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    True Duals Installed...w/ pics!!

    Hey guys

    I just got my car back a couple of weeks ago from having the new exhaust put on. I had a local shop fab it up, the guy custom bends all the pipe on site. He said it was one of the hardest systems he's done, took a week to finish in total. I'm very happy with the results, he made sure there were no creaks/rattles/ect, and it sounds very nice. Pretty tame at idle, but when you are under throttle you can really hear it. Mufflers are 6" round Magnaflows, tips are Hooker 3.5" slash cut.







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    what did that cost you? Looks great. Wish I could find someone around here to do that without me having to mortgage the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    what did that cost you? Looks great. Wish I could find someone around here to do that without me having to mortgage the house.
    Thanks.

    Well he quoted me $500-$600, but it ended up being $700 even because of how long it took and the fabrication he had to do to the spare tire well. The Magnaflow 6" muffler on the passenger side hit the spare tire well, causing it to be off center at the outlet, so he had to reshape the tire well and reseal the whole thing as well. He also made his own brace in the center of the car where the stock exhaust crossmember went, since the stock one woudn't clear.

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    Looks great Wesman. When the heck are you going to come down and hang out with us bro, as I'd love to hear that thing in person....

    Click for full size

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    pretty damn sweet!

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    Looks good! Also looks like you'll be replacing those pilots soon!
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    Looks great.

    Are you able to lower the rearend with the driveshaft in place? Certainly doesn't look like you can anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Looks great.

    Are you able to lower the rearend with the driveshaft in place? Certainly doesn't look like you can anymore.
    Nope, probably not. He made it so the front half of the exhaust can be disconnected and removed though, in case I have to drop the trans.

    Just curious, for what reason would I want to lower the rear end??

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    Change the fluid.
    Break driveshaft.

    I can think of several times I had the body of my car up and the rearend hanging for something.
    Springs.
    Shocks.


    It isn't that big of a deal though. Just an observation is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Change the fluid.
    Break driveshaft.

    I can think of several times I had the body of my car up and the rearend hanging for something.
    Springs.
    Shocks.


    It isn't that big of a deal though. Just an observation is all.
    Oh ok thats what I figured, I guess I'd just have to disconnect the driveshaft from the pinion yoke if I ever have to drop the rear.

    Thanks for the compliments

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    WESMAN! Congrats on the new system! They did a nice J.O.B.!
    What headers are they?

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    That seems like a great shop that did that work! They got both of the mid pipes exactly the same with 2 hard bends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    WESMAN! Congrats on the new system! They did a nice J.O.B.!
    What headers are they?
    I ended up going with the stainless steel LT's from SS Autochrome (eBay). I was very impressed with the quality and fitment, didn't have to notch the k-member or remove any components. The only issue was with the drivers side collector being angled slightly too high, which caused the Y-pipe (included with the headers) to hit the floor bad enough that I couldn't even slide the pipe all the way onto the collector. When they did the TD exhaust they just put a slight downward s-bend (you might be able to see it in the first pic) in order to clear the floor, problem solved.

    The shop that did the work was Tony's Auto in Washington, NJ. The guy's name is Ed who specializes in the custom exhaust work, if he doesn't get the job done exactly how he wants he will start over from scratch, like to get things perfect

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    What grade of stainless are the headers made from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    What grade of stainless are the headers made from?
    They are made from 321 Stainless, which is Aircraft grade. Its superior to 304 in terms of heat and corrosion resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    They are made from 321 Stainless, which is Aircraft grade. Its superior to 304 in terms of heat and corrosion resistance.
    I don't know much about steel, but they look like 409. My QTP's are just turning completely gold. They still look this good and I drive through rain snow or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I don't know much about steel, but they look like 409. My QTP's are just turning completely gold. They still look this good and I drive through rain snow or whatever.
    That's probably because I painted them with High temp black paint

    If I left them unpainted (everything hits them when they are hot and gets burned on, didn't want that) they would be that golden color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    That's probably because I painted them with High temp black paint

    If I left them unpainted (everything hits them when they are hot and gets burned on, didn't want that) they would be that golden color.
    Oh, I was gonna say.

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    Post a sound clip! I've never heard a system that goes all the way out the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slims00ls1z28 View Post
    Post a sound clip! I've never heard a system that goes all the way out the back.
    Will do!!

    Just as soon as I can get a hold of a video camera...

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