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$1000 to spend on my VE SSV exhaust - what to buy?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by tgilbert, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. tgilbert

    tgilbert New Member

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    Nice. Did you pick up the parts and do it yourself? Or did you get it done somewhere? I'm thinking you did it yourself. Me, I'm not that handy but I have a brother and a brother in law who might be.

    Saw your video. Not sure what you mean by adjustable silencers but I see what they do.

    That would be pretty amazing. Sounds like a lot of work but.

    Tony
     
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    Just watched this video. Did you try out several different combinations on the same car? Are you made of money or do you own an exhaust shop? Lot a work in that!

    Can you give me more details about this? Assume Wildcats are the headers? HFC is high flow catbacks? Any particular brand? And Xforce 2.5" is the back end of the system?

    Looks like the XForce 2.5" are about $5-600. Magnaflow HFCs seem to be around $150 each in 2.5"? Wildcat Tri-Y headers seem to be around $1000 but that's with cats so might be a saving there? So about $2000 plus intermediate pipes? What else? What are the adjustable silencers you mention?

    Then I guess I need to spend $500 or so on a dyno to finish it up and get the best result?

    Tony
     
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    If you want the full hurricane system (Pirates suggestion is very solid too) the cheapest place around is "best Mufflers". google them. Is about $1,895 for the inch and three quarter 4 into 1's, cats and 2.5 cat back in mild steel plus delivery.


     
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    These quotes for delivered systems seem high to me, unless VE is that much more expensive than VX - I was quoted the $1400 ish for the custom system (they had a cheaper off the shelf job that I could have gotten and $800 for the pair of Pacemaker headers.

    All these prices are fitted.

    Seriously just go talk to Rob Bliss.

    Also no-one has mentioned to you OP but you may need new O2 sensors.
     
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    Yes, I am planning to talk to Rob before I do anything. He hasn't replied to my email quote request yet. Guess I might be forced to pick up the phone!

    O2 sensors? What do they cost?
     
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    Only relevant if you get long tubes (a lot dearer), it is actually an O2 extension lead, about $60.

    Drop in, even tomorrow morning.
     
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    Manta twin 2.5" on mine now, sounds great, no drone and $1200 ....can't go wrong.
     
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    that's a bit general?

    are there headers, cats, fitting, is it h-pipe, x-pipe??

    or is it just a catback?
     
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    I just installed a catback (factory headers factory cats), Manta 2.5" mild steel, with centre muffler, H pipe...No drone anywhere, AFM sounds fine, quiet when cruising Nice DEEP note under acceleration...NOT loud. Anyone that says you have to go 3" or it won't be deep hasn't had a 2.5" Manta....if you go 3" it will be louder and a little deeper and a bit of drone..

    Better?
     
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    3" X-Force Varex mild steel system. $1500, remote adjustable rear mufflers, minimal drone when opened right up, can't go wrong
     
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    I have a 12 VE SS Redline ute manual and I just replaced my rear mufflers with J Pipes and its given it a beautiful V8 note and No drone. The rest of the exhaust is still standard til I have the funds to do the headers etc lol, But at least it sounds like a V8 now and not a vacuum cleaner lol
     

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