Engine Drivetrain 2nd Gen S To replace hot side tube or just muffler delete... That is the question...

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  1. Qik

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    Ok folks. I've read up on all of the hot side tubes, Forge, Alta, M7, NM,etc. etc. Found a couple muffler deletes as well. My question is, whats the better option? I know several have a strong dislike for Alta but so far that's the one I'm leaning towards. That and the Forge. I can't find where there is a difference. Alta gives you dimensions but Forge does not. I can sort of see but they don't mention, is that the Forge is a little slimmer looking, before the bend going into the intercooler where as the Alta and M7 seem to be a slightly larger diameter.

    Forge:An Intercooler Reasonator Delete Hose for Mini

    Alta:Hot Side Boost Tube for R56 Turbo Engine

    Your thoughts? Also, is it 'THAT' much louder without that muffler thingy?
     
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    From the research I've done, the hot side turbo muffler delete offers no gains or advantages, it just makes things a little noisier.
     
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