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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:36 pm 
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got a new exhaust today! mainly because the current one was only temporary untill i got the $$$ to get a better one.

2 1/2 mandrel bent, straight through front muffler and a rear hotdog, lets just say im going back tommorow for another muffler!. Its silent cruising with no throttle, but at about 60K's its really F'in loud (like loud enough that after cruising home with my window down my right ear was slightly humming).

Went in expecting $600 for the system and a new cat but after inspecting my cat it was still good (another thing of the list of possible causes to my car running so s**t) so $330 later (and $50 tommorow for the extra muffler) im kinda pleased, hant had a chance to really test it, but id almost say my car seems to run better.

made sure i stood there and watched them fit it too, i saw a few dodgy practices that i didnt like. they gas axed the old mounts and were blowing molten steel at the inside of my rims - and when he was doing the tip he managed to slightly melt my bumper around the outlet - and then when he sprayed over the exhaust with black paint he got a bit of overspray on my bumper, but nothing real bad that would cause me to jump up and down!

exhaust brothers 4 1/2 stars in my books

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:52 pm 
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Is that 4.5 out of 10??? I'd be pretty p****d if someone melted and/or sprayed my car anywhere, even a little bit! They are just being lazy by not taking off the system and welding, cutting, spraying while off the car. It isn't much extra effort, the difference between 4.5/10 and 10/10 I guess!
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:55 pm 
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nah its out of 5, the little mishaps were just that, LITTLE.
the overspray was onto as very thick layer of dirt so it will wipe off (otherwise i would have got schizo) and the melted bit, its barely visible and right on the inside of the cutout for the tip.

Plus all of this was at 4:30 in the arvo and carefactor was low!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:22 pm 
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Yeah, but I'd still expect better workman ship than that. Even if you're not p****d of, I still wouldn't go back there.
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:24 pm 
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Yeah, but I'd still expect better workman ship than that. Even if you're not p****d of, I still wouldn't go back there.


normally i wouldnt but so far ive had two other exhaust shops NOT disconnect/protect my elec system while welding under the car, so these blokes are pure professionals compared to who ive been to previously



Maybe this thread could be of better use if everyone posted up their experiences with exhaust places so i can get an idea of the quality of workmanship i got?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:53 pm 
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Wait JOSE, don't go back to get another muffler!
It gets quieter, trust me.
I've got extractors into 2.5" with middle muffler and tail pipe resonator.
When I first got it, it sounded like a truck!
Wait a week or so before you make it too quiet.

The people who fitted mine didn't tighten the exhaust to the cat properly, causing it to slowly loosen and eventually fall off a month later.
Turned a 2 hour trip into 7 hours.
A mate of a mate got a HSV system, including extractors fitted to his Statesmen (I don't know stato models :P).
They put the extractor gaskets on upside down so they leaked.
I think you got off pretty good!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:58 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Wait JOSE, don't go back to get another muffler!
It gets quieter, trust me.
I've got extractors into 2.5" with middle muffler and tail pipe resonator.
When I first got it, it sounded like a truck!
Wait a week or so before you make it too quiet.


ok, will try that first, although i suspect my missus wont be so happy riding with me for a few days :).

Its stories like yours that make me stay with the backyard mechanic i have, i help do all work on my car so
A: i learn
B: i can correct him when he goes to do something dodgy!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:06 pm 
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JOSE wrote:
ok, will try that first, although i suspect my missus wont be so happy riding with me for a few days :).

he he, i was working night shift when I first got mine.
I used to wake up the whole street just cruising up the road :D
It's alot better now, really only opens up with some revs on board, otherwise it's just a nice low note, that I only hear with the window open.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:24 pm 
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you were right steady, three days later and its much quieter and sounds a lot nicer!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:31 pm 
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lol all this talk is makin me want to fit the new lukey cat back in my shed with just a tailpipe :D ooooh noise aint gonna be pretty, but also dont wanna leave the car at an exhaust shop :( dont want some fukker messing with my pride n joy but i really have no choice, i kno the one down the road 'tests' customers cars by doin dounughts and power slides round the industrial park the shops in so if i go there im waitin, dunno about others tho

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:35 pm 
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I reckon my exhaust got louder with time.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:37 pm 
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i wouldnt suggest you go for a system with no rear muffler/hotdog, sounds too much like a lancer with a fully sick exhaust then.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:42 pm 
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lol i hope not otherwise ill be puttin in a resonator :P at some added expense but i wanna see wht its like first

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:23 pm 
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iv got a brand new system with only 1hi flow muffler then Straight throo, no hot dog or ressie, really sounds loud when you open her up! the extractors and cam add to the sound as well
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:06 pm 
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ooooo loud :D i cant wait to get mine on and bedded in :D

 

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