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Old 03-04-2015, 07:02 PM   #51
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:26 AM   #52
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So glad you finally have a build thread! I was beginning to think this car wasn't real and all those hours we spent in the garage were just wild hallucinations.

Great work! Can't wait till it's driving so we can do mine
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:12 PM   #53
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excellent project... just looked through the whole things. It's everything I want and more.
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More updates to come once I get back inside. I installed a catch can and completed the exhaust. I hope to crank it up to hear it soon. stay tuned..
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:03 PM   #54
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Looking good! Can't wait to see it roaming the streets around the 'burg!
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:06 PM   #55
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Man what you know about the burg? Lol. Please tell me you live locally and I will have another volvo to roll with!
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:01 AM   #56
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yeah man- College Dr!
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:58 AM   #57
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Looking excellent!!
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:43 PM   #58
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Thanks for the comments.


Ok so I have finished my exhaust. It was starting to get under my skin with the measure, cut fit, remeasure, cut, fit, tack weld, remove weld, install all over again…etc.. Man what a task any ways. I have a few photos I would like to share:

Full exhaust with out the tip fitted





A little ceramic high heat coating







Man my garage is a mess!

I had to figure out this exhaust tip fitment. Apparently I ordered a tip that was a little larger thanI expected. This cause the pipe to be too high and I had to create a little extension and bend piece. I ghetto fabled up a drop down and ghetto mount.







So I cleaned up the welds so they were smooth incase you could see under the car and my welding is sub par. Then I welded on the chrome tip.




Repainted the end that I added and mounted that 5hit.

some DP action!




Some down under love






And the longest exhaust tip in the history of the world. If you notice there is a socket wedged inside the rubber mount. That helps keep some flex out of the mount for a more solid fix yet still allows slight movement. By the way, I patented it..lol







Some crappy shots of the finished product. please let me know what you think. Its growing on me, lets just say that.










Well thats it for my very first exhaust ever built. I have learned a lot from doing this and i have learned that when you are buying on a budget, you don't always get exactly what you want. Buy hey, I will have some flow one day and some more time and a chance to do it allllll over again!


So I fired it up. Sounds great! Like a Subaru in WOT. but there is a problem. Its way too loud for my taste. I need input from you experts on how I can quiet this thing down a bit. And hopefully without a lot of modification (I don't mind welding a small bullet resonator if it will solve the problem) I don't want to redo the entire exhaust though. It also has to be "boosted on a budget" minded as well. Let me know.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:09 PM   #59
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Id cut off that tip and grab 2 90 degree bends and put another muffler in the stock location, then reinstall the tip. I also suffer from too loud exhaust, and its one of the most irritating things in the WORLD

edit; that being said, yours sits a lot nicer than mine, and looks great, ill have to take my time when I redo mine.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:16 PM   #60
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:21 PM   #61
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Not a huge fan of the tip. Everything else looks good!
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:35 PM   #62
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Yeah I feel you. I didn't like and still am not sure about the tip. It seemed to look better in my mind.
As for turn downs, your car is nice but it's not for me.

Might just throw another muffler where the tip is and run a short straight piece out. That is less work and still effective IMO. More comments and suggestions will be good. Thanks for commenting guys! Help me not look sound stupid lol.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:53 PM   #63
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Is it possible to post a video/sound clip of what it sounds like right now?
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:58 PM   #64
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I have never posted a sound clip. I you tell me how. I will
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:07 PM   #65
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No idea how haha, someone care to enlighten mrbrown and I on how to do that?
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:45 PM   #66
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So I played around doing some crap in Imovie and this is the only way I could figure it out. Im a noob with computers n stuff so here you go:

Click here to hear this GhettoFab exhaust
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:03 AM   #67
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I think your exhaust is awesome looking. The longest bullet/glasspacks you can fit in the straight bits. It'll be quieter in idle and still just as loud/fun when you put your foot into it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:27 AM   #68
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Man thats a lot better of a job than I did.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:17 PM   #69
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yeah no lie, yours looks and sounds a lot better than mine.....
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:27 PM   #70
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Just went throught the whole thread.

''you sir, win at car''.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:42 PM   #71
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I personally like the sound of your exhaust as it is now.
As long as your interior and stuff isn't rattling ( like mine ) I would keep it.
Unless you're trying to go sleeper status and stay off the radar.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:55 PM   #72
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The sound clips does muffle it down. It is pretty loud and throaty.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:11 PM   #73
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So with my budget minded build, I have some more updates. I bought a ghetto Ebay catch can for cheap. Apparently there is no internal baffling in there so I looked round my garage and found some stuff that I could use to help. Also the fitting that came with it were really small and didn't seem like it would vent well so I used some plastic ones from Home Depot.

I took a piece of hose that I was going to use as my catch can lines but ended up being too large for the nipples, then I drilled some holes in it to vent. cut the end so that it had a perfect fit and then epoxied it into place.




Went under the sink and stole the wifes last scrubby pad thing and wrapped it around the hose.








Found a nice hide out for it and mounted it into place to see if I liked it there. It fit so i kept it.





Here is the final outcome of the catch can to include the lines . Also I updated that blue silicon hose to a nice -10AN line. win.




Well thats all for now and as always comments are welcome.

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Old 03-10-2015, 06:32 PM   #74
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Giving me some inspiration for my exhaust. Was looking at the same can for a muffler...

Too loud tho?
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:21 PM   #75
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Giving me some inspiration for my exhaust. Was looking at the same can for a muffler...

Too loud tho?
Too loud by itself with full 3". Maybe another muffler along with it will help. Maybe I'm just getting old an it seems louder than it really is...
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