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Where To Buy X Pipe For Lt1 ?

 
Old 04-17-2007, 07:29 PM
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I am going to have an X pipe installed to replace my resonator. Where can I buy an X pipe to make the install as easy as possible ? Thanks



I thought about having an exhaust shop fab something up but I don't want to get ripped off. Ideas on this route ??
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:47 PM
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New one's are about $75 from Magnaflow.

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New one's are about $75 from Magnaflow.

Cool, which one to buy though ? The LT1 has an odd size exhaust
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:06 PM
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buy the 3" and slip it over your 2 3/4 tubing.
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Originally Posted by 96 lt-4 View Post
buy the 3" and slip it over your 2 3/4 tubing.
Alot of gap to be welded in?
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Alot of gap to be welded in?
1/4 inch of gap, yes.... plus you'll need to spread the pipes (a lot)
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I just ordered a 3" magnaflow "X" pipe from a local performance shop for $80.00. Can't wait to install it. I hope it makes the exhaust sound more agressive.
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I hope it makes the exhaust sound more agressive.
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You won't really notice any sound difference. Only slightly deeper at WOT. That's where I started and after 2 weeks had the muffs eliminated.
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I may have to go with eliminators if this doesn't give me the sound I am looking for. I do want to keep the LT1 tips tho!
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I may have to go with eliminators if this doesn't give me the sound I am looking for. I do want to keep the LT1 tips tho!
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I don't want the LT1 tips, but I did it kind of spur of the moment so I just had them weld those back on until I find stainless tips I want. It was done for $50.
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I can have the tips cut off and welded on if I remove the mufflers. Much cheaper than ordering everything.
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If you are looking for an X-Pipe that is really made correctly for your car, you need to get one from Dr. Gas. They are not cheap but they are right.
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To late, I bought a 3 inch "X" pipe yesterday.
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Originally Posted by BerniesVette View Post
I can have the tips cut off and welded on if I remove the mufflers. Much cheaper than ordering everything.
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Cant you get muffler elims. with the stock tips for a decent price? Thats what Im looking at doing on my stock exhaust set up...

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:21 PM
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Joe,
I'm just cheap and like doing it myself. Also I have heard the LT1 tips other manufacturers use don't have the same quality as the stock tip.
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AHHH! I see! Well if I had a welder and a pipe bender I would love to do it myself as well! But it looks like Im going to be taking your root and how a muffler shop weld me up some deletes and utilize the stock tips!

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Saving money when you can helps with those expensive mods you want to make!
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