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Old 07-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Noweeds or Cat-Back

Have NPP now. fuse always pulled. not loud enough for me personal. should i get a Noweeds kit, or i was looking at the SW 3" Catback system? both are bassically the same price.
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Get a good set of headers and it will be loud enough.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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problem is local dealers are iffy on honoring waranty with headers.
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problem is local dealers are iffy on honoring waranty with headers.
Are they going to honor the warranty of your aftermarket cat-back? Installing headers without a tune is fine if you are concerned about voiding your drive train warranty.

You will get a little power from them and all the sound. Another cat-back really won't do what you want unless it is a muffler delete.
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i can put headers on and they will. but i wouldnt ever put headers on without a dyno tune. and they dont like that
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problem is local dealers are iffy on honoring waranty with headers.
Adding another catback won't make it louder. The only way to make your car louder would be to add headers, or do the noweeds. You get performance gains with headers, and none with the diverters. They can't void your warranty with headers, and you don't need a tune to run them. If you don't want a CEL you can get Kooks headers with Green Cats, and you won't throw a CEL, and you won't need a tune.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:15 AM   #7
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not paying $1100 for Cats
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:19 AM   #8
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of the 2 options, you will like cutouts (Noweeds) much better.

I have had 4-5 different exhaust setups on my 2010. I wasn't ever truly happy with the sound until I got the cutouts.

However, you will end up with headers if you have any interest in doing performance mods... so you might as well forget about that warranty... and join in on the fun
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the noweeds should hold me a few years. now to save moneys. probobly will do the Noweeds. then take out the nasty H pipe and put in an x-pipe.
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the noweeds should hold me a few years. now to save moneys. probobly will do the Noweeds. then take out the nasty H pipe and put in an x-pipe.
From what I have read the H-pipe actually sounds better than the X-pipe. I don't see any reason to change it either way. Use that $ towards something with some bang!!
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Make sure that cut outs are legal in your area before putting them on. Especially since you guys have inspections in Texas.

The dealer can not void you warranty due to adding headers or anything else. They can only deny a warranty claim if the issue in question is a direct result of the modification.

Will This Modification Void My Warranty?
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Ya. They said it depends if it changes my compression.

And headers rant legal either.
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Ya. They said it depends if it changes my compression.

And headers rant legal either.
Headers changing compression? Who at the dealer did you talk to?

Legality of the mod doesn't change the warranty status.
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Headers changing compression? Who at the dealer did you talk to?

Legality of the mod doesn't change the warranty status.

Not the headers. They don't care if i put them. They just don't know about a dyno tune. And what's the point of getting one of the best mid range mods. And not using it like ur supposed to. And no way in hell I'm paying $1100 for green cats
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What were they talking about changing the compression then? A tune isn't going to change that either. They definitely won't do any warranty work to the drivetrain if it's tuned though, no doubt about that.

You can get headers and maybe not throw a CEL and it's still a great mod without having to get the green cats. Doesn't anybody make resistors for the rear O2s that plug inline to avoid a CEL that work on the Camaros? They've had them for Mustangs for a long time. No tune needed then.
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I fail to understand the logic here. You want a louder exhaust, and your options are headers and noweeds. They cost about the same. With the headers you will gain a decent amount of power even without a tune, with the noweeds you will not see a performance gain at all. So just get the headers and don't tune it if you're that worried about warranty. At least you'll get something out of those.
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I fail to understand the logic here. You want a louder exhaust, and your options are headers and noweeds. They cost about the same. With the headers you will gain a decent amount of power even without a tune, with the noweeds you will not see a performance gain at all. So just get the headers and don't tune it if you're that worried about warranty. At least you'll get something out of those.
and then ill be annoyed by Engine Lights.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #18
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Then noweeds lol.... i have them and they are great!
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how long was the backorder when u placed yours?
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Make sure that cut outs are legal in your area before putting them on. Especially since you guys have inspections in Texas.
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And headers rant legal either.
I assume your comment was in reference to my comment above. I understand that headers would not be legal either but you had already taken that option off the table. I was speaking only to the legality of the cut outs versus a cat back scenario you presented.
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i think im just gonna wo with the Noweeds, and if i want to get louder later, then ill get LT's w/ 2.5" outlet.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:10 PM   #22
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i think im just gonna wo with the Noweeds, and if i want to get louder later, then ill get LT's w/ 2.5" outlet.
Seems like you already had your mind made up from the start.
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Nah. Been a workin progress as iv been doin research
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how long was the backorder when u placed yours?
none, Becase i bought second hand. I did have to get in contact with them for a part though. great service! just give them a call.
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what kinda warranty they offer on em?
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