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Old 09-22-2002, 06:34   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up my car now goes BWAAAAHHHH (read: new exhaust)

I bit the bullet on saturday and had a new exhaust fitted - waiting at the shop for nearly 5 hours was a pain in the ass but it was definately worth it!!
I ended up getting Lukey stainless steel headers, a 2.25 inch mild steel system to a redback hi-flow cat, and then a 2.5 to an oval chrome tip, similar to the VTSS, but in reverse to flow with the shape of the rear bumper. Pics below::
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The rear end looks so much better now, than with the dodgy piece-of-poopy that it originally came with!
<img src = "http://home.iprimus.com.au/mmaiolo/mycar/new-zorst-rear.jpg">
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Here are the headers, all black and shiny:
<img src = "http://home.iprimus.com.au/mmaiolo/mycar/new-zorst-headers.jpg">
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The tip:
<img src = "http://home.iprimus.com.au/mmaiolo/mycar/new-zorst-tip.jpg">
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I had the work done at Midas in Ferntree Gully - Mike Taylor(the owner) is a top bloke, and the only person i spoke to when shopping around that actually asked what i was looking for. All others only seemed to be worried about price. Mike will be getting a very nice letter, and a copy sent to Midas head office too!

All in all, i am extremely happy with the job, the note, and the mild performance/smoothness that has resulted. hopefully i wont be spending any money on it for a while now!
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Old 09-22-2002, 15:36   #2 (permalink)
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Very nicely done indeed. Interesting piping on the headers. Never saw that kind of design where it seens to go back towards the engine underneath....or my eyes is playing tricks on me.
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Never saw that kind of design where it seens to go back towards the engine underneath....or my eyes is playing tricks on me.
Nah you're right Hoon - the do bend back towards the engine a little bit. Considering the amount of room on that side of the engine bay you would think that they would flow a little more vertically, but ah well, they seem to do the trick!
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WEll, it's good that the pipes come out that far, shows that it has good flow control. I'd say on a guesstimate that it's good for a flow power of about 600hp.

All you need now is a set of bolt on throttle bodies and a programable computer.... http://www.speed-technology.com That web site will wet your appitite.
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Congratulations...

That's a very similar setup to how i've done my EA, and I couldn't be happier with the result!

Glad you're happy with it, and well done for not falling for the 'bigger is better' mentality that so many exhaust places seem to thrust upon you these days.


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I've got a ED and have used the same Lukey headers, a 2 1/2" cat and 2 1/2" exhaust. Sounds very nice without being too loud. Huge improvemnt in the mid-range. Definetly a thumbs up for the headers.
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Update :
I rang my insurance company to let them know that I fitted the exhaust sytem, and it's not costing me any more in premium for this year! When the insurance renewal policy comes in next year, its going to cost me only 50 bucks more - i was expecting a huge increase in cost, but i am pleasantly surprised!
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Good stuff there mate ! I've got a set of Jim Mock headers on mine (rumoured to be developed on Lukey headers) - I must say, mine look very similar to yours too ! Do you notice better throttle response from the free-er flowing system ?

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I have the SAME exhaust with the SAME Tip from a VTSS LOL Just different Extractors. The sound and performance is good.
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Good stuff there mate ! I've got a set of Jim Mock headers on mine (rumoured to be developed on Lukey headers) - I must say, mine look very similar to yours too ! Do you notice better throttle response from the free-er flowing system ?
The car does respond to the throttle a little better, this system was supposedly designed for better mid-range torque, so it does push a little harder between 2-3 grand
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