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Old 12-04-2011, 04:03 PM   #11
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Edit: Doh! I thought you had a 2.5 liter, not a 2.5" exhaust. Sorry!
lol not yet.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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So, got them installed last week, did some videos.

at my garage, the sound is not good

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on-board at our local drag strip

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The magnaflow 10436 4"x22" is on the straight right after the flex and the 14616 on the stock location, next to rear suspension. The 14616 body is 6"x14", not 6"x20" as I said. But I think it's too loud yet, maybe I will throw another 14616 on the back.
Current setup is OBX header, 2.5" exhaust, SWR cams (280/280 9.5/9.5), K&N airfilter and SCT flashed ecu. It has SVT suspension and 16" wheels with 205/50 Hankook R-S2 tires.
I'm planning to get a Duratec 2.5 liter L4 or a Ranger 2.3 engine.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:41 PM   #13
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Awesome> my car sounded similar to that= a little deeper thou, maybe being a 23 instead of your 20. I'd add a another muffler too. Is that your Serpent Inpact 1:10 scale? I use to race a Serpent excell & BMT 933 austin lite w/ novi-rossi's.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:32 AM   #14
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kinda like it
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #15
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Hey Vince, Whats you up to? Could be he's figuring out which way to go= a dtech car or a zetec powered one.
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Someone brought it back right as I am over here debating redoing my exhaust. I want to tone it down more but have mufflers under it everywhere one can be shoved lol. hmmmmm
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Someone brought it back right as I am over here debating redoing my exhaust. I want to tone it down more but have mufflers under it everywhere one can be shoved lol. hmmmmm
The only thing you can change is the diameter of them.
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I like this thread. I've been trying to understand the myriad options about exhausts. From custom to high end to trubendz to eBay.

I have a d23 with cai and I'm considering an exhaust system under the guise that there are gains without impacting the sound quality (closer to stock in dB).

And as such, isn't there something such as too many mufflers? Like 2 or more may reduce any gains etc?

(Btw posting on ff is a blast from the past, I've been quiet for a while.)

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Nice swap. I'd get some 2.25" or 2.5" pipes on that ZX3. Power gains to dollar aren't anything as big as moving up from a SPI-2.3 duratec but it will breathe better. I like putting a resonator on to keep the drone down but I drive mine erry day and generally its closer to the stock DB range but it sounds better. A weekend/nice day toy I'd go muffler only maybe even straight pipes depending on what kind of toy it is. Company wise, I'd go custom at shop before ebay as a good exhaust shop will be at or less than your typical cat-back price. With that in mind I usually just order something pre-built and coated in hopes of it lasting and looking nice enough. I'm a big fan of FSwerks but I've had magna flow too and borla sounds great. I'm sure there are a few more out there, but typically I look to see what the focus shops carry
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