I currently have a 2.5" Exhaust (from headers), and it mandrel bends from the Cat Back with a HSV Oval Tip. No rear Muffler. Went and saw my mate today down the exhaust joint, and he discovered my Catalytic Converter if FUBAR. He recommended a complete new system same dealio, but twin 3" Dump Pipes at the tip.
- Do I need to replace the WHOLE system which will be easier to add dumps at the end of the day.
- If I don't need to replace the WHOLE system, just the cat, would it be easy to remove the oval tip and replace with twin dumps?
I have no idea why he would tell you to replace the whole system just to replace the cat? The cat can be cut out and a new one welded in. Why would you want to dump it at the very rear. It wouldnt look all that good on a newer model like yours. Maybe dump it after your cat and muffler just before the diff. This should be cheaper as there is less pipe needed. I would go that way for sure. You would still need a false pipe to keep the cops off your back.
I tend to like the look of dump pipes personally. Seen them on a couple of VR/S's, they don't look too bad (IMO). I'll be DEFINATELY looking at the dump pipe avenue though.
Going to see him tomorrow and see what he can do about just a cat.. Not knowing everything about exhausts myself, I just accepted it on the spot and thought it was truthful - thus my question here!
keeping it simple...
you have headers. they come together and go into a cat (which is likely a bolt in/bolt out piece....it is on the vn/vp's anyway)... then there's a pipe that goes into a muffler, and another pipe that goes into a resonator, and another pipe that comes out of the back?....
the only reason you'd chhange your whole exhaust is if it was all rusted out and crushed or something....
the tips are a piece of p*ss to do man...
get your cat replaced (if it really is stuffed)...
then get them to cut off your exhaust tip, and weld on another one?
Yep.. Will be going to him today.. to be asking a little of WTF.
Ok.. Went and saw him.. he had a look INSIDE the converter.. it's fine however, I get dump pipes twin 3" for $120.. Dunno now.
hmm sounds like this exhaust guy is just looking for some quick cash... sneeky
Going where no late model stato/caprice has gone before.... GAME ON!!
ye man find a diff exhaust dude... even me with my crap knowledge of anything exhaust related knows hes just tryin 2 make some cash...
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if i turn my diff around, will it make my car front wheel drive??
Will see what happens.
I have a twin 2.5" dump tip on my VR, piece of piss to add on. As for the cat, no need to replace the whole system either un bolt the old one or cut it out, then replace it.
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hey guys i need help!!!! on my stato i got a stock exhaust and want to change it. whats the best set up to get the V8 grunt????
You need to post that question in the V8 modification section mate.
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