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Old 10-02-2012, 04:24 AM   #1
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Exhaust Tip Question

Hi, I have a 2002 ZX3 with a Volant cold air intake (bought after reading these forums). I was wondering if exhaust tips were purely for looks, or had any effect on performance. If they're purely for looks, what would you recommend to buy for a cheap-ish, quiet exhaust? And are they easy to install?


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Welcome to FF, good call on the intake and no an exhaust tip will do Nothing for performance, their just for looks. And as far as cheap exhausts, i know of a site where i bought my exhaust, as far as quiet...generally after you change anything, its no longer becomes quiet. Mandrelexhaustsystems.com os where i got mine, hope this helps
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exhaust tips are just for looks, they add no performance. cut off the lunchbox and add in some flex pipe for a little extra added sound. heres the How To ------> Simplified Lunchbox Removal Instructions

if your looking for something with a nice mellow, yet somewhat quiet tone, check out my bst thread. the stealth is a great option
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Thanks for the replies, that clears it up! However, beyond replacing the exhaust and intake, are there are other things that you'd recommend changing? I mean, what stock parts do most people usually swap out first when they want to gain a little performance, for not much buck?
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tbh it's one of those things that it takes $$$ to play..

popular mods, are svt header, orp, flex, exhaust, intake, and tune.. the latter being the most expensive but makes a difference. also throttle body will give you a better throttle response. best way to save money is to keep an eye out on our forum here at the BST section.. a lot of good deals have been popping up.

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He's right about taking money to play. Just be patient and try not to be too eager for everything you want. It takes time too.
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