Doubt you are really losing any hp and if so it's probably only 1-2. I personaly like the way a flowmaster sounds on a Z. As for a straight pipe I hear some like it and some don't. Give it a shot and see how you like it.
A turbo cuts the noise significantly.
On farm tractors the noise from a na is imposable to stand without a muffler.
The same engine with a turbo & no muffler is a common practice.
You will have to try it to see if it is what you like.
This is some apex fart can, I can fit my head in it just about. Its not loud. I may just still keep the cat on there or somthing. I grew up around race cars so unless its louder than a dragster then its not loud. Thanks guys, Oh and I heard that since its an exuast weld I should tig it? Anyone oxy theres Im sure I could get a hold of a mig welder.
One more thing what size and what type of tubing should I get? and dose anyone know of a cheep place to get it in georgia? I live in norcross (near atlanta) but go to school in oakwood so nothing too far for me.
Hey, send me the fart can and I can put in on my slobaru 1.8, ha, ha! Maybe I can scare a few civics. I ran straight pipe on my previous 83zx turbo and it sounded pretty cool. It did have the annoying tone at a certain rpm, but I avoided driving at that rpm anyways. Even putting a glasspack on your turbo zx will make it super quiet. Glasspack mufflers are really cheap anyways, won't hurt to try.
Last year when the muffler fell off in the street (so my son says...). I tried the straight pipe instead and I think it sounds great. It's an 83ZXT with just the cat and a pipe. I found a length of exhaust pipe at Schuck's. Attached that with a clamp and put a chrome exhast tip on it. Looks much better. Sounds great (like an old big block V8) and I haven't noticed the drone like I do on my 77NA. My SRT-4 runs a turbo with no muflers and it sounds great, too.