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Hey everyone,

Just a couple of quick questions. I was looking into getting a custom catback exhaust bent, and was wondering... does the exhaust itself have a great impact on how it will sound, or is it mostly the muffler and resonators? Basically I don't want to cheap out IF it's gonna sound sh%tty.

Part two to that question... where can I get some specs to give to the shop, or can they get them on their own? (ie... how many resonators, mufflers, cats, etc.)

Question number 2... I am looking at getting headers as well for the car, and since they are 2.5" (I believe) is it a waste of time getting a 2.25" exhaust? Shouldn't you just go 2.5" all the way back?

Part two to question two. I know this has been discussed a million times in fxtreme, but I'm having problems finding the specific threads. If anyone can help, I need info on how to install the headers, with the new exhaust... complete with o2 sensors and the like. Thanks!! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

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if you go 2.5" make sure you have all the intake work done, btb and bim as well or say bye bye torque even with 4-2-1 headders . Expect the headders to make the car ALOT louder, sound is due to 1 amount of air flow, 2 dampening of sound ( muffler glass pack etc ) and 3 thickness and material of pipes. with headders you can hear the puff puff of each cyl in tune and when reved it's on loud roar, I have a 36" glass pack and Brullen double packed muffler and it's still damn loud with headders, with out headders it's dead silent exhaust. To get the headders on look at my site below :)


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The shop should be able to use your stock exhaust as a template. The less restrictions, the better. 2.5" is a little big for a 2.0l- you might want to stick with 2.25", unless you're going for all top-end.


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Hey guys, thanks a lot! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

Brendan, I see you have 2.5"... what do you think of that? I want to go turbo within a year to a year and a half... so should I just forget the headders and get a 2.5", or just get a 2.25"? Also, if I get the 2.25" will that have to be replaced once the turbo gets installed?

Hmmm...so many questions I have, so many smart people here. I love this place!

Tom <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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I've got a 2.5", too. With just that and a cone filter (not even a CAI), I went from 127 at the crank to 125 at the tires. My dyno chart is in my profile pictures.


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