Often has bolts left over
Join Date: May 2003
BA XR8 exhaust.... on a DC LTD!
yup you read that correctly, this is my next project. I've scored a brand new BA XR8 exhaust (that was replaced with a herrod system) for a mere $75. Now i gotta make the bastard fit. done the inspection today and looked over what will fit and what wont.
first issue is the rear muffler, it wont fit next to the spare tyre bay. I propose to solve this problem by raising the bay, losing boot space but allowing the muffler to fit easily. anyone done this before? i plan to remove the fuel tank so i can easily chop and weld.
second issue is a minor one, the pipe going over the diff *may* be slightly wrong and may need to be made shorter in places.
the only piece i am missing is the part that connects the cats with the first muffler. I will need to fabricate this part. does anyone have any opinions on what to make, a H pipe or an X pipe?
I am unsure of what to do with the cats as once i get extractors i will need to modify them again. those of you with extractors, did you have to move your cats back further?
I am doing this on a very tight budget, suggestions such as "take it to an exhaust place" or "get it done professionally" arnt very helpful. any helpful suggestions will be welcome though! some of this will be happaining next weekend, so if you have a better idea then speak now or forever hold your peace!
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies