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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:06 pm 
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Hey lads,

As some of you may know, my stock exhaust system has a wee rust problem that makes the whole thing rattle, and me very red-faced at the lights.

Anyway, I have diagnosed the problem, and it is the resinator/muffler directly behind the rear bumper.

My question is, would it be cheap, or could I do it myself, to have this thing buggered off, and put a straight through on that section until I get my 2.5 system?

Also would it be legal? And what performance/volume differences, if any, would there be?

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P.S. Where are the cheap exhaust places in Brisbane? That mob at moss street (across from autobarn) wanted 300 off the shelf and 340 installed for a 2.5 Lukey system.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:25 pm 
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Yeah just put a straight section in there, but dont go looking in the boot for anything though eh!
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:27 pm 
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Shutttttt up, lol.

How much though? I can't weld, and wouldn't know how to remove. Help folks.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:38 pm 
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hey mate ..
i got my exaust from right price ..as all my cars have .
a bit dearer than some ,
but never had a problem ..they fit em well on lowered cars .

you could try lees exaust on moss st too . i hear there ok .

other than that ,,i know park ridge wreckers have a white ef/el down the
back with a as new standard exhaust on it ..
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:26 pm 
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Lol, I'm so used to hearing stories of our members getting Lukeys installed for under 300, so that's kind of what my heart is set on now, hehe.

But yeah, I should have a new 2.5 next month. Just if there was an easy fix to stop the dislodged, rusted bit of steel in the rear resinator, would be good.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:27 pm 
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mr muffler on kessels road has been real good to me, i've taken quite a few down there.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:29 pm 
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lol men at work exhaust has done mine and glenns exhausts....the guys there hooked me up with an awesome bogun tip too....:P
i payed 180 for mine...;)

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:45 pm 
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Okay, I'll keep those in mind.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:54 pm 
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Just cut it off and drive around with the shortened tailpipe, preferable cut it where it angles towards the ground.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:56 pm 
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DO NOT ATTEMPT IT YOURSELF, chances are you'll find a way to weld something to something its not meant to be welded to. Or you'll wle dyour hands together, somehow, seeing as you tend to achieve the almost impossible.

Anyways 300 sounds alright for a lukey, depends who you go to and if you pay cash etc.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:54 pm 
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i have the same frickin rattling on my fairmont!!! it is so annoying and i know what you mean about being red faced at the lights lol!!! thank god i only have to wait 2 weeks till the new 2.5" zaust goes on!

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:23 pm 
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you dont need a welder to fit the exhaust, they squeeze together and then are clamped together.
Jack beedhams in redcliffe said 220 fitted for a 2.5 inch system cat back. cheapest i have found so far. mitch where is men at work? LOL

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:42 pm 
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Why bother? It shouldn't cost more than $20.00, but you could rather put that towards a decent system...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:09 am 
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Hmmm, maybe I'll just sit on neutral at the lights for a few more weeks, lol.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:36 am 
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Hmmm, maybe I'll just sit on neutral at the lights for a few more weeks, lol.


if u really want....tell people ur getting a 2.5" system soon and just :D at them while the thing is making the ugly rattling noise.....lucky my exhaust is sitting in my bedroom.

 

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