The extractors and cats should make a big difference. When I bought my car, it had a 2 1/2 inch stainless system in it but still had the original headers and cats. It didn't have a nice v8 note, just a loud drone when you put your foot down. After I put in the extractors and high flow cats, the v8 began to sing. It still drones a bit, but it is much better. The most restrictive part of the exhaust are the headers. If you noticed much power difference with the system, just wait till you get the extractors and cats.
My ZK (5.8) has a similiar setup, but with extractors, the harder you rev it the better it sounds. Sorry to sound like i'm rubbing it in, get the extractors and you may end up with the tone you're after.
Originally posted by EDXR8 The extractors and cats should make a big difference. When I bought my car, it had a 2 1/2 inch stainless system in it but still had the original headers and cats. It didn't have a nice v8 note, just a loud drone when you put your foot down. After I put in the extractors and high flow cats, the v8 began to sing. It still drones a bit, but it is much better. The most restrictive part of the exhaust are the headers. If you noticed much power difference with the system, just wait till you get the extractors and cats.
Excelent, thats all i needed to know..
Anyone in perth know where i can get them from? at a reasonable price, IE not at an exhaust shop..
Originally posted by svo302 So what type of muffler was it? ie brand??? Do yourself a favour .. Go see Jeff Garland from Exhaust Dynamics in Belmont, behind Repco on Gt Eastern hwy.. Get it right the first time!!!!!!!
Belmont's a loooooooong way away from where i live.
im starting to slowly enjoy the sound of it now. i just wasnt used to the massive difference. it wasnt able to be heard, then all of a sudden its a major bloody rumble.
does this guy have a website?
i think i will have my stuff delivered to me.. i want extractors and cats that dont require any welding or know how. I want to be able to fit them my self on a weekend. I'm a computer nerd so it cant be too physical..
Sorry Pal he doesnt have a website yet...
I got a Genie system sent to me when I lived up north. No Bloody worries they told me What a load of CRAP.
The extractors fitted no worries after I jacked the car up abit they only seemed to fit from underneath, a few of the bolts had to go in FIRST otherwise when its all tight you cant get them in because of the way the pipes are bent.... GRRRRrrrrr
Ok with that done I had to shorten & modify the cat inlet & outlet flanges & shorten the "Y" pipe FrEaKn hassle.
So on my last rebuild I got the Extractors ceramic coated by Jethot, & a FULL 3 inch stainless system custom made , that , once was finished was actually cheaper than the original !!!!!!!
The best part was its a drive in drive away jobbie no clearance probs whatsoever!!! & sounds just right.
Seriously mate save an extra few dollars & take it to him, in the long run it will actually cost you LESS . especially in the frustration part of things!!....
FORD.... "POWER TO THE PEOPLE"...
What about using a set of 220kW Tickford headers. They have the big cats (over the 200 and lesser engines) as part of the headers so they turn out to be a good value thing. Plus you know they'll fit without hassles.
Just so happens AP has a set, however they shouldn't be hard to find otherwise.
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