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Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:30 AM
I need a new exhaust for my '87 4WD Hatchback and am having problems locating a place that carries it. Everyone I have talked to tells me that it is not available. I need the resonator pipe and the muffler assembly. I don't want to get it from Subaru unless I have no other choice since it will be high dollar. Does anyone have any suggestions on who may have an exhaust for this car? Thanks!
Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:55 AM
I can't think of a single car I have ever actually bought an 'off the shelf' exhaust system for.
For everything from the Y pipe back shouldn't run more than $250-$275
If you only need part of it, it should be a darn sight less.
If the piece you need is a fairly straight piece, go to pep boys and buy some pipe and some clamps and do it yourself for $15-$20
Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:29 AM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 01:57 AM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 02:12 AM
What I would do, is find a friendly welder, pop open the cat - gut it - weld it back up and put it's dust cover back on so you can't tell it's been modified. Now - install a cheap cat in place of the "resonator" (which is really just a fancy name for a sort of muffler - it's not emmissions related). You can pick up cheap "turbo" cat's on ebay for less than $50.
Oh - and when you go to open up the cat - use a die grinder, not a torch. It's stainless steel, and a torch job won't be pretty at all. It does weld real nice tho.
And for the record...... NO - I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS.......
And them saying they can't "make" an exaust is just stupid - go to a small muffler shop, or better yet - make friends with someone who has a small MIG setup. Any small welder will do the job. They haven't got a clue what they are doing if they claim they "can't" do something. With a welder, torch, and die grinder, you can do anything.
A good exhaust shop should be able to do a COMPLETE exhaust system (engine to muffler) for $400 - $500 depending on what cat and muffler brands you go with.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:39 AM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 08:24 AM
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