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Old 01-12-2002, 06:18 PM   #1
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Is there a muffler place here in Anchorage that can do a custom mandrel exhaust system? I do not feel like spending 500+ on a exhaust...

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Old 01-12-2002, 06:49 PM   #2
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There are a few places in Anchorage that I know of.

Ranes and Shine Welding on King Street. Tom Ranes is the owner and he is a great guy, and I am sure he will set you up. Their number is 868-5079

Alaska Muffler & Welding is on Commercial Drive. That is where I had the exhaust done on my old RS, and they did a great job.
Their number is 276-4021.

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Old 01-12-2002, 10:02 PM   #3
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Whatever you do, don't take it to MIDAS! Rip off artists.
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Old 01-13-2002, 12:21 AM   #4
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I did say mandrel, not crush bent MIDAS crap! UGH!

Thanks Rally... I will give them a call or stop by.
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Old 01-13-2002, 04:00 AM   #5
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Oops, forgot about the Midasize crap.
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Old 01-14-2002, 03:26 AM   #6
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I would have to go to Alaska Muffler & Welding or Jim's Muffler. Jim's has alot of racing experience and does alot of custom work. Winslow
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Old 01-14-2002, 03:40 AM   #7
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Well i have been doing some reading about different muffler brands and have found out a few things.

1. Flowmaster seems to suck. I mean none of their mufflers has a straight through preforated core. Their mufflers even seem to have baffles to impead the flow of the exhaust. It seems to me that they are made more for sound than anything...

2. Magnaflow mufflers seem to be rather good. They have a stright through design with preforated cores and are avalible with a varity of tips and designs.

3. I want a three inch catback simply because I will be going turbo eventually and I do not want to buy the same peice over again. I am well aware thing I might lose some torque with a three inch but hey i am planning for the future.

4. I drove by alaska muffler and welding today just to find it and it seems like it is a good shop. They are also on Magnaflow's dealer site which is a good sign.. i think!

5. The brullen systems seem nice but I do not see a good reason to spend 700 bucks on an exhaust system. It just doesn't make sense money wise... guess I am not like everyone else here...


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Old 01-14-2002, 04:15 AM   #8
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Get an estimate and post the price and I'll see if we can get you a better price on a cat-back modular piece from BPM, MRT, ScoobySports, and others. Winslow
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Old 01-14-2002, 04:48 AM   #9
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I shall do that when I head by there tomorrow, err today.. whatever... umm when the sun rises, wait this is alaska! We don't have a sun this time of year! Damn alaskans! hehe
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Old 01-14-2002, 01:49 PM   #10
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How much would a Scoobysport catback set me back?
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Old 01-14-2002, 02:20 PM   #11
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kupaq - I'll PM you the price. We offer better pricing to akautogear members. Winslow
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Old 01-14-2002, 10:59 PM   #12
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Ok I went to the shop that Rally suggested and they told me this.

"There is no shop in alaska that can make a mandrel bent exhaust system"

Weird eh? He said I should order it out of state if I want something like that. So I guess it is brullen or something hehe... I still will not be buying for quite awhile, so I shall wait and see. I just wanted to see if it was possible in alaska.

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Old 01-14-2002, 11:28 PM   #13
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Hmmm, well that sucks.

However they bent the exhaust on my RS seemed to work just fine, and I loved the sound that had.

But there are exhaust systems out there for the WRX that are under $500. The main thing that we get screwed on up here is shipping. I can get the exhausts cheap enough, but when I go to ship them up here, we get screwed. But if we order enough, we can use my consolidator, and save some money on the shipping. But it is hard to find enough people where it is a money savings.

Well good luck, and let me know if I or Winslow can help at all.

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Old 01-14-2002, 11:31 PM   #14
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I guess if you were drag racing and you needed that little extra.
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Old 01-15-2002, 05:43 AM   #15
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What are you looking for in an exhaust system? Sound, performance, looks? Have you considered an MRT muffler section? The sound isn't loud, has some performance benefits because it is a cat-back exhaust, and has great construction. If you get your order to us in time then the price on an MRT exhaust would be considerably under $500. That's because we have a current order coming from MRT. We can also get you muffler sections from HKS, ScoobySports and BPM. Winslow
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Old 01-15-2002, 06:24 AM   #16
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I am all about performance... not sound or looks. I do not care for really loud exhaust, but i do like subtle looks.

BUT I do not have the money currrently. Otherwise I would jump on this MRT deal. I was mainly just trying to find out if a mandrel system could be made in alaska.

thank you guys for your help..

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Old 01-15-2002, 06:47 AM   #17
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Try Jim's Mufler they have lots of racing experience. Winslow
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Old 01-17-2002, 02:00 AM   #18
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how about this?? i saw this in another post, its a straight pipe from the axle back
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Old 01-17-2002, 02:41 AM   #19
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Doesn't whtdvl have a similar setup on his WRX? (the straight pipe thing)
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Old 01-17-2002, 03:23 AM   #20
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I do have the same setup. NO ONE in Alaska can make you a mandrel bent exhaust system.
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Old 01-17-2002, 06:18 AM   #21
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If you're going to get a local muffler shop to create a custom mandrel bent system made then you might as well buy an aftermarket brand. The cost will be about the same. I guess if no one in Anchorage will do mandrel bends then you're out of luck. Just get a WHTDVL special. How much did that cost anyways?
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:33 PM   #22
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One low price of a hacksaw and a resonator tip. Oh, and another piece of pipe.
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Old 01-17-2002, 11:18 PM   #23
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SCC said it might be cheaper to get a custom bent system... I figured it would be too.. if I got some some pre made mandrel bends I bet some shop would be able to do it, but then I should just order a commerical system! hehe

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Old 01-18-2002, 03:22 AM   #24
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winslow- can u get stromung piping? i need the downpipe and center pipe...

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Old 01-18-2002, 05:57 AM   #25
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I'm looking into that tomorrow along with the GReddy Evo exhaust.

A custom madrel bent system would be cheaper if you could get it done in Alaska.
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