Posts Tagged ‘Jaguar XK’

A cheaper option

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Not all cars need stainless steel exhausts, even if they are luxury classics. Show cars and performance cars spend most of their lives away from road salt and poor weather conditions. Because of this a tailor made mild steel exhaust will usually give many years service. This XK came in for a mild steel exhaust build. The pipework and boxes are exactly the same as stainless steel and a stainless tip was added so the final look is the same. The only difference is the price, usually about half the cost for a mild steel exhaust.

stainless savings

Wednesday, 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.

The way Jag should’ve made it

Monday, February 1st, 2010

This Jag XK was entrusted to us by it’s owner who was very concerned about getting the sound just right from the exhaust of his pride and joy.¬† Several options were explored but we developed a design that we expected to produce the right sounds and avoid the need for a special box to be made. The system featured a crossover which helps even out the exhaust tone by equalising the pressure in the 2 systems, helps reduce noise slightly and on¬†certain occasions on some engines may give a slight power gain. The exhaust note was gorgeous when we fired the car up, a purposeful growl when the engine was revved settling to a gentle burble at idle yet going almost entirely silent at cruising speeds. It’s great to build a system for an engine that makes such a lovely noise to start with.