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Old 08-18-2011, 12:14 PM   #919
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Since I'm going with more power, I've started looking at 3" exhausts. I really like the Borla sound, but it's my understanding that their 3" still starts at 2.5", which seems to defeat the purpose. I've heard the Kooks 3", but really didn't like the sound. Instead of starting yet another exhaust thread I figured I'd put this out to all you power-junkies that read my journal. Suggestions?
Yo Russ most of the exhausts out there start at 2.5" so they can hook up to the factory cats. You can always just cut off that adapter section that goes from 2.5" to 3" and add a 3" pipe. The other thing I've seen is that most 3" exhausts are pretty quiet compared to what you have now
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:19 PM   #920
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Yo Russ most of the exhausts out there start at 2.5" so they can hook up to the factory cats. You can always just cut off that adapter section that goes from 2.5" to 3" and add a 3" pipe. The other thing I've seen is that most 3" exhausts are pretty quiet compared to what you have now
Yea...I may end up doing that, but I know there are manufacturers that make 3" mid pipes (MBRP, Kooks and I think JBA). Trying to research now...it's just hard to imagine what they'll sound like on an LSX 427.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #921
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Hey Russ,

Im running 1 7/8" long tubes with full 3" with x-pipe into 3" Borlas. Check out the videos I've posted or you can go to my youtube channel andredmg.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:39 PM   #922
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Im running 1 7/8" long tubes with full 3" with x-pipe into 3" Borlas. Check out the videos I've posted or you can go to my youtube channel andredmg.
Borla XR1 mufflers?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #923
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Yes Sir, 3" inlet and outlet they are rowdy lol blur blur blur...
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #924
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Im running 1 7/8" long tubes with full 3" with x-pipe into 3" Borlas. Check out the videos I've posted or you can go to my youtube channel andredmg.
Link to videos, please!
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:07 PM   #925
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Yes Sir, 3" inlet and outlet they are rowdy lol blur blur blur...
Sweet...which ones did you go with?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:41 PM   #926
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Hey Russ,

Im running 1 7/8" long tubes with full 3" with x-pipe into 3" Borlas. Check out the videos I've posted or you can go to my youtube channel andredmg.
Just watched the videos, and they sound great. I'm really partial to the Borla sound, so I think this is the direction I'll probably go. Now just need to figure out the mid pipes and X pipe.

Anybody want to buy a Borla ATAK cat-back?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:42 PM   #927
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Hey Russ,
I've got the Kooks 3" and I love them. At idle and while cruising they're very mild but when you get on it they really open up.
I'm gonna try to upload an idle video hopefully it works

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Old 08-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #928
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I've got the Kooks 3" and I love them. At idle and while cruising they're very mild but when you get on it they really open up.
I'm gonna try to upload an idle video hopefully it works
That definitely sounds better than the other one I heard...thanks for the upload.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #929
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No problem, Looks like you've done quite a bit to it since the AAC open house...... It's looking great and it will be one BAD A$$ ride..... If we can make the Super Chevy show in Baytown this year we plan on hanging with the H-Town crew
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #930
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Yea...I may end up doing that, but I know there are manufacturers that make 3" mid pipes (MBRP, Kooks and I think JBA). Trying to research now...it's just hard to imagine what they'll sound like on an LSX 427.
My MBRP catback is 3" but it necks down in the front to attach to stock pipes. Easiest would be to find an American Racing midsection which is all 3" and fab up the rest with xr1 mufflers. I believe Owen is running xr1's on his. You also gotta look at your catted section because usually on the Kooks they have a 3" inlet but a 2.5" outlet such as mine are. They didn't have a 3" in and out back when we bought ours
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Just watched the videos, and they sound great. I'm really partial to the Borla sound, so I think this is the direction I'll probably go. Now just need to figure out the mid pipes and X pipe.

Anybody want to buy a Borla ATAK cat-back?
Im running ARHs system (long tubes, x-pipe and I had em custom make the 3" all the way to my mufflers).

channel is andredmg on youtube here is one Emma...
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #932
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Im running ARHs system (long tubes, x-pipe and I had em custom make the 3" all the way to my mufflers).

channel is andredmg on youtube here is one Emma...
Thanks. I found them and watched. Amazing car!

How is the driveability on the street?
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:56 PM   #933
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Thanks. I found them and watched. Amazing car!

How is the driveability on the street?
The McLeod RXT twin disc clutch helps tremendously (feels stock) I had a RPS carbon twin disc in the videos but blew it up lol... Sorry for the semi thread jack Russ but I didnt think you'd mind Im sure everyone knows my whip cant compare to yours because your car has a case of the AWESOMENESS!!!
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I'm thinking about getting a 427 LSX like Russ, and my biggest concern is driveability. I'm watching Russ' build with eager anticipation.
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I'm thinking about getting a 427 LSX like Russ, and my biggest concern is driveability. I'm watching Russ' build with eager anticipation.
You can drive an LSX 427 all day everyday on the street, just depends on your cam selection. My cam is huge maybe too much for most but thats what I like. There are people drivin around with a lot more cubic inch than us but the motor isnt all radical with race type internals, know what I mean? You have an auto or manual?
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