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Old 09-18-2003, 03:02   #1 (permalink)
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how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

im thinking of getting a new exhaust system fitted, cause the others gotta whole in it, i was thinking a 2 1/2 inch system with a new 'brand name' muffler.
how much am i looking at here? its for a XE 6cyl.
can anyone suggest a size, or brand muffler.
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Old 09-18-2003, 07:23   #2 (permalink)
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A 2 1/2" is a bit of an overkill for the 4.1L's and is generally way too loud. A 2 1/4" would be a much better option IMO. When I had my XF, I got a 2 1/4" mild steels setup with lukey muffler for about $280, but that was a couple of years ago. Redback mufflers also have a good rep, but I have always had lukeys on my exhaust systems.

BTW, you will probably get more responses posting this in the garage section.
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Old 09-18-2003, 07:27   #3 (permalink)
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Re: how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

I have a 2 1/4" cat-back redback system on my eb

only cost me about $220 for the setup

i agree with EDXR6, a 2 1/4" will give u enough "throb" :-)
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Old 09-19-2003, 03:28   #4 (permalink)
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Re: how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

kool, i was expecting to pay around $300 so i should be OK there.

so 2 1/2" is Loud, hmmm

what would the price difference be for 2 1/4" and 2 1/2"??
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2 1/4" and 2 1/2" are very similar pricing, but generally 2 1/4" piping is thicker so it wont rust out as quickly.

BTW, where are you located. On the off chance you are in SA, I have a near new 2 1/4" system laying around.
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Re: how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

Well i got a 2 1/2" stainless steel pipe, lukey muffler and lukey extractors for my 4.1L, I dont think its too loud or drony, and mines an auto just to make things worse.

Although my cousin once told me how some guys stuck a 2 1/4" echaust on an xf and put it on the dyno, and then stuck on a 2 1/2" exhaust and apparently the 2 1/4" made a bit more power. who knows?
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Re: how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

I had 2 1/4" on my XD many years ago. Genie headers and single exhaust (no resonators etc). All I can say is I still have hearing issues from it :s6:

I will never have a car that loud again.

So, is 2 1/4" going to give you decent "noise"? Yes, yes, YES!
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Re: how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

well either way i go, it should be loud enough so just depends on prices

im thinking of selling my car in about 6mnths & i reckon a louder/bigger exhaust will be better for that, escpecially if i can get a few P platers interested
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Old 09-20-2003, 10:23   #9 (permalink)
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Re: how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

Well my above mentioned setup cost me $500. Thats $250 for the extractors and then $250 for the stainless 2 1/2" pipe and muffler and 3" tip. Didnt cost me any labour cos it was a mate of a mates shop :)
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Re: how much should i expect to pay for a 2 1/2 inch ehxhaust?

I got Lukey extractors, High flow cat, and A lukey high performance straight through box. All 2 1/2".
$1050 all up so far.
cat= $350
muffler= $370
piping= $80
extractor= $200
tip= $50

The louder the better, only I have the same problem as XF Falcon, mine's an auto.

I used to have a very similar setup like this on my old 85' XF, that was a manual and the noise out of that was so much better. They seem to drone more in a manual though.
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