Burnt Body Kit

June 14th, 2011

This BMW had been treated to an M3 kit but needed some exhaust work. the standard exhaust had been sitting against the body kit and melted the back bumper. The request was to give the car a copy of the M3’s quad tip design. This was a tall order as the back box sat right up against the bumper leaving no room for pipework. We designed a system that turned the gas flow around and brought it forwards again before heading back to the tips. The look and sound was exactly as the customer wanted

Performance Porsche

June 14th, 2011

We’ve helped out with quite a few jobs on this Porsche. It has been taking part in the MSVR trackday trophy this year and was in need of a new exhaust. The owner wanted stainless steel and to keep the noise to around 95 db so it remains eligible for even the quietest trackdays. The system was build from 2.25 inch 304 stainless using 2 boxes. The result- 94 db at 3/4 RPM. Exactly what was ordered.

You’ve got to be flexible

June 14th, 2011

Most exhausts have flexible section in them to allow the engine and exhaust to move independently of each other. A lot a manufacturers these days are putting the flex on the same section of exhaust as the cat. That means that when the flex goes you have to bin the cat and dig deep to replace the lot. At AA Silencers we can replace the flex by itself. We weld in a flex to the same specification as your original exhaust often for less than half the price of a replacement exhaust.

Crusty Moggy

June 14th, 2011

This Moggy has been in to us before for a bit of rolling restoration. This time there was only a small crack in the chassis rail at the front. We cut it out and treated the inside of the rail with rust killer. A new chassis section was then grafted in and the whole thing treated to a dose of Waxoyl. The owner of this car takes a lot of pride in it. It’s a pleasure to take the time to do a thorough repair to a high standard.

CSCC from Donington

June 1st, 2011

With the Pug all repaired after the problems at Snetterton we headed to what it basically my home circuit. I love Donington and it’s a perfect circuit for the agile little pug. Qualifying started in the rain and we were running fastest when I handed to my co driver for his qualifying laps. Early on he ran wide into the gravel but rejoined having seemingly caused no problems. Keen to make up for his mistake, and on a drying track his lap times tumbled and once again we wound up with pole position. Checking the car after qualifying revealed the trip into the gravel had pulled the alternator belt off and the battery was now flat. The car was jumped started and headed out for the race. When the lights went green my co driver went off like a scalded rat, leaving the pack behind. At the driver change we had a healthy lead but the car wouldn’t start due to the flat battery. By the time we’d bump started it we were down to second. After 3 or 4 laps of chasing through the back markers I retook the lead, only for the race to be red flagged a lap later due to several accidents. We kept the win which was a nice result after the seasons poor start.

Rapid Robin

May 26th, 2011

AA Silencers and AA Sport went to Mallory Park with their Reliant Robin recently. The theory behind this is that if we can make a Robin handle on a race track then we can do it to anything. The next step is better braking, front suspension tweaks and then a turbo. The car handled well considering it’s deficiency in the wheel department and was ridiculous fun to drive. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

More Vroom for a VXR

May 26th, 2011

This Astra VXR has already had a little work done under the bonnet but before it heads off for a re-map the exhaust needs attention. The customers request was simple, fast and loud. A 200 cell sports cat replaced the original and three inch stainless steel pipework weaved it’s way to a tiny back box. The VXR tip was replicated but made a little bit bigger to set off the look. With the added poke from the free flowing exhaust the customer quite wisely decided on a brake upgrade. the car has massive brakes as standard so we settled on simply uprating the pad. EBC Yellow pads were fitted to keep things useable on the road and sharp even when hot.

stainless savings

May 25th, 2011

The stainless exhaust on this Jag had kissed one too many speed bumps. Although the battered box was doing little to silence the car the owner quite liked his new found exhaust tone. We replaced the box with a sportier design and with a few modifications saved the rest of his stainless system. Another nice cheap fix to a potentially expensive problem.

Dealer Services

May 25th, 2011

Not everyone realises but even if your car is still under warranty we can stuill service it here at AA Silencers. So long as the approved schedule is adhered to and main dealer parts are used we can stamp your service book and maintain your warranty. Most of the time we are nearly half the price of main dealer services. That’s a saving that’s hard to ignore.

beef up your flange

May 25th, 2011

This XR3i challenge car came to us in need of a custom engineering job. The front pipe to his race exhaust had been supplied by another well known exhaust builder but the front flange wasn’t strong enough. It kept bending causing it to blow.  Also the centre section of the exhaust wasn’t properly supported causing it to droop down and catch kerbs during the race. We gas flowed the manifold as far as regulations allowed and had a new flange laser cut from industrial strength steel. We designed and built a new smooth flow front pipe and centre section, then mounted them all with extra hangers and supports.