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Old 08-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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What do you do with orginal exhaust/intake parts after upgrade?

Hey all, I plan to install a cat-back system and CAI at some point. Just wondering what everyone is doing with the old parts? I would probably have the dealer the install the cat-back system before I take delivery. I really don't want to keep the original exhaust, but at the same time, it is perfectly brand new and nothing wrong with it. It seems silly to just throw it away. Isn't there still some kind of dollar value attached to it? I would be happy for the dealer to install my system for free in exchange for keeping the factory system for themselves to repair someone else's car someday. I don't know... What do you think?
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Every car that I've customized, I've always kept the original factory parts. You never know when something might go wrong and you have to put the original back on while you wait for a replacement... or you may be in financial trouble and might not be able to afford a replacement and will have to go back to stock. Just my 0.02.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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I agree with chris. the only reason i would get rid of it would be if space was an issue.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:36 PM   #4
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Kept the intake but no room for exhaust when I upgrade to cat back.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:26 PM   #6
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Instantly threw mine in the trash can.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:48 PM   #7
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Hey all, I plan to install a cat-back system and CAI at some point. Just wondering what everyone is doing with the old parts? I would probably have the dealer the install the cat-back system before I take delivery. I really don't want to keep the original exhaust, but at the same time, it is perfectly brand new and nothing wrong with it. It seems silly to just throw it away. Isn't there still some kind of dollar value attached to it? I would be happy for the dealer to install my system for free in exchange for keeping the factory system for themselves to repair someone else's car someday. I don't know... What do you think?
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:37 PM   #8
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So keep your heavy ass stock exhaust hiding somewhere for 20 years
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:43 AM   #9
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I agree. I have always kept my stock parts when modding my cars over the years. Every time I sell my car, I sell the aftermarket parts for some kind of recoupe.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:47 AM   #10
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Put it in the rafters of the garage.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:47 AM   #11
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SS/RS*ATX I agree. I have always kept my stock parts when modding my cars over the years. Every time I sell my car, I sell the aftermarket parts for some kind of recoupe.
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OUR72GTO Put it in the rafters of the garage.
Agree. Keeping the stock parts to return to stock if necessary is good insurance for the price of a little storage space.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:27 AM   #12
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plus if you tinker with enough stuff you never know when you could use those parts for something else.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #13
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If I had the room to store them, I would. I live in an apartment, no room for anything like that. I would hate to toss a practically brand new exhaust system. The intake is smaller, I would keep that no problem. From the pictures I have seen, it looks like the entire exhaust from the cats is welded as one piece. Is this true? I guess I would have to cut it into smaller pieces and figure out where to store it. Has anyone been offered any money for their old systems?
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If I had the room to store them, I would. I live in an apartment, no room for anything like that. I would hate to toss a practically brand new exhaust system. The intake is smaller, I would keep that no problem. From the pictures I have seen, it looks like the entire exhaust from the cats is welded as one piece. Is this true? I guess I would have to cut it into smaller pieces and figure out where to store it. Has anyone been offered any money for their old systems?
Keep it in the Pantry.... Camaro parts are way more important than food
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #15
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I'm going to install the stock engine cover and exhaust on my lawn mower. I hope it doesn't throw any codes or the lawnmower forum will flame me for the mod!
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #16
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Ha Ha... Catback is trash can material or metal scrapyard for a few bucks. NO WAY I'm keeping some pipes laying around. Exhaust manifolds may be a keeper if you end up with frustraiting header leaks or something but you are just doing Catback.

TRASH IT for sure....
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #17
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Threw my exhaust out...it was axle back only and see no reason to keep!

Other parts though...yeah I could see me holding on to.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #18
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See if you can recycle it for a few bucks if there is a nearby scrapyard.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:36 PM   #19
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I'm clearing out the pantry tomorrow, LOL!
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:36 AM   #20
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EBAY.

Unless you have a ton of useless room there is no need to save the stock parts from the car, may as well recoup a little of the cost of your upgrades. Body shops troll ebay all the time for lightly used parts as many times they are in better shape than they get from the yard.
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I keep all my parts guess I'm just a packrat
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