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Old 01-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
TerryB
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I bought the OBX setup from a local seller. It didn't make mine much louder. But, I already had my Bosal catback installed. So it was louder than stock anyway. I only purchased it for the downpipe because I couldn't find one separately. I did attempt to install the shorty since I had it anyway. I have quite an assortment of tools between my son and I. But for the life of me, I couldn't get all the header bolts installed after trying for hours. I even had some ARP bolts so I wouldn't have to mess with the crappy studs. If I had the money, I would have done it the right way ( SVT ). There are inexpensive aftermarket converters around if you can't afford the full swap. Plus, I think the downpipe may be clogged or something. I've got a constant vibration lately and the exhaust has definately changed tone in the last few months. The weather has been absolutely crappy for weeks now and I don't have a garage. I will take it apart some time and see what's going on.
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