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 Post subject: Exhausts
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:42 am 
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Hi all. I'm pretty inexperienced with all thIs stuff to be honest so I'm just after people's advice. I have a '04 BA XR8 and everything is standard except for the air filter. I want to get a decent note from the exhaust without going and changing cams etc. What is the best and/or cheapest way to do it? Do I get a whole new system or can I just change headers/extractors etc. again I'm very inexperienced so any advice is great
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 Post subject: Re: Exhausts
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:33 pm 
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pacemaker competition extractors
hi-flow cats

youll love the power gains/throttle response along with the gruntier sound
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 Post subject: Re: Exhausts
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:22 pm 
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It's far from the cheapest but IMO The Di Filippo Big boys system complete with cats and headers is both the best sounding and peforming combo.

If your on a budget then paccies, with some highflow cats and a custom twin system will do the trick

 

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 Post subject: Re: Exhausts
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Burns wrote:
It's far from the cheapest but IMO The Di Filippo Big boys system complete with cats and headers is both the best sounding and peforming combo.

If your on a budget then paccies, with some highflow cats and a custom twin system will do the trick
ha haaa

i definitely 2nd that thought :)
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 Post subject: Re: Exhausts
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:21 pm 
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OK....

I have Hi-tech Headers on mine (au2 Fairmont V8) with a single 2 1/2 inch exhaust (Redback cat back system)....i liked the tone i was getting but there wasn't the 'definition' in the growl of the exhaust note that i wanted.....so i stuffed around with a couple of resonator sizes (Rear Muffler) till i found that an eight inch resonator did the job i was after.....kept the tone deep, gave me a bit of volume but under throttle gave me a nice growl that said 'im a v8' with out screaming 'look at me'!!!

Reckon you could budget about 2k-3k and come away with a very nice sounding vehicle....you may be able to do it cheaper.

Yes, i agree with the others in that Headers (pacemakers are good) and for you a dual cat back system are a must.....mabye check out other members cars and see what you like......I kinda like Hooker mufflers and may well fit one in the coming weeks....

Anyway...heres a clip of my car at idle and under throttle to give you an idea of the tone i liked....your taste may differ, but at least it's a start. You will need speakers with decent bass for the clip to get the full effect.

Cheers and good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Exhausts
Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:57 am 
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sounds nice mate, i wish my fairlane sounded 1/2 as good.
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 Post subject: Re: Exhausts
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Shen Long wrote:
sounds nice mate, i wish my fairlane sounded 1/2 as good.


Mate thanks for the compliment......reckon people like exhaust notes either deep or choppy.....a small res sure helps with the choppy sound, a big res will deepen the sound, but you loose alot of the definition....

I reckon theres room for improvement with a Hooker Aerochamber....:)...Still given it's only a single 2 1/2 inch pipe.....im pretty happy with the end result.

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 Post subject: Re: Exhausts
Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:59 am 
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Are highflow cats really that important? I've heard murmers that the cats don't really restrict anything, any truth to that?

 

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