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Old October 21st, 2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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exhaust check

im ready to purchase an exhaust system but i dont know which one to go with. i have read some posts where owners were selling their exhaust because they were thinking of buying a different brand. i want to know what people think now about their exhaust system because they've had it for a while. i did do a search but i wanted to know the current feelings of exhaust system owners. any information would be greatly appreciated (price especially )
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buy a Hammerbeck Exhaust you can get it in the V6pEStore, in my sig

brex's hammerbecks sound niiiice
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Old October 21st, 2004, 02:39 AM   #3
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i'll check it out

edit: just a muffler?
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Old October 21st, 2004, 11:03 AM   #4
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i dont understand how this thing works and do u just replace your stock mufflers with it?
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Old October 24th, 2004, 04:25 PM   #5
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i dont understand how this thing works and do u just replace your stock mufflers with it?
It looks like a tip to me. A very, very expensive tip. I can't see how they expect to sell any of these things. Can't figure out what it is, how it attaches, or anything else that might be important to know!
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i'd like to see the fluid dynamics behind the hammerbeck's claims.
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Old October 25th, 2004, 08:36 AM   #7
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It looks like a tip to me. A very, very expensive tip. I can't see how they expect to sell any of these things. Can't figure out what it is, how it attaches, or anything else that might be important to know!
it is not a tip.. to see more pix and info.. go here..

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=41589

for some reason, the pix in the estore makes it looks small.. but trust me.. it is not.. well.. how is it attached? just ask any muffler shop and they can tell u - actually, simly cut off the current muffler and weld the new muffler on..

this pix probably tells the best...

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it is not a tip.. to see more pix and info.. go here..

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=41589

for some reason, the pix in the estore makes it looks small.. but trust me.. it is not.. well.. how is it attached? just ask any muffler shop and they can tell u - actually, simly cut off the current muffler and weld the new muffler on..

this pix probably tells the best...

Sorry about that. What are the dimensions of it? Length, diameter, size of incoming pipe? Thanks!
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incoming pipe diameter - 2.5"
exhaust diameter - 4.5"
length - no idea..

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Old October 25th, 2004, 01:17 PM   #10
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i love my borla catback. do a search on this site, i made a video a while back for it. dont know if it is still up.
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Old October 26th, 2004, 01:52 AM   #11
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thanks sixspeeder. i still dont know why anyone would buy the hammerbeck MUFFLER

edit: videos aren't up anymore. but i read about the group buy last december/january. any chance on starting up one of those again?

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thanks sixspeeder. i still dont know why anyone would buy the hammerbeck MUFFLER
the only difference between my old borla catback vs hammerbeck is that I would have to get someone custom made the piping.. what's the most important part of catback? the muffler.. not the pipe.. the muffler..

anyone can dupe the same size pipe.. there is no secret in making them.. except the craftsmenship, and the quality of metal used... (true, how many metals are bended especially for y pipe is very important.. but i would consider that as part of the craftsmenship...)

not just me having custom piping.. but few others had done it as well.. some did it from catback.. some did the whole way from header..

please look at things in more perspective before u would simply bash a MUFFLER...
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I have the Greddy Evo 2 and im very very happy with it. It's not that loud and it gives really good power gains
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Old October 27th, 2004, 12:51 AM   #14
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brex, which one would you honestly prefer? the custom hammerbeck or borla?

btw, those mufflers look huge

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brex, which one would you honestly prefer? the custom hammerbeck or borla?

btw, those mufflers look huge
yeah.. they're huge..

at first, i really can't get used to how loud it makes... but now i am totally in love with the sound.. i must say there is nothing wrong doing custom piping + muffler of your choice.. and hammerbeck is my top choice as well for look, performance, and sound..
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Old October 28th, 2004, 12:15 AM   #16
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is your borla system still for sale brex?
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Old October 28th, 2004, 02:10 AM   #17
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its sold....
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Old October 28th, 2004, 11:45 AM   #18
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I just put my borla on a few weeks ago. i was torn between that and the greddy, but i went with the borla because i got it for a ridiculously good show price ($615 vs evo $900+). not gonna lie, im a bit disappointed with it. i know everyone has a different opinion as to what is loud, and sounds good, but its a bit quiet for my taste. people in the forum have been saying that borla has made 2 types of systems. (aparently they had a nice, perfectly loud one you see in the exhaust compariston video thread, but were getting complaints so they tossed a resonator and 3rd cat into the mix to hush it up). i have the one with the 3rd cat and resonator. its barely louder than stock, a bit, but not much, or nearly as much as i would like it. all in all, borla is a good bang for your buck if your looking for increased air flow and better mpg, but if your looking for a louder sound go with greddy or find a way to make the borla sound like it did/should. ive asked 30 people and have gotten 30 answers on how to do it, but everyone seems to contradict everyone else... does anyone have any SOLID answers for me on how to make it they way it was born to sound???
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Old October 28th, 2004, 03:08 PM   #19
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ive asked 30 people and have gotten 30 answers on how to do it, but everyone seems to contradict everyone else... does anyone have any SOLID answers for me on how to make it they way it was born to sound???

Try this:

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=33547
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ive been all through that thread before, even posted in it, but when i went to a shop to have the bypass pipes made the guy told me that wouldn't have any impact on the sound... he said ti try a high flow cat, then when i went to look into that i was told that wouldnt do anything either... im damn close to calling borla and finding out what the deal is cuz i dont want to drop $300 on stuff that isnt going to help
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ive been all through that thread before, even posted in it, but when i went to a shop to have the bypass pipes made the guy told me that wouldn't have any impact on the sound... he said ti try a high flow cat, then when i went to look into that i was told that wouldnt do anything either... im damn close to calling borla and finding out what the deal is cuz i dont want to drop $300 on stuff that isnt going to help
if you really want loud.. do a custom jpipe and dual pipe...
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if you really want loud.. do a custom jpipe and dual pipe...
im lookin to keep the cost down because im saving up for the injen cai, do you think removing the res and 3rd cat will open up her sound?
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Old October 29th, 2004, 02:18 PM   #23
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im lookin to keep the cost down because im saving up for the injen cai, do you think removing the res and 3rd cat will open up her sound?
yes, a bit i think..

custom isn't costing more... my whole custom job is only like $750..
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I have stock mufflers, but i removed the third cat, the resonator and the premuffler, then installed 2.5 inch pipe all the way back. Damn what a difference. It now sounds like a combo of a 350 and an R32. But at highway speeds its stock quiet in 6th. I even felt some gains that seem to be growing as the computer gets used to the additional breathing room.
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Removing the resonators and the cat will increase sound and help with top end performance so they say.

blu6speed, with your custom piping into stock mufflers, you went with 2.5 inch piping. Did you go 2.5 the whole way back or did you go 2.5 all the way to the split, then went 2.25 to the stock mufflers?
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I decided to go with 2.5 back to the split, then 2.25 from the split to the mufflers.
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