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Author Topic: Looking to Straight pipe. How should I do this?  (Read 100 times)

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Offline Ace2600

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Looking to Straight pipe. How should I do this?
« on: March 04, 2019, 09:42:40 AM »
Got my 83' SX/4. Hoping to have it on the road by the end of the month. Need to do exhaust. Im looking to just straight pipe, no Cat, no Muffler. Is it possible that I can just take it to an exhaust shop and have them do it for me? What should I be thinking about? and what problems am I not foreseeing?

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Re: Looking to Straight pipe. How should I do this?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 11:13:45 PM »
Most reputable shops won't install an exhaust without cats. Why do you want to run "straight pipes"? It will sound horrible in my opinion.
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Re: Looking to Straight pipe. How should I do this?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 10:15:20 AM »
I had a buddy take his Truck into a nearby muffler man and they straight piped it for around 75 USD. I wish I had a more compelling argument for why I want to straight pipe, but to be quite frank all I can say is I like the sound of straight engines. Especially the 258 Inline. I love the rumble. I was asking I guess just how complicated the exhaust on these cars actually are, and could I get a shop to do it?
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Re: Looking to Straight pipe. How should I do this?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 06:30:06 PM »
Most shops will not do that. The car needs a cat per fed laws so unless they are business to lose there business. They have to put a cat on.



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Re: Looking to Straight pipe. How should I do this?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 11:37:49 AM »
Local law states that once my vehicle is counted as a "classic" Its possible to negate the cat and most emissions control. I don't have to pass emissions. I'm still trying to understand the relative difficulty of the exaust system.

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Re: Looking to Straight pipe. How should I do this?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 01:09:43 PM »
Federal law says the cat must stay. So most shops will not do what you want.



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