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Old 08-05-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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hmmm I guess I should get an exhaust now?

right now, i only have an RT high flow cat and i never really wanted an aftermarket cat-back because i don't think it would be worth it on a NA SVT. but now i have my NX kit installed and i'm thinking it would be a good idea to get an aftermarket exhaust. i've got all that extra oxygen going into the engine so i'm sure it could come out MUCH faster than it is now (which could mean more hp) with the exhaust setup i have on currently.

i would like suggestions from you guys as to whether or not you think i need an exhaust because of the nitrous and what size/brand exhaust to go with.

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3 inch header back, go big or go home
tru bendz has a great kit just don't get it with the borla muffler, get it with the magnaflow
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trubendz 3" ftw, it's got proven gains on NA SVT's
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well, lol, also keep in mind this is a daily driver that runs a couple thousand miles a month/20k miles a year and a 3 in would be WAAAAY too loud for my likeing. my last car i had, i put a 2.5 in header back with a coffee can muffler and i ended up hating it after like a year, it was just way too loud for me.... idk
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trubendz 3" ftw, it's got proven gains on NA SVT's
yeah i saw that dyno tom posted a while back
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well, lol, also keep in mind this is a daily driver that runs a couple thousand miles a month/20k miles a year and a 3 in would be WAAAAY too loud for my likeing. my last car i had, i put a 2.5 in header back with a coffee can muffler and i ended up hating it after like a year, it was just way too loud for me.... idk
The exhaust is only as loud as the muffler allows. You could go 3" and still have a rather mild tone - you would just need to throw a big muffler and resonator at it. Which, in essence, negates the fact that you went to a 3" exhaust.
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exactly, if i do that, there would be a restriction at the muffler at the end of the exhaust and defeat the purpose of having it...

if i got a 3in header back i would be getting rid of the HFC obviously, not sure i wanna do that. at the same time, it wouldn't be worth going with a 3in cat-back because of the restriction at the HFC. maybe a SS 2.5in cat-back???? grrr tough decision.

for the gains, i understand a 3in would be ideal, especially when there's a gain NA, i'm sure even more of a gain when using the nitrous!! but i'm not sure i wanna have an obnoxiously annoying exhaust when i drive this thing 20k miles a year.

at the same time, a 2.5in isn't that much bigger than the stock cat-back but would probably be best with my current HFC. i would get a little bit of a gain and would flow a little better with a 2.5. what's it at stock again? like 2.3 or something?
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just found out the stock piping is 2.28346457 inches LOL
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3" isnt any louder than a 2.5 or 2.25 it is just deeper. i have a 3" with only the resinator and a turbo to quiet it. not loud at all.
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get a 3inch and have it with a big ole muffler and resonator but have an electronic controlled cutoff right before them
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