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Old 25th September 2010, 14:59   #1
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Question for the guys with SS headers.

Did you also purchase the connecting pipes or just have an exhaust shop make a custom piece for you? The connecting pipes are around $300, a little ridiculous. Also, who did your tuning afterwards?
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Did you also purchase the connecting pipes or just have an exhaust shop make a custom piece for you? The connecting pipes are around $300, a little ridiculous. Also, who did your tuning afterwards?
I did buy the connecting pipes. My installer said mine were not particularly well made in that it took some work to line everything up anyway. I think a good fabricator will not have much trouble making up the pipes.

Powerchip did my tuning before and after. Couldn't have been happier.

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The connecting pipes were purchased along with xpipe, race cats, and mufflers.

Not sure about tuning??
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Keep in mind that if you go with the SS Connecting pipes or Race Cats its a bolt together system. If you have them fab'd up they will most likely be welded together requiring a cut whenever you go to remove the exhaust. Welding is the best seal but the bolt up system is nice when you want to easily access the car for mods or maintenance.
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Did you also purchase the connecting pipes or just have an exhaust shop make a custom piece for you? The connecting pipes are around $300, a little ridiculous. Also, who did your tuning afterwards?
I ordered the connecting pipes but it was unnecessary as my shop noted the pipes could not be aligned with the stock cats. They ended up fabricating connector pipes out of stainless steel instead. The connector pipes do require that you make a cut before the cat to remove the stock headers, so either way (connector pipes or not), you'll need a cut + weld. If you opt for SS race cats, well that all bolts and slips on IIRC.

I have an ESS NA tune, however, most tunes would ensure you run proper AFR with the new headers.
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I just want to clarify what I said earlier.

The SS Connecting pipes do still require a bit of welding but are not welded directly to the headers. With the SS Connecting pipes you are still required to cut your OEM cats and then weld them to the connecting pipe. The connection pipe does not weld directly to the header but rather bolts up to insure you can remove the newly revised OEM cat if needed without cutting a weld.
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I also am about to undertake this project. Would you guys be so kind as to post up some pictures of your completed systems? Thank you very much in advance.
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I also am about to undertake this project. Would you guys be so kind as to post up some pictures of your completed systems? Thank you very much in advance.
I have a set of OEM cats with the connection pipes already welded on. Ill snap a couple pics for your guys reference.
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Bought the connecting pipes. Conforti Shark Tune before and after. Very happy for now. Big surprise coming in February.
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Bought the connecting pipes. Conforti Shark Tune before and after. Very happy for now. Big surprise coming in February.

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