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Holden Commodore VS Exhaust Prices

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Hey guys, just wanting to replace my stocko exhaust on my commodore VS with a sports exhaust from the cat, got told I dont need the cat replaced unless its screwed as Im looking more for the sound not performance. So what I was looking at was a 2.5" sports exhaust from the cat with muffler, and I thought I would go Redback. I quoted a price here in Hervey Bay for $290 fitted and then a $30 stainless steel exhaust tip. My friends thought this was a little pricey and for that price I should be getting the cat with the sports system, just wanted some other opinions on the subject. Is this a little expensive or about right? I dont know much about exhausts so the guy might have bumped the price up since he might of twigged that I didnt know **** about exhausts lol. Got told about baffles from my friends as well they said dont get em. WTF are they lol? Looked into 3" but got told it would have to go over my dif and it would knock it all the time plus you lose compression in a larger exhaust. And I dont want extractors just the half exhaust thing, anyways the wisdom of JC's is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance guys. :)
 

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Redback is a good brand, a lot of people use them. Don't worry about replacing the cat with a high flow type unless you want a little bit more performance. I think by baffles your friends are referring to the type of muffler, regular mufflers have baffles, you want a "straight-through" muffler which has better flow.

I also don't think exhaust diameter affects compression, as it does back-pressure. 2.5" is fine for you.
 

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Thanks for the reply, but the real question I had was is the price of $320 about right for a sports exhaust with a stainless steel tip?
 

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Yeah pipe from cat to muffler and from muffler to the end with the tip. got told to go for a straight through muffler as well.
 

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Mate, I JUST today got (from the cat back) a new exhaust set up. I have a Holden VS Acclaim Series II 1996 model. I got a lukey muffle and resinator with a dumper off the end. Got mine for $335 and that's everthing including the dumper. Makes a Huge difference to sound man, you get heads turning :p. If it's a nice sounding car you want, go for it. Alternatively go all out and get the whole system done with extractors :D... But that's a hell lot more expensive :|
 

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the price is around average.. if u do a ring around, quoting the same system to all u ring, u should come up with around the same figure +/- $50-100

pending brand of extractors if u want them, they range from $400-800.. some come with the Y piece but most dont, so just beware
 

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Yeah thanks guys im not after extractors, just the sports exhaust from the cat back (keeping the stocko cat back), more after the better sound than the performance. SO the 320 mark is about right? I take it get a straight through muffler? and whats the go with resonators? Do I get one? I am after a nice sound not a really loud sound. I dont want to draw attention to myself ok haha.
 

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if you can pay a bit extra and get a glass pack muffler as your first muffler, and either no rear resi, or a hotdog.

glass pack gives you a nice deep throaty sound generally without the drone.
 

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If you don't want to draw attention to yourself, DEFINITELY get a resonator. With my system, I got a resonator in it and I'm sure I draw attention even with it on :p. Not too good being a P plater and all. I was talking to the exhaust specialist that did my set up. Without a resonator, you get a constant loud sound which if taken on the highway can get "droney" (if you will). With a resonator, you get a great sound + it mellows out while "cruising" (in a sense). That's the best I can put it. But on top of that, my V6 sounds friggen awesome now :p.
 
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