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Need advice on VE SS exhaust fix

TANK 2.0

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Hi guys,

I recently bought a VE SS with major mods done by Walkinshaw (518fwkw and 387rwkw)

With the exhaust it has
* HSV headers
* No cats
* Twin 3 inch cat back mild steel exhaust with small body muffler.
* also has rear mufflers

It sounds ok but i want it to sound more beefy, like an old school V8 (That deep "beat" noise)

Should I go with straight pipes or j-pipes to replace the rear mufflers? To get it sounding like an old V8. It's lumpy now but I know I can get it angierer lol

I have been recommended to first install 200 cell hi flow cats to stop the petrol smell (which I love but cops hate lol)

Any help is appreciated as I'm a novice and dont want to get ripped off.

Thanks guys.
 

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Also sometimes there is an rattle from the exhaust, sounds like it's at the back of the car. Is it a case of loose nuts or something more sinister?
 

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200 cats, j-pipes are subjective in sound some like some dont mine was fine
 

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Having no cats is illegal, I would put 2 of them on & then replace the centre muffler with a H pipe. Deleting the rear mufflers will just make it drone.
 

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Having no cats is illegal, I would put 2 of them on & then replace the centre muffler with a H pipe. Deleting the rear mufflers will just make it drone.
Thank you brother. I found some stainless steel 200 cell cats on eBay which I will be buying asap.

So put the H pipe and leave the rear mufflers?
 

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Up to you, everyone here will tell you something different. There is no right or wrong answer comes down to personal preference. In my experience removing the rear mufflers sounds awful.
 

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Appreciate your feedback. I know it's hard to explain as I am a noob to modding, just want it to sound like an old school muscle car.

I will definately put the cats on and the H pipe and I guess I'll take it from there.

Thanks again.
 

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200 cats, j-pipes are subjective in sound some like some dont mine was fine
True, it's not a case I want it louder, I just want it more grunty, angrier and highlight that "beat" noise form the old school muscle.
 

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I live in Sydney, can you recommend where I can get the cats and H pipe installed without getting ripped off?
 

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Some 4 into 1 long tube headers (pacemakers) will help a lot with that deeper old school rumble
 
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