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I talked to this guy today. He will custom make exhaust pipes for $130.- For just one-not group price! But it will go straight from headers to muffler. ellimatting cat conv. Just wondering if 2 or 2 1/8 is to big or should go smaller due low back pressure with out cat conv. any advice on what size to have made would be great.
 

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Most muffler shops charge that price on average....so, you can get a custom catback that way too. One thing, if you remove your cat, it will be louderf...find out from the God father what he's done in this situation....emmissions test time I believe he installs a temp test pipe
 

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Yeah It would be louder

Also more horsepower since no cat conv correct? emissions test ha ha. I live in Iowa. The only time I have to worry about that is if i get pulled over in Chicago. So would 2 be to big or would I lose compression and/or be toooo loud? Thanks
 

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and thanks for info ill check that out.
I used 2.25 and it worked out good. But I also have a resonator which im sure creates some resisstance. So that might make it compare to a 2 inch free flowing setup.
Sorry about that, I used 2.5 not 2.25.
Take a look.SeaSickLegend
 

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What material is he going to make the exhaust out of for that price?

My exhaust with a universal Remus muffler costed me about $625 but that was a 100% stainless steel system.

I went with a 2.5" exhaust, 1/4" larger than stock (stock size is 2.25"). I also had the exhaust system designed to include flanges exactly where the OEM Cat would mount so that every 2 years when I went for emissions I can put it in. For everyday driving I just have a 2.5" striaght pipe that is mounted in the cat's place.

My system runs from the exhaust manifold to the muffler. I also had my pre-cats removed (only in Type II you find those).

I cannot really compare the "loudness" of the exhuast to one with cats on stock pipe diameter with an aftermarket cat-back as I never had the opportunity to hear one on a Legend. My exhaust has a deep "rumble" sound when idling and driving on low RPM. However when I go W.O.T and exceed 4,000rpm, it gets really loud but a really nice F1 sound (no rice sound). Everyone that has heard my exhaust loves it.

Although I have not yet dynoed my car, I definetly felt a big increase in performance, especially in the high-end. ALot of people say torque suffers when opening up the exhaust and lowering the backpressure, but I have not felt any noticable difference in that department.

I was thinking of taking my car to the dyno soon, althought the results will not be as accurate due to a blown head gasket which has recently made my car feel slightly sluggish.

But I will dyno my car before and after my headgasket job as I plan to do many many other internal upgrades to my engine :D

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