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Old 01-26-2012, 12:26 AM   #15
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I would suggest that you weld them also. I never could get the claps to seal off completely. If you notice any black looking lines on the pipes (dried up soot) they are not sealed off. Welding will make your noise level better inside the car. Welcome to the MRT squad, you will love them.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:15 AM   #16
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This is very helpful. This exhaust and a CAI are next on my list. I was unsure about which one but this write-up has convinced me. It will be a while before I can afford it but I'm looking forward to it.
On a side note, my co-worker suggested taking mine to a exhaust place and having them make some straight pipes and order the exhaust so it would go cat-back. Would this make any difference?
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:43 AM   #17
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This is very helpful. This exhaust and a CAI are next on my list. I was unsure about which one but this write-up has convinced me. It will be a while before I can afford it but I'm looking forward to it.
On a side note, my co-worker suggested taking mine to a exhaust place and having them make some straight pipes and order the exhaust so it would go cat-back. Would this make any difference?
Not really sure what that means. The term "straight pipes" usually means you're eliminating your mufflers or resonators and putting straight pipes in their place. I don't think it would be a good thing to make straight pipes from your cats to your exhaust. You've got an H-pipe under there as well as resonators. Maybe I'm wrong. Im groggy and on my way to work.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:52 AM   #18
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Not really sure what that means. The term "straight pipes" usually means you're eliminating your mufflers or resonators and putting straight pipes in their place. I don't think it would be a good thing to make straight pipes from your cats to your exhaust. You've got an H-pipe under there as well as resonators. Maybe I'm wrong. Im groggy and on my way to work.
Yes, it's a tad confusing.... I think what he means is buy the MRT and then have an exhaust shop make the pipes from the MRT forward to the cats... so in a sense, making it a MRT Cat-back system..... Not a terrible idea but really would be a lot simpler to have the shop delete the stock resonators and call it good...
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:19 AM   #19
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Yes, it's a tad confusing.... I think what he means is buy the MRT and then have an exhaust shop make the pipes from the MRT forward to the cats... so in a sense, making it a MRT Cat-back system..... Not a terrible idea but really would be a lot simpler to have the shop delete the stock resonators and call it good...
That makes sense. But maybe install the MRT first and see how you feel.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #20
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There is 100% nothing wrong with the idea of tack welding them on. And i agree that it's probably a better idea. Personally mine have not slipped, but i also don't think those clamps could physically go any tighter than i cranked them. Haha, i should've made a video of how hard i was pulling on the wrench at the end to make sure it was as tight as it could go.

The clamps are a lot stronger than you might think (from my single experience), but again, no reason to not get them welded if you have time. Great advice from Saint Alban and LoPerformance Motorsports.

Also, feel free to add to this and how much it cost you, but from what i've read from other post, it usually runs around $30-$80 dollars for the tack weld. Not bad at all.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #21
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i have a question i bought SLP loudmouths for my 10 LT2 and there just pipes sounds the same with no pipes on it now i have a 12 LFX (not putting on loudmouths would like to get the MRT V2S for this one anyone know how they sound for this motor and the tips on the loudmouths were 4 inch how bog are the MRTS tips ??????
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #22
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That makes sense. But maybe install the MRT first and see how you feel.
This is my plan. I'm not very educated when it comes I exhaust so I wasn't sure what he was talking about. My v1's are in the mail now so I'm excited. I have no idea what any of this talk about resonators is and what not lol.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #23
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This is my plan. I'm not very educated when it comes I exhaust so I wasn't sure what he was talking about. My v1's are in the mail now so I'm excited. I have no idea what any of this talk about resonators is and what not lol.
Lol, ok then, don't worry about it. The version 1's are suppose to be louder than version 2, I hope you know that much.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:27 AM   #24
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Lol, ok then, don't worry about it. The version 1's are suppose to be louder than version 2, I hope you know that much.
Yep. Thanks for the heads up though. I wanted more sound.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #25
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For my 2011 LT 1

Im hoping someone could help me, I have the Mrt 2.0 exhauast and been dying to install these bad boys. Anyway I had to wait for my Razzi Body kit to come first, due to I need to know where to center or extend the Tips since the Rear Diffuser will make the settings differant. Finish installing the Body Kit and it look great. So now I can see my rear diffuser centers perfect over the stock body opening, but now my stock exhaust needs to come out (extended about 3 inchs or so). So I figured Ill just take it to the Muffler shop and have them add on 3 inches just before the tip. But once I got there, They said the whole system is stainless steel and they dont weld stainless steel. I called around Meniki, Muffler for less, Midias, Madder Hatter Muffler and the all said the cant weld stainless . So now im not sure what to do.

How can I extend this exhaust ?

Is it possible to extend the MRT 2.0 exhuast with just adjusting by hand during fitment ?
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For my 2011 LT 1

Im hoping someone could help me, I have the Mrt 2.0 exhauast and been dying to install these bad boys. Anyway I had to wait for my Razzi Body kit to come first, due to I need to know where to center or extend the Tips since the Rear Diffuser will make the settings differant. Finish installing the Body Kit and it look great. So now I can see my rear diffuser centers perfect over the stock body opening, but now my stock exhaust needs to come out (extended about 3 inchs or so). So I figured Ill just take it to the Muffler shop and have them add on 3 inches just before the tip. But once I got there, They said the whole system is stainless steel and they dont weld stainless steel. I called around Meniki, Muffler for less, Midias, Madder Hatter Muffler and the all said the cant weld stainless . So now im not sure what to do.

How can I extend this exhaust ?

Is it possible to extend the MRT 2.0 exhuast with just adjusting by hand during fitment ?
Can't say as I've run into this one before where a shops refuse to weld stainless steel... hmmmm...

Unfortunately no you wont' be able to adjust it enough during fitment to get the kind of length yo need...
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Can't say as I've run into this one before where a shops refuse to weld stainless steel... hmmmm...

Unfortunately no you wont' be able to adjust it enough during fitment to get the kind of length yo need...
That's weird, I went to a Meineke and there was no issue with welding stainless steel, that's the whole reason why you go to a professional. If pro welders can't weld stainless steel, who can? Sounds like they just don't feel like having money right now.
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mypuppysirius, Just recieved the mrt 2.0 set. I saw a video on you tube where the owner weighed the stock muffler set at 51 lbs, and the set of mrt 2.0s at 18 lbs., shedding a whopping 33 lbs. off the back of the car. What was your experience?
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