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Old 12-28-2009, 08:24 AM   #71
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What did you guys do about the hanger? Its mounted on my resonator, so if I remove the resonator, the hanger comes with it. Any ideas? Just replace the hanger too?
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:28 PM   #72
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I had a pipe welded in place of the resonator. A new hanger was welded to the pipe.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:12 AM   #73
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You must have the special "performance exhaust" that some of them come with. My 09 had a box. I never got around to doing a Lunch box removal I just did the whole exhaust.
I believe the SES coupes had a "sport" exhaust...in fact I think even the SE had it if it was a manual, not automatic. I have an SE coupe and it has the lunchbox...but mine is an auto.
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This makes the car sound much better, but I removed the resonator and didn't have time to replace it with piping, lol.

Now I'm riding with half an exhaust. I'm going to put a fart can on for the time being.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #75
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I got referred to this thread from a fellow member, since I just removed the lunchbox as well. They charged me $40 for the job and they cut off the resonator right at the edge of the rear pipe. They bent a new piece of pipe and made it fit just about perfect. I love the sound, but I'm still saving up for a magnaflow upgrade.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:00 PM   #76
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40 bucks... I did this at a friends shop for free. I've yet to weld on the rest of the exhaust, but I'll get to it :p
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Another method a guy did is instead of having the temporary piping, he just put a turn down directly behind the front cut where the lunchbox was. If you dont particularly care about a tip showing on the back its a decent idea IMO. Not sure on the length of the turndown or if it had to be a certain length to avoid anything...
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just did this today. and WOW. i thought it was going to be louder than it is. i love it and id suggest everyone with stock exhaust to do this.
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Great Post. Especially if you are on a budget. Some Muffler shops think customers are idiots and try to rip us off. I had a buddy pay $250 for the whole exhaust with their performance muffler. When I was helping him swap out his rear SB. They cut the resonator and added piping and also put what looked like a cheap a_s flowmaster and the welding looked really crappy. They left most of the factory piping. Cheap Job and expensive price.
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I did the same thing and it was well worth it! i just went to a muffler shop and had them cut off the lunchbox and weld on a pipe with a stainless steel tip. I got pics on my profile for your viewing pleasures.
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