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Old 02-12-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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What kind of exhaust does AZ roll with?

I was wondering what everyone else in this are uses. I have a Magnaflow 2.25 on my 2000 ZX3. It sounded horrible when I was running a full race header. But with the SVT headers and SVT downpipe/CAT on my ZX3, it sounds good and is not really loud at all. I'm considering doing the same on my 2003 SVT, what I was wondering if it will be loud or not. Also considering a 2.5 inch piping. Any huge difference in sound and/or performace between 2.25 and 2.5 inch piping? Magnaflow, Borla, HKS? What about tru-bendz.com?

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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i have a FocusSPort 4-1, FS 2.25 flex, and a scottsdale muffler custom bent 2.25 flex back with a magnaflo muffler. its a little to tinny for my taste but whatever, you won't be able to hear it once i get the straight cut gears in my supercharger.

if you are not forced induction, then you don't need anything bigger than the 2.25, you will actually start to lose power due to lack of back pressure.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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Muhahaha....I'm runnin the SVT header, 2.5 RT Cat, 2.5 flex, 2.5 Trubendz Borla exhaust on my 2002 ZX3. It's a Beast!
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Im running the Magnaflow 2.5" exhaust.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:50 PM   #5
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Custom exhaust... 2.25

In regards to most of the guys I know out here, they are all FI...so "OPEN" would answer your question.
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i've tried the whole "open" thing with nothing connected to the header, but without a turbo strapped on, its WAY to loud to even leave the driveway, though i did drive around tempe all day for a couple days like that. Everyone kept honking for some reason.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:06 AM   #7
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I'm running bone stock, its pretty sweet. I would consider going aftermarket, only if it was garauntied to give me three things:
Less noise
better mileage
same or better power
Thats how I roll. What?
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I read on another post that there is little to no HP gain with an after market exhaust. That can't really be true...right? Magnaflow can not really claim HP gain if it wasn't true. Any way, I think I will stick to Magnaflow since I like the tone I get from my ZX3. Am I better off sticking with the stock piping and just replacing the rear muffler, or should I just get the whole Magnaflow system? CFM has a complete system on eBay for $385 w/ free shipping.
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i'd go with the trubendz 2.25 with the magnaflo muffler and optional resonator.
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Doesn't the SVTF already have around 2.5" piping stock?
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