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Old 02-12-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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GT Take Offs

Ok guys, i'm stuck. I'm gotten some advice to get a new exhaust system by way of a gt take off (130 shipped). Do you think it's a good idea, or should I go ahead and spend the 360 on the magnaflow. I'll give some links to show the two products. Thanx for the help.
http://www.3.8mustang.com/midwest/

or the magnaflow...
http://rpmoutlet.com/musv6mag.htm
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:58 PM   #2
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Get the GT take-offs. Better performance at a lower cost. I like my GT take-offs, even without a louder muffler system.
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gt take offs are a good bang for the buck, i'd highly recommend it.

for future reference, ask other general questions in the forum below this called "general tech".
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thanx guys, sorry about puting the post in the wrong place.
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Hey, once I get the takeoffs, will I have to do any mods to the rear bumper (the gt bumper has cut outs at the bottom so the exhaust will stick out), and, I'd like to have a nice sound with my exhaust, so which mufflers should I look at getting.
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This is what a typical GT Takeoff system will sound

http://v6stangs.com/multimedia/rellik/exhaust.mpeg (At idle and rev)

http://v6stangs.com/multimedia/rellik/lmdrive2.mpeg (going like a bat out of hell)

I like my GT exhaust.
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Hey, once I get the takeoffs, will I have to do any mods to the rear bumper (the gt bumper has cut outs at the bottom so the exhaust will stick out), and, I'd like to have a nice sound with my exhaust, so which mufflers should I look at getting.
I put a 1" spacer on the bolt that holds the rear tail pipe hangers to drop the tips below the rear bumper. I think that they look great that way.
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Rellik, what site should I order my take offs from?
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Brent, how hard are they gonna be to install?
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I have never installed them so I cant tell you that. I don tknow what all is required. When Charles or Rellik get on or someone with more knowledge on that they will be glad to let you know what all is required
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Thanx man
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I had to get mine welded on. With GT takeoffs, it's a requirement.

They cut off your existing exhaust after the second set of cats, then weld up the Takeoffs to that. I had them make custom hangars for the passenger side. Went in, paid 100 bucks, drove home.
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Brent, how hard are they gonna be to install?
its not terribly hard, you just have to have the right tools. Just the exhaust kit itself isnt enough to make the swap. if you plan to do this by yourself youll need to purchase a pacesetter adapter kit (i believe they sell it on steeda.com) If you buy that then you can do all the work yourself as long as you have some sort of air grinder or something to cut through your existing pipes, and some welding equipment/experience. If you dont have the right tools, dont even try. I lucked out... my dad owns an aluminum foundry so hes got lots of tools that i could use and the install went pretty smooth. It took me about 4-5 hours to do the entire thing.
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yea what zim said...if u have no tools just bring it to a muffler shop theyll hook u up
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Should I have them fabricate an H-pipe
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I would.
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OK, then I will. I live on an island, so there are limited places I can take my car to. My friend had midus put his exhaust on, but he drives and acura integra. But he said they were cheap, so I might just do that.
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I've been hearing that the mac fake dual is giving sixes more horses that the true gt take offs. Any comments?
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I don't have any numbers, but IMO they sound better,But the sound is mostly the mufflers, I think the Y pipe helps even out the exhaust tone. I have been told the power differance it so little you won't notice on a near stock car.I don't see why people call it fake either, You have 2 mufflers, and 2 tail pipes, Fake duals IMO are like single in dual out mufflers. just my .02 cents
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btw if your still needing gt take offs look in the V6mustangstuff Forum
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If you don't ever plan to do anything else to your car then leaving the Y pipe in is probably fine, if you ever plan to do any serious mods to your car then leaving the Y in there is a stupid joke, get true duals, if you don't you will regret it. Mac stuff is not stainless and will rust fast too from all I hear, they do make some nice stainless mufflers, but their systems are aluminized steel and rust badly!!!
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^speaks the truth, I have had the system on there maybe 3 months and I have rust on the welds...I myself plan on GT take offs with flowpaths, I also plan on doing a cam, ported heads and intakes.
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One thing now, welds will pretty much always rust, even on a stainless system, sometimes welders and muffler guys will spray paint the welds to slow this down, or if you can get under there and you have some silver or really any old spray paint its not a bad idea to paint welds to slow that down. No body sees under there much anyway.
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If you don't ever plan to do anything else to your car then leaving the Y pipe in is probably fine, if you ever plan to do any serious mods to your car then leaving the Y in there is a stupid joke, get true duals, if you don't you will regret it. Mac stuff is not stainless and will rust fast too from all I hear, they do make some nice stainless mufflers, but their systems are aluminized steel and rust badly!!!
Well, i'm probably gonna put on a CAI, maybe new headers, shift kit, pulleys. That will probably be it. And about the welding rust, will it hurt the preformence (like eventually eat holes in the exhaust) or just the look? And with the 2.25" pipes, i shouldn't lose any power, right?
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Well, rust is never good, but the GT exhaust system itself, and the stock V6 system is Stainless steel, so you shouldn't have to worry too much, it wouldn't hurt to shoot it with a little aluminum paint to slow down the rust on the welds, but I don't think it will hurt much. 2 1/4 shouldn't cost you much if any torque, no.
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Well, rust is never good, but the GT exhaust system itself, and the stock V6 system is Stainless steel, so you shouldn't have to worry too much, it wouldn't hurt to shoot it with a little aluminum paint to slow down the rust on the welds, but I don't think it will hurt much. 2 1/4 shouldn't cost you much if any torque, no.
Alright, so is there any like matience I can do on a regular basis to keep the rust off or should I just do the aluminum paint?
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you shouldn't have any problems with it rusting. i don't. however, to keep the tips looking good, keep them clean as much as you can, and if rust ever starts use some steel wool and gentle tidy her up.
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Here is a great place for GT take off's and other parts...

http://www.speedconcepts.net
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my brother ordered his straight from saleen. it was $100 plus shipping. so you might want to call them.
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my brother ordered his straight from saleen. it was $100 plus shipping. so you might want to call them.
Really, y so cheap.
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cuz saleen doesnt need them, so 100 bucks is all profit tot hem
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i'm not sure. this was 2 years ago. so i donlt know what they are now. but it wouldn't hurt calling
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I called them today and they wanted 65 to ship to NE, FYI
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