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anyone have dual exhaust on their brat?

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#1 83projectbrat


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Posted 04 December 2003 - 09:45 PM

just wondering if anyone has a brat gen 2 with dual exhaust, if so gimme how you like it and what kind of products you use. i was kinda thinking of maybe doing it on my 83 and haveing it kinda quiet with a little rumble and then again all stock what would you do?

#2 subarubrat


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Posted 04 December 2003 - 09:50 PM

Used the stock first 8 inches of Y pipe where it goes straight, then custom bent to reach under the tranny mount then each side veers past the frame rail where it meets the purplehornie sidepipe. 3inch pipe exits at an angle.

You can see the pipe exit here:

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Now I have the H6 but the EA81 would be the same process. I can snap some underneath pics, and I need to do a how to write up......

#3 rgaff_77


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Posted 04 December 2003 - 10:46 PM

I sold my set of x-pipes, but that is the way to go. The performance is much better than stock. PM for details.

#4 dave valiant

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Posted 04 December 2003 - 11:34 PM

Love my Sube and all but rumble?????
4 cylinders just dont rumble.

#5 bushbasher


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Posted 05 December 2003 - 01:12 AM

my little 4-banger rumbles. Subaru 4's can rumble, Honda 4's can't. I just took off the muffler and am running a 2" straight pipe right to the back. It has the perfect exhaust note, rumbly and bass-ey, but only loud when you punch it, and then you get a nice snarl and a 4 wheel spray of mud :headbang:

#6 Goatboy


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Posted 05 December 2003 - 01:47 AM

No tickets from the police about noise? What about emissions and inspections?


#7 subarubrat


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Posted 05 December 2003 - 02:14 AM

Find a place that doesn't care.

If you get a ticket for noise pay it and go on with life.

They are only interested in your $44.56 anyway.

#8 TomRhere


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Posted 05 December 2003 - 05:04 AM

Built my own 2" duals on my '82, using E.M.T. electrical conduit. For mufflers, I used Xcelerator Turbo Mufflers. Pipes exit just in front of the rear wheels.
Pics here. http://usmb.net/gallery/albuo81
Nice little Taka-Taka-Taka-Taka at idle. Sounds damn good when you nail the loud pedal. Nice mellow croon at hiway speeds.
May be due to it breathing even better now, but since the Weber install, the exhaust note has changed somewhat. But for the better in my opinion.
Hard time here, not nailing the loud pedal everytime I drive it. My 11 year old Son loves the sound too. 'Specially when he's riding in the back, "Come on Dad, Hit it!!!"
Ran her hard thru the gears afew times, come around a corner or curve and people are outside. The look on their faces be priceless. "All of that, came from,...... THAT!"
I have the only BRAT in the area, so most people are taken-back with just the vehicle itself, the exhaust really gets them.
No hassles from the Cops, yet. Did have one follow me across town, and all the way home once. This was after I nailed it to beat traffic, as I was coming out of the pizza joint. Heavily travel 4-lane street, during high traffic flow.

PS. Nice mud bath on that BRAT Scott!!!

#9 Skip


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Posted 05 December 2003 - 05:56 AM

On my 86 Brat "Snow Worries",I cut the factory "J" pipes off and added two "seat of pants" to make the "X".
This allows the "X" to be placed at the point in the cross member where the factory pipe was.
Pretty quiet as it exits the rear, very nice non "buzz bomb"rumble.
Material - 2" Aluminized exhaust pipe
Has Weber DGEV32/36, and has been known to get out of it's own way. Both low end torque and high end HP increased as well as the MPG. Kinda of a "win-win-win" if you like.
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I second Tom -nice "mud up" Scott



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Posted 05 December 2003 - 11:24 AM

I have a un-true dual exhaust, it goes cat back like stock but a little larger maybe, out the gas tank, where it Y's off to each side for duals.

looks great and adds lots of power.

#11 PoorManzImpreza


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Posted 05 December 2003 - 02:18 PM


I gotta say that setup looks very good, saw it a while back and showed my muffler guy and he spent ten minutes with a vague grin on his face..u know the one.."I want that on my car" and "this is freaking awesome" all rolled into one :-)


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nuff said

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 02:44 PM

i know that window wasn't open for all that..;)

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