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Old 02-25-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hey Tom!! Exhaust Dilema!!

Hey Tom,

I know i have ask u this before, but just can't make my mind on this

The Downpipe is 2.5"
The Flexpipe is Factory - So i'm guessing 2.25"
The Cat-back is FocusSport - Sport editon the website said is a 2.25"

Now..

Q1. Should i put a 3" flexpipe for later when or if i ever change the cat-back to 3" or go with a 2.5" flexpipe and used it with existing cat-back 2.25"

Or

Q2. Should i change the whole thing to 3"

I don't think i might change the Cat-back yet.. since is 1 year old and is the ceramic coated one from focussport. but if i have to, I'm just have to save up.

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for other people that is going to read this ,, I have install Tom's Full Turbo Kit..


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Old 02-26-2005, 07:41 AM   #2
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With out a doubt the 3 inch is the way to go
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Hey Tom, for the ATX, what components would be needed to convert everything to a 3" exhaust system? I'm really interested in getting a turbo, and I want to put on some upgrades before I get it. So I don't wanna get anything that would conflict. Where would a good place to get those items also be? Thanks in advance Tom

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Truebends is the only place i know of for the 3 inch Exh . Or your local muffler shop

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www.trubendz.com

I have it on mine and Tom is doing the ORP and flex in 3" for me. If you get the trubendz exhaust don't try to put it on yourself, its a MAJOR pain in the ASS because there is always something not done right that will need to be altered.
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Well i notice in the trubendz website it says ,, this is not a bolt-on..

03OrangeSVT... how does it sounds with the borla.. can you record the sound of it.... i don't want it too loud or too quiet,, but neither i want it to sound like an CRX.... if you know what i mean...

I like the sound of the focussport, but they don't make a 3" one... so i'm going to have to upgrade later on... so for now i'm going to get the Trubendz 2.5 stainless steel,, and down the road i will change everything including the down pipe to 3"
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Well i notice in the trubendz website it says ,, this is not a bolt-on..

03OrangeSVT... how does it sounds with the borla.. can you record the sound of it.... i don't want it too loud or too quiet,, but neither i want it to sound like an CRX.... if you know what i mean...

I like the sound of the focussport, but they don't make a 3" one... so i'm going to have to upgrade later on... so for now i'm going to get the Trubendz 2.5 stainless steel,, and down the road i will change everything including the down pipe to 3"
I can't record it right now since it is at Tom's, BUT I can tell you I heard Liltrbo's car with 3" from the downpipe back and it sounded great It was ALMOST as quiet as stock, quiet enough that you could hear the turbo spool inside the car

Dont forget the turbo itself helps quiet down the exhaust also.
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