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Old 04-03-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default How much is the factory exhaust worth?

I want to hacksaw through mine to get it out of the car instead of removing the sub-frame brace below the diff.
Is this thing worth anything to anyone?
Can I just hack it up into smaller pieces and throw it in the garbage or do I have to deliver it to a junk yard as scrap metal?
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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I couldn't even give mine away on the local boards. It's sitting in a friends warehouse waiting for a scrap run.
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It's worthless! Unless you find someone desparate...but even then, $25 may not be worth the hassel.
I would just cut it up and throw it away, piece by piece, pizdets! lol
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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Being up north there might be a miata owner in need of a replacement after their's rusted out. Post it on craigslist. Even in two pieces they can use an exhaust clamp to put it back together.
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I want to hacksaw through mine to get it out of the car instead of removing the sub-frame brace below the diff.
Why not remove the brace? 2 bolts too much for ya?
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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i have 2 factory exhaust under my deck and one borla dual exhaust....please let me know
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:03 PM   #7
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^ no takers on the Borla? Wow...thought those were still selling on m.net
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i didnt really try hard to sell it like it went from my car the the deck and i never told anyone.
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do you have a 1.8? my exhaust didn't have any sort of brace
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1.6 cars don't have that brace, 1.8's do...
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1.6 cars don't have that brace, 1.8's do...
My '93 has the brace. I believe it was added in ~'92?
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #12
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93 and up or 92 1/2, 3/4, 15/16, etc. and up
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Removing the brace and dropping the whole thing down would be easier, faster and you won't have to run a sawzall while on your back (**** flying in your face).

Edit: just remembered you said hacksaw. In that case, it's even worse.
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A timely question for me since I am going to get rid of my stock exhaust next week. I was wondering whether it was worth trying to save any of the stock stuff or just let the exhaust shop have it. I think I'll stick with Plan A and let them keep it.
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Sell the cat for scrap unless they give you a cut rate for letting you keep it. The cat alone is worth $50-100 to people who know what to do with them.
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I was thinking the same thing...mine's removed, no cutting...but has been sitting in my garage for months wondering if anyone is really buying stock exhausts....Gotta find the local scrap yard, if it makes sense..
What do you guys suppose they'll give us for it?
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:26 PM   #17
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Sell the cat for scrap unless they give you a cut rate for letting you keep it. The cat alone is worth $50-100 to people who know what to do with them.
Good point. I'll have to check around and see if there is a local recycler that buys old cats.

On a related note, cat theft...
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...9/ai_n16142776
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I have seen stock Miata cats in good condition go for $50-$75 on ebay.
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so what maybe $125ish for the whole thing...

I was asking for the whole thing...from exhaust mani/header to tailpipe
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so what maybe $125ish for the whole thing...

I was asking for the whole thing...from exhaust mani/header to tailpipe
Im throwing mine in the trash.
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