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Which exhaust system?

Among my final horsepower improvements to Ilsa (hopefully) are a smaller supercharger pulley (it's already 2.8, but with the rebuilt engine, we think we can go smaller), and a better exhaust system. One of my first improvements was a custom-built true dual system that went through Magnaflow high-flow cats and Jones glasspacks, but it has no H-pipe or crossover. The consensus among various speed shop dudes is that these two improvements should get us around .3 second at the strip.

The question is whether to go with Magnaflow or Corsa exhaust pipe systems behind the Kook's headers. The speed shop dudes seem to be evenly split on these. The horsepower is more important to me than the sound.

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My preference is the Corsa Sport system, installed on my SSR. It has an aggressive sound but most important to me is that there is no drone at cruising speed. Stock Number is 14254.
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With a "reasonable" budget, I want to change my exhaust too (stock as a rock "R", want some decent sound), but throwing away the OE stainless seems foolish (the muffler is likely on it's last leg), any opinions? this is my daily driver, my choice is straight pipes but Missouri inspection won't allow. (even thought Dodge Rams etc make a ton of noise with modified exhaust, not to mention HD stuff) but they'd pull me over!
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Just add Mike's 5" tips. It really improves the sound.
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One of the best and cheapest ways to increase low end torque and low end horse power is to have a custom muffler shop split the header, Y pipe right after the catalytic converters so two individual pipes run back to where the stock muffler is. Then cut out and replace the muffler with a MagnFlow two pipes in and two pipes out muffler and hook up the stock tail pipes again. (Muffler # 12568 two 2.5 in and two 2.5 out. Same length as stock muffler) There is a built in X pipe with a thru design inside the muffler with packing so you get the true dual affect with great scavenging performance.
1. Not too loud at idle.
2. You use most of the piping you already have so it saves money.
3. Straight thru design with built in X pipe in muffler gives you great scavenging and tremendous power off the line.
4. Really hauls through all the gears. You can really feel the difference.
5. No drone at highway cruise speed.


Here is the Muffler.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Magnaflow/642/...rch&gclid=CLHC

You could also add Mikes tips for good looks and sound.

I have Stainless MagnaFlow mufflers on all my rides. Work awesome.
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Just add Mike's 5" tips. It really improves the sound.
I agree, it is like installing a megaphone.
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My vote is for Borla..... oh that's not on the list sorry...

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My vote is for Borla..... oh that's not on the list sorry...


Is it big bucks?

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Is it big bucks?
Borla makes a double inlet/outlet muffler like the ones talked about above. They're not too pricey, between $100-$150 I believe just for the muffler. They have a couple models to choose from as far as aggressiveness of tone but most of the ones I've ever heard give it the mean muscle car sound. There may be some drone though I won't lie. Corsa is the best for not having drone but they don't have that deep throaty sound that borla has.

Too each there own I guess right.
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I installed Mike's 5" tips along with a Borla muffler and am very happy with the sound. I think the cost was around $400.00 installed with me providing the tips and them providing the muffler.

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I installed Mike's 5" tips along with a Borla muffler and am very happy with the sound. I think the cost was around $400.00 installed with me providing the tips and them providing the muffler.

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The real trick to low end torque and horsepower is to split the Y Headpipe into two. Then it is muffler of choice and tips.
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I do appreciate performance as much as the next guy but my primary motivation on doing what I did was having a nice low rumble exhaust sound for cruising around town.

Thanks for the tip on performance enhancement and I will definitely keep that in mind for the next go round.

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Had a borla 2in and 2 out sounded really good
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Had a borla 2in and 2 out sounded really good
It's kinda weird how you guys all think.
I really like the stock sound - maybe backing down on the 6sp is what excites me?
She is a fine sounding girl as she is - maybe your ears are sort of struggling?
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It's kinda weird how you guys all think.
I really like the stock sound - maybe backing down on the 6sp is what excites me?
She is a fine sounding girl as she is - maybe your ears are sort of struggling?
We are getting older!
I agree. I like... make that love, the sound when it starts up. It's a sound people notice. Usually I don't close the drivers door until I fire it up.
Why scare the wimmen, children, and horses? I likes me some wimmin and horses. But on the road I want tunes, don't want to rattle the neighbor's dishes, attract cops, or impress anyone. But then, I've got a blown '57 chevy that does all that. Maybe that's why I've got two hearing aids.

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I was kind of forced into doing something with the stock muffler since it had started developing small rust holes at the inlet and outlets. I was sure I wanted a stainless steel muffler and one that was throaty like the stock but also made a little sound (along with Mike's tips) when you kicked it in the arse.

I'm very happy so far with the Borla muffler.

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I agree. I like... make that love, the sound when it starts up. It's a sound people notice. Usually I don't close the drivers door until I fire it up.
Why scare the wimmen, children, and horses? I likes me some wimmin and horses. But on the road I want tunes, don't want to rattle the neighbor's dishes, attract cops, or impress anyone. But then, I've got a blown '57 chevy that does all that. Maybe that's why I've got two hearing aids.
So, do I sense you hate kids?
You likes you some wimmin and horses though!

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I ran corsa extreme's with an X pipe on my corvette. They had a awsome sound and no drone at road speeds. I will go with some exactly like them if and when I need replacements on the SSR.
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OBX headers , flow master 40,mikes tips , 12yr old system, many guys on this site have heard it , jus ask mike in az , probably the wildest sounding 04 out there !!! Ps the gears and converter help it out too !!!!
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OBX headers , flow master 40,mikes tips , 12yr old system, many guys on this site have heard it , jus ask mike in az , probably the wildest sounding 04 out there !!! Ps the gears and converter help it out too !!!!
How are you OBX headers holding up? I've been looking into a LT header with high flow cat system and OBX is by far the cheapest which makes me wonder about quality welds and rusting and such?

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How are you OBX headers holding up? I've been looking into a LT header with high flow cat system and OBX is by far the cheapest which makes me wonder about quality welds and rusting and such?
Great , no issues at at all, put them on yrs ago , installed them myself , never touched them since !!!
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Great , no issues at at all, put them on yrs ago , installed them myself , never touched them since !!!
Good to hear, mines' a daily driver and I've been looking into exhaust systems but all the bit names are just way expensive....

How was the install? did you have to move the engine over to get them to fit or did they just easily fall into place?


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