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Old 07-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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flowmaster install

hey guys, ive been lookin around the web and this site and i cant find what im lookin for.

anyway, i just got a flowmaster for my 09 SE manual trans. part # 942043 (from flowmaster.com). anyway i need some help. is this something i can do myself or do i need pipe benders and such to install it? also where did you guys fit it on your foci, where the "lunchbox" is? (which btw, is that a resonator or the muffler?).

side note: my car doesnt have a lunchbox, i bought it used from a dealer and ive been trying to figure it out but it looks like the manual SE's didnt come with one from the dealer, am i right about that?

i just wanna know if i can save myself some cash and put this in myself, wasnt plannin on takin on the resonator because i dont want this soundin like a honda.


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Old 08-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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Save your headache and pay a shop $30-$40 to install it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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If you don't have a "lunchbox" (the muffler under the trunk) then you have the resonator that resides under the rear seat. That's where the flowmaster should go. Yes, I think manuals didn't come with a lunchbox/rear muffler.

It won't be an easy cut and plug, it should be welded in with enough clearance so it won't contact the body in any way. You'll need a hanger installed next to the muffler as well. You decide if you have the skills, materials, equipment, time to do it.

Please report back with your experience!
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side note: my car doesnt have a lunchbox, i bought it used from a dealer and ive been trying to figure it out but it looks like the manual SE's didnt come with one from the dealer, am i right about that?
Yes, '09 and '10 manual coupes that aren't PZEV equipped had the lunchbox delete from the factory. Such cars are rated at 143hp instead of the normal 140hp.
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sorry for the delayed response! so i took it to my shop and i have two mufflers and to get those taken off and the flow put on, itd be like 250 to do. and thats a lot for me considering i already spent 100 on the muffler. i figured this would be an easy 70 buck job for em.

now im just trying to figure out the cheapest/easiest way to do it.
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cost me $200 installed. 40 series Flowmaster on the same exact car. They removed the lunchbox at the back (it was a lunchbox-shaped piece of pipe/metal) took out something else and the Flowmaster is welded in closer to where the driver's seat is. They put pipe from there all the way back and made it look stock, for the most part. Sounds so nice. I didn't do it for performance, it was just to give it a better sound hahah.
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