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Old 02-28-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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new exhaust on a 2.5L

looking for a good exhaust for my wrangler, i was looking at the banks cat-back. but i'm not sure i want to spend $400 on an exhaust that isn't going to give much more power. any advice?

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Old 02-28-2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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Well first off i checked out q-tec and they have a banks for 285 on there. Not sure if thats the one you were looking at or not.

There are a couple cheaper cat-back systems out there, heres the q-tec page with all of them...they might not have the best prices but its a reference: http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...tems&c=73&pg=1

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Old 02-28-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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Just go to a muffler shop, there is no reason to spend big $$$ for a muffler and fancy exhaust pipe and tip. I had to have a new exhaust installed on my TJ after installing a different suspension and it cost me $80 for a new Thrush muffler and exhaust pipe, including labor. Those cat-back companies are making a killing off Internet sales from people who don't know you can just go to a good local muffler shop and save big $$$.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:09 PM   #4
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I agree, to be honest a cat back system wont do too much for power, it might make it sound a bit cooler though.

By the way jerry your weather thing is angering me...73 degrees sounds unbelievably nice and hot right now....its suppose to be -3 here tonight

It was 45 here the other day and i felt like putting on some shorts and laying in the sun haha
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IBy the way jerry your weather thing is angering me...73 degrees sounds unbelievably nice and hot right now....its suppose to be -3 here tonight

It was 45 here the other day and i felt like putting on some shorts and laying in the sun haha
Ha. I'm such a wus after having become used to warm weather that I slipped a jacket on for lunch because there was a minor cool breeze. That breeze probably produced a chill factor of maybe 70.
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it cost me $80 for a new Thrush muffler and exhaust pipe, including labor.
Wait a second, you didn't do it yourself.
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if you insist on a bolt on setup, the Dynomax super turbo package is a good deal @ $150.

i'm with Jerry though, mufflers are only $50-$60. you can actually reuse your stock tailpipe. unless it has rusted or broken off, there is no real need to replace it. $60 + $10 for a muffler shop to weld it on is a pretty good deal for what you're looking for.
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Wait a second, you didn't do it yourself.
I did mine myself Incinerator ll Muffler,tailpipe and tip.Sounds dead on a Flowmaster setup.The Incinerator ll muffler is designed the exact same way as a Flowmaster and sounds almost exactly like it. I can do that setup for $100.
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i was just looking at this setup, it has a bigger tailpipe which is what i was looking for.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/17606_01_07.htm
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bigger tailpipe is not always a good thing...especially on a 4cyl. you don't want to loose all your backpressure.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #11
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its only 1/4" larger, and i will help it keep a low tone so it doesn't sound like a rice burner

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