F-Type ( X152 ) 2014 - Onwards

V6S exhaust mods

 
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:24 PM
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A little confession if it isnt already obvious - I am not very mechanically inclined, so please be gentle.

The issue
I love a deep V8 - type staccato rumble. More like the 4.2 engine had than the howl of the 5.0, though I do like the 5.0 as well. Otherwise I am spectacularly happy with my car, dont need it to go any faster, perfect colour for me, looks amazing.

Options
So the solution is to buy a V8 Vantage manual (approx 2016) which would have what I think is the ideal engine note, or a F Type R or SVR (also approx 2016 - 2017). Discounted the V8 Vantage for a few reasons (dated tech, prefer the looks of the F Type, f type better all round package). That leaves either buying the R or SVR (which would mean getting a car with extra performance I dont need, but noise I do) or modding the exhaust in mine to get a deeper, meatier note.

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I have seen a few things that people have done - the quad exhaust from VAP, 200 cell cats, eventuri intake - do any of those actually add depth the the exhaust note?

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I've used words like staccato, deep, meaty. The clip below is what I mean. I expect that it isnt achievable in the V6 but it is worth posting to see thoughts. Thanks!
 
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:31 PM
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I recall that Lance noted the V8 muffler on his V6 had a deeper tone. I'm sure he'll chime in with more accurate details.
 
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headers + cats made it sound muscly
 
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Cheers, and is there a fix for the fault code when the cats are replaced?
 
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Cheers, and is there a fix for the fault code when the cats are replaced?
Yes, but it's part and parcel of a VAP tune.
 
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you lose a lot of the original tone and it becomes LOUD so prepare for that
 
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Sweet, where did you get your's from?
 
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Originally Posted by lizzardo View Post
I recall that Lance noted the V8 muffler on his V6 had a deeper tone. I'm sure he'll chime in with more accurate details.
The VAP V8 muffler definitely gives the V6 a deeper tone, yet maintains the exotic note of the V6. Plenty of volume with the valves open or closed. The fireworks on decel or upshift are over the top unless the valves are closed.
The 200 cell downcats in the V6 will result in severe raspiness destroying the melodic resonance of the V6.
 
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Perfect, so V8 muffler, leave the cats alone. I dont like the raspiness. And I get quad exhausts which I have to say I really like. Do you have tips on where to get the diffuser?
 
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Perfect, so V8 muffler, leave the cats alone. I dont like the raspiness. And I get quad exhausts which I have to say I really like. Do you have tips on where to get the diffuser?
Keep an eye on ebay and also the "Market Place" sub-forum on this Jag forum. You can also find a an OEM V8 muffler that way as well.
 
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Keep an eye on ebay and also the "Market Place" sub-forum on this Jag forum. You can also find a an OEM V8 muffler that way as well.
I have an OEM V8 muffler on my car and it's made it incredibly raspy. I wouldn't advise anyone looking for a deep tone to go the OEM route.
 
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I have an OEM V8 muffler on my car and it's made it incredibly raspy. I wouldn't advise anyone looking for a deep tone to go the OEM route.
Good to know. VAP is the way to go then.
 
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Good to know. VAP is the way to go then.
It's sounds to be the better option. But, $1,895 for a muffler, just a muffler, is incredibly overpriced.

I'd be more fruitful to pursue making a custom exhaust via a muffler shop in my opinion. I just don't know what muffler to work with. Bending tubes and welding is the easy part, but I'm not sure if running a straight through magnaflow style muffler would give me the deeper sound I'm (we're) looking for?
 
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So gentlemen, is it just the back section that I am after, in "supersport" (lol) Jaguar F-Type Sport Exhaust SuperSport Sound Level. There seems to be a choice of "touring" "sport" and "supersport" with supersport being the most agro - unhingd do you know which one yours is?

I buy this section and then that will fit to the V6S, correct?
 
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So gentlemen, is it just the back section that I am after, in "supersport" (lol) Jaguar F-Type Sport Exhaust SuperSport Sound Level. There seems to be a choice of "touring" "sport" and "supersport" with supersport being the most agro - unhingd do you know which one yours is?

I buy this section and then that will fit to the V6S, correct?
Yes, just the back section and yes, it'll bolt right up. Does anyone happen to know what the internals of the VAP exhaust looks like?

In other words, is it just a resonated x-pipe muffler or is it actually baffled / custom designed for our cars? Below would be an easy install for our cars and could be had for about $800 all said and done with installation and a set of very high quality stainless steel tips.

 
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It will probably cost me $5K once exchange and shipping and the rear valance is taken into account, but that is a lot cheaper than what I was considering paying to go to an SVR essentially for more noise and quad tips!
 
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I think you will be happy with the VAP exhaust, on my V8 it deepened the sound considerably - imagine it would do the same for the V6. Strongly advise getting the valved model so you can enjoy both personalities of the car, It is a hoot with valves open, but nice to have the option for more civility when you want it. Best part about the VAP system to me was that I hear just the right amount of exhaust rumble inside the cabin (soft or moderate depending on setting). For my tastes, the factory exhaust sounded great outside the car, but I couldn't hear much of anything inside.

This should be a simple do it yourself project - very straightforward install for exhaust, and Lance can coach you through the rear valance swap/install.
 
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Originally Posted by BruceTheQuail View Post
So gentlemen, is it just the back section that I am after, in "supersport" (lol) Jaguar F-Type Sport Exhaust SuperSport Sound Level. There seems to be a choice of "touring" "sport" and "supersport" with supersport being the most agro - unhingd do you know which one yours is?

I buy this section and then that will fit to the V6S, correct?
I have the valvetronic which is touring level with closed valves and supersport when open (straight pipes...doesn't even pass through any section of the muffler). I agree with Chawumba...get the valvetronic and the remote activation gear from VAP. There will be times standing next to the gendarme when you'll want to cool it on the sound level.
Also, don't spend the $1800 on a new OEM valence. Scout around the salvage yards across the country. You're bound to find a good used set of pieces for about $350-$400.
 
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I have the valvetronic which is touring level with closed valves and supersport when open (straight pipes...doesn't even pass through any section of the muffler). I agree with Chawumba...get the valvetronic and the remote activation gear from VAP. There will be times standing next to the gendarme when you'll want to cool it on the sound level.
Also, don't spend the $1800 on a new OEM valence. Scout around the salvage yards across the country. You're bound to find a good used set of pieces for about $350-$400.
Lance, don't forget we are talking Straya here where there are SFA F-Type Rs let alone used rear valance pieces for sale.
Bruce has more chance of finding a pet bunyip for sale on Fleabay!
So Bruce has three choices - get very very lucky and find what he needs second hand / used in Straya for a good price, import used from OS, or buy new.
 
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Cheers, yeah I figure either new or ebay/aliexpress. This one doeesnt look bad https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carbon-Fibe...sAAOSwiehcuxNu. Others stick out too much, or have lights in them.

I've bought stuff for other cars on aliexpress and strangely enough the experience has been positive. A bonus with the cf item is that I dont have to get it painted to match. But I will price new as well (if is the sports design pack one).

Thanks for all comments, gentlemen. Particularly the touring tip. I take it that otherwise it is permanently loud.
 

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