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Old September 30th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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chopping off my stock muffler for tanabe?

i bought a set of super hyper medallion from a guy here on av6...went to the muffler shop and they recommended just chopping off my stock and putting the tanbe's on...good idea or bad?
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Old September 30th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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Did you just buy the muffler or a full cat-back?

If you just bought the mufflers thats a perfectly acceptable way of putting them on.

You will only gain the HP increase from the muffler backpressure reduction (instead of larger diamter piping and mandrel bends in the full cat-back) but you should still get a bit more power and better sound.

I would see how much they would charge to make a slightly larger rear Y section with mandrel bends and compare the $$ difference.

If you bought a cat-back and this is there installation reccomendation... Run to the next nearest muffler place!
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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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they're just the mufflers
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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #4
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i bought a set of super hyper medallion from a guy here on av6...went to the muffler shop and they recommended just chopping off my stock and putting the tanbe's on...good idea or bad?
really?? they recommended you to just chop off your stocks and use your stock piping? haaha strange usually muffler shops want to sell you their piping. well using your stock piping is fine but they won't be as much gain since you're still using fairly restrictive piping. but if you're on a budget then thats fine. or if you're only doing it for looks then thats cool too
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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #5
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was recommended to them by a co-worker...so they're not going to try to sell me stuff...more for look and sound....not racing anywhere so doesn't really matter.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #6
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like morepower4me said i would also do the y unless they want a million dollars for it but it should be under 150-200 you will; be much happier with it not to mention that the rust pipe doesnt look good at all.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:57 AM   #7
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yeah the y-pipe is visible and looks nice when its all shiny under there..y-pipe and mufflers and just leave the mid-pipe if you just want sound and looks.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #8
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aftermarket mufflers with stock piping ftl.

the y pipe in the rear is so noticable on these 7th gens, i would spend the extra and go with at least custom piping from the y back, but then again if your going to go that far, might as well go custom all the way
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Old September 30th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #9
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hmm i might consider the custom Y...i'm kinda working on a college budget...how much would be a decent price...the places around my area doesn't seem to offer mandrel bends....nor stainless steel
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Old September 30th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #10
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college budget i feel yah bro.
obx catback $385 shipped FTW!!lol
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Old September 30th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #11
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when it idle does it sound nice?
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Old September 30th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #12
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it has a deep deep rumble when you start up your car but once its warmed up like a minute or so its barely noticeable kid yah not.real deep.sometimes you forget its there when just riding but has a tone.
$385 well spent college is killing me to man.$27k a year excluding boos and stuff.blows.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #13
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yea tell me about it
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Old October 1st, 2008, 03:08 PM   #14
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i'mma go with the custom Y pipping, the only question is...2.25 or 2.5 inches??? performance difference and sound difference???
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Old October 1st, 2008, 03:42 PM   #15
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2.5 all the way back if you can.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 04:34 PM   #16
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Old October 1st, 2008, 04:43 PM   #17
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i dont see why he has to redo his piping, stock piping is good and already 2.5 except after the midmuffler. He could always chop that part off and go custom from there
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i dont see why he has to redo his piping, stock piping is good and already 2.5 except after the midmuffler. He could always chop that part off and go custom from there
It would be a waste of money to use the stock restrictive ass piping, and than open it up in the end.. doesn't help in performance at all and will look like crap imo. Trust me, the stock exhaust is not a true 2.5" More like 2.25 to 1.75 after the Y.
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It would be a waste of money to use the stock restrictive ass piping, and than open it up in the end.. doesn't help in performance at all and will look like crap imo. Trust me, the stock exhaust is not a true 2.5" More like 2.25 to 1.75 after the Y.
2.25 is still not too bad lol maybe he wants backpressure? iono, whatever works for him
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Old October 1st, 2008, 08:32 PM   #20
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hmmm....if you say that it's 1.75 from the Y back would it help a little to open that up a bit?
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