Anyone just change the exhaust tips? - Alfa Romeo 4C Forums
 22Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 282
Anyone just change the exhaust tips?

Finally ready to get rid of the stock soda can tips.

Any recommendations? Does the sound change much?

What size fits best?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
massimo4c is offline  
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 05:30 PM
Senior Member
 
dukie748's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 735
Few of us have done it - take your car to a good muffler shop and choose your tips - ideally you want the OEM tubes 'flared' to the new tips.

No real change in sound, no loss of pops or farts, slightly throatier.
massimo4c likes this.
dukie748 is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 06:37 PM
Senior Member
 
RYUK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,528
Garage
I need to do this soon.
Stockers are soooo Ugly
massimo4c and smc4C like this.

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Undisputed, Fastest 4C on the road!!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I have an opinion, Deal with it!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RYUK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 11:48 AM
Senior Member
 
dukie748's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 735
My guy was meticulous measuring the lengths, cutting and flaring the pipes, and welding the angle of the slash cut tips correctly - still only took a couple of hours and a couple of hundred bucks, including the new tips.

Money well spent, look so much better.
dukie748 is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 01:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Philster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Greater Philadelphia, PA; U.S.A.
Posts: 1,077
Switching exhaust tips:

1) Find a recommended muffler shop or exhaust specialist (check with local gearheads)
2) Bring tips or buy from the installer, and the tips should be made from Stainless Steel with 2" diameter
3) Installer cuts off old tips.
4) Installer flares the stock 4C pipes (which are 1.9", a weird dimension) to mate well with the aftermarket tips.
5) Hopefully, they have a drive-on lift, which does not require lift supports to be placed under the car.

Things to know: Stainless steel tips mean you have matching metals -- something you must do. Choosing non-stainless tips ensures that corrosion from dissimilar metals will eat your entire 4C exhaust system in a year, leaving you with new tips and a pile of rust.

"Carbon" or carbon fiber tips are acceptable, because they are non-metallic and will play nice with the pipework left behind from the old exhaust. Generally, the look of carbon fiber is good, but usually at 4-5 times the price of stainless steel. If the mating surface of carbon fiber tips is not carbon fiber, it is extremely likely they are a carbon fiber and stainless combo, which is perfect.

Small projects are exceedingly annoying because they share so many steps and warnings with big projects. Like painting one wall of a house. Still a lot of steps and considerations!

.
lpspeedster, massimo4c and smc4C like this.

LE 221/500, Rosso Alfa
Philster is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 02:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philster View Post
Switching exhaust tips:


4) Installer flares the stock 4C pipes (which are 1.9", a weird dimension) to mate well with the aftermarket tips.


.
Hmmmm... 5cm = +/- 1.9685 inches....are you sure it is exactly 1.9" heheee
Philster likes this.
lpspeedster is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 03:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Philster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Greater Philadelphia, PA; U.S.A.
Posts: 1,077
If it were up to me, I would abandon the godforsaken imperial measurement system and go full metric, 'cause I'm tired of rounding and guesstimating!

We declared our gdamn independence from the British a long, long time ago, and I was born in the birthplace of freedom just miles from where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

I am going full metric system! Enough is enough!
lpspeedster likes this.

LE 221/500, Rosso Alfa
Philster is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 03:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philster View Post
If it were up to me, I would abandon the godforsaken imperial measurement system and go full metric, 'cause I'm tired of rounding and guesstimating!

We declared our gdamn independence from the British a long, long time ago, and I was born in the birthplace of freedom just miles from where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

I am going full metric system! Enough is enough!
WELCOME to the Dark side besides, 256 KMS/hr sounds BETTER than 160 mph...lol
4Canada, massimo4c and Philster like this.
lpspeedster is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 08:50 PM
Senior Member
 
dukie748's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philster View Post
I am going full metric system! Enough is enough!
The United States is now the only industrialized country in the world that does not use the metric system as its predominant system of measurement, and is one of only 3 countries still using the Imperial system - the others being Liberia and Myanmar.

Allegedly, it was British pirates that put paid to the USA adopting the metric system. Aarrgh.
Philster likes this.
dukie748 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 09:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Philster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Greater Philadelphia, PA; U.S.A.
Posts: 1,077
Metric: I know the metric system and I use it, and I could switch now. I defend my comrades in The States on many things that the world gets wrong about us, but I have zero patience for people who can't figure out a system based on 10's and who make no effort.

But I just love the boards here (sense the oozing sarcasm?), because I am a rare one who usually puts both numbers up, and then someone pops in and corrects my rounding. I'll say something like "I was going like 125mph/200kmh when blah blah blah..." and some snarky Aussie or European will pop in to tell me it's actually 201.168 kmh.

All in fun.

Snarkiness appreciated.
lpspeedster likes this.

LE 221/500, Rosso Alfa
Philster is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exhaust options:: Magnaflow / Novitec / Exhaust tips mattgfx Engine and Technical 11 04-08-2019 06:42 PM
Replacing exhaust tips velocevlogs Engine and Technical 25 02-04-2019 06:42 PM
Is the stock downpipe and factory exhaust diameter a performance bottleneck? MidLifeCrisis Engine and Technical 18 03-16-2017 02:52 PM
Capristo Exhaust Installation DrPyro2k Engine and Technical 10 10-19-2016 09:19 PM
My custom center exit exhaust Call me Al Engine and Technical 22 06-28-2016 11:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome