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Old 03-09-2005, 10:21 PM   #31
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Had it done at a shop, but it was a good friend of mine that I have known for like 16+ years that did it. He is my mechanic too now.

AND NOW FOR THE PICS, lol.




Here is the old setup coming off the car


B-Bye old and busted


Hmmm looks empty under there


Here is the beginning of the new setup


Here it is pretty much done



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something looks like it is missing



Nope something still missing, OH notice that we re-used the old bends that were used on the stock muffler, since we had just installed it a few months earlier, and they didn't have any way of bending any pipe, they are not a muffler shop, just a regular garage.

There we go, that is better, hard to tell at this angle though, stock tips from an SSEi thanks to DriverJohn2005.



Here is a better view outside.




Hope this helps you out.
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That helps so much! Thanks a bunch. I just realized now your the one whose videos I have with thtat amazing exhaust.

Now are those tips off an SSEi? Because thats what I was planning on doing. How much clearance do you think was left for those to fit on? And also, all "friends" deals aside, how much did the labor cost you?

Thanks for answering all my questions, now I can go in and know what I'm asking for.
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That helps so much! Thanks a bunch. I just realized now your the one whose videos I have with thtat amazing exhaust.

Now are those tips off an SSEi? Because thats what I was planning on doing. How much clearance do you think was left for those to fit on? And also, all "friends" deals aside, how much did the labor cost you?

Thanks for answering all my questions, now I can go in and know what I'm asking for.
Yep those are stock tips from an SSEi thanks to driverjohn2005. I paid the shop hourly rate. So depending on who does it, I think I paid for an hour or so, but I think I had more work done at the same time. I was probably close to 100$ for the installation.

Those tips are put on in a very simple, ingenious way. Take the stock tips, drill a couple holes at the right spacing and insert a regular muffler clamp into it. So the muffler clamp goes around the muffler and the ends go through the tips and the nuts are on top of the tips. You can adjust the height of the tailpipes as it is getting installed. I wanted it to sit high enough and rest against the rear valance, I didn't want any gap to it.
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Perfect. I'll keep you guys up to date, and there will be videos/sound clips. Hopefully I can get down to a wrecker and pick up some SSEi tips as well.

Thanks again.
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I went for the estimate and decided I had time to get it done. Cost me $143 canadian installed. They mounded the muffler flush with the car and just made a pipe that went around the outlet that was screwing things up. It sounds amazing - better then I imagined. It has a nice low roar/grumble between 2000-3000 rpms. Not obnoxiously loud, just enough to hear it coming. It'* very deep, throaty and mean.

Now the dork at the school parking lot with the '98 Cavalier with the fart cannon has been put to shame, and the skeptical guy at the muffler shop was impressed.

Now to get some SSEi tips on that sucker.

Oh, and videos/pics to come...it'* crappy outside right now.
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Hey sse1990, that exhaust looks and sounds great. I also have a 90 White SSE and still have the original exhaust on it. The car has over 450,000 km. on it. Unfortunately it has fuel pump problems so it'* been sitting in the driveway for weeks due to the weather. Maybe I should look into replacing the exhaust also, but right now I'm not to happy with her cause the pump went just after I replaced the starter. Started twice then pffffffft. guess it was upset with me...don't know why?
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At 450,000kms on it it'* just OLD, LOL.


I spent probably 2,500$ to get mine on the road including a new tank and about 2-3 months later I had to drop the tank to change the fuel pump.
I actually had the work done for me, by the same guy that did the exhaust.
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Having someone else do it sounds like a good idea, unfortunately it won't even start right now. The cost of towing and having someone repair it is just too much right now. I was hoping it would get warmer soon. Oh well I have my fingers crossed.
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Here are some pictures.

Here are the 2.5" tailpipes. They have a bit of clearence under the bumper to allow for tips in the future, if I even decide to get some. (Sorry about the car - its beyond filthy, but my doors freeze up if I get a carwash, and the roads are a mess. )



This is how the exhaust was setup to allow for the new muffler.





I love the duals - there is an equal amount of exhaust coming from them so it looks great. This project couldn't have worked out any better.
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The first thing I seen was how dirty the car was. I have the same problem when going to the car wash, well actually Renee has the problem, LOL.

Looks similar to how mine was setup under the car for clrearance.



Lookin good.
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