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Old 09-29-2011, 03:42 AM   #71
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Gah! My mechanic wants $140 JUST to cut it off and weld a pipe! Looks like unless I can pay a neighbor a little to do it I'm stuck. That and I'll need to find a neighbor with welding experience.
Why weld. for the pipes, you can just use stainless clamps.
( $140 for that little bit of work.. Geez.. that is really high priced. your mechanic must hate doing exhaust)
For the exhaust hangers... Hmmm...At worst a strap with a hanger on the strap..
I kind of want the Ford Racing exhaust, but i may leave the middle muffler in place, and just have the Ford Racing from that point.
Though i really really like the Borla with the dual tips.
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Why weld. for the pipes, you can just use stainless clamps.
( $140 for that little bit of work.. Geez.. that is really high priced. your mechanic must hate doing exhaust)
For the exhaust hangers... Hmmm...At worst a strap with a hanger on the strap..
I kind of want the Ford Racing exhaust, but i may leave the middle muffler in place, and just have the Ford Racing from that point.
Though i really really like the Borla with the dual tips.
Only problem with clamps is they like to fall off after while. Notice your exhaust isn't clamped from the factory. I am leary about getting the Ford Racing exhaust is because it is all clamps as are most exhaust kits. I am sure you can have someone weld it but by then It cost about the same as having a custom exhaust fabricated.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:10 AM   #73
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So I'm gathering that everyone that has done this has done it themselves? I'm pretty handy with cars (better on older cars), but I'm not touching my new car.

So $140 is high, what would be a reasonable price?

Thanks in advance.
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I just took mine to a local exhaust shop that I have used for a few years, told them what I wanted and took less then an hour.

Now if your handy and got the tools to do it, its not very hard
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #75
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Beta.... it's not louder than my Mustang, and I've never gotten pulled over for exhaust noise *knocks on wood*
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Does any one have the dimensions for an aftermarket exhaust tip? I want to get this done but my local shop didn't have any tips. I was looking for the inlet/outlet measurements. Thanks
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:27 PM   #77
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Thanks. The audio is from RED however. I think he mentioned $65 for his. My favorite muffler shop had me fixed up in 15 min for $37. Plus the tip I purchased off eBay for $17. So that's $54 for me. I LOVE the way it sounds!!! I favor it over the FSWerks actually. I HATE a raspy ricey exhaust grumble and pop. This is all low and throaty. If it wasn't for the performance side of things, I'd just stick with this. But she'll do for now. Thanks again RED for taking the first steps!!!
Where on ebay did you purchase your tips?
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I bought my tip at the exhaust shop I had mine done at. It's a 2.25 inlet and the tips I beleive are 3 inch outlets
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Here is what I did with my lunchbox delete
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Did you just do an exhaust dumb before the rear bumper?
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