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Old 05-18-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Got a new exhaust tip from GM recently for pretty cheap, never had two tips since I owned this car. So decided to post some pics now that I finally have two exhaust tips lol.

I have had this car for about a year and half. It'* my first car, and I have had it since I'm 17 (I'm now 18 ). I put about 5,000 miles on it since I got it. It had 160,000 (give or take some) when I first got it. It runs good most of the time, but occasionally will have some small problems that come and go. Overall though I love the car, and if I had the money it would certainly not be staying stock. Thought I'd ***** it out for the first time, since I finally have the car looking decent. It was a mess when i got it.

A few months ago, with just one very dirty tip:


After new tip...can you tell which tip is a spray painted original 1997 tip and which one is brand new from GM parts?






The tips are a little off of being even, because the muffler hangs down a bit on one side. The rubber hanger is really eroded on one side.


Parked next to 03 'Nali (dad'*):


After 11 years and 165,000 miles, the paint ain't to bad, but its not as good as other 97s I seen on here:






The interior is still pretty good, the leather on the driver seat in this car has less wear and tear than the driver seat of most other cars I have seen with half the miles.


Factory CD player still works, but sometimes I gotta wack it to make the LED screen come on (the track/time/station display)


The back seat has been barely ever used.


View from the back seat.
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Lookin' good.
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Very nice.

Were the tips like a bare metal (the new one anyhow)

if it was, I'd have just found a place and sand blasted both inside and out, high temp paint (black) outside, high temp clear or silver on the lip, and the inside just leave natural.
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Very nice.

Were the tips like a bare metal (the new one anyhow)

if it was, I'd have just found a place and sand blasted both inside and out, high temp paint (black) outside, high temp clear or silver on the lip, and the inside just leave natural.
The new tip was aluminum and the end was polished to make it look like chrome.
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very nice,

id never guess it was 11 years old if i didnt know about bonnes
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very nice,

id never guess it was 11 years old if i didnt know about bonnes
Yeah, even I have a hard time thinking about how old this car is. It doesn't seem like 1997 was 11 years ago to me. I can remember 1997 quite well, I was in the second grade and people where complaining because gas hit over $1 a gallon for regular here in NJ for the first time in a few years. In 1996, gas was as low as 79 Cents a gallon here in NJ.
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i remember that, i was in first grade i believe

gas was only like .80 cents around here, in illinois
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Just saw on the news that gas in saudia arabia is 45 CENTS a gallon.

ugh.
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wat?!! thats bs
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The interior is still pretty good, the leather on the driver seat in this car has less wear and tear than the driver seat of most other cars I have seen with half the miles.


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you got that right, looks to be in great shape,
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