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      12-21-2009, 05:09 AM   #155
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Whats the name of the exhaust tape? Where do you buy that? Thanks
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      12-21-2009, 09:03 AM   #156
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This is definitely one good option to choose for me since I can't make up my mind on what system to get. So, let's say I leave all but one set of hole (large or small amount). Would it be a step down on the tone and volume your exhaust? Or would it give the opposite effect? Thank you in advance.
Hard to say until it is actually done. I would assume that leaving holes open would decrease the sound.
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      12-21-2009, 09:05 AM   #157
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Whats the name of the exhaust tape? Where do you buy that? Thanks
I bought it at pep boys. I forget the name. Basically it is muffler wrap to repair mufflers on the cheap. It cures when heated. I clamped it, even though they claim it is not necessary.
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      12-22-2009, 10:25 PM   #158
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What caused the backfire during initial testing?
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      12-23-2009, 11:43 AM   #159
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What caused the backfire during initial testing?
Not really sure. The exhaust was almost like straight pipes at that point but the car was also a little cold. Maybe the mixture was a little rich at the time of the backfire.
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      12-23-2009, 12:29 PM   #160
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I already modded my exhaust just like yours and i had a backfire. Happened once though. Really sweet sound i might say!!! Ty!
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      12-27-2009, 09:10 AM   #161
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Crydaddy did you do it exactly like our new best friend Perio or did you try a diffferent technique. I mean did you do just one side or cover different holes?
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      12-28-2009, 04:35 PM   #162
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Hey Guys,

I was wondering who you are having doing the welding on the exhaust. My local muffler shop said they cant work on Stainless Steel and thats what the muffler is made of and that it will be very hard to find a shop that can help with welding stainless....

First is that true? And if it is where are you guys having this work done?

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      12-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #163
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Crydaddy did you do it exactly like our new best friend Perio or did you try a diffferent technique. I mean did you do just one side or cover different holes?
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-exactly like what "gummer"(perio) did. Did not want to go through all the install/remove to test since i dont have a lift.



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Hey Guys,

I was wondering who you are having doing the welding on the exhaust. My local muffler shop said they cant work on Stainless Steel and thats what the muffler is made of and that it will be very hard to find a shop that can help with welding stainless....

First is that true? And if it is where are you guys having this work done?

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my local exhaust shop did it. said it was a little difficult but he got it done. it probably helped when i told him that it does not have to look pretty.
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      12-28-2009, 07:21 PM   #164
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Hey Guys,

I was wondering who you are having doing the welding on the exhaust. My local muffler shop said they cant work on Stainless Steel and thats what the muffler is made of and that it will be very hard to find a shop that can help with welding stainless....

First is that true? And if it is where are you guys having this work done?

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I think Bavarian Workshop in Canoga Park can do it, they did on my old E46.
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      12-28-2009, 10:05 PM   #165
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Thanks spencer, Ill keep them in mind.
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      12-30-2009, 03:16 PM   #166
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I am looking for an OEM exhaust to buy and do this. if not, ill just do it my stock one I have right now.
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      12-31-2009, 09:40 AM   #167
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-exactly like what "gummer"(perio) did. Did not want to go through all the install/remove to test since i dont have a lift.





my local exhaust shop did it. said it was a little difficult but he got it done. it probably helped when i told him that it does not have to look pretty.
I was wondering, is it not possible to cut into the chambers in the exhaust from the top rather than the bottom then the welds cannot be seen?

How long did this take you Crydaddy from start to finish approx?

Sorry about all the questions guys.

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      12-31-2009, 11:52 AM   #168
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I was thinking the same thing S99ANE... Thats what I plan unless someone here tell us you cant do it that way.

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I was wondering, is it not possible to cut into the chambers in the exhaust from the top rather than the bottom then the welds cannot be seen?

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That was my original plan. The top of the can is much narrower and has more of a curve. I am not saying it is not possible to do it from the top but access is much better from the bottom. Cutting and welding is likely easier too.
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      12-31-2009, 03:02 PM   #170
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Sounds good; seems like the modder can decide on how loud to go (there's a range of "loud"); and the lack of drone is fantastic. It has all the things you want in a semi-DIY mod: cheap, fairly easy (finding a welder sounds like the toughest piece), and great results.

I really like the fact that pioneers like you and Subw00wer blazed the way on the exhaust front. Lots of folks want to kick up the sound of the the exhaust a bit, but really don't want drone (Helmholtz chambers are key), and more importantly don't want to spend an outrageous sum on an exhaust. This option hits on all the key requirements!

Nice work guys--this is the forum/community at its best! (Same can be said of PG and Mixja on the Virtual Dyno....)

I think this needs it's own DIY thread at some point. Don't get me wrong--this is a great thread itself but it would be nice to have just the step-by-step instructions/tips/photos w/o some of the additional chat (like my post here ).
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      12-31-2009, 03:23 PM   #171
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I was wondering, is it not possible to cut into the chambers in the exhaust from the top rather than the bottom then the welds cannot be seen?

How long did this take you Crydaddy from start to finish approx?

Sorry about all the questions guys.

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~ 6 hours. had to run to local welder, auto parts to get materials. hardest part was to put exhaust back on. i was all alone to do it without a lift. that sunofawich is really heavy. had to cradle it with my legs to insert the pipe.
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I am now looking for new tips. I want a little wider and a drop longer. Any ideas?
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      01-10-2010, 08:09 PM   #173
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Magnaflow makes nice double wall tips.....

http://www.planetmagnaflow.com/shop/...l-Tips-75.html

Find the P/N you like and then Google it for the best shipped price.
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      01-10-2010, 09:36 PM   #174
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Those tips are nice but I rather not have the magnaflow name on them. I am not sure if they all have that. Also, they are a bit pricey. Four tips could cost me as much has the whole project.
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I have purchased these tips for as cheap as $20 for past projects, just have to shop around. The MagnaFlow logo can be removed if turning them to face down is not acceptable. Stainless steel tips won't be cheap, but sometimes deals can be found.
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      01-11-2010, 03:30 AM   #176
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These guys make all sorts of tips. A friend of mine used them on his GTI and they look great.

http://www.bosalperformance.com/bosal_tips.html
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