Trying to move on from the rear brake and rear camber discussion (very much appreciate the comments, opinions and conversation, buuuut....), let's talk about exhaust systems.
The amazing thing about Group2 Motorsports is that they know almost everything there is to know about building and preparing a race car, **** near everything about Alfa Romeos, and they know pretty much everyone in the business. We discussed many of the major systems and components of the two Milanos, and came up with a plan for sourcing parts and skilled services (beyond their vast skills) that met our needs. Of course, like with most projects of this nature, things did change and revised decisions had to be made but one of the constants was the source for our Evo body parts and headers.
The Shankle headers came to us completely disassembled (two sets) and the boys at Group2 quickly pulled the talent together to get them completed. Then we got into the task of designing the rest of the exhaust system. Shankle headers are continuous 3 to 3 at each side with a flange connecting upper an lower sections (like long headers). The system design called for the three pipes to merge to one at the collector on each side, then two into one and then one in and one out of the 6x15" Magnaflow muffler. Chris and I decided on the side draft out the passenger side as opposed to running a full length system to the back of the cars. The pipe was flattened for clearance behind the muffler, and the final step will be to cut the oval pipe through the Evo side skirts. The system looks and sounds killer!
Mirko Freguia - Chief Driving Instructor, NWARC
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Last edited by mfx8898; 08-19-2011 at 11:07 PM.