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Old 10-11-2001, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default 3" cat back exhaust, any suggestions

I am turboing my car and am going to run a full 3" exhaust. I already have a 3" downpipe with no cats and was wondering what everyone thought a good catback 3" exhaust was. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:34 AM   #2
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For an RS, I suggest Brullen. It is the only option out there, that bolts up. look up GTBGUY.
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Old 10-12-2001, 02:48 PM   #3
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agreed with taiChih, I have a 3" brullen cat back with dual 3" tips for my RST.....just waiting to get it still
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Old 10-12-2001, 02:52 PM   #4
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i say the apex'i N1 for turbo application, and get the bolt on one not the universal one. but that is my cantolope lauching taste
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Old 10-12-2001, 03:42 PM   #5
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How about 3" BPM twister. Does any know if that works?
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Old 10-12-2001, 06:20 PM   #6
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CUSCO
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Old 10-12-2001, 08:49 PM   #7
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Have you considered just going to a performance muffler/welding shop and just having them make you one? Any reputable perforated core muffler will probably have similar flow characteristics (i.e., good). Since it's downstream of your turbo, I don't think you need to worry about tuning for exhaust gas scavenging or anything like that

It'll be exactly what you want, because you'll be standing there, saying "weld this, put this there, etc.". And you won't have to deal with delivery or availability issues.
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Old 10-13-2001, 08:08 PM   #8
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I hope you have a lot of money if you are considering CUSCO.

Pricey, but it is the best.
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Old 10-13-2001, 10:45 PM   #9
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Is the Brullen cat back very loud???
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Old 10-14-2001, 12:34 AM   #10
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There are three noise levels to select from, soft= large resonator , medium= small resonator, and loud= no resonator.(in the midpipe)
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Old 10-14-2001, 03:13 AM   #11
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Ok for those wondering about the sound. Basically, the quiet/soft one is no louder than stock exhaust @ idle, can only hear under WOT. No drooning @ cruising speeds either.

The acoustics are controlled by both resonator/no resonator, as well as sound deadoning packing method etc.

There is however no difference in performance between each acoustic preference to any significant amount.
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Old 10-14-2001, 06:28 PM   #12
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STiShawn,

Let me know how the burllen 3" catback fits for you. I had to return mine to Brullen due to it did not fit. The muffler hangers were all wrong and the hole muffler sat 3/4" to far to the drivers side. The 3" duel tips misaligned with the rear bumper cutout by 3/4 inch. The fwd hanger just in front of the muffler looked like it was in the right place but with the muffler hangers on, it would not even come close to fitting.

I have tried to contact brullen about 5 times now. They would return my emails before I got it, but now that I have had problems, they will not return my emails. They have the system back now but will not reply to the reasons why it would not fit.

Another note is that the brullen 3" system weighs 38 pounds, 40 with the packaging. The N1 style stainless catback I had before was about 10- 15 lbs less but it was too loud for me.


I am still looking for a good setup. Looking into getting the Scoobysport made in a 3" catback configuration at this time. It will be about $100 more than the Brullen.
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Old 10-15-2001, 09:13 AM   #13
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David2Z24, when I get mine from GTBguy I will let you know how it fits. I am aware of your issues from other posts and hope mine fits better. I will be posting a lengthy review of all the components and processes that went into turboing my car when it is done..sort of an FAQ about what I used, why and how it worked.
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Old 10-15-2001, 11:15 AM   #14
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David, I'm sure you got stuck with a freak unit, I ordered a Stromung a while back and the flange was welded on wrong as well. SO, it happens But, not to me this time,HINT,HINT, (Jack) I hope. Just a suggestion, Has anyone hought of asking Stromung to make a special order 3" inch SS axhaust as well?
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Old 10-15-2001, 02:07 PM   #15
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i have the 2.5" cat back from brullen and i think it kicks ass....fit perfect except for the cat being to small but steve at suby speciaties made a little piece to fix that problem...i have the medium sound and its perfect..really deep.
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