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Old 05-05-2015, 10:11 PM   #1
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Over axle without resonators or cut and weld?

I have a 2011 GT with the GT 500 axle backs. Looking at opening up the sound a bit more and have heard good things about the resonator delete with the GT500 axle backs. My question, is there an advantage to going with something like the lethal performance over axle replacement without resonators vs staying with the stock over axle pipe and cutting out the resonators?

I want it done right and I'm inclined to think this means replacing the while pipe vs cutting and welding.

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Done right get a complete Catback. Eliminate the stock bends and open up the diameter of he pipes anywhere you can. After cut/weld costs you might be in the same ballpark as a complete for something you can do at home on stands in an hour or two.

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What if you bought your car and it already had axle backs? How much is it really to have a local shop cut and weld in some piping?


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What if you bought your car and it already had axle backs? How much is it really to have a local shop cut and weld in some piping?


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Not too much.


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It would be cheaper to have them cut. I'm just curious as to what the advantage would in replacing the whole cat back vs cutting and welding. Cost isn't a concern, doing it right the first time is my main concern.

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Done right get a complete Catback. Eliminate the stock bends and open up the diameter of he pipes anywhere you can. After cut/weld costs you might be in the same ballpark as a complete for something you can do at home on stands in an hour or two.

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Think that's the route I will go. Thanks for the input.

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Removing the stock over the axle pipes with your car on jack stands is a pain. I had to cut the oem pipes off and slightly drop the axle to get the new catback on. It can be done, but it was a three hour pain in the butt. If I had a lift, it would have been a 45 minute job.


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Removing the stock over the axle pipes with your car on jack stands is a pain. I had to cut the oem pipes off and slightly drop the axle to get the new catback on. It can be done, but it was a three hour pain in the butt. If I had a lift, it would have been a 45 minute job.


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I had this same issue. Sucked a nut.


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Paying someone to do it for me.

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Over the axle cat back are normally larger piping so better air flow. I went the cutting and welding route my buddy has an exhaust shop he didn't charge me but 20 bucks lol


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I had Midas do the cut and weld. $70
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I'm in Wisconsin.

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How does this sound? Just louder or is the tone drastically changed. I would never stop kicking myself in the *** if it remotely sounded like a riceburner.
I presume no tune is needed?

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Removing the stock over the axle pipes with your car on jack stands is a pain. I had to cut the oem pipes off and slightly drop the axle to get the new catback on. It can be done, but it was a three hour pain in the butt. If I had a lift, it would have been a 45 minute job.


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I totally agree with this post. It sucks big time to do this on jack stands. I finally got it done without cutting out the stock OTA pipes and putting in the GT500 OTA pipes that don't have resonators in their place but it took quite a few hours. I won't do it again without a lift.

I got lucky and found a set of used GT 500 OTA pipes off of a 2013 GT 500 that was getting parted out and I didn't want my exhaust system hacked up and is why I went this route. I was going to go with the Borla OTA pipes before I found the GT 500 ones.

It made my single tip GT 500 mufflers sound much better IMHO.

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How does this sound? Just louder or is the tone drastically changed. I would never stop kicking myself in the *** if it remotely sounded like a rideburner.

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Lethal Performance over axle going on next Friday.

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Resonators are gone. Not much difference. Thinking the AB are going to need to change.

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That sucks. But thanks for the update. I was looking into doing the same thing cause I wanted my s-type axleback to be louder.. Will pass on it now, lol
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It's a bit louder just not as dramatic as I had hoped for. When I first got the GT500s I thought they sounded perfect. Than I got used to them and they are now too quiet. Lol

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