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S2 08-12-2004 12:12 PM

Catback Tip Replacement Question
 
Ok, I got the MBRP catback system (and no this post has nothing to do with how loud it is so leave that out of it) but when I got it, somehow the tip got bent slightly. Actually the tip on the MBRP isn't the nicest one out there anyway and I am thinking about changing it. I want to change it not only cause that dent looks like crap but the MBRP doesn't stick out far enough from where my Wings West kit sits, so the tip is about an inch or so under the lip which sucks cause I don't want the heat from the exhaust discoloring the paint, etc. Anyway, I need to extend it outwards about an inch or two at most. Also, the MBRP tip is 'rattling' against my Wings West kit also which is annoying. It only does it when the system is warmed up and only when I restart the car (after stopping and shutting it off of course) and when I shift hard. Not a big deal but still there.

Anyway my question is, the MBRP tip is double walled so I can't just go and cut just the tip, looks like that double wall extends deeper into the pipe. Also, what kind of tips are out there that are not ricey? I used to have a Ractive one but ractive is sorta 'ricey' to me. Any suggestions?

I did a search also and it's not overally common that someone would swap out the tip from a catback system for something else. Then again the BORLA or MAGNAFLOW has amazing tips compared to the MBRP.

Anyway, shoot away...... thanks in advance......

S2 08-12-2004 01:12 PM

Anyone??

CKA 08-12-2004 01:17 PM

All I have 2 say is actually ask, why not do the Steeda Magnaflow tip???

S2 08-12-2004 01:19 PM

Steeda Magnaflow tip? Post a link.....

Steeda's catback system is a BORLA rebadge.... either way MAGNAFLOW or BORLA, you can't just buy the tip and the thing that I am really wondering is about that double walled pipe. If I cut it and extent it and put a different tip on it, is that cool? I still can't believe how HOT that tip gets, even being double walled.

Not sure if I need to get another double walled pipe welded on? If I just need to leave it as is, etc.... not sure.....

CKA 08-12-2004 01:25 PM

The link I found so far ;

http://www.steeda.ca/catalogue_category.asp?id=15

But I figured they have it right? Guess not, I am searching though.

Just trying 2 help. Sorry.

S2 08-12-2004 01:28 PM

Yeah nothing on there, BTW, my car is profiled on their website.... link is below....

http://www.steeda.ca/resources_gallery.asp?cid=9

Anyway, hopefully someone can give me some info on this......

CKA 08-12-2004 01:34 PM

Awsome, that is just awsome.

evnldr_Focus 08-12-2004 02:00 PM

I was thinking the same thing about tip not clearing my kit

http://home.comcast.net/~evnldr/ASSEND.jpg

whiteboyslo 08-12-2004 02:40 PM

i'd just have a shop cut off the tip and enough pipe that they could just weld on a new tip and pipe as far out as you'd like it. as far as teh actual tip goes, check with the muffler shops. they'll usually have a few around that my tickle your fancy.


Mike

2fast4u 08-12-2004 02:45 PM

maybe go to a cutom muffler shop and have them weld a new one for you or something,,,thats a tough one


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