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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust opinions please

Im looking into my options to see what is the most beneficial
Currently my setup is :
Stock manifolds -> stock cats -> gutted 3rd cat -> stock piping to the back with chrome tips

I'd like my setup to sound a bit deeper.

Options I am looking into :

1. Manifolds -> 2inch pipes -> Magnaflow round highflow cats -> Di/Do Magnaflow or Flowmaster muffler -> 2inch pipes back into chrome tips
pros: Cats have 200,000km on them might need to be replaced soon anyways, better sound, engine breathes better, less restrictive. great sounding exhaust
cons: Expensive
Rough price estimate: ~850$
Sound quality: great?

2. BuyDirectfit Magnaflow system (Magnaflow Part# 23343 Catalytic Converter-Direct Fit http://www.performancepeddler.com ) and replace 3rd cat with a Flowmaster or Magnaflow muffler
pros: cheaper then option 1 (can use current rear pipes, less labor for exhaust shop), engine breathes better, wont have to worry about cats dying soon
cons: not sure if price difference will be worth the sound difference.
Rough price estimate: ~500$
Sound quality: good?

3. Leave my current setup and put in a muffler instad of a 3rd cat
pros: cheap
cons: not sure how it will sound, how long untill front cats go and I will need to dump more $ into exhaust
Rough price estimate: ~200$
Sound quality: decent?


What option do you guys would be best while putting into consideration:
*200,000km engine and cats might need to be replaced in a near future anyways(cats just dying or possibly failing emission testing)
*price (current and in a long run IF cats will need to be replaced)
*sound difference (looking for deep powerful sound)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 08:01 PM
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#1 only with 2.25" pipes IMO. I BELIEVE that 2.25 flanges should bolt up to the stock manifolds. Don't hold me to that statement though, but I thought I read it somewhere.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 10:33 AM
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#1 for sure.

I have some exhaust stuff for sale that you might be interested in and will make you a heckuva deal.

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=111245

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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if I do #1 im going to do it right first time and buy all new stuff. thanks for the offer tho.

so weird... whole day gone and only 2 opinions/suggestions. I knew I shoulda made this post in a Policital forum : definatly woulda gotten more responces.
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Everything minus the downtubes is brand new in box.

Exhuast replies can be funny at times.

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My bad didnt see other stuff. I might PM you about DI/DO magnaflow in a few days.
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