I don't like them. It required me to hack up my OEM pipes to have them welded in, and they
drone incessantly. The only good thing about them is that they don't sound raspy. One side
effect of the change was that my car developed a rattle on the passenger side where the
old OEM mufflers used to be. This is completely the fault of the muffler shop.
I've since added headers (see the next tab on this page), which reduced the drone, but
made the rattle worse. I've ordered a new cat-back system from Mac Performance. When I get
that setup, I'll be able to get rid of both the drone and the rattle.
Magnaflow Cat-back System
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I had originally pre-ordered a cat-back setup from Mac Performance, but after waiting
more than a month beyond the stated ship date, and then being told I wouldn't be getting
my stuff until mid-June, I cancelled the order, and ordered a Magnaflow cat-back, and
saved about $80 in the process (cost less, and got free shipping besides).
I'm assuming that the sound from this system won't really improve much, so as I am
wont to do, I also ordered a pair of Vibrante resonators from Summit Racing, just in
case I need them. Since these require welding, I'll have to have them installed by a
muffler shop (again, only if I think I need them).
I simply followed the instructions that came with the system. Rmove the existing
mufflers, loosen the clamp that joins the pipe to the x-pipe, remove the pipe, and
install the new stuff in reverse order. It was harder to get the old pipes out than it
was to get the new pipes in. If you've goy the back of the car up high enough, it will
be tight, but it is certainly doable with jack-stands.
TIP: I found it eaiser to remove/install the driver's side pipe after
detaching the driver's side of the panhard bar brace, and pulling it down as far as
it would go.
Tip: When installing the new mufflers, I found it easier to take the front
driver's side mount off the car, install it onto the muffler, and then put the whole
assembly up under the car and bolt the hanger back up.