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Hi,

Just added a new toy ('04 Spyder) to my garage.... I am thinking about
upgrading a new exhaust system... What do you Maserati experts recommend? TUBI or Quicksilver?

I have Tubo mufflers on my cayenne turbo and am not that impressed with it.. Anyone has experience with Quicksilver?
 

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Try the Larini Mufflers, they cost less and sound amazing. It's an amazing difference like bolting on a Ferrari Tone to your Maserati.
 

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I think I am still the only one on here running quicksilver...personally I love the nice throaty sound at idle and at full song she is quite amazing.

if you do a search I think I have some better posts regarding the pipes
 

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I vote TUBI

Make sure you hear the TUBI's on the Maserati. Your dissatisfaction on the Porsche could make the comparison apples and oranges. I like the lower rumble the TUBI's provide at idle. It has become a conversation piece within my circle of friends and family. If you will forgive an opera metaphor, the TUBI's are on the line between Baritone and Tenor. The lower RPM's are clearlyl baritone, but it scream's as you exceed 5k. The Larini's are more solid tenor, a little metallic and a little more shrill in my opinion, more like a racing Ferrari i.e. an ALMS car.
 

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I have Larini on my car... I kid you not, I get at least one compliment a day while driving.

It sounds a bit like a Ferrari, mixed with a bit of Lamborghini Gallardo.
 

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I haven't had the chance to play it back yet, let alone post it on the web! I'll try to get it up soon. We revved a GS w/ Tubi, Coupe w/ Larini + x pipe, and a Spyder with Tubi w/ x-pipe.

I've had straight pipes, Tubi and Larini on our GS. I prefer Larini, then straight pipes, then Tubi personally. It's all personal preference. For me, the Larini sounds the best, has the best tips and construction.
 

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going off a little OT:

but how does Larini realize a +58bhp in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage with its exhaust modifications only??

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http://www.larinisystems.com/news.php

Aston Martin V8 Vantage - Larini 'Sports' Cats development now completed. Lengthy durability and performance dynomometer tests show these items to allow an epic +32bhp increase in power output. If used in conjunction with the Larini 'Sports' Rear Box (+26bhp) power to the rear wheels will increase by a gargantuan +58bhp, finally giving this V8 Aston the much needed power lift (438bhp) that owners the world over have been craving. An epic acoustic soundtrack, as always, is guaranteed.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage - Introducing one of the most advanced performance exhaust systems in the world. Utilising aviation manufacturing technology, and due to a relentless track development and testing programme, the Larini 'Sports' Rear Box alone will increase power output by +26bhp to 406bhp, thereby giving the baby Aston the much needed power hike into the Supercar league. A sensational sound is guaranteed.
 

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Thanks everyone....

I have a CLS 63 AMG, Cayenne Turbo and Infiniti M35S for my commute... Always thought about owning a Maser and finally DID IT!!!! I spent more than a month to find the right one and just closed out a deal at local Lambo dealer
last Friday... I've never gotten this excited about a car for a long time!!!

The car needed to be cleaned and the dealer is changing some parts... Window switches were alll melted and sticky... Door seal was ripped... I do not understand how someone could that to such a beauty... Red Spyder with Black Interior... HOT!!!

In the meantime, I wanted to see what I could do with exhaust system... Thanks for your inforamtion... I will make sure to keep you posted for my process... Since I've read the posts, I am worried about the clutch and F1 pump now..

What's the typical symtom of a worn out clutch besides slipping.. When I test drove my new baby, it slipped a little bit on the first gear but it was fine for shifting after reaching 10 miles.. I thought jerky shift and little bit of hesistance was part of Maser's characteristics.... If not, then I will be bombed for the big bill on replacing clutch before I even get to enjoy my new baby... Can you give me more ideas? It is a '04 model and has 18K miles on her...

What about the F1 pump? Does it just die on you without any warning signal?

I need lots of information from exprienced maser friends....

Thanks,
 

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Your first gear takeoff sounds normal. The dealer can check for clutch wear by hooking the car up to an SD2. Clutches can last anywhere from 6,000-30,000+ miles depending on how you drive the car. Always use sports mode, and never use auto and will get the longest possible clutch life. One last thing, avoid using reverse for extended periods of time.

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Larini Speaks for itself

I recently put the larini x-pipe and sport exhaust boxes on my 2004CC. The sound is beyond amazing. My office can hear me coming from a block away, but in the good sense. I reved it going through the Vons parking lot and an old lady about soiled herself while some teenagers gave me the thumbs up. I have a video clip of me slowly accelerating after setting up a shot at Willow Springs (I'm the VP of programming for Torque.tv). Send me an email to [email protected] and I'll email the clip back to you.
 

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I Window switches were alll melted and sticky...
This is a problem with the cars - seems to be most prevalent with cars from hot climates - they rubber coating Maserati used cant stand the heat and breaks down. My new '02 has this issue. I took someone's advice on here about using Oven Off and have slowly been redoing the interior parts affected. I also found that Back To Black works well. I remove the part, scrub it to remove the rubber coating and get it down to the plastic or metal underneath. The ashtray cover was my first attempt. It's metal and now looks brand new and is smooth.
 

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One of the delaers is asking me to change only the muffler if I do not want the system to be too loud... What do you expert think? I definitely want some nice sound but not too loud to wake up the whole neighborhood...
 

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Hi guys,
I have been looking at getting an exhaust and I have finally decided on Larini rear boxes. How easy is it to instally on my own (on a 2002 Spyder cc)? Will i need to remove any of the rear bodywork? Also, where is the best place to get them from? Thanks for all of the help-
 

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One of the delaers is asking me to change only the muffler if I do not want the system to be too loud... What do you expert think? I definitely want some nice sound but not too loud to wake up the whole neighborhood...
Just change the mufflers if you want to keep the noise down... the x-pipe release more great sound but it is a bit louder as well.
 
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