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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:49 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I have a '95 EF with Pacemaker extractors & a hi-flow CAT (see profile).

I want to replace my exhaust system from the CAT back with some kind of hi-flo sports system that will give me a deep smooth note, and hopefully better performance & response, too!

I've had a couple of people tell me I should go with a 2.5" straight-thru' system, with only a small hotdog in the middle, and some sort of 3" combined resonator & tailpipe on the end. What do you think?

I've seen this item on ebay (twin pipes) http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... %3AIT&rd=1

What do you think of this?

I will probably wind up going to some muffler specialists here in Perth (I only know Mettam's Mufflers, Ian Diffen's etc.), so I would really appreciate it if you guys could:

1. Suggest what type of system I should ask for

2. Suggest any good muffler specialists here in Perth (get typing, you WA guys!)

Any suggestions would be awesome...cheers!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:11 pm 
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argh! read threads already, SEARCH!
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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:14 pm 
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All you need to do to get more sound is a free-er flowing muffler and just 1 resonator at the back ..

so extractors -> cat -> free flow muffler -> resonator -> tips.. no ebay s**t as it wont even fit behind your car.

you can pick up a redback 2.5" free/high flowing muffler for about $150-200 fitted.
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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:34 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
You do know theres about 50+ threads on exhausts?

Here we go again. 9585th time :P

Any 2.5" mandrel bent system from cat back will get you what you want, if you decide to get extractors get paceys, hurricanes or whatever really. high flow cat isnt needed for a 1kw diff it isnt worth $200+ for it.

the exhaust you posted will not fit as look under your bar and think about it carefully lol. you will need a bolt on typical redback, lukey, hume, walker, etc whatever brands out there exhaust.

so whoever's telling you s**t is telling you the wrong info and are s**t talkers with absolutely no idea other then "aw ma gawd baby it will make your go hard like my wrx cuz" ...


excuse the sarcasm, so over exhasut threads lols
LOL Fuzion!

The fact is, I'm not a complete exhaust novice ...I was just too lazy to fully explain my problem!

Here goes...

I had a 2.5" Lukey put on from CAT back on my STD EF system (largish muffler, staggered inlet & outlet), and I was very happy with it in terms of response & note..

I then had pacemakers & a Hiflo CAT fitted to this system, but I found the note changed, and the response was not as smooth..

I then got Mettam's mufflers here in Perth to cut out the existing muffler & replace it with a smaller, but more straight-thru' style muffler. OK at first, but then note started sounding like a wet f@rt & response sluggish...

So, now I have Pacemakers, Hiflo CAT, 2.5" Lukey with replacement straight-thru' muffler in centre of system, with bend over the rear axle into a small hotdog, with chrome pipe welded on end.

The chrome pipe welds are not the best, quite a few gaps that I can feel are blowing at idle ...and car still sounds like a loud wet f@rt!

Still a bit sluggish compared to before I had pacemakers fitted, too!

I've just got to the point where the whole thing is pissing me off so much, that I am considering just replacing my whole system from CAT back with something that is un-chopped, i.e. just a new 2.5" system!

Hence my query...

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:00 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
All you need to do to get more sound is a free-er flowing muffler and just 1 resonator at the back ..

so extractors -> cat -> free flow muffler -> resonator -> tips.. no ebay s**t as it wont even fit behind your car.

you can pick up a redback 2.5" free/high flowing muffler for about $150-200 fitted.


Thanks Fuzion!

I guess I could try puttying & bandaging up the s**t welds around my tailpipe, as I'm sure they're blowing quite loudly at higher revs!

Might just be easier to replace entire CAT-back system, though...

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:33 pm 
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On mine i had extractors -> "freeflow cat" (lpg muwha) -> high flow muffler -> resonator before tips, then dual tips.

it sounded quite loud and was very clear right through out and very throaty. sounds like your system is there onw, remember tho. tips do muffle the sound at the end of it.. an oval tip from a twin lipped tip sounds different too.
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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:55 am 
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fuzion wrote:
On mine i had extractors -> "freeflow cat" (lpg muwha) -> high flow muffler -> resonator before tips, then dual tips.

it sounded quite loud and was very clear right through out and very throaty. sounds like your system is there onw, remember tho. tips do muffle the sound at the end of it.. an oval tip from a twin lipped tip sounds different too.
Thanks Fuzion!

Just to let you know I had the car on a hoist this week, and everything looked fine apart from the big holes in the tip welds.

I got the muffler guys to weld a 3" Stainless Steel un-lipped tip on to replace my 2.5" Chrome lipped, and everything is now sweet as!

I really think the weld holes & the lip of my old tip were the culprits!

So now I have Pacemakers>Hiflo CAT>Freeflo muffler>single hotdog>3" Round SS tip = loud & throaty, not f@rt!

Cheers for your advice mate!

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:29 pm 
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remove your tailpipe and fit a droopey tip in it's place (might be a good idea to make a fake tip for the bumper bar). that'll at least eliminate some of the flow restrictions caused by the bends to get over the diff. and best of all, you get a cool echoing noise from under the car at idle.

 

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