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Guys,

I am wondering if someone could highlight the differences between:

1) Lamborghini "Sports Exhaust" as fitted at the factory

2) Larini Sports Exhaust

3) Tubi Sports Exhaust

Which one is the best (Loudest!!)

Thanks
 

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dealmaker said:
Guys,

I am wondering if someone could highlight the differences between:

1) Lamborghini "Sports Exhaust" as fitted at the factory

2) Larini Sports Exhaust

3) Tubi Sports Exhaust

Which one is the best (Loudest!!)

Thanks
I have only heard a Gallardo stock and with a Tubi, and I must say the Tubi sounds great.
 

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My buddy had the Tubi loud on his Diablo and was pulled over often due to the noise...Might want to consider this before you make yoru purchase.
 

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Which one is the best (Loudest!!)
Best and Loudest are surely 2 different things? You can get loud far cheaper than the above options, but it will probably lack taughtness and control.

As far as I am aware, there is no factory sports system available for the Gallardo.

Tubi rumore is loud and high pitched - it mixes the gasses from each bank prior to splitting them again which has the effect of increasing the frequency. Sounds impressive, but sounds like a like a Ferrari and, can spoil the look especially on black cars as the centre box can be seen through the back honeycomb section. (Sorry in advance James K :) )

Personally, I like the Larini (hence I bought one). Loud, deep and controlled at the same time. No effort needed to get it singing - sounds fantastic and lambo-esque, and it's certainly as well made as the tubi.

Best sound might be Kreissigg, but far too pricey.

With not much in it price wise, it's really a matter of taste.

Andy
 

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Sounds impressive, but sounds like a like a Ferrari and, can spoil the look especially on black cars as the centre box can be seen through the back honeycomb section. (Sorry in advance James K :) )
I thought that might be an issue but you cant see mine through the rear vents. Maybe if you come up behind with full beam headlights on. You'd have to catch me first of course ;)
 

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I thought that might be an issue but you cant see mine through the rear vents. Maybe if you come up behind with full beam headlights on. You'd have to catch me first of course ;)
Assuming I heard you coming in the first place :)
 

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Guys,

Thanks for the responses.

There is a "Factory Sports Exhaust" option on a couple of cars I've loooked at - admittedly RHD cars for sale in Europe - I'm told these are a "very rare" option????

Maybe some artistic licence creeping in??

If it's not too rude - whats the approximate price of the Tubi versus the Larini??

Many thanks
 

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I can't remember the Tubi price? I think there was about £300+vat difference between the 2. The Larini being the better value.

I know the Larini 'was' £1396+vat so I reckon the Tubi was £1699+vat.

Cost of fitting was the same for both.

Larini also do de-cat pipes and sports cats which, if you were going to go for, would be worth doing at same time to save on labour costs. A mate of mine in Holland has the sports cats with sports exhaust fitted together and they sound FANTASTIC! :)

Really throaty!! I heard them when he had put 500 miles on the new system so had all bedded in nicely.

De-cat pipes are a bit extreme IMO and will mean emission problems at MOT so be prepared to pay to swap them out for the emissions test (or whatever other creative solution your dealer may offer ;) )

The sports cats appeared to run cleaner (he had them tested on the factory system, and then after 300 miles with the new system as he needed convincing). So, I know what my next mod will be :)

Andy
 

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Thanks Guys,

Larini "sounds" the way to go!

Any idea on price for the sports Cats? Would probably get those fitted at same time.

Thanks again.
 

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Thanks Guys.

Is the view that the car, with a Larini sports exhaust , and De-Catted would be too loud?

I do like it loud I must say!

Guess de-cat link pipes arent a lot of money - so could put these on and see how it goes???
 

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Not 'too' loud. Really good sound, without the boom of cheaper alternatives.

Decat pipes would be louder still, but wont get through emissions testing.

I'm not sure there's a great deal in it price-wise? The de-cat pipes are insulated and a nice bit of kit. Best to get in touch with Larini direct and ask about pricing. I dealt with a guy called David.

If it was my money - sports cats and exhaust combo all day long! :) Especially now that I've seen them in action, and without any problems whatsoever.
 

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Webbo,

Thanks for that - so I can include it in the equation - how much did your dealer charge to fit the system?

I'm going to go with either the Sports Cat and Exhaust OR the "Test Pipes" and Exhaust.

Did you notice any increase in power/responsiveness? Any probs with insurance?

Do you think the Lambo dealer has to do this (450 mile round trip for me) - or do you think a local generic Porsche/Ferrari independant specialist could handle it?

Thanks again.
 

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Exhaust was @ 5 hrs labour which, for my dealer was £110ph+vat. I'd imagine the additional labour for cats/de-cat pipes would not be much, as the big part of this is taking the back of the car off.

Insurance is a tough call. It depends whether you tell them ;) . Realistically, most cars of this type are modded in some way so it will be a case of 'additional premium' rather than 'unable to cover'. You obviously won't get your Larinis replaced unless you've told the insurer.

Responsiveness was noticeably better after I had the Larini fitted. I had the car without first, as I wanted to feel the difference. Takes a hundred miles or so to settle in and the the car just breathed 'much' better, with more response in the midrange.

Choice of dealers is a tough call. A generic dealer could certainly do it. You don't however, want your warranty invalidated, you want to do it with your main dealers 'blessing' if they're the ones licenced to carry out warranty work. They may get a bit concerned about replacing cats (definately the de-cat pipes) and decide that any engine management problems are now out of warranty. IMO, this is just a step change away as the Dutch dealership seemed to have a much more relaxed view and it all ends up in Italy at the end of the day. :)

Realistically, if this were to happen - you would just need to swap the component back out again for the original.

Hope this helps,
Andy
 

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Do you think the Lambo dealer has to do this (450 mile round trip for me) - or do you think a local generic Porsche/Ferrari independant specialist could handle it?
Legally speaking Lambo UK (or for that matter any other manufacturer) cant invalidate a warranty because you have modified an exhaust. Under European law they need to prove there is a direct correlation between any subsequent fault and the changes you made. Having said that, and having personal experience with Lambo warranty claims, I would suggest the safest/easiest route, is to establish that the third party installation company you deal with has a good relationship with the Lambo main dealers.
 
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