ANSA mufflers.... - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices

ANSA mufflers....

 
Old 10-31-2001, 08:46 AM
  #1  
Robby
Addict
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
Robby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,953
Post ANSA mufflers....

GPR has the OEM replacement muffler for the 951's for $225 on their website. I called and they said it was an ANSA OEM "type", and that it was $215. This is pretty cheap and ANSA has always been known for performance mufflers, but I don't really know much about them. Does anyone have any knowledge and/or experience w/ANSA products? I'm very concerned w/the noise levels- I don't want the car to become any louder. If anything, I'd like to make it a little quieter, but I don't really want to LOSE HP if I can help it. Any input?

Thanks,
Robby
Robby is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 10:11 AM
  #2  
Eric
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
Eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Steelers Country
Posts: 2,486
Post

Robby,

I do have experience with ANSA, although this was on my '79 924. The muffler was an OEM "type" also, the only visual difference was the twin-tips. Sound-wise it was the same as stock. Performance-wise, I never noticed a difference(although it may make a difference on the 951).

Eric
Eric is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 10:56 AM
  #3  
keith
Super User
 
keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,352
Post

I liked mine (on my 951). Sounds like stock, until you get on the RPMs...

Heavy though, like the stock muffler.
keith is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 12:19 PM
  #4  
sm
Super User
 
sm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northeast
Posts: 2,215
Post

hey keith:

how does it sound at high rpm's? deep rumble or some loud wailing? my stock one is starting to rot at the tip, so i may change it down the road.

thanks,
sm
sm is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 12:33 PM
  #5  
Robby
Addict
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
Robby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,953
Post

Thanks for the quick responses guy's...
And, yes, Keith, is it louder at the higher RPM's, or what? Please give as much detail as possible, as I'm seriously considering it due to the price. Otherwise I'm probably going to cop out and go w/factory. I'm just afraid of the obnoxious noise levels w/some of these aftermarket systems...

Thanks again,
Robby
Robby is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 12:40 PM
  #6  
keith
Super User
 
keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,352
Post

how do I describe this?

at idle, and short-shifting, it sounds like stock, a low rumble (sounds like a big engine, etc.)

upper RPMs, it sounds like a racetrack-oriented exhaust - not extremely loud, but a nice roar/wail (more emphasis on wail), higher pitch.

In my autoX videos, you can tell when I'm on it, because suddenly you can hear the exhaust on the camera..

It is certainly NOT obnoxious, just a little more srious, less subdued sounding when driving agressively.
keith is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 03:21 PM
  #7  
rplencne
User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 170
Post

No experience with Ansa on a P-car, but I had an Ansa cat-back on a VW GTI. The muffler rotted at the seams in less than 2 years. Mostly city miles, so the moisture may have done it in. I seem to recall it only cost a bit over $100 in the early '90's.

-Bob P.
rplencne is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 03:26 PM
  #8  
keith
Super User
 
keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,352
Post

yeah, mine's rotting where the pipe goes in/out - of course, I got my car pinned across a ditch 2 winters ago, supported by the nose and rear bumper (muffler/tailpipe), all 4 wheels off the ground...

It is definitely NOT a stainless steel muffler, perhaps that's why they are relatively inexpensive.

I am replacing it with a Borla SS, most likely, for weight reduction. Will probably go 3" as well...

- not that any of that information helps you with the ANSA issue...
keith is offline  
Old 10-31-2001, 03:58 PM
  #9  
PrerYDoG
User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 566
Post

I have an ANSA on my 951. I did that at the same time that I put on a straight pipe, so I can't definately say what the noise level will be with just the muffler replacement, but for me (with the cat bypass and ANSA muffler) it wasn't that much louder. It was more throaty (sounded like a real sports car) and not at all ricey.
PrerYDoG is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: