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Old 01-28-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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So I havent personally been under my car to look at everything down there. My car is gettin old here.... And my motor mounts had to jst be replaced because of corrosion and rust. Also jst noticed both my cow bells have rsted off finally...

Thinkin maybe i shold start looking at how bad the exhaust lines are and maybe replacing them. Also starting to hear the exhaust more thinking i might have a leak....

Where are the normal places to check for leaks? Also should i do a whole exhaust change just a cat back any sugggestions?
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The pipes should be fine, you have stainless pipes. The cat, resonator, and muffler are the most likely places for rust threw.
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If i have another cat problem im gonna straight pipe the thing!!!! Already replaced one last year ...

as for mffler and resonator ive heard alot about replacements any preferences?
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Even though we have a high stainless mix in the exhaust..we are talking 12 year old stuff here.

You could have a leak anywhere. All the items mentioned were originally a high stainless mix, unless changed at some point. I'm start it and stick my head down there to determine the approximate area of the leak.

Our exhaust flows well from the factory. The first restriction is the front exhaust manifold, the next is the downpipe and after that it'* wide open 2.5" pipe. I chose to use Rockauto OEM type stuff because my opinion about changing to different mufflers is that they make the car sound bad/raspy/droning with any rpm.
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I guess that makes sense. I was just thinking if it comes down to it and i have to change might as well upgrade a little bit... the true enthsiast comes up with reasons to add parts lol
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Might want to have a exhaust shop put it on the lift and inspect it. That'* what they do and they should do it right. If possible, be there with them, even bring your own safety glasses.
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Im gonna take it to my friends Shop. They do me right (i know him) and gives me deals. And ill just tell him if it needs replaced ill buy the parts
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Might want to have a exhaust shop put it on the lift and inspect it. That'* what they do and they should do it right. If possible, be there with them, even bring your own safety glasses.
LOL!!! i did that when i had my mufflers put on. Walked right into the bay and put my glasses on. The guy was like, "um customers are actually not supposed to be in her.' So i was like, "well most customers have no idea that some of you "proffessionals" were the slackers in your auto classes and could very well F up my set up, so i'll be right here inspecting your work." LOL!! he smiled and said well sh*t, put on some gloves and hand me that torch then."
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The exhaust shop I go to has a guy I was in auto class with. So he knows me, and has no problems with me being right there.
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I'm sure if i asked to go to the garage with him he wold easily take me back there... My problem is i have no cle what im looking at... im clueless :(
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