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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:39 pm

Why would a speed bump bother you?
The axle never gets any closer cuz it follows the wheels.
Ground clearance yes, so in front of & behind the axle...over a speed bump...ok kinda
What matters is when you have the exhaust hung off the body & the axle moves up & down with loading....think about it.
You'd be a low rider, but only underneath.. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:40 pm

sdstick wrote:
Why would a speed bump bother you?
The axle never gets any closer cuz it follows the wheels.
Ground clearance yes, so in front of & behind the axle...over a speed bump...ok kinda
What matters is when you have the exhaust hung off the body & the axle moves up & down with loading....think about it.
You'd be a low rider, but only underneath.. scratch

yeah, that's what I was thinking... I figured the axle would hit it when extending.

who knows, when Indigo is done, I might have zoomie pipes installed and have the rear doors welded shut Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:43 pm

chapel wrote:
working with him via email now Smile

gonna do as much 2.5" as we can do without getting complex (IE, not straight)

Good luck. Trying to figure out what I want to for exhaust is like hitting my self in the head with a roofing hammer.

I want my tail pipes to look a certain way, and the whole thing to rumble, but not too loud, while increasing performance and remaining low cost... I'm getting the hammer out now... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:43 pm

I don't mind leaving the exhaust looking stock. I don't need big honking pipes on the back.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:45 pm

chapel wrote:
who knows, when Indigo is done, I might have zoomie pipes installed and have the rear doors welded shut Very Happy

^^^ this I like
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:51 pm

hmm
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:25 pm

scratch ...... less talk more action!!!!!!!!!



...... for dual exhaust replacement anywhere in new england you are looking at bout $250 ( your paying for quality , not pipes! )

..... want a deal then you must want leaks.

.... As for ground clearance, I had my exhaust hanging as low as my rear axle and the only time I hit was pulling in my stupid driveway.



.... just go for it, you'll never really know what you like til it's on the car. exhaust is one of the ez mods with lots of options....

.... so get off the computer, grab the tool box and dont come back without pics of the exhaust on the car elephant
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:22 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
scratch ...... less talk more action!!!!!!!!!



...... for dual exhaust replacement anywhere in new england you are looking at bout $250 ( your paying for quality , not pipes! )

..... want a deal then you must want leaks.

.... As for ground clearance, I had my exhaust hanging as low as my rear axle and the only time I hit was pulling in my stupid driveway.



.... just go for it, you'll never really know what you like til it's on the car. exhaust is one of the ez mods with lots of options....

.... so get off the computer, grab the tool box and dont come back without pics of the exhaust on the car


cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:01 pm

Arrow Arrow x3 Arrow Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:51 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
.... so get off the computer, grab the tool box and dont come back without pics of the exhaust on the car elephant

I don't have a welding torch in my tool box.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:47 pm

chapel wrote:
bowtiepimp wrote:
.... so get off the computer, grab the tool box and dont come back without pics of the exhaust on the car elephant

I don't have a welding torch in my tool box.

Clamps get the job done too! unless you plan on parking it at car shows with a mirror underneath who cares what exhaust looks like. And from what I've heard most of the lou's shops, it will leak for that quality price. If you DO get stainless pipes and this that and the other thing and want to have it welded, find an old guy who looks a little bit crazy and pay him good money for the best exhaust work you'll get.


I don't even have tips on the cougar I just have two cats and a resonator with the mufflers cut off. <--- That's not what you want to do, but it sounds the same as the mustangs I drive past. Works for me and it cost me nothing.

Grab four clamps and straight pipe sections grab your hacksaw and have some fun deleting those muffs! I have never had fun working on my car by sitting in the waiting room drinking crappy free coffee and counting my money to make sure I can cover whatever I'm there for. I don't want to sound like a jerk but there's just too much talk going on and NO modding! You are over thinking one of the simplest mods to do to your car!




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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:24 am

I've never been a fan of clamping my stuff together, but I guess if I'm gonna go the cheap route, it might not be a bad idea to grab a couple of lap joint band clamps and go to town.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:08 am

i second that about lou's they suck.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:50 am

I've heard it entirely depends on which one you go to, with the North Reading one being the best.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:23 pm

chapel wrote:
I've never been a fan of clamping my stuff together, but I guess if I'm gonna go the cheap route, it might not be a bad idea to grab a couple of lap joint band clamps and go to town.


cheers FINALLY! Theres a B-body owner!
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:18 am

lol

I think in the end, you're totally right... just start slip jointing the exhaust together and using clamps is fine for a budget project right now. Gonna have to get a jack that can support my car though and maybe buy a sawzall finally.

