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Old 07-25-2005, 11:23 PM   #11
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Will exhaust clamps work to hold the setup together, or should I get it welded? And how much would welding cost?
It should be welded. Mine was $145 for the welds and parts (excluding muffler). Since you would only be talking labor...probably some where between $50-80 USD. Labor is typically $60 an hour. Call around.
I work at a dealer, I can get labor for $30 an hour. I wish someone would have told me to get clamps with hangers, I just bought regular clamps. And I've seen BonneMeMNs video and site. It'* what I'm aiming for.

Well, my plan from the diagram has changed. Got 90* bends in two 3.5 foot 2.5" OD sections, just going to cut them to length once the muffler is installed.
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Hangers can be made easy enough with rod stainless, bent, and welded to the pipe.
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Hangers can be made easy enough with rod stainless, bent, and welded to the pipe.
Could I just fab some up that will attach to the clamps I have, and what do I attatch the hangers to underneath the trunk?

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Truthfully, I think your wasting your money. The stock exhaust flows just fine for a stock motor.
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Truthfully, I think your wasting your money. The stock exhaust flows just fine for a stock motor.
Why did GM add a 2.5" exhaust with a free-er flowing muffler to my 93 then?
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To get folks like you to buy the car?

He has a 97, not a 93...
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Truthfully, I think your wasting your money. The stock exhaust flows just fine for a stock motor.
I dunno about how much you really get out of a Flowmaster, but I want the sound. Right now when I go up hill all you hear is a wine and the exaust is quiet. After viewing BonneMeMN'* videos, I was surprised with how good a V6 sounds with better exaust. I'm not a fan of the Jap cars with the garbage can mufflers.... I keep wanting to pull up next to them and ask if it'* true? Nothing runs like a Deere.
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Truthfully, I think your wasting your money. The stock exhaust flows just fine for a stock motor.
I dunno about how much you really get out of a Flowmaster, but I want the sound. Right now when I go up hill all you hear is a wine and the exaust is quiet. After viewing BonneMeMN'* videos, I was surprised with how good a V6 sounds with better exaust. I'm not a fan of the Jap cars with the garbage can mufflers.... I keep wanting to pull up next to them and ask if it'* true? Nothing runs like a Deere.
Agreed, I just want the sound. Do I have to hang the tail pipes, or just the muffler?
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To get folks like you to buy the car?

He has a 97, not a 93...
The high flow exhaust (n10 RPO) was an option on 93'*, and stadanrd on th sport luxury package (my car has this). It had 2.5" mandrel bent pipe, a catalytic converter, and the double outlet (one side) muffler. I don't think they went to all this trouble for nothing...
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Truthfully, I think your wasting your money. The stock exhaust flows just fine for a stock motor.
Not too many of us are stock around here though.
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