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Old 06-08-2008, 04:09 PM   #21
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:23 PM   #22
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Good write up, but I want to add, In several states, flex pipe will not pass inspection.
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Great point, wasn't aware of that. Even more reason to find a shop that will get a real piece of pipe on there for a reasonable price. Next time I crawl under there I'm going to pay real close attention and see if there's any way to cut off the lunch-box so that it leaves a straight shot to the tip. Then we wouldn't have to worry about having some shop bend a piece of pipe and charge a small fortune to install a whole 18" of pipe.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:28 AM   #24
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I've got to change my oil again this weekend, I'll take a look while it's up in the air as well.
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I have something that would help

I have the rear section from my borla set up, I paid $65 for it and it comes with the tip if anyone is interested let me know
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:01 AM   #26
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Thank you and thanks for the rep points. That is a great compliment coming from someone that's been on FF for so long.


I appreciate a good write-up (as I've written a few) when I see one.
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:42 AM   #27
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In Missouri anyway, a flex pipe in the exhaust won't pass the State Safety Inspection......unless you know the inspector and can get him to over-look the thing. You need an inspection every two years at least.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:09 PM   #28
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In Washington (state) we have emissions testing every two years. But, they don't inspect the exhaust system. In fact, on newer vehicles, they don't even "test" the actual emissions at the tail pipe anymore. They just hook up to the on-board computer and if everything reports OK they pass you.

I'll try to make this short - the last time my van (now sold) needed an "emission" inspection, the on-board computer was reporting both banks running lean. They failed it. I drove to my mechanic, he reset the codes, I drove straight back to the test center, and now even though they couldn't read those same codes that failed me 30 minutes earlier (because they had just been re-set), they PASSED it. I'm not kidding - and this is what we're paying for.
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In this state (Missouri) you need two inspections. The emission inspection is done only on cars newer than '95 using a scan tool only.

The safety inspection is done on every car.....at least every two years. This is where the flex exhaust pipe will fail. (if the guy notices it).
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Well, I mentioned this was temporary until I found a cat-back for my 08'. Somewhere in the middle of all that flooding out there is a UPS truck with my new exhaust on it. That package better be on the upper shelf! It's a Trubendz 2 1/2 inch stainless steel (SS) exhaust, with a SS Magnaflow straight through muffler, and a new hi-flow cat to boot.

I've already received two notices of delivery date changes due to the flooding.

If you guys down there see a UPS truck stuck in the water, be safe, but help him out will you.

Seriously, to any FF member affected by all that water, my wife and I wish you nothing but a safe and fast recovery (and dry feet).
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