Muffles express products

eddieleephd

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I always recommend calling around the local muffler places and see if any of them have reasonable prices on aluminum piping.
I have an aluminum cat back straight pipe that I had installed for $150 and an completely satisfied with it.
409 stainless will get Rusty spots and aluminum will not.
$200 for stainless isn't horrible, however, I have no idea of their quality.

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Rrusse11

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toasty,

I have a complete 2.5" exhaust from muffler express, catless with a resonator.
My guru was impressed with the fit, "Best I've ever seen for aftermarket"
was his comment. Mandrel bends and the downpipe flex portion was good
quality, the 409 SS is the right material IMO. Doesn't fatigue crack.

I can recommend their products.


 

toastyjosh

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OK I pushed the button on so we shall see how it fits. I will post updates.
I do plan on spraying the whole exhaust with BBQ paint
 

Powder Hound

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Hope it works for you. If you are lucky, maybe the Colorado tree huggers will convince the highway department to forego salting the roads in the winter...

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Nah. ;)

Cheers,

PH
 

Caddy 16v

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I bought piping and other odds and ends from them before to weld my own exhaust, nothing but good things to say about muffler express.

Came very close to ordering the 2.5" downpipe several times lol.

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BobnOH

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Hope it works for you. If you are lucky, maybe the Colorado tree huggers will convince the highway department to forego salting the roads in the winter...

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Nah. ;)

Cheers,

PH
LOL, if they do that, the east half of the state will pave their streets with salt and oil.
Good exhaust bits for these cars are a bit pricey, please report back how that kit works out.
 

toastyjosh

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LOL, if they do that, the east half of the state will pave their streets with salt and oil.
Good exhaust bits for these cars are a bit pricey, please report back how that kit works out.

Yea will do! Kit comes later in the week, will do post some pics of everything.
 

toastyjosh

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Kit came in looks nice, here are some pics.




Waiting on some new center hangers to install, I will be cleaning the exhaust and painting with BBQ paint.
 
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toastyjosh

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update . Went to install and my down pipe has blown welds after the cat. So looks like I need a down pipe now.
 

Caddy 16v

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Blown welds after the cat are very common, fixed mine several times until I had enough and welded a straight piece of pipe in its place. Probably too loud for most people.

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Nero Morg

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Your photo links aren't working bud
 

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toastyjosh

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Sorry i spaced the update, I ended up buying the muffler express down pipe but they did not have the 2.5in so I had to go with the 2.1/4.
Git everything on and mounted, fit great.
Its loud now, not for the faint of heart.
 

KrashDH

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Josh! Long time no see. Lol, how's the exhaust doin'? Mine has yet to give me a lick of trouble.
You guys have the 409 SS version? Aluminized is not good IMO, I'd run stainless if I was going to do it. I think I might be needing an exhaust at some point, I'm running stock with all my mods, still seems ok, but it's showing its age...
 

Rrusse11

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Krash,
Yeah, I've got the 409SS version. Not as purdy as some of the usual grades, but doesn't work harden or fatigue like some.
A good compromise IMO for workability and longevity. You'd have to get in touch with them though, looks like they're
not offering it on their website anymore. Guessing here that they'd make one, just might take a while to get it.
It was a very good fit.
 

KrashDH

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Krash,
Yeah, I've got the 409SS version. Not as purdy as some of the usual grades, but doesn't work harden or fatigue like some.
A good compromise IMO for workability and longevity. You'd have to get in touch with them though, looks like they're
not offering it on their website anymore. Guessing here that they'd make one, just might take a while to get it.
It was a very good fit.
Yeah I noticed that they didn't offer any on their site. Might have to reach out to them.
 
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