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Discussion in '612/599' started by Jkay, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Ferrrrarrrri

    Ferrrrarrrri Rookie

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    Nice looking car. Good luck with her JKAY!
     
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  3. Shahz

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    Get a factory HGTE exhaust it will do the job ...
     
  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Shahz- There is an HGTE specific exhaust system (~3500 pounds from Maranello Classic Parts, 70001493), but it is not titanium.
     
  5. RonH

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    Taz, I took your advice and pulled the vacuum lines and capped them on my 612 (actually my Ferrari dealer did it for free as part of my annual servicing). It sounds MUCH better. Much more guttural. Also, great rasp when you shift. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

    Taz, I really appreciate the advice!

    Ron
     
  6. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Ron- Glad it worked out for you and much simpler than on the Maranellos, which are fail closed.
     
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  8. Jkay

    Jkay Karting

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    I personally hate the sound of my 599 with the valves closed. Each to their own but with the valves closed I think it sounds oh so disappointing
     
  9. odf911

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    HGTE exhaust, Tubi straight pipes to replace the 2nd cats and a valve control remote system. That is what I have on my 599 and it gives plenty of the true V12 sound without being too invasive. Also keep in mind that the cabin of the 599 is rather well insulate and therefore the people outside the car always benefit more from the music vs any other Ferrari V8 where you practically sit in the engine bay!
     
  10. Jkay

    Jkay Karting

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    #33 Jkay, Feb 13, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017

    Very true about being well insulated. When I open the windows it gets better but still not what I was hoping for from a V12 Ferrari

    Fabspeed cat bypass pipes and remote controller for valves on order and I'll see how I go from there

    Still can't get over how much I dislike the sound with valves closed
     
  11. odf911

    odf911 Formula Junior

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    You just have to look at from how far away are people turning around to look at what is coming ... And in London, how many time you get stopped by the police ...
     
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  13. raider1968

    raider1968 F1 Rookie
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    Just get a remote opener and try that first - Capristo is great
     

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