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Li0nel1234 10-10-2009 01:28 PM

DIY: GFX Outlets add Wire Mesh and Paint, Muffler Delete
 
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Hey this is my first DIY write up so give me a little slack.
Before Pics
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Items Necessary:
lift
something to cut off your muffler (a saw will work if you don't have anything fancy)
Muffler Dump tips
Welder
The wire mesh you want
Cardboard
Sharpie (marker that works on paint)
Tin snips/shears (big heavy duty sicissors)
Rough, medium and fine sand paper
Flat black rust proof paint (anycolor you want actually)
Weird Screw head and driver (see below picture)
Ratchet, and ratchet adapter to accept the weird screw head.
Plyers (something to grab and hold still the little screw piece while you screw it in)

Step 1: Delete your mufflers (this is simple enough to do yourself but you can pay a muffler shop and they'd do it for around 40 usd... don't pay more than that)
Cut and remove, Not difficult but I'd have someone there to help you hold it up while you cut.
Each one weighs about 18 lbs so that's 36lbs of weight loss.
Here's where to make the cuts (you can go closer to the cats if you want but I did it here to keep it simple:
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Step 2: weld on some dump tips
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Step 3: remove your outlets using one of these screw heads on the 4 screws located on the outlets. (I don't know what the screw head is called someone help me out here)
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Step 4: Lay down your outlet on the cardboard and trace the inside opening for your cardboard template. Cut it out and place inside to see if it fits, you will more than likely have to trim certain spots to get it to fit. Also, the same template might not work for both so you should one for each outlet. They will be pretty close though.
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Step 5: Trace the outline of your template on the wire mesh and then cut out with your tinsnips and sand the edges down with the rough grit till they fit flush inside your outlets. (NOTE: This is probably the most difficult part of this project, :mad0260: you have to insert it at an angle then lay it flat and figure out which points aren't letting you press it down all the way then remove and sand down those points. I used the sharpie again to make marks where these pressure points were so I could sand those spots a little extra till it fit nice and snug) When you have the mesh inserts fitting nicely, sand the front and back faces with the medium grit sand paper
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Step 6: Sand the Outlets (only where it will be visable on the GFX with medium then fine grit sand paper. (unless you don't want to paint them then skip this step).

(NOTE if you don't want to paint your outlets or inserts you will have to tape off your outlets where it will be visable with lots of masking tape or painters tape due to the specks of liquid metal from making the welds before doing the next step. OR you could do apoxy or JB weld, I wouldn't do that though)

Step 7: Weld mesh inserts in place then sand off any of the metal specs with the medium sand paper followed by the fine grit (if it's a big speck you can poke it off with a flat head and a hammer then sand)

Step 8: Paint, allow to dry, paint, and allow to dry (repeat till you feel good about it, 4 for me)
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Step 9: Install outlets back on your GFX. This can be done from a driveway but your neck will be sore the next day (I did). Use your weird screw head tool and your plyers. (Note this part can be a little tricky since now you have wire mesh in the outlet the top screw to the outlet is a little harder to reach. I slid the weird screw tool through the wire mesh and ratcheted it in. If you make some scratches on your wire mesh you can just make some touchups with a q-tip and your paint)
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Enjoy the awesome new look of your GFX (these pics were done b4 I did the touchups so you can see where I slid the weird tool in there)
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This took me about about 4 hours worth of work prior to painting. Then about another half our to reinstall and 2 minutes to do the touchup.

I hope this helps... PM me with any questions. I'd be glad to help you out.

yubman 10-28-2009 03:02 PM

Looks good. Always thought the tips inside the ground effects looked kind of redundant.

Without mufflers at all, your car must be very loud.

5th_GEN_SS 10-28-2009 03:15 PM

hmm interesting

CamaroSkooter 10-28-2009 04:06 PM

I didn't know you were just running turn-downs. Nice setup :thumbsup:

5thGen 10-28-2009 05:28 PM

cool, not on your car ..

