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Old 06-11-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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MRT V1, it's mine!!

Just pulled the trigger. Thank you Maryland Speed. Can someone explain to me how these would be welded onto the stock pipes? A friend of mine said it was not recommended to weld stainless steel to a different type of metal and I'm pretty sure the stock pipes aren't stainless.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Congrats on the New exhaust, Love my V1's. Lots of people weld their Mrt's no problems.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Congrats and welcome to the MRT army. But as your friend said sometimes its not best to weld certain metals together but you should not have an issue with welding the MRTs to the stock pipes. Many pipe have and have been running like that for a while with zero issues
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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Welcome to the MRT army. Love my V1. There are no issues with welding
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I'm stupid excited for them to get here. Wish I could say the same for my wife lol.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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After 9 months of putting up with my V2's on the passenger side not staying put I took it to a muffler shop, 10 minutes and $25 later it was welded, both of them. He didn't even pull the clamps. It was worth it as I don't have to shove the pipe down once or twice a week anymore.

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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After 9 months of putting up with my V2's on the passenger side not staying put I took it to a muffler shop, 10 minutes and $25 later it was welded, both of them. He didn't even pull the clamps. It was worth it as I don't have to shove the pipe down once or twice a week anymore.

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Were they actually coming off the car? Or were they just spinning around?
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:35 PM   #9
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Were they actually coming off the car? Or were they just spinning around?
Passenger side would slip and tilt slightly upward into the diffuser. I tried to torque the clamp down and even pulled it back off and modify the clamp a little so it would clamp tighter it just would not hold and it would turn upward.

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #10
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Out for delivery!! So excited!
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:52 PM   #11
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Holy crap it's loud lol
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #12
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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So, I'm having that "Oh shit, what did I just do." moment. The drone is killing me, is there a way to fix that? I've heard people say add a resonated x-pipe, and add j-pipes. Has anyone else had this issue with the v1's? I'll try and get some videos up sometime this week.
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"should've have gotten the V8" oops the V2's! Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Last year after hearing all the sound clips that was one reason I didn't do the V1's. From reading other threads on this the X-pipe may work as it sounds like it mellows the tone or sound a little. I hope you get this figured out.

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:38 PM   #15
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I just installed my v1s, added the J-Pipes before installing. 0 drone at 60-70, little drone 75-80, but nothing my sub thump could not cover.

Welded the J-Pipes, just clamped to stock pipes. Will have to weld those eventually, but my welder was in a wheel chair, so he wouldn't let me toss him under the car. But, next time, I will get them welded too.

I only hear them when the engine has a load, 0 sound when you lift your foot.

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:39 AM   #16
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I just installed my v1s, added the J-Pipes before installing. 0 drone at 60-70, little drone 75-80, but nothing my sub thump could not cover.

Welded the J-Pipes, just clamped to stock pipes. Will have to weld those eventually, but my welder was in a wheel chair, so he wouldn't let me toss him under the car. But, next time, I will get them welded too.

I only hear them when the engine has a load, 0 sound when you lift your foot.

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Where did you get J pipes from?
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-622002

I bought these cause I couldn't find them offered on ebay any more.

I followed the descriptions on what to do and how they were supposed to look from

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182467

Then I went to my welder, showed him the pics, then we spent a few hours fitting them to the space under the car.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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Well I've decided I'm gonna start with a Magnaflow Resonated x-pipe, see if that helps make this a touch more acceptable, before I decide to cut a hole in my V1's. Might knock a few dB's off them as well. I went with the v1's cause I wanted the idle to be nice grumble, and was afraid that the v2's wouldn't have it. With the v1's I have an awesome idle, but the things are way louder than any youtube video I've ever seen, almost unacceptably loud. I'm hoping the x-pipe will get me into my ideal sound range, and knock out some drone. If that doesn't eliminate all the drone, then J pipes are in my future.

kessler, how long are your j pipes and where is that measurement taken from, where the pipe meets the v1 to the end of the pipe?

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I measured down the middle of one side. Not the outside, not the inside. its somewhere between 29 and 29.5 inches, I did not measure precise since it comes with a built in overlap.
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So there is going to be a set of MRT V1's for sale soon...only got about 60 miles on em. No offense to the MRT lovers in the world, but those things are just way to loud. Maybe I'm just getting old.

It was weird. I drove to work with em on and thought I could handle em. Then I drive home and now I feel like my head is going to explode. Rather than spend more money trying to fix it, I'm going back to stock
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Awesome! Congrats on the upgrade, and make sure to post a video!
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Wait about 100 miles. I got the V2s but after 100 or so miles they significantly calmed down and now they are perfect. I had the same response you did at first but they mellow after a break in.
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So there is going to be a set of MRT V1's for sale soon...only got about 60 miles on em. No offense to the MRT lovers in the world, but those things are just way to loud. Maybe I'm just getting old.

It was weird. I drove to work with em on and thought I could handle em. Then I drive home and now I feel like my head is going to explode. Rather than spend more money trying to fix it, I'm going back to stock

LOL. JMO, I think you should have gone with the V2's instead of the V1's. I love mine. I do love the cold start as they are kind of obnoxiously loud but once the motor settles into idling they are kind of mellow.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #24
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I have hesitated changing to the MRT V2 for over a year because of concern about it being to loud. Haven't been able to hear a V2 set-up except in youtube posts--and I know they are just a representation and aren't the same as actually having it on the car. Resonated x-pipe may resolve, but Still an issue of uncertainty. I share the concerns OP is experiencing.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #25
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What I originally wanted was louder than stock. I got that from the MRT V1's. What I didn't want was to wonder whether or not I'm gonna set off someone's car alarm with it.

If I was going to rate stuff from the stock exhaust being 0 and the MRT V1 being 10, I was hoping for something around a 4 or 5. Like I said though, maybe I just had different expectations than everyone else. My personal situation (2 year old and a newborn) would not allow for something this loud as my DD. My 2 year old was complaining it was too loud. All I wanted was a nice grumble. Now I'm not sure what to do other than go back to stock and be grateful I can drive it without getting a headache.
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