I'm still a newbie; I didn't know I could ask anyone here for parts. Fill me in on that.
I stopped by Walt'* this AM to check on the MagnaFlow installation.
I'm thinkin' if I show up with a muffler I asked about having them install, they're just going to up the install price to make up for it.
2.50"/2.25" Dual p/n #12266
Turbo Chrome tips, though, I don't think they can locate as readily as someone else. It may fly if I have those and just pay them what they want for the muffler, as they are an approved dealer.
Resonating 2 1/2" Double Exhaust Tip
8 3/4" Long Black w/ Red Ring & Chrome Tip
2" Weld On Inlet (...exhaust would have to be stepped down to fit the tip...)
Resonating 3" Double Exhaust Tip
20 3/4" Black w/ Chrome Tip
2 1/4" Weld On Inlet (...could be CUT to fit with room to spare for adjustment...) My choice of the two. I've had ANSA tips on two previous Pontiacs and love 'em.
I looked into the muffler on their display stand and was surprised at the high quality construction and being able to look right through the mandrel bend to the other side. Nice work.
It occurred to me that this may be a rather noisy decision. More than I'm willing to live with, especially since you mentioned the RPM range the muffler has a 'drone' at.
That'* right about where I'd be cruising on the freeway and I'd be pretty pissed if I spent good money for a good product, only to get droned to death...
I'll ask a couple more questions, too.
This is a '92 SSE, and the exhaust parts book showed the headpipe being 2.5" and the outlets being 2.25". NO RESONATOR in this system! ONLY a cat.
The '92-93 had this setup. '9497 had a resonator and a cat.
Without a resonator, and with a straight through muffler, I'm gonna get more noise than I'm after, aren't I? Even with the ANSA dual resonator tips? OR, will the lack of the resonator make much difference?
Next question. I mentioned using the HOOKER Aero Chamber muffler and HOOKER Euro style dual resonator tips, too. (hope the pics show here)
21407HKR inlet: 2-1/4 outlet/tip: 2-1/2 length: 14 slashcut: SL
21407HKR (stainless) 2-1/4 2-1/2 14 SL
This would be less expensive, but...I wonder how these would sound, or how long they would last?
Anybody have any info on these products? Are they made south of the border, or what? OK? Terrible? Forgettaboutit? Buncha commercial hype? I need to know before I spend the $$$ and end up disappointed.
Thanks for tolerating this post.