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Mandrel Exhaust Systems

Not sure if anyone here has seen these kits. They're still using my old car for pictures in the listing.

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yea thats pretty cheap,looks half decent too
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I would buy it if they made the down pipes with no cats. I had the full mn12 exhaust set up on my old bird. With I would have never sold it.
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Hmm... are those stainless steel or aluminized?

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Hmm... are those stainless steel or aluminized?
Wondering the same , But I belive they are aluminized
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Hmm... are those stainless steel or aluminized?
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Jezz getting old sucks says ALUMINIZED STEEL right in the title LOL
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oops lol, oh well, I guess I'll stick to fabbing mine up from stainless.

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They have the pipes in stainless as well. The ebay listing has free shipping though.
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There are some great deals on ebay for exhaust parts. It looks like you can buy it the pieces and fab it yourself if you have the machine tools. Can someone with a dual mandrel bent exhaust and a single mid mounted muff comment on how much pipe you need or some starter parts. I found the prebent mandrel sections and strait 5ft sections, flex pipes all for great prices. But how much do you really need and what an appropriate gauge would be(14 or 16 for example). I can't wait to hear what this huge mid mounted muff is going to sound like. Its going to barely fit mid mounted. Of course the exhaust won't net me jack with my stock engine. There should be a sticky on parts list for fabbing a custom exhaust. With all the different combos out there it would be a huge source of good info for a DIYer.

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I wish I had pictures! You should have seen the cobble job somebody made of the exhaust on the 94 I just bought. There were 6 separate clamps from the rear "Y" to the end of the tailpipes. Three different sizes of pipes. On top of that, the pipe that runs down the tunnel had a big crack just before the Y, and the Rt muffler was held up with bundle ties. What some people do.....

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WOW, is this a new listing? If its not new idk how I miss this stuff lol. That's awesome, think I'm going to buy it. I was going to fab my own but that will def save some time.

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For the price, and the ability to install it in my own driveway, I just may buy this. Where was it 2 years ago?

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So would the following make up a complete minus the mufflers?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-97...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-97...Q5fAccessories

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Personally I think it would bud . Thinking of doing the same
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Just need to price up a set of Borlas for the rear.

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Just need to price up a set of Borlas for the rear.
And a set of Kooks headers , I would really like to get a set of these.

1995 LX 4.6 Stock for now.
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true to the kooks, but that would require modification to the cats (moving them back)

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true to the kooks, but that would require modification to the cats (moving them back)
Forget that then. Would these pass the visual they do here?

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Oh I think they would...

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Wonder if they sell just the X pipe..
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I'm so glad you posted this, I was just starting to look for mandrel bends to do it myself. My wife may not be too happy with you though

By the way, I emailed them last night to see if they will sell the downtubes w/o cats and what the price is. If they are reasonable, I will pick up the full kit without cats for my car.

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Not sure if anyone here has seen these kits. They're still using my old car for pictures in the listing.
Hey Todd, What size mufflers does that leave room for out back?

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Please let us know what they say about a "no cat" down pipe. My cats have 180k miles on them, so I know they are going to be going out eventually.
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I wonder if this setup would work on my 1991 Ford Thunderbird Sport with the 5.0 HO?
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I wonder if this setup would work on my 1991 Ford Thunderbird Sport with the 5.0 HO?
The collector location is different for the downtubes, and the gas tank is different in the older cars. You should be able to at least use the midpipes if you go to the newer gas tank.

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...By the way, I emailed them last night to see if they will sell the downtubes w/o cats and what the price is. If they are reasonable, I will pick up the full kit without cats for my car.
Definitely let us know what they say. I will be finishing my Kooks install this spring and would love to purchase this whole system to have a local shop hook them up.
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Definitely let us know what they say. I will be finishing my Kooks install this spring and would love to purchase this whole system to have a local shop hook them up.
So far no replies. I will give it the weekend and try again Monday if I dont hear back from them.

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i will look into this when i redo my setup it looks like a steal as i paid 3xx for my exhaust an i provided the muffler and tips...

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I bought mine w/o cats back a few years ago from trubendz.com

I bet they will still sell them catless.

I used Magnaflows, but they didn't fit great...had to extend the side pipes coming around the IRS and angle the mufflers down. You need a compact muffler. As these kits are sold you will still need to modify them to tuck the mufflers in the stock location if you can find small enough mufflers. The angled pipes around the IRS aren't long enough to tuck things up nicely. I had a guy custom do the rear end and add the 3" tips seen in the picture.

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