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Old 04-08-2002, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question do you have a Brullen exhaust?

I'm sure you see that I did a post on exhausts today, but I am interested in personal experiences with this one. [If the moderators have a problem - sorry then.] If you have one of Brullen's exhausts let me know what you like and don't like about it. How much did you pay for it and from where? And lastly, do you have any pictures you can post! Thanks guys-

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Old 04-08-2002, 07:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-08-2002, 09:16 PM   #3
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SoCalScooby - BugBomb's post is of the equal length headers (w/ ceramic coating)

Here are some of the cat-backs:

Single 4" tip

Dual 3" tips

Dual 3.5" tips
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Old 04-08-2002, 09:38 PM   #4
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I've had the dual 3 inch with a "quiet" resonater on my car for about 8 months now. I've been fairly happy with mine, but I have a couple of complaints. It hung crooked on the stock hangers but I recently replaced those with Kartboy hangers and as far as I can tell everything is straght. Also I think I've developed a leak at one of the welds, but I haven't had opportunity to check for sure.

Which reminds me...

GTBGUY, how would one go about taking them up on thier warranty anyway? I recieved no contact or warranty information from them back when I ordered my exhaust through JC sports. I hope I still have the reciept .
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Old 04-08-2002, 10:01 PM   #5
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Reflex-Arc - the stock hangers aren't exactly very good, I'm glad you upgraded to some stiffer hangers. The reason why it hung crooked is b/c the stock hangers have different stiffnesses (the one on the midpipe is the softest IIRC).

Please check your email, as I've sent you some info and whatnot.
It is highly unlikely there is a leak from one of the welds, as they are beefy welds that last. In anycase, first check out your flanges to see if maybe the gasket didn't seal properly, or maybe a bolt got loose or something. If it is cracked weld caused by natural causes, then it can be filed for warranty.

It is highly unlikely that the leak is from a weld b/c there are some guys with Brullens that do competitive rally off-road (which is not covered by the warranty), and there have yet to be any problems interms of longevity.
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Old 04-08-2002, 10:18 PM   #6
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GTBGUY-

Two Words: You Rock!

Thanks for the E-mail. I sent you a reply.


To anybody even considering a Brullen Setup. Don't think twice, just get it. Even with my nit picks, I think this setup is the best bang for your buck, AND the customer service can't be beat! All I have to do now is save up for the headers to match my cat back.
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Old 04-08-2002, 11:55 PM   #7
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That's my car in the first pic. I like it a lot, the entire set-up is really nice, sounds great, and there is obvious pickup changes. Haven't dynoed the car (and I can't compare it to stock, as I chucked that), but that'll happen at somepoint.

I second the awesome customer service. Great guys up there.

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Old 04-12-2002, 03:37 PM   #8
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GTBGUY DOES ROCK !!

i have the brullen cat-back with dual 3" tips.
i also changed the hangers

i love the exhaust from sound to looks, and performance. i notice the car pulls harder, especially in the 4-5 rpm range.

this is a great set up, and GTBGUY is a pleasure to deal with, and gives lots of info. im saving up to get the brullen headers

-adam
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Old 04-12-2002, 04:44 PM   #9
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Regarding the upper left side of BugBomb's picture...the exhaust as it comes off the cylinder head.

I'm a bit wary of that part...a 90 degree bend, then 180? I understand that there was a desire for equal length...but it seems to me the MRT is a better approach.

Just my $.02

NC
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Old 04-12-2002, 04:57 PM   #10
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I love my Brullen!

I have my little complaints as well but the service,quality,and performance is well worth it.
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Old 04-12-2002, 05:04 PM   #11
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SoCalScooby,
I've been running with a 4" single tip, quiet, with 2.25" cat back for about 9 months. This I got from GTBGuy for approx 6 or 700 bucks (cant remember). It's very pleasing to the ear. It's just loud enough to enjoy a deep resonance and set off the alarm of that stupid looking Honda in the parking garage (;->). The butt dyno suggests additional gains equal to that of my Ganz CAI and ProECM. At this point there are a few areas where deep snow has worn some paint off the canister. The structural integrity is still very sound. No rust at all (all 304 stainless). It is now hung perfectly with Kartboy hangers (just 2 at the canister, stock for the other two).
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this exhaust (and Kartboy hangers). If I had to do it again, I'd want to compare with ScoobySport and MRT in person. Selecting an exhaust is kinda tough. But rest assured, with Brullen you'd be in the top handfull, performace-wise, IMHO.
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