I figure might as well save the money on welding to do a full exhaust in the future
Though I'll still consider going to Indigo to get it all welded up if I can find the time.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:25 am

Harbor Frieght in Danvers is your friend
Get a nice little aluminum jack for $70 on sale, sawzall (with rotating head) $30
Dont scrimp on jackstands tho....
http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0612c&utm_source=1013

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:27 am

sdstick wrote:
Harbor Frieght in Danvers is your friend
Get a nice little aluminum jack for $70 on sale, sawzall (with rotating head) $30
Dont scrimp on jackstands tho....
http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0612c&utm_source=1013

I have that jack. it failed on me.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:27 am

sdstick wrote:
Harbor Frieght in Danvers is your friend
Get a nice little aluminum jack for $70 on sale, sawzall (with rotating head) $30
Dont scrimp on jackstands tho....
http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0612c&utm_source=1013


i love that place,
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:39 pm

muffler place down the street did it today for me for $150.
sounds good. loud when you're revving it, but otherwise pretty quiet.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:55 pm

That's not a bad price. Did they just do mufflers?
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:07 pm

Yup.
Almost done with everything.
Just need to do the subwoofer, intake and the secondary air delete
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:24 pm

chapel wrote:
Yup.
Almost done with everything.
Just need to do the subwoofer, intake and the secondary air delete

It's about time! Arrow can we get a sound clip??? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:46 pm

Tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:58 pm

chapel wrote:
Tomorrow

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:10 pm

Sounds much better! I love the popping on decel... Does that go away when the pipes warm up?

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:27 pm

Car was warm. I had driven for about 30 minutes prior.
The automatic takes most of the pop out.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:29 pm

Sounds great
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:18 pm

That sounds awesome, almost like glasspacks? What shop did it and how much of a system did they install?
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:33 pm

Yes, do tell more.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:05 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
That sounds awesome, almost like glasspacks? What shop did it and how much of a system did they install?

$75 Ebay Flowmaster 40 replicas
$160 for labor to install
$20 for 'additional parts'
the ONLY thing changed is the muffler, nothing more. everything else is stock.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:11 pm

You left the resonators?

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:13 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
You left the resonators?

yes
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:15 pm

Not bad. When I brought my Monte SS to a shop in so cal, they did real 40's, "custom" duals, and hangers. Parts plus labor was $300 all welded up. And I forgot my chrome tips when I left. Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:24 pm

Yeah, I've had many 200-300 dollah complete duals built. But have you checked recently ANYWHERE? You're looking at 600 clams for a custom dual exhaust. Prices went WAY up on materials a couple years ago. Sad

And I'm surprised how "poppy" that exhaust sounds with the resonators. Nice.

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:34 pm

yeah, the old "$300 cat back system" of ye olde days is a thing of the past... $600 was the going rate I got
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:53 pm

All very true. This was back in 2007
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:14 pm

the exhaust for my S6 was about $1800-2000 delivered and installed
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:05 pm

This is precisely why I ain't touching the exhaust on my truck- it's all stainless and is still as good as new, and welded I believe too! The alternative is pay 600 bucks for a system that will need to be replaced in 3 years due to road salt... Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:10 pm

someone was mentioning polishingthe stock tips with something to make them nice and shiny?
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:52 am

That sounds awesome! Arrow I'm glad you finally got around to doing this!
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:12 am

chapel wrote:
someone was mentioning polishingthe stock tips with something to make them nice and shiny?

That would be elbow grease. Very Happy

All metals polish pretty much the same way....
step down from coarse (if needed) to fine then high speed buff.
Would be easier before install.

I'll let whomever mentioned it tell you what to use.

I have the different grit sticks for stepping through to a mirror finish.

In my case there are other things in line to be done before that.

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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:25 am

chapel wrote:
someone was mentioning polishing the stock tips with something to make them nice and shiny?
I did this years ago before getting my Borla system. I purchased a Testors model paint 5 pack of sand paper, and starting with the course paper first, I wet sanded the tips. After the fine was used, I followed it up with Eagle 1 chrome polishig wad. I did the fuel rails the same way. Looks kick ass for a stock exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:36 am



Don't dick around with the small shit
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:40 am

Do this.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:53 am

What are those?
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:58 am

chapel wrote:
What are those?
I cut them off a blown out muffler from a Nissan Murano. I then welded them to my existing stock tips.
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:32 pm

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chapel wrote:
What are those?
I cut them off a blown out muffler from a Nissan Murano. I then welded them to my existing stock tips.

^Now that's resourceful! Arrow And looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: what should I do for an exhaust tip?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:49 pm

Salem News!!!
Man found under Nissan with cutting torch. Shocked


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