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Old 09-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #11
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Anybody have opinions on this system? http://topgearstreet.com/00-04-Ford-...st-System.html
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #12
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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Anybody have opinions on this system? http://topgearstreet.com/00-04-Ford-...st-System.html
Not sure I like that tip.... it looks like it would put all the back pressure right back into the exhaust you removed by going with a larger diameter of tube and high flow resonator and muffler.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:17 AM   #15
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Not sure I like that tip.... it looks like it would put all the back pressure right back into the exhaust you removed by going with a larger diameter of tube and high flow resonator and muffler.
I would definitely change the tip if I bought that one.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #16
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Well, I'm going to give the BBP a try with a change of the tip. It's the cheapest stainless steel, mandrel bent cat back I could find from an American brand, and right now, the biggest issue for me is saving money. I'll let you guys know what I think of it after I get it installed.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #17
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I won't be able to install the BBP exhaust until Thanksgiving break, but it looks really nice and seems to be of good quality. The 4.5 inch tip is just wrong though, so I bought a 3.5 inch resonated tip to weld on instead. I think it will look very nice now, and hopefully it will sound as good as it looks. I'm definitely going to see some gains in performance, because not only is it larger diameter piping, but it also just has two straight-through glass packs and no chambered muffler. I just hope it isn't too loud. If it is, I may be replacing the rear most glass pack with a thrush turboflow muffler.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #18
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Time will tell how well it is. Wait until it endures a winter of snow and salt to really gauge as to how well it is. A lot of those companies get by by using cheap steel flanges and cheap steel welds. I have a JBA stainless cat back and nothing on it is rusted at all. I have had mine on the car for about 8 years and has survived several winters without any issues.
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The steel looks to be of good quality. It is about twice as thick as the stock pipe, and the flanges are about half an inch thick. The weld joints look really good too.
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They may look great now, but you are unsure of the materials used on the welds and flanges. In order to sell it at a lower cost they have to cut corners some where. Whether it be in cost of materials and/or labor. But as I had said before, only time will tell as to how well this exhaust is constructed.
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