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Old 01-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #21
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Rectangular tip with a slight slash on it...

I'm still working on a routing solution since I lost some clearance obviously.
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I'm actually buying the one thats for sale here on the forums so I don't have the option to email but i figure I can sawzaw the tip off and get a temporary that will screw in untill I weld it
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I have a custom 2.5" cat-back... I have an 18" long, 6" diameter Magnaflow muffler in the main tunnel and then a 12" Vibrant resonator in the side tunnel... There's a little drone when under load (climbing hills, etc) but at cruising you barely notice it. Went on a 1700 mile road trip and my GF never had an issue with any of the sound.
What exactly does the resonator do? I love the sound of your Magnaflow exhuast.

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3" is over kill for the n/a Mk3... You can use an FSWERKS header for the Mk2 Duratec.
What are the benefits of getting headers, and what would I be looking at, cost wise? I'm about to do some mods and I'd like to keep it under $1000 total.
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The resonator is basically an empty tube that allows the exhaust resonance to bounce around and cancel itself out, thereby smoothing sound and reducing drone without creating back pressure or slowing exiting exhaust.

Headers just help to smooth out the exhaust exiting the engine and are a good tool to change the torque curve of the engine. I'm not a huge header guru... So, I'd have to research that myself LOL

This picture gives you a better idea of how the system is set up...
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #25
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Honestly if you're looking to spend $1000 on these cars I'd suggest these mods:

K&N Drop In
2.5" Exhaust (FSWERKS Stealth is a great low price, but quality set up)
RMM (Rear Motor Mount)
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That little thing in the picture above your Magnaflow muffler? That thing is tiny.

By K&N drop in, do you mean just the filter on the stock setup, or is that a kit in itself? (I thought it was called the Typhoon?)

I'm not sure I can do either FSWerks exhaust, the stealth or race... they both seem kind of ricey to me from the videos I've seen.

I'm not sure what RMM is or how swapping the rear sway bar helps out.

Short throw shifters are cool though, although since this is my first manual vehicle besides a motorcycle, I think I'm still trying to figure out how and when to correctly shift without getting those jerking motions.
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There's nothing above the muffler

You may wanna do some more reading if most of that didn't make sense LOL
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Sorry, I meant below. I'm assuming that middle piece is the resonator. And no doubt I still need to do more reading, I've only just started this week.
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Yep, Magnaflow Muffler... Vibrant resonator... Exhaust tip

The Rear sway really wakes up the stock suspension...

The stock RMM is trash and you lose a ton to the engine movement... By far a good RMM is one of the cheapest, best mods esp with the MTX75
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You can ask around for opinions but you'll probably get similar answers for $1000
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