Demon Hunter 10-29-2009 01:06 PM

Any one know how legal this really is. I'd imagine it's pretty freakin' load. I'd assume that'd get you in trouble in most states. I'd do it if I knew I could get away with it in California.

Camaro509 10-29-2009 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demon Hunter (Post 1106597)
Any one know how legal this really is. I'd imagine it's pretty freakin' load. I'd assume that'd get you in trouble in most states. I'd do it if I knew I could get away with it in California.


It isn't that loud at all. Had this done to mine as well, cept straight pipes and factory tips reinstalled. It is of course louder without the mufflers, but it isn't so loud I'll get tickets for it.

Really like that mesh-look without the tips showing through.

Oh yea, that is called a Torx drive.

GTAHVIT 10-29-2009 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demon Hunter (Post 1106597)
Any one know how legal this really is. I'd imagine it's pretty freakin' load. I'd assume that'd get you in trouble in most states. I'd do it if I knew I could get away with it in California.

You can't get away with this in CA... Nor any state that has emmisions inspections....


But in FL..... :D

5thGen 10-29-2009 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 1106619)
You can't get away with this in CA... Nor any state that has emmisions inspections....


But in FL..... :D

bs . i rented a shelby in florida and got a ticket in a residential area cause the cops assumed we were going over 20 it was all the sound

Li0nel1234 10-29-2009 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 5thGen (Post 1102713)
cool, not on your car ..

? what does that mean?

Li0nel1234 10-29-2009 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demon Hunter (Post 1106597)
Any one know how legal this really is. I'd imagine it's pretty freakin' load. I'd assume that'd get you in trouble in most states. I'd do it if I knew I could get away with it in California.

It's legal here. As long as u don't remove the cats.

GTAHVIT 10-29-2009 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 5thGen (Post 1107467)
bs . i rented a shelby in florida and got a ticket in a residential area cause the cops assumed we were going over 20 it was all the sound

you got a speeding ticket not a smog law ticket...

qbert48 11-07-2009 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 1106619)
You can't get away with this in CA... Nor any state that has emmisions inspections....


But in FL..... :D

been to the guys here and good to go they said it's OK in TEXAS:iono: maybe i got a pass

Indpowr 11-07-2009 09:13 PM

I plan on adding mesh when we get our gfx kit.

scythezo6 11-07-2009 10:12 PM

You need to lift the car to remove the bezels? Or can they be popped off easy?
Looks good btw.

Li0nel1234 11-16-2009 02:59 PM

You don't need to for the outlets. You can from your driveway. I did but my neck was sore. I don't know if you can with the muffler still in place it might make it more difficult.

Mr.Maro23 08-15-2011 11:52 PM

WELL WELL WELL MUFFLER DELETE HUH? LOL IM STARTING TO ENJOY IT I DID THE RESONATOR AND MUFFLER DELETE! AT FIRST I WAS LIKE WOW KRAZZY LOUD BUT TODAY WHEN OUT FOR A SPIN FOR THE HECK OF IT AND FOUND MYSELF WITH A TURBO SRT4 LITTLE DID U KNOW WE RACED FROM 1 LIGHT TO ANOTHER AND HAVE TO SAY AMAZINGLY TOOK HIM BY HALF A CAR HOW I DONT KNOW MAYBE THE DRIVER I GUESS ANYWAYS, GUY GETS NEXT TO ME AND ASKS WHAT THE HELL U GOT ON THERE SOUNDS SO AWESOME I WENT AND LAUGHED AND SAID RESONATOR/MUFFLER DELETE AND COLD AIR INTAKE THATS BOUT IT HE WAS LIKE MAN FAST CAMARO DUDE AND GAVE ME THE PEACE FINGERS. FROM TODAY ON I HAVENT REGRET IT, SOUNDS LOUD BUT THE MARO IS LIGHTER AND FASTER I MUST SAY OPENS UP PRETTY QUICK NOW!!!! I RECOMMEND IT I GUESS LOL.

GEEo 02-29-2012 02:38 PM

Do you have any vid of your muffler delete?

It Looks really cool man.


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