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07-12-2006, 11:55 PM
keeping in mind that i have limited tools and unlimited resolve, are there any home remedies for opening up the exhaust? as i understand it, thats one of the most restrictive pieces on our cars. is there a way using minor welding or some other sort of way to reduce back pressure in preperation of intake mods? any advice other than "buy a new exhaust system" will be appreciated and probably tried.


-matt

CMac89
07-13-2006, 09:45 AM
Do a search and you'll have unlimited supply.

No there isn't a way with minor welding. The restrictors are the downtubes and the stock resonator. What you need to do is get some downpipes from Wynn at texasthunderbirds.com then make a complete exhaust system or you can have him make you one.

Other than that you can buy one.

35thauto
07-13-2006, 11:01 AM
as stated do a search, I removed the system & cut just behind the cats & break out the insides then put collars on then gently drove up to the muffler shop so they could weld the cuts.
had them install a magnaflow in place of the sesonator & replace the mufflers
with pipe. now if you have a welder then you can do all this. if you wanted just remove the muffs & gut your cats , leave the stock resonator & see how it sounds.

Tickler
07-13-2006, 10:46 PM
If anything, I would take out the resonator, its by far the most restrictive peice of your stock exhaust, unless your cats are plugged of course.

Scott Long
07-13-2006, 10:54 PM
I have removed cats, stock resonator, and no mufflers and it sounds bad ~~~ for a V6 not ricey or raspy at all. I am going to put a flowmaster resonator on it and have new tail pipes made but no mufflers.

Merlon
07-13-2006, 10:56 PM
my bros sallen will be getting the, should sound insane. wondering if itd be worht it on a V6?

XR7inWI
07-14-2006, 11:01 AM
Just for reference.... here is a picture of the stock resonator to show how restrictive the nasty little thing is. :eek:

07-14-2006, 09:25 PM
i cant tell you how nice it is to have a question and a ton of knowledgeable people come to your aid. i think ill try to get a complete stock exhaust system to toy around with.

07-14-2006, 09:32 PM
I have removed cats, stock resonator, and no mufflers and it sounds bad ~~~ for a V6 not ricey or raspy at all. I am going to put a flowmaster resonator on it and have new tail pipes made but no mufflers.
im not sure if i did it right, cause ive only sent a couple, but i sent you a pm.

Mike8675309
07-14-2006, 09:51 PM
www.texasthunderbirds.com has dragpipes that replace the stock down pipes and are long enough for you to delete the resonator, or add a new two in, 1 out resonator that is more appropriately sized.

Otherwise you can cobble together some replacement down pipes.

Stock resonator is #1 issue.
Driver side 90 degree turn for the exhaust into the cat is the #2 issue.

07-16-2006, 06:00 AM
www.texasthunderbirds.com

Stock resonator is #1 issue.
Driver side 90 degree turn for the exhaust into the cat is the #2 issue.
thanks.that is exactly what i needed to hear. i know this is off topic, but how did you get that picture up whenever you make a post?

Mike8675309
07-16-2006, 11:00 AM
It's called an avatar, and after you've been on the board for a enough length of time, the system will let you add one in the User control panel.

07-16-2006, 11:30 AM
thanks. for both bits of info.:D

DutchSCFan76
07-16-2006, 01:21 PM
It's called an avatar, and after you've been on the board for a enough length of time, the system will let you add one in the User control panel.

No, pay $15 to become a 'full' member, wait 2 weeks, and voila, you can add an avatar :)

07-16-2006, 06:29 PM
come on guys.. which is it? i want a picture of my sexay machine on here!

68COUGAR
07-16-2006, 07:37 PM
my bros sallen.......
Is that an import or a typo for Saleen?

68COUGAR

XR7inWI
07-16-2006, 10:15 PM
come on guys.. which is it? i want a picture of my sexay machine on here!

Signatures and avatars are a members only "perk". Well, other than a few NON members that for some unknown reason, never lost their avatar when the change was made. :rolleyes:

Mike8675309
07-16-2006, 10:39 PM
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75703

New rule i guess. sign up if ya wanna show something off.