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Old 05-20-2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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Rusted exhaust pipes, worth it?

Recently found some GT takeoffs with flowmaster 44's but the only thing is they're pretty rusted. The tips look to be fine though and the mufflers look mostly alright. It's mainly the pipes that are rusted. Is this something I should be concerned about? Seller is asking $50.
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Cut the pipes off and get some fresh ones. Any pictures?


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Wetsand and then use aluminum polish. Or instead of polish, just paint them black.
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Would it be a better idea just to buy a new dual exhaust system and have it installed or will a takeoff per say this one work just fine? Supposedly 39k miles on them. I'd of course love to save money when I can but not at the extra cost of having to redo things down the line if you know what I mean.

From what I've asked of the seller it seems to be in otherwise good condition despite the layer of rust (no holes or damages).
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Well I mean what size is the piping? What are your goals power-wise? Does this setup suit your sound needs?
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:21 AM   #7
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Stock off a gt, so 2.25. I don't expect to gain much from just an exhaust but if I get a couple numbers I'll be happy. Sound-wise I'd like a deep rumble without being so loud I'm turned into a cop magnet. The 44's sound nice on youtube but it's hard to get a feel for them without seeing them in person.

Edit: should probably add that I'm not planning on doing any forced induction or nitrous.
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Recently found some GT takeoffs with flowmaster 44's but the only thing is they're pretty rusted. The tips look to be fine though and the mufflers look mostly alright. It's mainly the pipes that are rusted. Is this something I should be concerned about? Seller is asking $50.
If there are no holes, then coat it with "Rust Converter", the white kind that turns rust black. Walmart has it in plastic white jug. Paint it with wood stove black paint.
Free is better than $50.00 but I say, you will be disappointed and will want to save up for your own unique design. Say, like,.. A ProChamber and Spintech 9000 Series mufflers.
The pictures look like going for it! I know what I'm talking about with the rust converter, you can coat entire piece of metal rust, or not. It protects. Black "wood stove" paint will not burn off at 400 degrees plus,
I ONLY use this kind, all others do not work:
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