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[Question] Will a vl redback exhaust fit a vk.

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by holdensmychoice, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. holdensmychoice

    holdensmychoice New Member

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    G'day, just bought a fuel injected vk and I love 2.5" redback exhausts (cat back). I cant seem to find any for a vk, only vl and upwards... just wondering if a vl one will bolt onto a vk.. as far as i kno theres F all difference... they basically look the same besides the front headlights and a few minor things. Will i be able to do that?
     
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    It may follow the same path and fit but you'll have a cat length shortfall in the intermediate pipe. You'll probably need to have a section made up to bridge the gap seeing as you dont have a cat in place (possibly with different flanges each end also)
    looking at the vl i'm about to wreck and my vb, most of it looks similar.

    HTH
    Drew
     
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    you would probobly need to modify and weld it on to a existing/new pipe
    does your vk have a cat?
    mine is efi and doesnt have a cat.
    you will be able to get a exhaust for under $300 at a1 exhausts....
     
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    the VL floor pan has a few differences to the VK - it's closer to the VN floor pan than the VK. It has a hump in the passenger side front floor to accomodate the cat converter. So there might be some differences in the exhaust.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    Apart from the VL having a cat and the VK not, there are differences in the shape.
     
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    DANNY8 Yo Coooornflake!

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    You sure there's not any around for a VK? I bought one for me VK wagz about 12 months ago.

    Had a quick look on ebay and this is the one I got, but I got it locally, and got it with the centre piece with no muffler.
    Commodore VB VC VH VK Wagon 6 Cyl & V8 Sports Exhaust | eBay

    The same mob sell this one which is for a sedan. Only thing is tho, they rekon it's a "cat back" system for VB-VK, and yeah we all know those models don't even have cats lol. It wouldn't really matter tho, I guess it should fit up pretty easy. Ya might even be able to order that one with a straight through centre piece.
    Commodore VB VC VH VK 6 Cyl & V8 Sedan Sports Exhaust | eBay
     
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    judging by the above pictures from ebay, i would say they wont bolt on. All it takes is a little bit of difference and it wont line up.

    but for $300 you cant go wrong for one with a warranty. I love the redback on mine, sounds amazing
     
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    Thanks heaps for your help guys, I'll take all of that into consideration.
     
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    it will work from the muffer to the end
    but you will have to weld that bit to a new piece of pipe like i did (vr exhaust)

    just go to a exhaust place n they will hook you up
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    I can do a Manta exhaust the same as the second Ebay link for $240 shipped. But as above, you will need the front section made. Manta used to do a connecting pipe from extractors to the muffler but it was discontinued do to the lack of sales over a couple of years.
     

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