i need to replace the center box on the GTE cos the baffles have gone in there, but is there anyway i can remove all the anoying crap that is causing the ratteling noise when accelerating as a tempory mesure while i'm waiting to get the money to have the section replaced ?
an empty box is not very efficient though. whats probably come loose is the performated tube that joins the inlet pipe and outlet pipe of the silencer. normally the air would be ushered through to the next part of the exhaust, but with an empty shell the gas has chance to slow down, linger around, and cool down. not good for flow.
I had my cat and silencer removed from my standard exahaust (GTE 16v). It was cheap, sounded awesome (popped and banged like rally car), and it ran better too. I still run this exhaust on my latest GTE.