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Old 11-17-04, 11:53 AM
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Pro7 (FB) exhaust help

My Pro7 car has basically no exhaust. Just the "reactor", as required by NASA's Pro7 rules, and then a dump pipe about 2 feet long.

A few questions.

1) What are other racers using? Length and mufflers/silencers?

2) I'll be driving at Laguna Seca, and they have a noise limit, 92db or so. What is recomended to quiet the exhaust?

What I'd like, is a bolt on pipe to lengthen the current exhaust to get the ball of fire behind the car, not under. Then have another pipe the same length, with a muffler or silencer or _____ to run for reduced sound.

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The longer the pipe, the better. IIRC Mazda recommended a length of 10 feet from port to outlet for max power potential.

You'll get many different answers. Some say to go with 2 2" pipes till over the axle then to a 3" muffler, others say 3" all the way back.

Check out http://www.iscracing.net/ They've got a very nice IT exhaust setup, but I'm not sure what they've got for a Pro-7.
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Another key piece, per the pro7 rules is a mandated max of 2.5 inches.

I have 2.5 all the way back to a dynomax ultraflro round (straight thru) mounted and exiting in the stock location.
Its "Laguna" quiet. 87-88.5 DB @ Buttonwillow in 65 degree dry weather.
I'm going on the dyno soon, but it doesn't appear to have hurt power at all.

Hve you run the pro7? Have any pics?

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Originally Posted by NasaPro7
I have 2.5 all the way back to a dynomax ultraflro round (straight thru) mounted and exiting in the stock location.
It's strange that you say that. I was going to suggest that exact same setup. I guess it does work good!

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Thumbs up Thanks!

Thank you for the links and tips.

Some info:

I went to a few track days in my street car with www.clubz.org out of the SF Bay Area , but decided that my car worth too much to me, to ball up.

I found a built Pro7 car, for pretty cheap. I bought it in Feb '04. I've tracked it just once, at a ClubZ event, and had a blast. I tried again last week, but worn shaved RA1s and a cracked brake rotor stopped my day short.

I'd like to put more time into driving it, and work towards a racing license.

Here are some links to some pics, taken from the guys at Gotbluemilk.com:

http://gotbluemilk.com/040308/20/IMG_2059.jpg
http://gotbluemilk.com/040308/20/IMG_2893.jpg
http://gotbluemilk.com/040308/20/IMG_2964.jpg
http://gotbluemilk.com/040308/20/IMG_2981.jpg

and the only one from last week:

http://gotbluemilk.com/web041111/20/HT4U5124.jpg



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Cool :tu: Love to see a new pro7 in Norcal.

What tracks have you run?

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tracks

So far, just Thunderhill, once in my 7, 3 times in my street car.

Just signed up for Laguna Seca 12/15.
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You'll love it, just watch the sound limit.


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