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I'm kinda getting sick of looking at the rusted exhaust tip on my AU Falcon. I had a look at a Chrome tip on a AU2 and it looks like they are welded on.

Is there a do it your self kit available that works with an allen key or similar or do I have to take it to an exhast shop? If that is the case any suggestions where to take it in Sydney?

Thanks.
 

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You can get chrome exhaust tips that slide on(?) for the EF-AU oval exhaust tips at Autobarn for around $50-60 last time i checked.

Jase
 

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Any Auto shop should have them in stock. I got one for the XH. Cost me $35.00 (in '96) and slid on to the pipe with a little help from a rubber mallet!! Once those baby's are on they don't move.
 
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Hey, go to the markets in flemington when they have the goods day on (sat?) and go to the opposite wall to where the car-park side is and there is a little shop selling them for around $25-35. You could always haggle though. They also got other things there including musical horns, brake lights around no plate, gear nobs, steering wheels, flood lights, stereos and speakers.
 

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Have you seen how much corrosion those push-on exhaust tips can get though? Because of the 'lip' it has the water and shit sits in there at the bottom.
It looks alright for the first week or so then it starts to look pretty awful:(

On mine its just a regular piece of chrome pipe welded on to my 2.5inch system, and its been on there for about a year or so and still looks brand new.
 

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I found if you drill a small hole in the bottom of the tips the water just drains out. After three years mine still looked ok.
 

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I endorse Ford Man's comments and similiarly I have found on my NB Fairlane that drilling a 3 mm hole in the lowest point of the rear muffler (just behind the rear wheel and spray with galaavanising spray after drilling the hole) makes that whole rear muffler tailpipe section last much longer.

It's amazing how large a pool of water you will find under it some days. Apparently the tailpipe doesn't get hot enough to evaporate the condensation and the water in the muffler usually rusts the joint where the pipe joins that muffler.
 

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Yeah i initially had a slip on exhaust tip but the corosion was getting chronic, so I got a tip welded on, tip cost me $70.00.
The tip i got looks like the one of the EL GT Falcon.

Now it doesn't rust anymore,
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Yeah it's good to dig up old threads,

yeah about the chrome tips i think the exhaust will go before you need to change the tip. I changed my muffler at around 160,000km and got the weld job done at the same time.

Definitly agree though, looks better with a tip, we got one of those oval tips on dads car. I find abit of Autosol shines em up like new.

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I personally prefer a stainless tailpipe (preferably twin outlets) painted in matt VHT black. Looks the goods. Means business. Ala GTS-R Commo and the new TWR exhausts for HSVs.

In fact, Mr Flint, can you do nice twin ovalised matt black tailpipes for AU XR8 220kW to add that difference factor from the 200?
 

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On our old ED, last 6 seat ED made more EF then ED, we had an outward rolled 3" oval tip simply pushed over the tailpipe. With the EB GT look a like rims, the same red of the GT , the tip and the dark tint people actually asked if it was a GT without the bodykit. Car looked better then a 6 seat GLi had any right to. I'll try and post a picture of it later.
 
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