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Old 01-01-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Well, I am thinking about buying a ebay 3" mandrel bent exhaust kit. And replace my crimp bends.

Build a 3 inch DP.

Also, I currently have no cat on the system. So I need something in the spot.

So if there is room, I will add the 30 inch magnaflow 6" round muffler, 3" in and out, in place for a resonator. These round mufflers work great on sportbikes. I figure that and the fart can, might work.

Later, I can add a real magnaflow oval as well on the back.

The muffler is 101.00, and the mandrenal bends are not much. I figure 60 -$70, with DP no more than $100 labor.

So for the final price of a good prefab exhaust. I should have a good downpipe and exhaust.

What do you think? (Yea, I know I'm doing alot to save $120 on exhaust, but I also get a 3" downpipe too. LOL )

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Well, I am thinking about buying a ebay 3" mandrel bent exhaust kit. And replace my crimp bends.

Build a 3 inch DP.

And if room, add the 30 inch magnaflow 6" round muffler 3" in and out, in place for a resonator. These round mufflers work great on sportbikes. I figure that and the fart can, might work.

Later, I can add a real magnaflow oval as well on the back.

I currently have no cat on the system. So I need something in the spot.

The muffler is 101.00, and the mandrenal bends are not much.

So for the final price of a good prefab exhaust. I should have a good downpipe and exhaust.

What do you think? ( Yea I know I should of just bought a good one from the start. But sometimes you do what is best at the time. and upgrade later. )
I for one like your plan of attack. A 3" exhaust is definitely a very good improvement. I plan on upgrading my 2.5" as soon as I can.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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I also want to do minor shock upgrade. My shocks are out. I have Racing Beat swaybars, and springs.

I DD it. What do you recommend. Adjustable KYB's, or a sport non adjustable something.

I want something where I don't feel everycrack in the road. But still handle better than stock. I don't want to shake my car up either.

I'm going for all around, not just race or street.

So if you know of a good set of shock for common ground. Let me know.

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I for one like your plan of attack. A 3" exhaust is definitely a very good improvement. I plan on upgrading my 2.5" as soon as I can.
Thanks, I like the 2 1/2 too. The radio can be enoyed. And I'm sure your 2 1/2" has a nice sound and quality.
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I wish i could find an exhaust shop that is willing to do labor for 100. I went to a shop and the second they saw the turbo they have $$$ in their eyes. ******* tried to charge me $250 for a foot of pipe with a flange. ******* bullshit.
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I wish i could find an exhaust shop that is willing to do labor for 100. I went to a shop and the second they saw the turbo they have $$$ in their eyes. ******* tried to charge me $250 for a foot of pipe with a flange. ******* bullshit.
LOL. Yea, I ran across a few of those. I always drive to the poor side of town. And wear a Tee shirt and blue jeans. I dress the part! LOL And if they need help lifting something or just help. I jump in.

And then I low ball them with cash in hand too. LOL When it is done, I usually buy them a coke. Just to prepare for next time. LOL


Your in Cali, try some hispanic or redneck side show mufflers shops. I drive straight past namebrand shops.
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i will only pay full price for bilstein, tein, and ultra-high end ****...but the tokiko's I have in my daily are fine for the street. You can drive it in a couple weeks if you want to meet up.
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i will only pay full price for bilstein, tein, and ultra-high end ****...but the tokiko's I have in my daily are fine for the street. You can drive it in a couple weeks if you want to meet up.
Sweet. Will do.
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LOL. Yea, I ran across a few of those. I always drive to the poor side of town. And wear a Tee shirt and blue jeans. I dress the part! LOL And if they need help lifting something or just help. I jump in.

And then I low ball them with cash in hand too. LOL When it is done, I usually buy them a coke. Just to prepare for next time. LOL


Your in Cali, try some hispanic or redneck side show mufflers shops. I drive straight past namebrand shops.
**** that. I love my little tire mounting shop in the shitty part of SJ, but I would never get exhaust work done. The best thing you can do is find a GOOD fabricator and make him your good personal friend (buy him beer). I know a guy in San Jose who would do a testpipe up for $100 no problem, and it would be gorgeous TiG welds and SS flanges, not some spray MIG ****.
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**** that. I love my little tire mounting shop in the shitty part of SJ, but I would never get exhaust work done. The best thing you can do is find a GOOD fabricator and make him your good personal friend (buy him beer). I know a guy in San Jose who would do a testpipe up for $100 no problem, and it would be gorgeous TiG welds and SS flanges, not some spray MIG ****.
That all goes back to you get what you pay for. LOL

The shop I go to has a mig, tig, and acetylene. He usually uses the acetylene on mine. It takes longer, but it is clean, and cheaper.

I agree, try not to use crimp bends, and get quaility. But for random muffler welding a regular shop is good for me. As long as the inside of the pipe has no restrictions. I'm good. My stuff is intentionally on a DIY budget. LOL

My guy would build a test pipe for probably $35. It is according to the price of parts.

If you have a fabricator friend, thats sweet.

I trade Beer for work TOO! LOL
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just buy a damn enthuza exhaust. Its $500 and it gets no better, and you never have to jack with it again.
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If all of us had the kind of money you do to throw around we'd all have enthuza
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I like the exhaust idea. I'll probably just go enthuza because its easy, and I like easy.

Im on Illumina's and stock springs right now, along with FM bars, and the handling is great with great ride comfort. I do plan to redo my suspension again soon though and go FM springs and FCM mounts for a slight drop.

Ill sell you my R package Bilsteins w/ 100k miles on them Revalved I hear they have the best combo of handling and ride. But a revalve costs too damn much, which is why they are sitting in my closet.
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