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Old 07-27-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

Wasnt sure what area to put this in...

Im looking togut my 00 muffler and make it nearly straight through - I want at least some "muffling" left.

I plan on cutting a quarter of the muffler off.The upper,more under the car section.

THen I paln on cutting a bunch of the tubing out.
Is it stiff or material like?

COnenct the tubing inside - Here is the big Q - How would I do this connection? Weld? SOme other material?

Then weld the rest of the muffler on

Yes I can buy something cheap from Cdn Tire etc, but I was hoping to try this myself

THanks.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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And why exactly are you doing this?
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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Also where is the best palce to take the muffler off?

I am doing this as I have no money to buy new exhausts etc, and figure this might help the flow a little better. Also I cant wait to start working more on my car and this is the least expensive thing I could do that I think I could also learn alot from(gettin my uncle to help)
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:59 PM   #4
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The thing is, mufflers don't make power. Hell, without doing something about the stock header and cat section, replacing the entire catback won't make power. Essentially you'll end up with a big noisemaker, and it will be loud.
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:34 PM   #5
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The thing is, mufflers don't make power. Hell, without doing something about the stock header and cat section, replacing the entire catback won't make power. Essentially you'll end up with a big noisemaker, and it will be loud.
I guess...
But not much else I can really work on - This would at least be a nice weekend project before univs tarts all over...

Any suggestions guys?
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:21 AM   #6
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u can just take ur muffler out and replace it with a straight pipe..hahaha. i dunno..all the piping stuff in the muffler is metal i believe....and if u are going to make it a straight-thru, u would have to weld some metal pipe and stuff. and usually those aftermarket mufflers have fiberglass stuff inside the muffler to reduce the noise level. if u're just gonna cut everything up in the muffler and make it straight-thru, u might as well just do wat i said in the first place....i know the summers are long and boring before school starts..haha
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:01 AM   #7
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A nice afternoon project might be assembling your own ground kit. And it actually does show some measurable benefits.
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:58 AM   #8
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Gutting muffler will not benifit the power. Unless you actually weld a pipe straight on thru. If you do the welding yourself then its a cheap otherwise, if you take it to a shop, plan on paying nearly what it would cost to buy a nice muffler. And gutting the stock muffler is a noise maker you'll truly regret. It's unbearable especially on RS plus worry about the rust factor and eventually rattling in the can, you will end up buying a new one . Which defeat the purpose of what you are trying to accomplish. If you haven't already gut out the cat section in the exhaust. That will add power and will give a better sound and if you have a resonator you can cut that off and make it straight thru. Have good luck.
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:48 AM   #9
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For cheap and easy, it might be better do to the normal tune... plugs, filters, etc. For your time, your buck, and your power, it'll beat the futility of ripping up a muffler.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #10
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:26 PM   #11
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i dont have the $...
it isnt about power reaally...
its about something to occupy my time

Can you explain the grounding kit?
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Old 07-29-2006, 04:11 AM   #12
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Quote:
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i dont have the $...
it isnt about power reaally...
its about something to occupy my time

Can you explain the grounding kit?
A 40 series muffler is like, 40 bucks.
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:00 AM   #13
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If you really want a poject, learn to weld by welding on a cheap ebay canister, but really, thats a waste, You might as well just go drive to give you something to do and get better at heel-toe or something.
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:44 AM   #14
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since no one said it yet,..... SWAP!!!

ok.. for real... Gutted muffler would be obnoxios.
The grounding kit is neat idea.
there's the snorkelectomy for free
a good wash polish n wax could eat up some time. detail the inside too. Then com over and do mine
The tune-up is great and fairly easy. plugs, wires, filter, oil, trans oil. It does cost money, Ind ive been at the point where i had 'No' money so i understand the want a free mod. The tune gives you something to save for and is not too much money.

There was a thread of all free stuff not sure if it was on here or the rs25. there's some ogod free stuf over there too.

good luck and have fun
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