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Got my exhaust put on today Exact same issues Jason had, but the guy took his own sweet time and instead of using clamps, he welded everything up. He was so impressed by his own work that he took pictures and is going to e-mail them to me. I will post them when I get them. He was so impressed by my car that he wanted to do the best work he possibly could which is why he welded everything together. Some of the prettiest welding I've ever seen. Makes a difference in the performance. Also, he hardly charged me anything to do the work because he enjoyed doing it so much. As I said, will post pictures when I get them.
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Cool deal! whats your impression of the sound? what mufflers did you go with?

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Sounds great Jason And no dome noise at all guess its my 3:27 gear that made the difference the mufflers are DynoMax Super Turbos
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I got one too. Am using just the right side pipe for my V6 application. I will just sell the left side to someone who wants to do the same for their V6. 2.5" pipe is plenty for a 3.8L.

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Got my exhaust put on today Exact same issues Jason had, but the guy took his own sweet time and instead of using clamps, he welded everything up. He was so impressed by his own work that he took pictures and is going to e-mail them to me. I will post them when I get them. He was so impressed by my car that he wanted to do the best work he possibly could which is why he welded everything together. Some of the prettiest welding I've ever seen. Makes a difference in the performance. Also, he hardly charged me anything to do the work because he enjoyed doing it so much. As I said, will post pictures when I get them.
Lucky you. I hope to find an exhaust shop near me that takes that kind of pride in their work. Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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Yep Ron I believe that the welding would pass your inspection
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Anyone with this system on their car, do you also have a rear torsional load brace? I'm wondering about clearance issues.

Darren, if I buy one I'll come down and have your guy install it!

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Just a couple observations with my kit.
The lengths of the pipes after they go around the gas tank could be longer. Once you put the S-bends on that go past the rearend and to get them to clear the IRS bracketry its very tight. An extra couple inches two would be helpful.

Also, the expanded ends are slightly closed at the opening, not sure if this is due to the cutting or the inside die to open it up got inserted too deep. You have to tweek the openings to get the tubing to slide in easy.

good basic kit for the price overall.


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FYI Guys

Yep my man had to do some mods as well. They are NOT made to fit perfect.
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Nice to see mike ,But be forewarned that the bends around the gas tank will have to be modified for mine was
on my bird. For some reason they got them wrong
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Nice to see mike ,But be forewarned that the bends around the gas tank will have to be modified for mine was
on my bird. For some reason they got them wrong
Thanks for the heads up, do you think the problem can be solved just with lengthening in a few areas of the pipe?

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Nice to see mike ,But be forewarned that the bends around the gas tank will have to be modified for mine was
on my bird. For some reason they got them wrong
sounds like there's a lot of problems with these setups.

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Yes sir I believe that is what my installer did. He also had to modify the ends that connect to the mufflers they were not big enough.Good luck to you sir
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Inconsistent problems too. My back 1/2 was fine and fit with no modification, but the right front downtube was wrong and needed work. Seems to be hit or miss...

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Yep right Jason . He plugged the 02 holes on the front and made them to angle AWAY from the engine and trans
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I'm welding my own exhaust from the Headers back (large-tube kooks (3/4 length) headers for the 4v). I'm using SS tubing. I think I'll go with dynomax bullets instead of cats, and I'll go with the magnaflow XL mufflers (three chamber) to help with drone. I'll likely go with 3" tube atleast until the IRS after the gasses cool down a bit. I bought large mandrel bent tubes, and some straight tubing. Using SS welding wire, and tri-mix gas.

This is going to be alot of welding, but I won't have to worry about fitment!

Now I wish I had the aluminum short block machined so I could put together the motor, install it, and start welding up the exhaust!

Somebody with good cad skills could model my setup for a similar mandrel bent configuration (when I get it done later this summer / fall); (especially for those with kooks headers);

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What was the time range from when you ordered them til they showed up at your home?
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cause I ordered mine on March 19, which will be 2 weeks tomorrow. . .and I have not gotten any e-mails or anything from these guys.
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It was the same here as well Wicked . Just one BIG box at my door one day .
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It took about 2 weeks to get mine as well. I wasn't home when they showed up and my wife just drug the box into the garage. I looked at the box sitting there and then walked out the door for another flight. It's been sitting unopened in the garage now for about three weeks.

I expect to have installation problems now for other reasons.



That looks great Darren. I like the way the mufflers are tucked up in under the bumper. I plan on doing mine the same way.

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Thank you very much Ron for the the guy that done my install took pride in his work Yours is going to sound GOOD with the headers

I love the way good headers make a engine sound .

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any other pics yet thunderchecken?

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any other pics yet thunderchecken?
Nope not yet, But will have them this week
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