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    Brabus replacement exhaust + remap - experiences?

    Hi all,
    it's been ages since I was on here (mostly coz my little Brabus has been going about its business without fuss! ) but now I wouldn't mind a bit of input from you guys.

    I'm 90% sure my exhaust needs to be replaced - it's very noisy and has dropped to the left. I can see that the bracket is definitely snapped, so I just need to check first if that is actually the only problem and a new bracket and a bit of welding will see me right.
    However, assuming the worst I checked out replacement exhausts and of course had heart failure when I saw that the Brabus exhaust costs over 1000! A bit of googling later, I found the Evil Twin exhaust and the Puresmart. I also saw that Sam from McSmarts has a trip over to Ireland planned at the end of next month so I contacted him to see if he'd be available to do the work. He's happy to do it, and then dangled the carrot of getting a remap done at the same time.

    Of course the teenager in me is now frantically trying to come up with reasons why I would actually be insane NOT to get the remap done: 'Brabus exhaust = 975, Puresmart exhaust + BIG Remap = 800 - you'd be MAD not to do it, sure you're actually SAVING money!' etc. etc. Conveniently ignoring the fact that I could just get the Puresmart exhaust and keep 350 to spend on clothes for the missus or the kids

    So first things first - replacement exhaust recommendations?

    And then does anyone have any opinions / arguments for a remap that my inner teenager can use to persuade Sensible Me?

    Thanks!

    Stevo.

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    Small update - Puresmart can't produce centre-exit exhausts at the moment, only side-exits. What does one do in that situation? New valance? Some sort of dummy centre-exit arrangement? Look elsewhere for an exhaust?

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    BIG exhaust?......Supposed to be good....Maybe matched to the map too....

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    The Brabus exhaust brackets commonly snap and are actually cheaper from smart than the standard exhaust brackets. I think they're in the 20-30 region. You'll then get a 2 year warranty on the bracket.

    Definitely go for the remap though. There's some great gains to be had on the Brabus!! Some people also end up with a better mpg after a remap as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Or_GazM View Post
    BIG exhaust?......Supposed to be good....Maybe matched to the map too....
    I can only see a titanium Roadster exhaust on the website, are there others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeMM View Post
    The Brabus exhaust brackets commonly snap
    Yeah I saw one guy posting that he was on his third bracket with his original exhaust.
    Now that you mention it - will I have to order the bracket separately or will any replacement exhaust come with one?

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    I remember it being 20-30, but I've just checked and it's actually 38:

    http://www.smart-stuff.co.uk/replace...cket-549-p.asp

    I have a feeling you do have to order it separately although it's a pain they don't include it on a 1000 exhaust! If your main exhaust has gone, I'd personally get an aftermarket exhaust. The Brabus one is great quality, but isn't the most free-flowing. I think they're worth going for secondhand, but not brand new.

    If you're looking for an aftermarket exhaust, make sure you get one which fits the Brabus, as it has a larger turbo and so needs a larger pipe to connect to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeMM View Post
    If your main exhaust has gone, I'd personally get an aftermarket exhaust.
    And do you have any recommendation besides the Puresmart? A few of them I've looked at aren't 'Type-approved' (?) and are for off-road use only (yeah right...)

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    sorry i must have got confused i thought you had a normal smart i dont have any brabus remaps now
    Last edited by Sam; 02-04-2012 at 08:51 PM.

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    We are experiencing a high demand on exhausts at the moment and so currently looking at 5 - 6 weeks lead time. We have an issue with the jig for the centre exit system currently and so we need to make a new one the next time we get a suitable car in for an exhaust.

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