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Old 06-02-2009, 01:00 AM   #1
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Default Godspeed Rad with Slim Fans/ FCM Coilovers/ DIY 3" Exhaust

So after I got my car back home , after grenading the factory radiator, I went ahead and put the car on stands as I was expecting my FCM coilovers within a week or so. While I was at it, I jumped on the Godspeed bandwagon and got some slim fans along with it. Shaikh got busy, and didn't get the coilovers sent as soon as we had expected, so I decided to go ahead and make a new 3" exhaust since I had it in the air anyway and had some time. It had been on the to do list for a little while.

So here we go..

Here is how it all started..



You can see my cat delete, FM 2.5" Turbo midpipe and a turndown I made for it (just for fun) next to the 3" stainless I bought. Still in the development stages at this point. (FM Turbo Exhaust will be for sale shortly if anyone is looking for one)



A couple of pics of it just tacked together.







Finishing up all the welds.





Here are a couple of the welds themselves. I'm not great with the camera, but you get the idea.





I'll get some more pics up of the rest of it as i get some more time.

-Michael-

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Dear gods, I must learn to TIG weld. That's frakkin' beautiful.
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Dear gods, I must learn to TIG weld. That's frakkin' beautiful.
Id like to learn to weld period.
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Very impressive welding.

I always wondered one thing. How do people who tig get perfectly continuous welds with one point where the weld starts/stops? You gotta turn the pipe somehow while you weld, how?
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Id like to learn to weld period.
Well, I can manage to throw enough molten metal at something with a Flux-MIG welder that it sticks. Certainly ain't pretty, but I haven't had one break yet.

I see these guys doing better-than-factory looking stuff in their garage with TIG and it just makes me want to cry.
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I see these guys doing better-than-factory looking stuff in their garage with TIG and it just makes me want to cry.
I concur...that is very nice.

I might be interested in that straight 2.5"...mine is pretty jacked up and I can't spring for full 3" right yet. PM me when you are done
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I got lucky and had a close friend buy a TIG. So I taught myself and get to use it once in a while when I have a project.

Mania - I'll certainly give you a PM. It will be for the whole exhaust including the muffler, if that matters to you or not.

And on with the pictures!

Teardown.











Oops.. Still don't know how this one happened.. Somehow sheared all four bolts at the recent autox



Godspeed..

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Tig is awesome stuff, but it does heat metal alot more than mig so you gotta make sure you keep warping under control.
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Very nice.

As long as that turn down is included


Are you planning on running a muffler on it? I didn't see if you had mentioned that or not...if so what?

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I'm going to run it without a muffler to begin with. It wasn't too much with the turndown, and I would expect it to be similar with the 3". If it starts to irritate me I will probably throw a resonator or a small muffler on it. Welcome to suggestions.
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Here are some updates from this evening.

The exhaust is almost done!













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let us know what you think of the fcm equipment.
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Damn you!! I WISH I COULD WELD PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!
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On second though...you want to start making that to sell?


Found a video of your car with the FM exhaust from a while back on youtube...def post the way this one sounds please.
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Well I got the exhaust all finished tonight. Finally put the wheels back on it and this weekend I'm gonna start it up and fill it up with coolant. I haven't driven it in damn near a month now and its getting to me..

Here are some pics of the new coilovers.







And a pic of what came out (also will be for sale soon)
Koni Yellow's and RB Street Springs



Pics and maybe a vid soon to come.

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Got it all put back together today. I think I have finally convinced myself I'm gonna have to run a muffler. It's just too loud to drive on the street. I'm thinking about running one of the round Magnaflows. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Here is a vid of it currently.

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Got it all put back together today. I think I have finally convinced myself I'm gonna have to run a muffler. It's just too loud to drive on the street. I'm thinking about running one of the round Magnaflows. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Here is a vid of it currently.

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Ive got one of their round 6 inch diameter 3 inch pipe mufflers sitting on the bench now. Itell be like a week till its on, but when it is ill report back.

BTW, its going to be straight through with just that muffler.
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Well I'm still trying to decide on whether I want the 4" or 6" version. I don't want to get the 6" and it be stupid quiet. At the same time I don't want to get the 4" and it not muffle anything.. Damn these decisions..

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you're not worried about that return fitting?
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Well, what part are you referring to?

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