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Old 10-18-2005
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Complete exhaust renovation -- overkill?

My '95 Splash 4.0 has 93,000 miles on her. From what I know, I believe everything is stock.

Here is my idea:

Replace the manifolds with a Cat4ward kit from JBA that includes the headers and Y-pipe. From there, use a direct-fit high flow replacement Magnaflow converter connected to a magnaflow SI/DO 2.5/2.5 muffler exiting the side of the truck, in front of the rear wheel though an undecided tip.

I know the headers are like, $600-700 for the kit, muffler is around $200 [extremely highballing] and I have no clue about the converter.

Do you think it's a little overkill and I should not get the header Cat4ward kit, and just the the replacement of the cats-back?
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Pretty much any exhaust on our trucks is overkill.Not much power to be found there.We mostly do it for sound and looks.I think your setup would be nice.If parting with the $$$ isn't a problem then go for it.Definately replace the cats with one highflow with the age of your truck.I only have about 6" of my original exhaust.Right after the o2 sensors on each side the exhaust was cut and new down pipes bent into a Flowmaster collector into one single 2 1/2" pipe.
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cats have to restrict a certian amount of air no matter what kind they are so I think it's a waste of money to get a highflow cat... I heard this from 3 muffler shops... all really good honest people.

get a dual outside the passenger side... it's mini lightning time Adam ;-)
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The "direct-fit" replacement converter has 2 converters back to back.

Can I use a normal, universal one? That way, I could match inlet and outlet sizes...

I can't find what the outlet size is on the header collector.
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cats have to restrict a certian amount of air no matter what kind they are so I think it's a waste of money to get a highflow cat... I heard this from 3 muffler shops... all really good honest people.

get a dual outside the passenger side... it's mini lightning time Adam ;-)
Understood by the cats, but I think I should replace mine anyhow, just the age and miles.

About the dual out the side, I've had that on all my trucks...I'm still going to do it on this, but the end result should be a nice neat little suprise.
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I think I've decided...

Magnaflow direct-fit converter system, part number 23385, and the Borla Pro-XS SI/DO muffler.

About the muffler...I am having a hard time finding it online, and have read that it is a "new" part, as well as old and "dis-continued". I like the design and sound of the muffler [someone on RF has one] and I want to get one, especially for what tip I am going to run, it'll sound freaky!

In the future, shortly, actually -- I'll get the JBA 1634JT Cat4ward headers.

All exiting through...nah, I can't tell you yet!
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Man, I wish I really knew what I was runniong on my old Splash. if I could emulate that sound I'd be a happy camper. All the guy said was "Turbo". I wasn't as hardcore into stuff like I am now...dammitt.

Dynomax Super Turbo, possibly? 'Eh, time for a'new.
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Good choice in products adam....

At the age/miles of your truck im sure the whole exhaust doesnt need tp be replaced, but if your going to do exhaust, why not do it right?? I say go for it...

Excellent choice on the Borla muffler, however, if you want sound that you can hear, i'd defenitly look at the Center/Offset Borla muffler......Reason is its the shortest muffler they make in the Pro-Xs series....(what i have) Its not quit as loud as a flow 40, but very close. I really like mine, and its defenitly sounding better as its getting broken in..

Good luck with everything.
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I loved my old Splash -- it sounded like something I cannot describe. It was a cross between a Saturn and a powerboat. Like, a built late 80's Camaro 305, or something. All the time I had people ask if it was a V8. Sometimes, they asked if it was a 4-banger. I loved keeping the guessing.

On the Level II, I had some other work done, very similar but very different. I think MOST of it was the tip choice... The Level II sounded mean, it was big and bad and sounded like it. Even at high RPM, it was still somewhat deep, somehow.

I have had luck 3 times in a row [SVT Focus with duals, Splash #1 and the Level II], I hope I get lucky with #3 doing it all on my own, picking the parts and not pulling a "whatever you got" at the shop. Maybe I should do it like that, but I want to replace the cats and manifolds anyway...

I'm sure it'll sound...interesting.
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On the headers, I would say do it if the budget is there. It appears that a lot of time, money, and effort has gone into that truck to look sharp. Underhood, a ceramic coated header is one of the best "looking" things you can do and they generally stay lookong good.
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I agree, man. You got prices?
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http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/s...ne=main&id=631 <-- Thats the muffler I run. I bent my own stainless pipes.

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