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daveknott5

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633 posts

99 months

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Heard rumblings that this is a very good, inexpensive way of getting the PSE Exhaust sound, using the stock exhaust system, for not much cash. Anyone done it? and how on earth does it work logistically (as Carnewal are based in Belgium). Do any UK agents do the conversion?

MrC986

815 posts

71 months

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A friend has just had pair of Carnewal boxes for his 996 although his system was beyond repair. They operate 2 different options. Firstly you can send your old exhaust over and they will modify it and return it or they also can send you a fully checked/modified box and you then send them your old system on an exchange basis and hence your local techie only touches the car once.

Email Gert and he will explain all....he has also done another friends 996 turbo exhaust and cats as well. The good thing is that you retain an original part which doesnt cause insurance problems! There are a couple of other recent threads on this as well if you have a look.

Ian_UK1

1,179 posts

74 months

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daveknott5 said:
Heard rumblings that this is a very good, inexpensive way of getting the PSE Exhaust sound, using the stock exhaust system, for not much cash. Anyone done it? and how on earth does it work logistically (as Carnewal are based in Belgium). Do any UK agents do the conversion?
I have a Carnewal system on my 997S.2 When I bought it from Gert, I paid a surcharge that was refunded when I sent back my standard silencers. What I did (so I could still return my car to standard when the time comes to sell it) was to buy a full, used, standard, 997S.2 exhaust system off Ebay. The guy selling it had had PSE fitted and I picked-up his whole non-PSE system for just £100! I shipped it off to Gert for my refund and my standard exhaust is still in the shed for when I need it.

As for fitting, I did this myself in a couple of hours. On the 997, there's quite a bit of dis-assembly required (removing the rear bumper/heat shields gives you clear access all around and is a lot faster than grovelling around under the back of the car). By contrast, if the Cayman's the same or similar layout underneath as the other half's 2.9 Boxster, it looks a hell of a lot easier to remove/refit the exhaust than on a 997. Should be a relatively easy DIY.

madala

4,921 posts

78 months

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There is a great clip on youtube of the the Carnewal exhaust, it sounds great.....go check it out.

Tivo

30 posts

29 months

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I have it on my Cayman 2.7. Oh. my. god. Love it!! Ordered from the ever helpful Gert, my local mechanic put it on. Simples. Do it.
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Tivo

30 posts

29 months

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I have it on my Cayman 2.7. Oh. my. god. Love it!! Ordered from the ever helpful Gert, my local mechanic put it on. Simples. Do it.

Tivo

30 posts

29 months

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I have it on my Cayman 2.7. Oh. my. god. Love it!! Ordered from the ever helpful Gert, my local mechanic put it on. Simples. Do it.

sconzo

104 posts

48 months

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I got the GT-mufflers fitted to my 987 S and the difference is chalk and cheese. There's a lovely burble on the overrun and the occasional backfire to boot. A lovely, cultured note. Sounds like a Porsche should sound and the 100 cell cats allow for better breathing to release a few extra ponies (17 bhp according to Gert). A friend has a Cayman S with a PSE fitted but the Carnewal system has a superior sound in my opinion.....he agrees too.

He has since introduced the 200 cell system (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lwIG4GDoVQ) - the 100 cell is a bit louder and the tone is slightly higher.

As already explained, it works on a core exchange basis - the mufflers get sent across from Belgium and you have 4 weeks from the arrival date to send the original mufflers back. As long as your parts are in good working order, Gert will then refund the agreed amount. I stay in Glasgow and, to my surprise and delight, it cost less than £40 to courier back to Belgium. All in, just under £400 - fitting yourself will bring this down further.

There really is no better alternative for the money.


jakesmith

540 posts

51 months

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I did this on my 2.7 987, I'd say it's the best mod you can do pound for pound, with the exception of fitting a short shifter (£50 off Ebay + 2 hours to fit).
If you like driving, you need both these mods!
I drove to Belgium to have Gert fit mine, quite a fun day out all in all & the ferry & fuel cost prob just a bit more than 2-3 hours labour to have fitted in the UK. Although driving in France is annoyng as obviously the French drive like morons!

Trev450

3,173 posts

52 months

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jakesmith said:
Although driving in France is annoyng as obviously the French drive like morons!
Why don't you say exactly what you mean laugh

jakesmith

540 posts

51 months

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Ha! Yeah a strong view I know but my experiences to date 100%. In the end I got so bored of the pointless tailgating (when there was a solid line of traffic in front of me) that I started deliberately leaving nice big tempting gaps in front of me to see these dangerous simpletons in 1.0 Corsas attempt to undertake, only to gently close the gap in front as they were pulling along side, yrt they still tried to do it again & again. Very juvenile I know but one way of passing time & venting some frustration. And don't even get me started on mountain roads / ridiculous overtaking.

daveknott5

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633 posts

99 months

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madala said:
There is a great clip on youtube of the the Carnewal exhaust, it sounds great.....go check it out.
this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lwIG4GDoVQ

sconzo

104 posts

48 months

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That one has the 200 cell cats. 100 cell cat options here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuZYyGflKYI

rlw

2,325 posts

117 months

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jakesmith said:
Ha! Yeah a strong view I know but my experiences to date 100%. In the end I got so bored of the pointless tailgating (when there was a solid line of traffic in front of me) that I started deliberately leaving nice big tempting gaps in front of me to see these dangerous simpletons in 1.0 Corsas attempt to undertake, only to gently close the gap in front as they were pulling along side, yrt they still tried to do it again & again. Very juvenile I know but one way of passing time & venting some frustration. And don't even get me started on mountain roads / ridiculous overtaking.
Almost dangerous driving then................very bright


Oortam

41 posts

52 months

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Sconzo, I live in Linlithgow and was thinking about the Carnewal exhaust for my 2006 Cayman S. Is there any chance I could arrange to meet you to have a listen at yours. U Tube clips are all well and good but there's nothing like hearing it in the flesh. PM me if it's OK.
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