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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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Old 03-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #26
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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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Old 03-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #28
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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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Old 03-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #29
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mypuppysirius, What horsepower gains can I expect with the mrt 2.0s? I'm also adding a Cold Air Inductions CAI.......

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #30
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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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mypuppysirius, What horsepower gains can I expect with the mrt 2.0s? I'm also adding a Cold Air Inductions CAI.......

I weighed the stock ones at 25.5 lbs each. MRT's weighed 9.5 lbs each. A savings of 16 lbs. per side or 32 lbs overall. Yes a nice weight savings off the back end.

As for HP gains, MINIMUM at best. Most of us are buying these for the sound. Maybe worth 2 - 4 HP
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May be over-kill, but when using band clamps on my exhaust set-ups, I always add a nut to the bolts where they stick through the clamp to act as a jambnut. Never (yet) had a clamp to slip or need to be re-tightened.
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Good info

This is a very good thread. I too am very new to the Camaro community and just decided last night to go with the MRT V2 axle back exhaust for starters. I look forward in learning more information on parts and tips for the 5th gen Camaro.
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Sportie...Im gonna be running into the same issue concerni8ng the tips.Have a razzi kit to, whith the v8 diffuser. I ordered my body kit with tip extenders(and bigger OD) not sure if theyll fit over the mrt tailpipes tho.We both might hafta go the buy tip extenders from a local parts store.Anybody wanna weigh in on this?

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Sorry guys doing this off my phone....big thumbs and little keypad =poor spelling!
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