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Old 09-11-2007, 11:08 PM   #21
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A stainless, mandrel bend tig welded 3"exhaust that uses high quality Magnaflow components for $850 would not be a bad deal at all.
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i could make a $50 cat back, but it would look like **** and i wouldnt do for anyone since the freebie meter would be off the charts, use shrt pieces of left over pipes and not have a muffler at all...NOT COOL...lol
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:11 PM   #23
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WOT-what would be really nice is a Titanium exhaust for $850...but no can do :gay:
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:15 PM   #24
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Find a balance. While some of us like to have art running down the underside of the car its not important to everyone. Migged mild steel seems to be ok for most here. Focus on 3" with good fitment. The price between 2.5 an 3" is so small that doing 3" is a no brainer. Make the system modular so adding a cat or reso is just as easy as doing one with a testpipe and no reso.
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Offer one in aluminum for the guys that primarily use the car on the track. Mandrel bent with a slip fit or V banded muffler. Super light and still pretty affordable.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:24 PM   #26
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good point...i know there is no such thing as one thing that suits all...im offering help to those that want what i want, good quality for the best possible price...i know money is the only limitation in building an exhaust, materials used is the only factor and craftsmanship...i realize people will have different requirements so i will try to be as flexible with them as possible...there is only so much i can do though...this is a good solution for those that wants SS done pretty much their way, i will use whatever material an individual may want but there are different costs involved as most people do have enough sense to understand that...so as a basic im sharing what i will run, if someone wants better quality mufflers, cats, test pipes, v-bolt clamps, i can accomodate and charge for the extra materials used, obviously everyone will be ok with paying more for a cat than just having the pipe alone...this all should be determined before hand and i think like minded people will be happy to have someone go over their specs prior to actual build of their exhaust...it sounds like a win-win...i may even start a web site its all still coming together in my head, please do not be alarmed lol
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PS: your welds will be UGLY
If you're ever up in Cincinnati, Ben, stop by and I'll give you some welding lessons
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:28 PM   #28
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Offer one in aluminum for the guys that primarily use the car on the track. Mandrel bent with a slip fit or V banded muffler. Super light and still pretty affordable.
we can weld al, but i have never heared of an al exhaust though...so i dont know...does anyone even make one? if so please fill me in, i though al would not be an option due its likelyhood of cracking under high heat, i dont think that it could work as a DP especially...but please fill me in
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Considering Precision Turbo is selling aluminum turbine discharge flanges for some of the larger turbos used in import drag racing, I would say its an option for sure.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:33 PM   #30
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guys, pipe thickness is confirmed at .0645", any input, please im a newb to this...i understand cm not inches

WOT-interesting, ill look into it, i just dont want to be the guinea pig and test it on my car, im not even boosted yet...
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Thats just fine.
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whaamx5, I for one think this is an excellent idea! Of course I would like to see and hear yours first, but you can pretty much put me down for a cat-back system.

I personally like the idea of engineering the axle back portion to place the muffler diagonally, eliminating the 90 degree bends.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted!
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:49 PM   #33
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If you're ever up in Cincinnati, Ben, stop by and I'll give you some welding lessons
Thanks--might be worth a trip just for that. AirTran's cheap.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:21 AM   #34
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whaamx5, I for one think this is an excellent idea! Of course I would like to see and hear yours first, but you can pretty much put me down for a cat-back system.

I personally like the idea of engineering the axle back portion to place the muffler diagonally, eliminating the 90 degree bends.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted!
yeah thats what i want, let people decide if they want stock look or something different...its as if do you were making it yourself...sort of
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A stainless, mandrel bend tig welded 3"exhaust that uses high quality Magnaflow components for $850 would not be a bad deal at all.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.

Like what was mentioned earlier, most here feel high quality is secondary to cheap price.

Enthuza's are (were? haven't seen a new one in a while) good for the price.

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guys, pipe thickness is confirmed at .0645", any input, please im a newb to this...i understand cm not inches
.065" is great.

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I personally like the idea of engineering the axle back portion to place the muffler diagonally, eliminating the 90 degree bends.
Do it! It fits easily (EDIT: uhhh...on 96+ rears without the inner flange on the axles, otherwise it gets a little more tricky but still doable) and saves a bunch of weight. My straight-er 3" exhaust with cat was ~5lbs lighter than an 2.25" enthuza.
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Dude a 3 inch mandrel exhaust with stock exit for my NA in Stainless or AL for less than 300 would be kick *** i would send you the money tut suite. Lemme know 2 bolt cat flange and magnaflow muffler please
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^^ what he said ^^
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http://www.magnaflow.org
7" round #13743 maybe??? that looks good for size...
5" round #12867 looks real good for also...and its SS, but not shiny...look at it
or anyone else care to add anything...id like to know exactly what kind of muffler you want...id hate to send you something you dont want...
will keep you all posted with my build...
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.

Like what was mentioned earlier, most here feel high quality is secondary to cheap price.

Enthuza's are (were? haven't seen a new one in a while) good for the price.

.065" is great.

Do it! It fits easily (EDIT: uhhh...on 96+ rears without the inner flange on the axles, otherwise it gets a little more tricky but still doable) and saves a bunch of weight. My straight-er 3" exhaust with cat was ~5lbs lighter than an 2.25" enthuza.
Turbo Tim, thanks for the input...would you happen to know weight of either, id like to be able to compare to something...appreciate everyones cooperation
we should be able to build exhausts for evey taste, cheap for the cheap, and not so cheap for the quality shiny stuff...
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no, you need to build this, or nothing at all

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