My questions is simple; has anyone removed their mufflers in favor of straight pipes? My local, neighborhood pipe-benders don't seem too interested in performing a mufflerectomy for me (sounds painful, but it isn't). However, in a previous VW Turbodieseled (TDi) life, I lopped off the muffler and found tremendous improvements in turbo response and boost pressure. The TDi does use a VNT (no BOV), so the overboost is just a reflection of the faster acceleration ramp of the turbo wheel, without the backpressure. I brought home a nice, metalic red MS6 a few days ago and I can't wait to get started on modding it. It's a great starting point, but there is definitely a distinct pressence of lag with the turbo. Would removing the mufflers reduce the lag? It works all over the turbodiesel world and I've known some WRX and Evo drivers who have done it. Anyone ventured there with an MS6?