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building my own catback questions

Im adding a catback to my to my stock 00' SH. I Have decided on a vibrant flatback streetpower muffler paired with vibrant bottle style resonator and im going to have a muffler shop do the piping for me. i tried searching for this info first but for some reason its now allowing me to so please dont yell at me haha. What is the stock piping diameter so i can order the right inlet on the resonator. Would you recomend i do a 2 1/2 inch catback?
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Re: building my own catback questions

It's surprising how much you can find by using the search bar.
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Re: building my own catback questions

If you are using a mobile device the only search function that works is the one at the upper right next to the word members. The one next to the words new posts no worky for mobile.

So...you gonna attach a second pipe at the flex pipe? 2nd cat?
I guess where I'm going is are you looking to achieve a true dual exhaust or something that looks like one?
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Yes I am on a mobile device. No. I want a single catback exhaust. So I'm going to have a exhaust shop take the vibrant muffler and resonator and take off my existing exhaust after the cat and bend and weld together the piping and then re-install it. All I was asking was what's the stock diameter of the original exhaust so I can get the right inlet/outlet for the the new muffler and resonator
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Re: building my own catback questions

Gotcha.
Well my point was where to begin adding pipe based on what you had in mind.

The stock exhaust is 2" (50mm) od.
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So it doesn't even matter. If I want a 2.5inch catback I just get the 2.5 inch muffler and resonator and the exhaust shop will just put a fitting on to make it fit. Am I right?
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So it doesn't even matter. If I want a 2.5inch catback I just get the 2.5 inch muffler and resonator and the exhaust shop will just put a fitting on to make it fit. Am I right?

Get 2.5" piping, too, and then i've heard you can get the exhaust place to fit that to your catalytic converter with a 2.0"-2.5" piece.




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So it doesn't even matter. If I want a 2.5inch catback I just get the 2.5 inch muffler and resonator and the exhaust shop will just put a fitting on to make it fit. Am I right?
In a word...yes.

Take pix if you can. We wanna see your end result.
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Re: building my own catback questions

Just ordered the parts from summit. Is the original exhaust welded or clamped? I'd hate to have to cut up my stock exhaust? And sadly it won't be for a couple months my cars put away for the winter don't want the ****ty New England salty roads and potholes to ruin her.
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Just ordered the parts from summit. Is the original exhaust welded or clamped? I'd hate to have to cut up my stock exhaust? And sadly it won't be for a couple months my cars put away for the winter don't want the ****ty New England salty roads and potholes to ruin her.

The original is welded...
Use those couple months to save up for some 2.5" piping.
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Gonna have the exhaust shop do it for me, how much do you think it will cost me?
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Re: building my own catback questions

Zack, Zack, Zack!

Crawl look under the car for pete's sake! Look to see if you have welds or flanges.

I kinda figured you had at least spoken with a shop. Man, you have until spring thaw to call around and find out foryourself what they'll charge.

Kudos for storing the car during winter. It's a shame more folks can't or won't.
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I would If i could rhode islands under the snowiest winter since 1905! And I talked to the shop today. $250 for non stainless $350 for stainless. Is it worth the extra hundred buck on a car that never sees winter?
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I would If i could rhode islands under the snowiest winter since 1905! And I talked to the shop today. $250 for non stainless $350 for stainless. Is it worth the extra hundred buck on a car that never sees winter?

They say stainless lasts a lifetime. Everyone i've ever asked says to go with stainless, and that's what i'm doing when i get my exhaust.

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Kudos for storing the car during winter. It's a shame more folks can't or won't.
Storing a car for winter is totally foreign to me.
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