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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Jecs, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    ok i know i havent post **** since i got her back, things have been hectic as hell last couple of months, ive become an uncle and i also bought my first home!

    things have changed slightly since my original goal, my main focus is getting my difillipo extractors fitted and a new system built.

    im thinking either twin 3" into a single 3" or twin 2 1/2 into single 3" but something i got to talk to exhaust guy about.

    i was originally going to get south geelong to build me the system but gonzo's in prison so i might go to exhaust bros as they built schmocks system on his VL and did a killer job.

    but if anyones interested in paceys + twin 2 1/2" system let me know.



    another teaser pic of future work. the bonnets not finished, still needs to be prep and painted. but very happy with the hole i cut, with the long trumpets everything clears opening and closing the bonnet.

    was fun driving her on the street like this lol

    [​IMG]



    more photos will come of full hidden wiring job & bay
     
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    Dirbatua AWOL!

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    you're such a cock tease, all this time and a single photo.
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    Looks good mate, did you end up going bigger cam? The only thing that put me off the difilipo is that they hang very very low, few guys i know had them removed them because of scraping etc etc
     
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    how much you looking for your old exhaust mate ?
     
  6. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    Hooker Mufflers Reviews

    back story:

    im looking at building a new system for shy'a and been looking at the Hooker Aero Chamber Mufflers.

    from the write up they sound like a great muffler, but wanting to know if anyone has used them and rate them.

    from what i can find, alot of the ford lovers use them and recommend them highly.





    this thing is running the hooker mufflers from above on a straight 6, and i thought it was a windsa





    this is also apparently running the mufflers also





    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203568781161071
     
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  7. Not_An_Abba_Fan

    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    These are a very good muffler, in the right application.

    "23% better and produce more horsepower and torque than the most popular high performance brand."

    It will depend on the rest of the system. If you already have extractors and high flow cats then this figure won't be true. On stock headers and cats, yes, maybe, if the "most popular brand" is a restrictive Cherry Bomb, which in the US, it most likely will be.

    They sound pretty good, not as loud as a straight through perforated tube style muffler. You could probably get away with straight tail pipes with two of these mufflers. The only issue I can foresee is room. The VT-VZ floor pan won't accommodate a muffler any longer than about 12", unless it's a same side offset, so fitment could be a drama.
     
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    hakhawk smooth moderator Staff Member

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    what about vs statesman, seeing thats what its being built for
     
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    I have a Hooker Aero chamber on mine (yes it fits, it's tight, but fits) and it sounds F*kn awesome!!
    when we first installed it, I fired it up without the tail section and thought it had turned my engine into a big block. LOL

    I HIGHLY recommend you choose this muffler. You will not regret it.

    Also, they flow sufficient cfm to support 440hp. That's why I am only running the single centre muffler at the moment.
     
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    strgas GRA = REAL HP

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    I have installed two of these hookers on my girl friends HJ 308 tonner dumping before the diff running 4 into 1 headers 3" pipes with mandrel bends sounds awesome and very drivable without too much attention from the boys in blue and easy on the ears .
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    The VS IRS is basically the same floorpan as the later ones so you will have the same fitment issues. Lucky that they have the offset as the inlet as this is the only way it will go in. It will be very tight at the front to give you the clearance you need at the rear. You will get 2 in there as the Statesman has factory twin mufflers anyway so both hangers are there.

    If you are going twin 3", go twin all the way. Will sound better.
     
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    Hey Jecs,

    yeap, space for muffler is identical on both sides and hangers are there standard on V8 mufflers. The tightest area is passing the gearbox (auto) and there is plenty of room after that to the mufflers. Not sure about crossing over the r/h side past the diff and fuel tank as mine joins before the muffler obviously.
    Why the twin 3"? How many ponies you packing?
    I am twin 2.5" to single 3". It runs no different at the drags with dump at diff or full system (just sounds better/louder), I haven't tried open at header extensions yet, but don't expect any difference.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    The factory Statesman exhaust is twin mufflers with twin pipes under the axles going to single just behind the LH axle, so twin pipes will fit after the mufflers.

    Sometimes size isn't always about HP, bigger is better for sound.
     
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    Might as well add a little info here. I'm running a modded vy full twin exhaust under my vs, twin cats, twin mufflers, and twin hotdogs. Hangers were there on both sides, and it fits up nice and snug. My only issue is the standard mufflers are 6.5" tall and sit lower than I would like. Standard length are 10" and the hookers are 12" they'll fit but the exit bends may be tight.

    Definitely watching this thread
     
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    My exhaust is dropped at the end of header extensions at the moment. (for diff swap)
    So just ask if you want anything measured under there while I have the space.
     
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    deuce are you running the offset or the straight through hooker?

    i also came to find out TUFFER/TENS ran the hooker mufflers. i dont care what any exhaust shop says now, i remember hearing this thing in person and it sound sexual.

    on another note, he ran twin hooker aeros with magnaflow mufflers on the end. given this was an angrier machine than mine, i want to copy him with muffler choice and put some time of magnaflow on the rear

    just not sure if i should go muffler or hotdog?


     
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    Go muffler, since I've installed the hotdogs its loud. I've been looking for a dual in n dual out resinator that will fit in the stock spot to change mine over to. Yes mine is only a six and the 8's sound insane, I believe u'll enjoy it more
     
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    Exhaust shops are in the business to make money, a lot of them will do what is profitable, not necessarily what the customer wants. They would rather fit what's in stock or what they can easily get.

    The shops that I have worked in were very hesitant to get something out of the ordinary. Number 1, they can be expensive, number 2, they don't really want to be held accountable if it sounds like ****. Even though they may not have wanted to fit a certain muffler but do it anyway, you may be asked later who did your exhaust, you say ABC Mufflers, the person says "that sounds like ****, I'm not going there".

    Ephect, I do a twin in and out glass packed resonator, 6" round, 14" long, in 2", 2 1/4" or 2 1/2". I think it's around $70. But then getting it to Melbourne....

    Jecs, as I said in the PM, the bigger the can, the more mellow the result.
     
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    3" Offset in, 3" straight out.
    otherwise it wouldn't fit - it's tight!
     
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    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    after doing a bit more research i found these mufflers, which i was thinking of putting this on the end of the system

    its a very deep solid note, but i dont know if it'll quiet it down too much.



     
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