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SCrandy
05-05-2002, 02:22 AM
i want to get full catback exhaust for my 93 bird. I also need to get new cats, so I'm thinking that I should just get high flow cats. Anyone know of any good shops that do custom jobs for exhaust and around what price range?

al35thsc
05-05-2002, 03:01 AM
depends on what u want, stainless steel and mandrel bends or regular steel and cheapy bends. are you buying your own hardware and having it installed or do youplan on paying for the shop to do the whole thing and providing you with their prices. cheapest way to go is get your own stuff take it to a good shop and having them bend the pipes. a good exhaust (catback) can go anywhere from 350-700 depending on what ur needs are

al

i know a few shops, just elt me know what u want

Kris Campos
05-05-2002, 03:12 AM
i know a shop that will cut your cats off for you. he he.
-kris

al35thsc
05-05-2002, 03:14 AM
here in east la,, most every shop will do that, only thing is that if u get caught, they never saw you!

al

SCrandy
05-05-2002, 08:11 PM
I think i want to keep my cats because of smog test and stuff. I don't know too much about cars so sorry about all the questions. What are the advantages of stainless steel and mandrel bends versus regular steel and cheapy bends? How much price difference would there be and where should I go to buy my stuff? I don't want my exhaust to be like those fart cans on hondas, I'm trying to go for a more deep sounding exhaust like a V8 exhaust. thanks for all the help

al35thsc
05-06-2002, 11:07 AM
problem with that is it IS a v6 so regardless of what you put in there, it wont sound as tough as some of the other stuff, yu can shop online for your mufflers, or go to a performance store like PAW, search these threads it hink i posted the number and stuff. mandrel bends are just smoother so the exhaust is less restrictive, plus it looks kewl as hell, regular steel with cheapy bends wont last as long (rust) but not too bad here in la since we dont really have road salts or too much mud, and the bends will be sharper. stainless steel will just last longer, look better and, perform better.

al

mercury65
05-07-2002, 01:34 AM
i dont like cats last one i had got pg and had 3 kittens they stunk my house up

al35thsc
05-07-2002, 01:39 AM
gut em!!! *i mean that the humane way, not actually gutting a kitty cat* if ur cats smelled im sure our veterinarian (spelling?) can assist you in that!

al

mercury65
05-07-2002, 01:44 AM
yea im more of a dog person

Kris Campos
05-07-2002, 03:23 AM
al, do you know of any shops that will pass my car without cats on it. i've got my smog check coming up in aug. i didn't think that i would be able to find anyone to pass me(illegally) and i thought i would have to have cats installed again. but if i can keep my straight pipes i would much rather do that.
thanks, kris

SCrandy
05-07-2002, 04:57 PM
Could anyone throw out some estimates for prices? Stainless vs regular. Also for parts, ie catayltic convertor, the down tube, muffler, resonator

TBKHomeworld
05-07-2002, 05:03 PM
I've gotten a quote for $1080 out the door. It's a 2 1/2" to 3" to 2 1/2". The price is WAY freak'n high!

Here's some AVERAGE figures I've put together for parts.

Hi-flow Cats $80ea
Mufflers $100ea
Resonator $180
Pipe $80

Total Parts $620
Total Labor $300

These parts are ordered from places like Summit and other online stores.

SCrandy
05-08-2002, 01:41 AM
Dang, that's pretty expensive...the borla kit thats full stainless steel I saw for like $700 on a site. Would it be better to just get that? I was hoping for more like $400-500 for a custom job...

al35thsc
05-08-2002, 01:48 AM
kris, send me an email :evil: i know some low people in high places

[email protected]

al

TBKHomeworld
05-08-2002, 09:10 AM
I'm talking from the headers back...the borla kit only works on the 3 cat system and is only from the third cat to the rear....this is NOT a complete setup.

SCrandy
05-09-2002, 03:00 AM
Ok so I guess borla kit is not an option. What does each number stand for in 2 1/2 - 3- 2 1/2? Also is it cheaper to buy parts online even with shipping then at like local stores?

TBKHomeworld
05-09-2002, 09:26 AM
Shop around for parts online. Don't look just at the asking price...look at what they charge for shipping. Some places don't charge shipping if you spend $200+.....others charge you shipping no matter what.

2 1/2" - 3" - 2 1/2"
These are the pipe sizes. 2 1/2" are the size of the downtubes, and cats. Then it goes into a "Y" pipe that is 3" in diameter. This runs through the gas tank area (because they "say" dual 2 1/2" won't fit...but we've seen it all the time on this board) then another "Y" pipe at the end of the run that goes into two 2 1/2" pipes to the mufflers.

klsoneSC
05-09-2002, 07:21 PM
I got the supercoupeperformance exaust setup with headers and shipping/handling was ~$80. I dont think thats real bad, what about ya'll? I really like this setup even though it is quite pricey compared to Borla, Flowmasters etc... Parts and labor(+welding) for installing the headers and setup, new O2 sensors, new motor mounts and transmission mount cost about $1750. I think that might be a little high but I couldn't accuse them of not doing a really great job! Anyway, just my $.02.

~KLSONESC~

RonzSC
05-09-2002, 08:21 PM
How do you like the system? did y o install the headers yourself?

al35thsc
05-09-2002, 11:56 PM
goodness grztious that is a pretty penny for that setup...i think most will agree that there is money to be earned by having a shop customize your own setup...all in favor raise your hand...

alex raises both hands!!!

al

klsoneSC
05-11-2002, 04:23 PM
The shop installed the headers. I LOVE the headers and exaust, they are great! I have heard so many horrible sounding systems at my college and around my town I didn't know what to expect when I first got mine done. Im happy with the quality but I agree it was a pretty penny and I would agree with ya Alex that people have the cat back custom made. Anyway, I'll see ya'll at Carlsbad!!!

SCrandy
05-12-2002, 02:06 AM
Anyone have any sound clips of various setups?

TBKHomeworld
05-12-2002, 02:11 AM
I've been try'n to get a sound clip of a true dual forever and a day!

al35thsc
05-17-2002, 01:06 PM
adam mullen has one [email protected] not sure if its a true dual setup but his sounds friggin sweet, plus he'd know who has one...really nice guy

al