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Old 05-29-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys I am wanting to know what would be better for my 1999 SSEi.

I am looking at putting a y-pipe before the rear suspension and then taking 2 Borla Turbo mufflers and making it look like it is dual exhaust. Now could there be a problem with that set up because of the flow of the exhaust or would that be better than stock.

Or should I buy a single inlet dual outlet exhaust like what'* on it now.

Another thing are Borla'* as loud as a Flowmaster? I am curious because my parents say my 92 is way too loud.

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I beleave if you do the "Y" method, you will lose a little bit of ground clearance
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I am not really a mechanic, but I don't think there would be a problem with it.
But if you are looking for a more mellow sound, not so loud, I would recommend Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers, p/n: 17731. They increased my HP approximately 6 to 10, for the pair. I just had a 3" Downpipe and High-Flow Cat Assembly installed last Friday. It increased my HP another 11 HP. It sounds mellow, not raspy sounding.
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Make sure the "Y" is level with the rest of the pipe, before and after it. If you can't have the entire pipe level then I wouldn't do it. I am just a technical systems support person, a former CTM in the Navy. Any mechanics have any suggestions.
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One more thought.
If the entire pipe isn't level, before and after the "Y", and if the "Y" is not in the center between the two pipes that split off, I don't think I would do it.
It has to be level to have the exhaust flow good.
I would also think that the "Y" would have to be somewhat centered between the two pipes that split off to the mufflers. This is not speaking as a mechanic, but as a technical thinker. I know some of you other guys should have some thoughts.
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