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David Neibert
05-20-2009, 11:47 PM
I've always hated the job those clowns at forced fab did on the exhaust system they built as part of the custom turbo system. A tear in one of the pipes because of a half azz job on attaching a hanger, gave me a good excuse to have it all redone in stainless. Dan Saitz at Hyperformance did the work and is the same guy who built the stainless exhaust system on my 91 SC.

The only part of the old exhaust system he re-used was the polished stainless magnaflow 3" muflers. It's a 3.5" single pipe from the down pipe coming off the turbo (also 3.5" stainless) to just past the diff where it splits into dual 3". When removing the old system Dan noticed that where the old mild steel exhaust system made the split from single 3.5 to dual 3", the idiots who built it actually used a 3" Y and then an adaptor to go up to 3.5", so all this time I've actually been restricted to a single 3" opening. So it may even pick up a little more power :cool:

Here's some pictures.

David

David Neibert
05-20-2009, 11:49 PM
Couple more pics.

XxSlowpokexX
05-21-2009, 12:22 AM
Looks great..How much di dthat run you?

frdlvr30
05-21-2009, 12:32 AM
Looks great..How much di dthat run you?

Looks like another 2.5k to me

David Neibert
05-21-2009, 12:58 AM
Looks great..How much did that run you?


I don't know.

I'll find out when I pick up the car Friday morning. Won't be nearly as much as the 91 because he wasn't removing and installing headers or supplying the mufflers, and I omitted some of the v band connections.

BTW I'm just trying to do my part to help the economy...that's what I told my wife anyway :D

Young-SC-Owner
05-21-2009, 06:04 AM
I don't know.

I'll find out when I pick up the car Friday morning. Won't be nearly as much as the 91 because he wasn't removing and installing headers or supplying the mufflers, and I omitted some of the v band connections.

BTW I'm just trying to do my part to help the economy...that's what I told my wife anyway :D


Looks great David.

-Tony

DrFishbone
05-21-2009, 07:22 AM
BTW I'm just trying to do my part to help the economy...that's what I told my wife anyway :D

Nice...I'll have to use that one! :D Stainless exhaust is indeed awesome, I'm envious! :p

Ira R.
05-21-2009, 07:24 AM
The man does some nice work there.

Ira

ScrapSC
05-21-2009, 09:51 AM
I would definately like to have a set of stainless headers and an exhaust for my car!

David Neibert
05-21-2009, 01:01 PM
I would definately like to have a set of stainless headers and an exhaust for my car!

Over the past couple years, Dan has rebuilt/replaced nearly all of the turbo system's hot side plumbing with mandrel bent stainless. Only parts that remain mild steel are the headers. When they start cracking I'll have them redone in stainless too.

BTW, Dan took it for a test drive yesterday afternoon and he said it got sideways at 80mph..:eek:

David

Ken Seegers
05-21-2009, 03:03 PM
David,
That job looks great! Its nice when someone professional does the work.

Ken

David Neibert
05-21-2009, 03:30 PM
I ended up picking it up at lunch today. Looks better in person than the pics, but hangs a little lower between the diff and rear bumper cover than I wanted, but it's much higher than what I had. Sounds a little better too.

David

392Bird
05-21-2009, 05:29 PM
Very Nice. I would have to go from 5 to 7 days a week picking up cans to just pay for the materal.

Mike8675309
05-21-2009, 06:46 PM
but hangs a little lower between the diff and rear bumper cover than I wanted,

At that height, I'd be scraping the bottom of the mufflers on the ground when I pull in and out of my driveway. but it sure looks nice. Nice long weekend coming up for you to go out and enjoy it.

qc89SC
05-21-2009, 06:47 PM
thats AWESOME truly its really nice men that will cost a lot of $$$

Kurt Sunday
05-21-2009, 07:20 PM
Very well done! When I grow up I want to be like you Dave!

frdlvr30
05-21-2009, 07:44 PM
...but hangs a little lower between the diff and rear bumper cover than I wanted, but it's much higher than what I had.

David

Is that because of the 3.5 center section Dave or just the height the guy welded it at? Looks great...just like the last job on the other car.

J dot Miller
05-21-2009, 08:50 PM
I ma interested in knowing the cost? Come on, cough it up. :cool:

David Neibert
05-22-2009, 10:45 AM
I ma interested in knowing the cost? Come on, cough it up. :cool:

Around $1750 with tax. Labor is the biggest expense..cutting, fitting, tacking, remove, weld, reinstall, repeat...over and over again.

David

David Neibert
05-22-2009, 10:59 AM
Is that because of the 3.5 center section Dave or just the height the guy welded it at? Looks great...just like the last job on the other car.

I think it was mainly because he was more concerned about it flowing as good as possible on this car. The 3.5" pipe was extended past the diff before making the split to dual 3" to avoid making extra turns with the pipes, which resulted in it hanging lower to clear the diff than a pair of 3" pipes would.

I think the way it was done on my other car looks a little better, but this one probably flows a little better. I would have rather had a 4" single pipe but that would have been difficult to get past the fuel tank and would hang very low in the center of the car.

From everything I've read and from conversations with the turbo mustang guys, it should be large enough to support over 800 rwhp with my combo.

David

90blkbrd
05-22-2009, 11:42 AM
I omitted some of the v band connections.

Looking good!

I think your placement of the band clamp is in a really good spot to make it easy to work with.

My car has one band clamp after the resonator. I wish I had one more before the Y on my car. The front section (cats and resonator) is easy to work with, but the rear is a chore to more around.

XxSlowpokexX
05-22-2009, 05:00 PM
$1750..WOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

Very nice though and youll only have to do it once!

94scnflt
05-23-2009, 12:11 AM
That looks awesome.

19TbirdSC91
05-23-2009, 05:24 PM
Around $1750 with tax. Labor is the biggest expense..cutting, fitting, tacking, remove, weld, reinstall, repeat...over and over again.

David

My whole car is worth about that LMAO

But the new exhaust looks amazing though!