't fit a JCW?
Thanks! Sounds better in person!


Here is the website for the mud flaps. Rally Armor does not make a bracket for our cars, so I had to purchase the Universal Flaps. http://www.rallyarmor.com/product_in...cuvj4ur8sghcq4

What I did was drill 3 holes in each flap, and then drill 3 holes into the fender liners, and placed a bolt and nice sized washer through the holes and tightened them down with a lock nut. They've been on their for a year almost and I haven't had any issues.

I did have to trim mine though to make the not scrub on the ground. I probably could have fixed that by hanging them higher, but, oh well.


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I'd like to do either the resonator or back box (muffler) on my cooper.


Both just reminds me of the time the back box parted company with my first car, ie it just sounds burst.
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I have a little different setup.

Stock downpipe
Milltek catless and resonator free Midpipe
JCW axle back

It definitely bangs and pops more but isn't loud as much as a real straight pipe. In the US, I didn't see the need for 2 cat converters. so stupid

http://vrosetta.blogspot.com/2017/03...or-delete.html


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I'm currently looking at exhaust mods for my F56 Cooper S.
I was planning on going for the Remus Cat-back system but I had my car up on a ramp the other day and I started to wonder what it would sound like if it was just straight piped from the cat back.

Has anyone done it? Or has anyone seen any videos of it?
I bought the Remus Cat-back system and installed it a couple of days ago. It sounds amazing and I like the option of driving with closed valve in "regular" mode. If I want a lot of noise I can open the valve and drive "sport" mode - then it pops/bangs with a very deep sound. I can obviously still hear it's a different exhaust when driving "regular" - but no terrible noise in cabin.

I'll try make a video soon...
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