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Old 09-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #41
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Great price, I couldn't get anyone to touch it for that around here. Any plans for a new exhaust (like 2 1/2" cat back) in your future?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:50 PM   #42
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Great price, I couldn't get anyone to touch it for that around here. Any plans for a new exhaust (like 2 1/2" cat back) in your future?
Oh definitely, but seeing as how I'm pretty satisfied w/ the sound now w/ the Air box resonator removed and the lunchbox gone it will be a little bit. I wanna get a drop and some interior lighting done, then maybe go for an exhaust.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:51 PM   #43
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Here is how I did mine, for those that don't want to go with the flex pipe.



I just got two 45 degree bends and two clamps cut right before the resonator on the bend and it came out perfectly centered in the bumper, I just have to hang it and get a tip. Probably won't even bother tho, it's just temp. for a few weeks.

It sounds good do, I was expecting it to be louder, it's just enough to notice but not obnoxious, wish I would have done it sooner.



you can see my nice new shiny blue frpp springs! also
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Did the removal this weekend. Most of the vid's i've seen don't do the sound justice. On my 2.3l zx3 it just growls a little more and sounds lower. Enough that you can hear it/enjoy it, but could never annoy me/anyone else. The shop I went to said it'd be $100 to weld, so i'm thrilled with the flexpipe. Its hidden behind the bumper too, so it isn't an eyesore. Thanks for the great instructions.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:53 PM   #45
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Brad,
My guy did mine for $50. He said my piping was 2"?
Cut existing pipe where it goes over rear suspension.
Mandrel bent 2" pipe to fit (2" OD aluminized).
Expanded 2" OD pipe to 2" ID to slip over existing 2" pipe.
New clamp at connection point.
Welded on new hanger rod.
Cut off and welded on existing SS tip.
AND, he did a really nice job!
He said that if I ever sell it and the buyer wants the resonator back on, all he needs to do is to expand a 3" long piece of 2" od to 2" ID, weld it to the resonator pipe, clamp it at
the cutoff place, and cutoff and weld the SS tip back on-$10.
(I REALLY like this guy!)
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:19 PM   #46
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Glad to see everyone having fun with this still. Nice to see the new info added too.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #47
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Compared to a ricer... what does this sound like.. I’d hate to have this removed and soud horrible. I have a brand new 08 sedan.
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It is no where near a "ricer" sound. not high pitched at all, nice and deep sounding.
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i've called 4 shops in the city and no one carries 18" flex pipe everyone stops at 12" which sucks cause it'll be too short, and of the 12" flex only 6.5" of it flexes...... ive looked on ebay cant find this stuff... any ideas I live in Manitoba, Canada.
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lol thats redneck as hell lol
but if it works and you like it ,
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