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Old 06-06-2010, 03:31 PM   #21
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Sounds good. I'm a bit sick of my FM 2.5", it's too deep and hurts my head. How hard was it to weld for your first time? Is a DIY exhaust like this n00b friendly with no welding experience?
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Good job.
Which one of you owns the chop saw? And could I arrange to borrow it when I get to my install, for making some mad tyte IC pypez?
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:07 AM   #24
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Scott, where'd you end up buying the 5x2809234x29838724983270982q Magnaflow from? I need to build a Laguna exhaust and I don't feel like taking chances (needs to be 90db at WOT).
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performancepeddler.com

looks like no matter where you buy a magnaflow from everyone, incluing pp.com, is charging the same amount. But they can drop ship from magnaflow (CA) if it's not in stock (IL).

I also like what ARtech did with the 5x8x18 muffler on in his thread, but I knew this thing would trump all as far as dB levels and still sound great. It's weird to start the car with fast idle and not wake neighbors.
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nice. perhaps a before/after datalog of spool for comparison?
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:19 AM   #27
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it's a straight pipe with holes shoved in a box. it's not going to hurt performance compared to the 5x8x18 I gur-un-tee.

ScottFW: I own the chop saw. They're so cheap at harborfreight you should buy one. you'll use it for everything. except aluminum.
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I've used mine on Al, just clamp it down and use the saw with one hand and wd40 in the other. Works great.
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it's a straight pipe with holes shoved in a box. it's not going to hurt performance compared to the 5x8x18 I gur-un-tee.

ScottFW: I own the chop saw. They're so cheap at harborfreight you should buy one. you'll use it for everything. except aluminum.
i figured as much. i just had nothing else floating around in my head to spam the thread with. ;-)
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The previous was 4x9x14, not 5x8x18. 5x8x18 would sound good.
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except aluminum.
Why not? Work slow and just don't do a lot at one time. We cut everything under the sun with the chop saw... Rubber, plastic, aluminum, steel, and even cloth rope from time to time.
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Sounds good. I'm a bit sick of my FM 2.5", it's too deep and hurts my head. How hard was it to weld for your first time? Is a DIY exhaust like this n00b friendly with no welding experience?
Get decent welding flat pieces of metal together before you try doing round.
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Why not? Work slow and just don't do a lot at one time. We cut everything under the sun with the chop saw... Rubber, plastic, aluminum, steel, and even cloth rope from time to time.
agreed. I cut aluminum all the time on wood bladed tools ... cuts like butta. Though it seems like the marine biased alloys (5086?) containing a higher magnesium content can be a bitch - I sheared a bunch of teeth off the band saw at work after cutting 5052 for a couple hours without issue.

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Okay stupid question, or maybe I just can't read, which exact model is this muffler? I really like the sound. Please go easy, I just got done with 3 15 hour days in a row at the hospital.
The sound is perfect!!!
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I bought an "aluminum" abrasive chop saw blade from mcmaster a while back, works great. looks just like a standard blade for steels but works on aluminum.

I was at my dad's shop a few weeks ago and noticed a big chunk missing from it. Fantastic.

Also, I found the Hitachi chopsaw from Lowes to be far better than the harborfreight unit while costing similar (get a 10% off coupon from a post office/new home owner packet).
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aluminum tends to clog up steel blades. maybe not so much on the chop saw though?
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Curious, why not just put a lesonator on it instead of changing the whole thing out?
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I'm just down here in NC, I will bring keg and piping and 18yr olds for exchange on labor for 3" straight pipe exhaust.
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Curious, why not just put a lesonator on it instead of changing the whole thing out?
We're not lesbians, not lesonators here.
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