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Old 06-17-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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5.0 axleback on a 3.7?

Browsing on CL today, I found an ad where someone was selling their stock axlebacks off their 5.0 for a hundred bucks OBO. I'm sure with a bit of fast talking I can get him to sell them for $75. Not bad for brand new 5.0 OEM axlebacks IMO.

I'm not looking for change in sound as I don't expect a major difference in it with stock GT axlebacks. I want those chrome tips because I hate the exhaust pipe inside a cheap aluminum tip look the V6 has. My question is, will it fit.
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Youll probably need to have some custom work done to it. The GT's have bigger piping than the V6.
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Yeah, you'd need to to have a muffler shop weld on it. For $75 you can buy some nice stainless tips on ebay and have a shop weld those on your stock muffler if it mattered that much.

There is really nothing to be gained from using stock 5.0 or 3.7 mufflers... however, if you can get someone's take-off 3.7 mufflers from a manual transmission car, you'd probably be happy.
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I've seen clean 5.0 OEM axlebacks on CL for a low as $40.00 with the tips in great shape. I tend to agree with others that the look of the tips is about all that will change.
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That's all I want. Change of look.
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That's all I want. Change of look.
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Stolen where do you live? I've got my 3.7 take offs that have the nice tip (man trans)
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Fort hood area. Tell me more about these take offs, I've never heard of them before...
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I'm southwest houston. I'll snap a pic for you
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Manual trans cars have slash-cut tips and no inner diameter pipe. The mufflers themselves are a bit different and are actually louder than the autos.
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Oh ok, I've seen those around post. I thought it was either a premium model exhaust or they found a way to cut out the inner pipe.
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If you were closer I would sell then to you lol
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:51 PM   #14
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Yeah I know. But thanks for telling me about those, now I know what to look for on CL
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I have the auto and swapped the mufflers with the ones that come on the manual transmission models.

It's definitely a different tone. I like it a lot.
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It isn't worth buying a complete axleback exhaust just for the tips. I suggest finding some tips that you like and having a shop weld them on.
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Why a set of stock 3.7 or GT anyway? At the very least, they should be given away for free, as they are not worth anything for purchase, as they would not increase performance with what you already have.

If you want better tips, just have your current stock axle backs modified with new tips.
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I understand that my performance and exhaust note will not change. I was just wanting to clean up the back of my car a bit, and for 75 bucks to just pop my old ones off and slap the GT ones on (granted that they did fit) it's was too easy. I didn't want to go to autozone to buy $75 tips and then pay another $75 for a shop to cut and modify my current axlebacks, and with my luck, they'd do a horrible job and then I'm driving around with crooked-a** tips, one sticking out farther than the other lol.
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Gotta find a better muffler shop! I had my local one convert the set of GT500's I bought to work on my 3.7.

It was 65 bucks, and that included installation on the car. They were very anal in making sure the tips stuck out the same distance from the lower valance as the originals, and made sure the tips were centered in the valance as well.
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Yeah I live in Killeen and I don't know if you know anything about the Fort Hood area or military towns in general but they like to rip us off just cause they know we have guaranteed paychecks. Cheap bastards...

I gotta I way outta town to like Austin or Dallas just to get quality customer service!
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You can find nice stainless tips for $50 or less. And you'd have to take it to a shop to get the GT AB's welded on anyways. I still say just do the tips. If you bought a stock 3.7 exhaust you'd be paying extra for something you already have!
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