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Old 06-19-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Request economy exhaust advice

Hi, I have a few questions about replacing exhaust parts.

I have a '92 supercharged with 160k miles.

It seems my factory cat has split on the passenger seam. I can feel the exhaust with my hand there.

I have to get this repaired as economically as possible, but I understand that sometimes spending more is better in the long run. I am not a horsepower fanatic. I like power, but I do not race etc. I want to make the car safe and get rid of the "exhaust leak" sound.

I have read some of the posts...and I see that magnaflow ($99) is the most suggested cat.

I found the folowing on jegs site...Dynomax 289-15032 2.25'' In/Out, 13.25'' Long $53.99 ... will this work?

Next, do I have to worry about my exhaust after the cat being plugged? I was told that when a cat plugs up it can send a bunch of crap down the pipes to the muffler(*) and plug them. Is this true?

If I do have to replace the muffler(*), what is the most affordable route? I plan to buy the parts and have the work done so there are no clamps. The exhaust shop will have to provide and bend any pipes needed...

I do not mind if the car is a little louder than it was on the day it was born, but I do not want it loud like a muscle car.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Get that Magnaflow cat off ebay for around $40 shipped.

For a stock sound muffler, I'd guess Midas can get one for you. But will probably cost more than ordering an aftermarket one.
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You have 2.5" exhaust.

Anything that diameter will be fine.
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Borla is great if you want it quiet but with a nice sound. I got one and I like it, it might even be quieter than the stock one...but the note is so much nicer! The car I guess purrs you could say, it sounds nice. Also from what I have seen they offer some of the best performance and economic gains. They do tend to be a tad expensive, but that all depends on where you look I found mine for $99 shipped. I thought that was a really good price considering an OE one from Advance was over $100.
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