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Is Triad still around?

I'm looking for their website and am coming up empty handed.

Also, I would like to ask: I'm looking for an exhaust system that will reduce the VW "BUG" sound of the type IV engine. Currently I have an older 911 2.0 exhaust on the car and its not exactly the sound I'm want. And, I have heard that the Triad exhaust gives the car a "low rumbly" sound that has been compared to that of a 911...but, I'm curious if the cars still have that "clickety clack" sound with the Triad installed? Anyone know? Thank you.
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Adjust your valves for that klickty sound
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Hey Chris, thanks for the link and the valve advice I'll have to take it down to the shop tomorrow and have them adjusted.
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I was deciding if I should go with the Monza or the Bursch muffler. Which has a better sound, not louder just less bug like also.
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Does anyone make a muffler that will make it sound like the Cadillac XLR I drove this past weekend? OK, barring that I'd be happy with just a bit of low rumble, too.
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i have a bursch...very satisfied with that sound. kinda LOUD, but less loud than a p.o.s. monza.
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every experience I've had with monza mufflers have been bad ones. I've never had one on a 914, but I've had em on bugs....it just plain out sucked. The bursch on my 914's pretty nice, although I'd like to have a deeper sound. Eventually I'm going to take the muffler itself off and put something different in keeping the whole header type thing that it has and hopefully that'll help the sound.
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ive seen pics of brad robert's flowmaster setup for a 6. a version for a /4 could be cool
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that's kinda the direction I was thinkin of.
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I'm running the Triad muffler on my 2.0 and can't say enough good about it. When I was shopping for my 914 I drove a couple of cars with Bursch and one with the Monza muffler; I didn't buy any of them. They are louder than stock, but not mellow or deep. The Triad muffler on the other hand is smooth, deep, and doesn't have the obnoxious drone at cruise like the others did.
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How do they sound with the Stingers on them?

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i too have a triad. it is a quality muffler. sound is fantastic, and they look great. you will not experiece the paint bake off and rust problems that you WILL with the bursch. there are two styles for the 914. with one you notch the rear valance on the pass side. the other one the exit tip points down. no notching nessassary. you can run them on your 1.7's and 1.8's if you have 2.0 heat exhangers. you can also get ss h.e's from triad check for pricing. mine is the old school single tip came with a total i bought. i had mine thermal barrier coated. it made a huge difference temperature wise.

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oh, the single is nla. you don't need nor can you use stingers. it is a welded, fully assembled unit. bolt up and go. i used ss hex head bolts, washers and nuts.

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Cool,

Sorry I did not complete my thought (that happens all too often lately)

How do 914's sound with the stingers on the stock heater boxes? (and yes those pictured above are for a 911, but also offered for the 914-2.0.)
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triads are 50 state db (sound level) legal. they aren't ness loud. just a great exhaust note. run those stingers and your neighbors will hate you and you'll get a ticket everytime you go someplace.

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Cool

Will someone with a triad go and record it so we can hear what it sounds like?
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I love the sound of my Triad! It is nice and deep. Only problem is that I now have more bark than bite, haha. I don't think of it as very lound in dB's, but there was an ultra-sensative security sytem equipped 911 parked next to me once and when I started up it set it off, I think it's due to the bass sound. In terms of dB's I say it's as lound as a steelpack Bursch...but much better tone.

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Quote:
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........ run those stingers and your neighbors will hate you and you'll get a ticket everytime you go someplace.
I was going to use them for autocross and DE days.
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It'll be really really really loud (think, "pair of Harleys side by side but significantly louder"), and it will suck for power. You can't bolt up a stinger directly to the early style (up through 74) heat exchangers, and the late exchangers suck for making power.

And bolting up a stinger to two cylinders that fire right next to each other in the firing order is really not going to do anything for power anyway--you want a system that collects all four pipes together to help promote scavenging.

If you still have the stock 75+ exchangers (the ones with a single tube inside them, triangular muffler flange) ditch them for the 73-74 2.0 ones. Preferably in stainless. Then get any muffler and you'll be making significantly more power than you were.

Or throw the whole lot away and get a real tuned header system and notice even more power over the 73-74 setup!!

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Alrighty then on with the pre 75 heater boxes and stock "banana" muffler
that I have.
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