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I don't think there are too many options yet, but they are coming.

One thing to consider..... Soon the Abarths will show up, and some of those owners will upgrade the exhaust systems. That will put a few of the Abarth's Record Monza systems in the used parts classifieds, and they won't be expensive. We see this all the time in the 500 world. There are lots of used 500 Abarth rear exhaust systems that people can pick up cheap to put on standard or turbo 500s. I expect we will see the same thing with the 124s.

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I looked at a 500 Abarth today...they use a muffler delete from the factory...should be be fairly inexpensive to put one together...I will keep everyone in the loop as I proceed with this approach.
 

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I looked at a 500 Abarth today...they use a muffler delete from the factory...should be be fairly inexpensive to put one together...I will keep everyone in the loop as I proceed with this approach.
That's true. The US spec 500 Abarth has NO muffler from the factory (with the exception of a few very early 2012 cars). It relies entirely on the turbo and catalytic converter for noise suppression and it sounds great.

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I looked at a 500 Abarth today...they use a muffler delete from the factory...should be be fairly inexpensive to put one together...I will keep everyone in the loop as I proceed with this approach.
I think the Alfa 4C also has this option. Sounds better and saves weight. Can't see a downside (so long as it doesn't attract undue attention from the authorities).
 

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Exhaust options...

Auto Ricambi developed this prototype system and had great feedback and results. A production version of this system will be available soon. The sound vs stock is so much better.


Looked great, sounded even better. Ours is the black on on the right. It is a Lusso with lots improvements. More details to come really soon.

 

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Hurry up someone with the muffler delete option. I may have to build one myself if you guys don't hurry up. I need to hear this engine opened up.
 

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Having a local muffler shop put together a muffler delete tomorrow morning. Should work out pretty good. Ill post some pics and sound clips when complete.
 

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I think you will find that if you leave the resonator in the midpipe the muffler delete is still VERY mild on sound. The Abarth version 124 skips the midpipe resonator. For our system we keep a little less resonator in the midpipe because we want 2.5 inches of catback flow which helps the turbo spool much faster and once we add a system that open from the cat a little bit of resonator keeps the sound level just right.
 

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Complete RoadsterSport Exhaust System, this time with camera on rear bumper for first Fiat 124 at an SCCA Autocross Event...and first in the trophies!

You can hear a lot of wheel slip, even with RE71R Tires, this was with our Springs and KONI Shocks but before we added the limited slip. The Koni shocks help a ton, also lower the car another half inch or so (less pressure than stock monotubes).

 

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New Muffler Delete!!

Having a local muffler shop put together a muffler delete tomorrow morning. Should work out pretty good. Ill post some pics and sound clips when complete.
Here are some pics of the new exhaust. Sounds great...i'll post a video later.;)
 

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RoadsterSport Fiat 124 Exhaust System by Good-Win Racing
https://youtu.be/eEXAFemoCTM
https://youtu.be/eEXAFemoCTMhttps://youtu.be/eEXAFemoCTM

HAPPY to Announce Fiat Exhausts In Production Now.

Links live on site, will be adding more pics and videos as time permits.

Goal is first units ship November 1st
It always irks me to hear a manufacturer left something that appears to be simple and inexpensive on the table. :confused: In this case it's the crossover pipe. Why wouldn't Fiat have optimized the pipe when it adapted the 1.4L turbo for the Spider? Or might they be holding it back for a future update? It could also have been another differentiator for the Abarth. Oh, well. More opportunities for owner individualization.
 

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I think you will find that if you leave the resonator in the midpipe the muffler delete is still VERY mild on sound. The Abarth version 124 skips the midpipe resonator. For our system we keep a little less resonator in the midpipe because we want 2.5 inches of catback flow which helps the turbo spool much faster and once we add a system that open from the cat a little bit of resonator keeps the sound level just right.
I can easily remove the resonator and replace it anytime in the future. I think I will run it this way for a while. If I get my wife used to this sound level then the next step will be easier for her to accept.;)
 
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