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bo0std

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hey guys, have been and got a few quotes for a full exhaust system for my 06 vz maloo. now prices are pretty steep at the moment for a 3 inch system.
heard from a mate of mine that has a vu ss ute, he took from the rear mufflers to the tips off and got a straight pipe set-up made. now im thinking of doing the same as the cost is very cheap but was wondering if anyone knew if it made the car run worse or long term damage it could cause.
any ideas/suggestions/input would be helpful
thanks.
 

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removing the rear section will not damage anything, but it would be ideal to replace the whole system. try ebay, there are some good prices on there
 

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Hey mate, You can remove cats/mufflers and replace with bits of piping but your exhaust will only be as good as the overall size. If you weren't going to do anything to the engine that'd be fine for noise and maybe a touch of poke. a Cheap and easy alternative for a change of exhaust note.

If u intend to get some serious work done you'll end up replacing the entire system to something larger like dual 3inch. If your not you can easily get away with dual 2.5 or just do what your mate did.

Just think about your future plans with the car, if your going far with it. Fork out and do the job once and correctly. i hear people changing their exhaust multipul times cause they suddenly go FI.

For exmaple. My exhaust on my SV6 is twin 2.5 into single 3 straight through. its WAY WAY to big. but i'm planning stroker/cam/FI.
 

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if your only looking for sound the strait through system is deffinately the cheapest way to go it will cost about 100 to 200 from memory? just depends what you want to spend and want to get out of it
 

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yeah not really planning on doing anything engine wise. only drive the car on the weekends as i have a work van so it sits in the garage during the week so yeah not gonna throw too much money at it.
thanks for the advise guys.
appreciate it.
 

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If its only for sound then go for it.
Get the exhaust shop to make full pipes from the last join and keep your tail pipe/mufflers intact.
This is in case you end up hating the sound and want the originals back on then its just a bolt up exercise.
 

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If its only for sound then go for it.
Get the exhaust shop to make full pipes from the last join and keep your tail pipe/mufflers intact.
This is in case you end up hating the sound and want the originals back on then its just a bolt up exercise.

yeah thats what my mate has done incase the "you know who" dont like the sound of it either.
and i was just going to get them to put flanges on each end that way i could bolt it on and off if needed.
 

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now on another note, stainless steel or mild steel?
 

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now on another note, stainless steel or mild steel?

doesnt matter, stainless is just lighter, just get mild steel, unless u get a full system, otherwise its a waste of money IMO
 

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doesnt matter, stainless is just lighter, just get mild steel, unless u get a full system, otherwise its a waste of money IMO

They also say mild steel changes the note at low rpm and on idle and stainless is higher rpm. but its #### all so dont ever worry. lol

and stainless is more durable... ofc :p
 
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