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New Y-Pipe

Finally the y-pipe came in so now I will not have a horrible restrictive one.  I am keeping fingers crossed that the top end will benefit from this y-pipe.  The reason I opted for this one was price based as it will be a temporary thing.  I have plans for the exhaust set-up in the future, soon I hope.

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Yes I also added the DEI spray to the y-pipe.  One must remember to cure the pipes after painting so…..


I think they are ready


One day soon they will be installed


Motordyne ART Products – Fact Or Fiction – Import Tuner Magazine

Well the performance of my exhaust in power and in cabin noise could be better.  So when the chance for a huge discount on some Motordyne ART Pipes came along I jumped on them like a cheetah on an impala!!!  Those not familiar with these pipes can refer here…

Nissan 350Z Motordyne ART Products – Fact Or Fiction – Import Tuner Magazine.

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I was imprest with detail as the insides have beed sprayed with a thermal barrier to keep heat inside the pipes.


Then for extra security they installed packing where the O2 sensors plug in.  Purpose i see here is extra barrier to prevent a check engine light from appearing, incase the extending sensor tubes are not long enough.


as pleased as I am with the pipes I felt a little extra something was in order…


This spray is similar to what motordyne did to the inside of these pipes. The heat protection in 1500 degrees farenheit, and I am not sure how that compares to what they had already done. This is after first coat.

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And final product!!!!


Exhaust Stage 2

I have alway said to myself modify within your means.  If it works then it works, and function comes before looking good.  I go by this simply because the car is built for me.  Well that can backfire at times as the muffler guts have been killed.  Funds are a bit limited more times than not, so, it is time to settle on what works.  T hat would be a Megan Single exhaust (Drift Spec).


Overall the sound has an intoxicating high pitch tone to it.  Unfortunatly I had to put Walker resonators in the Megan Y-Pipe to quiet down thedrone in the cabin.  Yet I would say it is still there.


Another thing to note are the bends that can be seen.  They are, to me, unnecessary in some areas.  One, that can not be seen, is a kink near the sway bar the literally decreases the size and circular shape of the piping.

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SRT4 Teaser incl. EG6

I was going through some old videos and found a dusty project that I would like to share.  For the past few day, I have led on that a friend of mine has a Dodge Neon SRT4 and figured I will show it in action.  Both these cars are/were daily driven and taken on numerous road trips.  As stated many times before, a sports car should in compass everything a car is fundamentally supposed to do.

Symphony In The Making

After the trip it seemed it was missing something.  The whole time the new car to me seemed to have no soul.  Maybe it was the fact it was new and not broken in yet or braking causing the history blood, sweat, and tears.   Like most, funding was limited and made do with what I had in collecting parts new and used….and even tools…

Replacement for a worn pipe cutter

Replacement for a worn pipe cutter

When on a budget, sometime the need to think outside the tool-box is needed, as funds for tools themselves can expensive.

Not bad condition for a used part.  Was less than 2 Jacksons.

Not bad condition for a used part. Was less than 2 Jacksons.

Fairly good welds

Fairly good welds

The muffler section was also modified as was the complete mid section of the piping.  The outside looked as if it were not modified, until that is, it was started up….

As a whole the system seemed to awaken the character of the car and yes performance is always a plus.  Not bad considering all was to be had for a couple of Franklins and the system was from headers back.  This was not the end for more was still to come….til next time


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