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alright guys, thanks to the great state of FL and FAFSA aid, ive a got enough cash to get a complete exhaust sytem, i want to run this setup by the crowd and see the opinions on the best setup.....

1.) MSDS headers
2.) MSDS y-pipe ( I want the Brullen, but i read about fitment problems to the headers)
3.) Trubendz Test pipe
4.) Trubendz Stainless Steel Flowmaster Cat-Back Exhaust ( err, test pipe back:rofl: )

I chose this setup mainly for power, and i want the rumble sound, and i like to be heard, this is why i chose the flowmaster muffler.....

Will this setup yield the most power? i say it does, but i want to be completely sure...

is there anything any of you would change?

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id get the brullen anyway. The fit wasnt TERRIBLE to the stock exhaust maifolds. I dont know if anyones tried it with true headers but Josh himself at trubendz had some trouble fitting his brand to the MSDS. Im just saying id always expect a couple 'hmm's and beer breaks when trying to get 2 different aftermarket company's parts to fit together. Since youre getting headers, then you can probably loosely mate everything together and then sock it all down at once and get a better fit than one piece at a time.

I'd keep the high flow CAT, too. you *might see a HP or 2 on a dyno without it. There just isnt enough exhaust gas volume to make a difference, plus i think no cat makes for a TON of rasp. as for power, supposedly quasi duals didnt net as much as the single setup does... so if yr set on the flowmaster, id get the single setup and have a shop weld in the flowmaster of your choice.

youre in florida? get the aluminized exhaust. its lighter so youll feel that much quicker.
 

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Definately go with the Brullen Y-Pipe if possible. And i agree with the single setup, but its totally up to you. The difference isnt much between single and dual. Flowmaster all the way. I have one and love being heard coming.
 

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I am also going for the full exhaust but there's something I'm missing.

I'll get MSDS -> MSDS included y-pipe -> *stock cat* -> dual trubendz

I need the cat converter for emissions purposes (every year) but I'm asked 800 euros for an OEM replacement.

Will a local shop made empty test pipe work with my setup (so I can save that cat for emissions tests)
or will it ruin performance?

Or,

What high-flow cat can I attach?

I know they come with aftermarket y-pipes (like brullen), but have no money left for everything.

By the way, shipping costs to my country double a trubendz catback cost. Do you think, considering
price, I should better search for a local exhaust design?


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Duratecperformance.com for an $80 hi-flow cat, have a shop put it in place

Chauplin, I just read the last portion of your post.

Don't get the TruBendz just because the internet says so. I'm POSITIVE you'll be able to find a shop within reasonable distance that will fabricate you an exhaust system with mufflers of your choice for as much or less than you can buy a TruBendz before shipping.
 

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Originally posted by: Neil


Don't get the TruBendz just because the internet says so. I'm POSITIVE you'll be able to find a shop within reasonable distance that will fabricate you an exhaust system with mufflers of your choice for as much or less than you can buy a TruBendz before shipping.
True, but what you won't get are the nice mandrel bends. Any local shop is very likely going to crush bend you're system. Meaning every bend in the exhaust is going to be of a smaller diameter than the straight portions, creating bottlenecks. So if you want the best flow possible, stick with an aftermarket cat-back, ie Borla, TruBenz, etc...
 

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ah yeah... i forgot about crush bends. Im sure theres a mandrel somewhere in the UK, but yeah, check out the bosal and borla, or maybe even the Monza Stainless from BAT. see what they want for shipping.
 

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I want the look of the duals, the single will prolly net about 1-2 more hp, but thats the amount of error on a dyno, so im not worried...

i just dont want the brullen not to fit on the msds, and another thing i read is you HAVE to buy the y-pipe and headers, msds wont sell you just the headers....

i just need confirmation that the brullen will fit, but neil are you sure the test pipe will make it raspy? i dont mind a high flow cat, i just want the best sound possible......
 

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Ive heard 2 *gutted* cats on contours and it was worse than the loudest civic youve ever heard.
 

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I dont know about you guys but i hate the sound my hi-flo cat makes and am seriously lookin into takin it out and puttin a test pipe in. it just makes a completely different sound as my muffler. i mean passing emissions is good and all but im hoping the test pipe will sound better. just my two cents...
 
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