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What's the best option for an aftermarket exhaust manifold?

Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) General' started by madda, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. madda

    madda Forum User

    Mine has a slight leak so I am considering going for a stainless steel one on my right hand drive car.

    Am I safe getting one for a lhd car?

    Does anyone have any other options?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. atomman

    atomman Forum User

    I brought one of Sean' s Zstory exhausts for my LHD and I'm very happy with it , I think he just sells the manifold separate to,
     
  3. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    +1 for Sean. I'm sure there are other good ones, but my Zstory exhaust is great quality.
     
  4. madda

    madda Forum User

    I had one custom made in the end. First drive today.

    Video:
    https://flic.kr/p/23EXoRq

    Love the noise and it’s not even bedded in yet as I’ve only done 10 miles :)
     
  5. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    Sounds lovely indeed.

    Is that a complete system? Do you mind sharing details of the installer;)
     
  6. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    Would also be interested in the installer. Most of my exhaust is custom built SS but still have a stock manifold & downpipe. Struggling to afford Sean's or anything from the States.

    Did they need a template to fabricate it? What sort of costs were involved?

    Any pics?
     
  7. madda

    madda Forum User

    I already had a stainless steel standard looking system from the manifold back.

    The manifold was completely custom made and took him more time than he expected so I don’t think he’ll rush to take on another. :) £350 and looks beautiful.
     
  8. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Could you share some pictures of the manifold with us please ?

    Your exhaust note is very modest - what is the line set-up please ?
     
  9. madda

    madda Forum User

    Modest? Classy I would say.
     
  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    I didn't say it wasn't classy:thumbs:, have you measured the sound levels is to what I was referring.;)
     
  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    To be honest there is something wrong with an L6 if it doesn't sound amazing with a modified exhaust system. Your's is standard too isn't it Madda?

    Have you driven it much yet - is there a noticeable power increase or change in characteristic e.g. rev-range?
     
  12. madda

    madda Forum User

    Says above, only 10 miles on the new system bringing it home.

    In terms of other mods, I’ve had the head worked, and the air box is modified but overall it’s near standard.

    I don’t expect I’ll notice much difference, it tugs along nicely and I love the drive/sound. I’m fortunate enough to have an aircooled 911 and 625bhp M3 alongside it so if I want to go fast I won’t take the 240z
     
  13. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Zs are for sensations, not outright speed as you obviously know - still be happy to see some photos of the manifold and line if willing to share please.
     
  14. madda

    madda Forum User

    As requested.

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    I'm sure it's not perfect in terms of optimum performance but its going to much better than a blowing original one, plus it is gorgeous.
     
  15. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Yes, there's a lot of man-hours in that - you paid a very good price.

    And your exhaust line please - maybe some photos when up on the ramp for its' MOT ?
     
  16. vipergts

    vipergts Forum User

    One of Seans jobbies on mine

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  17. madda

    madda Forum User

    Just missed. The last MOT of it's life was yesterday and I didn't take any pics from underneath as I had my baby with me.
     

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