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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-19-2016, 12:31 PM
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I have a set of "Pipes" 2.5 inch brand new in the box if that interests u. Was goin to run them with a pair of dynomax mufflers, also new in box. But im goin to have to run a 3inch exhaust system with my new setup.
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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Well, if I had one question for 87 Saleen it'd have to be what on god's green earth sort of street licensable build is gonna require a 3" setup? - yikes.

For all responsers thanks. It shows if I'm gonna be happy with this rig for another 14 years there's still more homework.

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Well, if I had one question for 87 Saleen it'd have to be what on god's green earth sort of street licensable build is gonna require a 3" setup? - yikes.
When my new 396 build gets back on the road, I might move up to a 3" system. Not sure if it will be ABSOLUTELY needed, but we shall see. Right now I have the 1-3/4 Quads with the 3" collector necking down to a 2-1/2" Dynomax system.

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When my new 396 build gets back on the road, I might move up to a 3" system. Not sure if it will be ABSOLUTELY needed, but we shall see. Right now I have the 1-3/4 Quads with the 3" collector necking down to a 2-1/2" Dynomax system.
Same exhaust that I have on my 96 Impala.....and will be keeping.

BTW.....mid-length headers and 2 1/2" Dynomax exhaust on my 95 Impala. I'll be keeping that, too.

Unless you're going to add a turbo or super-charger to your 396ci, 2 1/2" is all you really need....IMMO.

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Well, after thinking about it a bunch and after some emails, and thanks to a few people who also responded to this thread, I may have changed my mind. I've been picking Dan's brain from Clear Image and I may just go for a full setup from him. It's a chunk of change, but absolutely everything is available in stainless steel, which should last a ridiculously long time. I've only had my car a year and it still has the entire, original factory stainless steel exhaust on it, and it surprisingly looks really good considering the age and mileage.

I threw a few curve balls at Dan, but he's been really good about answering my questions and getting me straightened out. Again, it's not the cheapest option, but it should be good quality stuff. And since a few others were already having headers done, he offered me a small discount if I ordered mine. And if he can get another order for a catback, it may be possible to talk him into a small discount for the both of us on that.

There's a few options that aren't on his website, (hence all my emails and questions to him) but his entire catback is available in stainless, and you've got a variety of options that would affect the sound. If you want loud, go with either muffler choice and no resonators, if you want quiet (which I did) he's got options for extra quiet versions of the mufflers (they widen them and add extra packing) and resonators, or anywhere in between.

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.....I've been picking Dan's brain from Clear Image and I may just go for a full setup from him.....
Hard to go wrong, there!

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anybody try these mufflers iam sure dan at clear image can get these matted to one of his kits Listen
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Yeah, the pickins are slim and most of the links in the sticky are MIA. Any suggestions for a "Flowmaster 50 equivalent" cat-back system for my 96 SS?
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Hey everyone we do have many options available and I just posted a sale on our exhaust systems. We can mix and match components to design a custom system using what you like.

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Hey everyone we do have many options available and I just posted a sale on our exhaust systems. We can mix and match components to design a custom system using what you like.
Good to know and good to see you still kicking on the Forum. I picked up a set of your Tri-Ys recently and will be. Contacting you at some point on some replacement Cats and possibly a cat back kit as well. Just going to take some time to gather up the funds but I'll be in touch.

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