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Ok, I'm going to get a custom exhaust system put on my 81ZXnz for like $350cdn. Stainless steel btw. ANyway, I was wondering why the **** the pipe goes from one side of the car to the other at the back just after the muffler. Is there ANY advantage to this at all? Also, what diameter pipe should I use? My guess is 2.5 inch. If anyone has any exhaust pointers or recommendations for me, I'd love to hear them! Thanks in advance.
 

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> Ok, I'm going to get a custom exhaust system
> put on my 81ZXnz for like $350cdn. Stainless
> steel btw. ANyway, I was wondering why the
> **** the pipe goes from one side of the car
> to the other at the back just after the
> muffler. Is there ANY advantage to this at
> all? Also, what diameter pipe should I use?
> My guess is 2.5 inch. If anyone has any
> exhaust pointers or recommendations for me,
> I'd love to hear them! Thanks in advance.

I think the double bend in the back may have racked off some of the sound coming out of the muffler.

The cars love a 2.5 pipe. It really lets 'em breath easy, and gives a fabulous deep purr. What type of muffler are you putting on? Please don't tell me Flowmaster.

Chris Behney
Redline Autosports
 

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> Ok, I'm going to get a custom exhaust system
> put on my 81ZXnz for like $350cdn. Stainless
> steel btw. ANyway, I was wondering why the
> **** the pipe goes from one side of the car
> to the other at the back just after the
> muffler. Is there ANY advantage to this at
> all? Also, what diameter pipe should I use?
> My guess is 2.5 inch. If anyone has any
> exhaust pointers or recommendations for me,
> I'd love to hear them! Thanks in advance.

you might want to try to put that one fro motorsport in i think its cheaper then the one you said u have. i have a 81ZX non turbo as well and plan on changing the exhaust.
Yuichi
p.s. i said the same thing when i looked at the exhaust , What the ****:)
 

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What kind of muffler should I use then?

The stainless steel muffler for the custom system is included in the price of $350cdn. Its not a straight though design however. Is the extra money for the straight through muffler worth it? And if so, what kind of muffler would you guys recommend to me? How much extra power do you get from a straight through design compared to a conventional design?
Thanks guys!
 

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> you might want to try to put that one fro
> motorsport in i think its cheaper then the
> one you said u have. i have a 81ZX non turbo
> as well and plan on changing the exhaust.
> Yuichi
> p.s. i said the same thing when i looked at
> the exhaust , What the ****:)
You might also consider a larger air intake along with the addition of your new exhaust system.Possibly a K&N Ramccharger with 3 plumming.This combination go well together.
 

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Re: What kind of muffler should I use then?

> The stainless steel muffler for the custom
> system is included in the price of $350cdn.
> Its not a straight though design however. Is
> the extra money for the straight through
> muffler worth it? And if so, what kind of
> muffler would you guys recommend to me? How
> much extra power do you get from a straight
> through design compared to a conventional
> design?
> Thanks guys!

The muffler that Motorsport offers, is a ggood muffler. It gives a good rich, deep tone, that doesn'tmake the car sound like a huge bumble bee. The 2 chamber flowmaster, has a very metalic sound. It's kinda hard to explain, but trust me you don't want it. The Flotech Afterburner muffler, is also a great choice. I've personally seen Dynometer sheets that showed a 8 to 12 horse power increase, going from a Flowmaster to the Flowtech Afterburner, or the similiar Motorsport Auto muffler. Sounds like a lot, but I've seen the sheets, and riden in the car, and yes it really did work.

The Flotech muffler runs $39 to $49 at your local Pepboys. I'm assuming you have Pepboys in Canada.

I say go ahead and get the one from Motorsport, since i's in the price, unless one of these other guys can point you in a better direction.

Good Luck,
Chris Behney
Redline Autosports
 
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