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Hey, I really want to get an exhaust but I can't afford 1200 dollars for a stillen, I was thinkin of having a shop make me a custom one. Anybody

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Old 03-25-2009, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I really want to get an exhaust but I can't afford 1200 dollars for a stillen, I was thinkin of having a shop make me a custom one. Anybody know any good shops around killeen, san antonio or dallas tx?
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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save up...there's a lot of R&D that goes into an exhaust. Youre going to end up paying for something that isn't optimal and more than likely wont sound as good. Do it once, do it right. Be patient, save up and get the Stillen...thats just my opinion. Do whatever you want...but just know that you may spend less, but you will get much less too.

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^ +1. I gotta say I agree 100% with RCZ.
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Having worked with many OE exhaust manufacturers over the years I'd really advise against trying a 'custom' exhaust. Listen to some sound clips and then try to find someone in your area that has the one you like and listen to it in person.

Often the cheaper mod turns into the most expensive mod.
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if you where doing turbo then id say go for it, but for N/A better getting a store bought
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+1 yup...let the bigdogs do the leg work (r&d'en) for you....

im goin stillen catback and gen 3 like semtex's also using berks hfc's and a orisis tune to boot!
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Heck mine sounds and works good for me less than $300 to have two resonators and nice tips installed. I have OEM that I can bolt back on at anytime to quiet things done if I start getting pulled over too much for reving it up. At cruise it's quiet. Acceration, nice tone. Wide open.... OMG it sounds like a Lambo. Guess the shop and I guessed right. It's a straight thru design and looks good to me. I need to probably spray the OEM exhaust to before the axle though just in case someone looks under the car.

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Turn it up. Sounds even better over 5K which is the most I can rev to in Park. Maybe after it's warmed up you can rev higher. I'll try to get some better youtubes uploaded in the future now that I set up a account.

Have fun. There are a lot of resonator vids out there. Mine just seems to be a little quietier and doesn't pop on downshifts etc... However, lots of guys like that sound.
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