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Old 09-16-2005, 03:40 AM   #11
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They're stainless. I'm very pleased with them! I took everyone'* advice and found an independent shop to do the install. They also corrected a major problem where my exhaust pipe was bent slightly, causing the resonator to angle down, and it would scrape on speed bumps and curbs. I've apparently been driving it like that for 5 or 6 years. Now it'* all up high where it should be. Really liking it now!
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Very nice, I love the tips. I've been toying with the idea of dual exhaust from the moment I drove my SE off the lot. Now I'm really motivated to do it for sure. All I have to do is convince the wife I NEED a new exhaust.(should'nt be too hard, she liked the idea last time I brought it up).
Glad to see some one loves their SE as much as I do. Just don't hate me for getting the same set up.
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You got a model number and or price for the muffler?
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http://www.justmagnaflow.com

I got part number 12266 which is the "aluminized" version, $81.71.
Part number 14266 is the stainless version, $113.60.

After I got the aluminized, I kind of wished I got the stainless, but they both have a lifetime warranty, and I called the company and they said either one would last about as long as the other, so I decided to stick with the aluminized. Several other members here have used the same muffler, and I haven't read any complaints so far.

If you do this upgrade on your SE, I recommend you keep the stock catalytic converter, resonator, and connecting pipes. If you go with performance cat and larger diameter pipes, you'll lose some low-end torque. Going with just the performance muffler adds a nice low-end growl. And I don't know if this is related or not, but I seem to be getting 2-3 mpg better on gas than before I did the dual-exhaust muffler.
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Any chance you have a pic of how its all mounted underneath?
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Any chance you have a pic of how its all mounted underneath?
I'd realy like to see that too. I think I'm going to go with the same system, maybe different tips though, but I'm going to give a crack at the install myself
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It isn't very pretty down there, but they used the existing pipe going into the muffler, and it looks like they just had to modify the end of it a bit to align it to the muffler. I'm not a welder, but they don't look to me like the prettiest welds in the world, but they are most certainly functional. They set the tips so the bumper overhangs them by 1.5 inches. If I were going to do it today, I'd set them back about 3 inches, I think.




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Very nice and a very clean look. Makes the rear end stand out and be noticed.
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Wow, thos are some pretty nasty welds, But as long as it sealed, its all good.... How does the Magnaflow compare in size to the stock muffler?
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Yeah, I think the short 90 degree bend pipe going into the tip is a smaller diameter than the tip, and they built up the gap with welding rod , because the welds from the same pipe to the muffler look way better. And I'm okay with the modification to the stock pipe where it goes into the muffler, because the stock pipes are 409 stainless, and I'd like to keep as much of that as possible, because that stuff lasts!

I think the stock muffler is a tad longer than the Magnaflow, but they are generally of similar size.
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