Got the exhaust mostly finished today. Only have one hanger holding it right now, so I gotta add a few more tomorrow. Got rained out today or I would have finished.
In short, it's a header with a 3" collector and 3" all the way to the bumper. No catalytic converter. I have first a 24" body Cherry Bomb glasspack that slips onto the header. I mean, the 3" pipe from the header snakes down to the bottom of the car and as SOON as it gets there, Bam, the glasspack goes on. I even cut off the 3" they weld on either end and shortened it up some so I'd have room for 3 glasspacks.
I then cut the extra 3" off the back of that one at an angle, and then fitted a 27" core glasspack. Then did it again with another 27" core glasspack. By now I'm at the rear differential.
I then weld a bend, a 3.5" piece of straight pipe, and another bend that goes into the Magnaflow Muffler. Note, the 3.5" piece of pipe mentioned is the longest piece of straight 3" exhaust tubing I used for my exhaust and it was cut off of a bend. The muffler is mounted in the "45 degree" method. Then it turns out and goes to a 3" pipe out the bumper.
So I still have a full stick of 3" exhaust tubing I bought and never even used.
Might try to return it I guess. I spent about 200 on mufflers, 30 on welding rods, 70 on mandrel bends, 15 on the header, and 15 on clamps and a coupler. So I guess this is my $330 DIY exhaust system. Only used two 45's and two 90's in the mandrel bends builders kit. Still got the two 180's.
So I fired it up and....
Wait for it....
It's like really ******* quiet. It's a spec quieter than stock. I'm sure once the glasspacks and muffler break in it will get a little louder though. Tone is quiet and very Very VERY deep. I like.
EDIT: Pics were taken at night so yeah I know they suck. Car is sitting on my homemade car ramp. Puts the car 20" in the air. Made running the exhaust a lot easier than working off of jack stands.