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Old 09-18-2002, 02:58 PM   #1
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Is it difficult to replace the exhaust tips? I was thinking of getting a pair of chrome tips and was hoping I could put them on myself. Also where is the best place to buy them? I looked at Pep Boys and their selection was horrible. Anyone else done this and can offer suggestions?
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The stock tips are just held in place with two bolts and are not connected to the exhaust pipe at all. I have both of mine pulled of right now (after one boke off on a rough gravel road). You shaould be able to bolt on most aftermarket tips right to your tail pipe. The only thing that might be a pain is, when I looked at my exhaust, the pipes comming out are bent to an oval at the end so you may either have to bend it back some or make sure you get a tip with an inlet large enough to fit around it.

As far as where to get them, there are so many places you can buy them that the best thing I can say is to find a style you like and then just shop around for them. I have seen the selection at Pepboys and other parts stores and their selectins generaly suck!

I know for my car ('95 SSEi) I like the 3' double square chrome tips. They look like this: I figure they will fill up the rectangular stock openings quite nicely.
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Thanks!

Those tips in the pic are pretty sweet where did you pull that picture from?
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http://www.hedman.com/pages/hot-tips.html

I know I have seen some by other manufatures out there too. I just can't find those sites right now. But if you look around you should be able to find a bunch of places that carry ones like that and others.
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do we have 2 1/4 inch inlets or 2 1/2 inch inlets?
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do we have 2 1/4 inch inlets or 2 1/2 inch inlets?
I beleive our main exhaust pipes are 2 1/4" but the tail pipes are an odd shape. I had taken another look at mine after seeing this post today and the whole exhaust pipe from the muffler back is almost oval shaled. The main part of the tail pipe is about (quick messurements) 2 1/4" wide and 1 3/4" tall with it flaring out to 3" wide and 1 1/4" tall at the very end. To get a tip on you may need to trim off the flare end of the tail pipe since it goes almost all the way up to the rear molding. Plus, trimming it off (just an inch or too) may give you a better spot to mount the new tip to so it won't stick out past the bumper too far. Someone who has already done this may be able to give you a better idea of the mounting and modifiing needed to make it sit correctly. Hope this helps.
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TIPS??????
In my opinion, you are just wasting your money if all you' re doing is tips. You should do full exhaust. It will actually make your vehicle sound better and breath better. I can't believe the top end I got from doing 2 1/2 inch all the way with a free flow Magnaflow muffler. But again, it is your car so do what you want, this is just my opinion.
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and how much did it cost to do the whole exhaust system?
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