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Bull

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PostSubject: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeWed Feb 13, 2013 11:35 pm

I can get a nearly-new complete exhaust for my wagon for about $260. It would include the front pipes with the direct-fit cats, Flowmaster mufflers, and over-the-axle pipes that exit under the bumper (pointing out) and which have stainless tips on them. The tubing is the stock size, so not a larger performance system or anything.

I like this idea because of the more aggressive look of having rear-facing exhaust tips, and the Flowmasters would hopefully sound good. Not sure if the lack of resonators would muck up the sound.

Anyway, does that price sound good to you other folks? I can't ever trust myself when it comes to issues of value.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2013 12:24 am

I hate the sound of Flows. I'm not alone. Also, if you have the stock exhaust, it is nice stainless that will last forever. Keep the pipes, and just put in a nice mellow set of turbo mufflers. That's just me, though...
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2013 12:31 am

I hate the sound of Flowmasters because, well... that's what everybody has. Blah.

Like Jay said: if it's still stock size, just do new mufflers, and if you want, ask them about doing some rear tips after the OTA pipes.

I got a quote similarly for about $300 to do a full dual exhaust on my car from the headers back with Flowmaster 40s (which I would obviously choose something else), so $250 seems to be about right (to answer your original question)
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2013 9:02 am

flows sound better with an H pipe ,. makes them less raspy,.

Nick
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2013 5:08 pm

When I exited at the rear bumper (like the seday) mine gave me some slight fumes in the car when the small rear windows were open.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Do you think turndowns would solve that/reduce it at all?

I hadn't thought of that....
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2013 6:32 pm

Stingroo wrote:
Do you think turndowns would solve that/reduce it at all?

I hadn't thought of that....

Mine were slight turn downs that exited just below the bumper, just like the sedan. That is why GM put that ugly exit on the wagons.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 15, 2013 11:37 am

I had the same issue on my K-5 blazer (wagon like with rear window). The low pressure behind the car pulls the fumes inside. Actually would get worse with front windows open (air gets pulled in rear of car and up to the front). To avoid you have to out the sides where the fumes don't swirl around behind the car.....

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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 15, 2013 1:04 pm

keep the stock pipes as they are all stainless and will last a long long time. The crap they are selling you is likely just steel and will rust off in time.
Swap the mufflers and call it a day!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 15, 2013 1:10 pm

^what he said
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal?   Cheap Exhaust Upgrade: Good Deal? Icon_minitimeWed Feb 20, 2013 9:50 pm

Well, I went ahead and grabbed the system. I'm looking at it as a poor man's upgrade that will get me through until I am flush with cash. Uhh, wait, that will never happen, so it's going to get me through for a good long while. It is also appealing to me that this is a bolt-on way for me to get pipes that will exit under my rear bumper; it stresses me out to find good local people to deal with for work that my regular mechanic doesn't do, like custom exhaust stuff.

The parts came off a '96 RMW and have very few miles on them. The trans on the car died shortly after they were installed and the guy is parting it out.

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I'm going to clean, scuff, and paint everything that I can with a high temp coating to help it survive a little bit longer.

I am eager to get it installed, but likely need to wait for my spring break in a couple weeks.
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