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Deleting my cats, adding in Aero Turbine muffler

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by memario1214, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    memario1214

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    I figured I would start this thread now if anyone was interested in how it would be coming along here in the next week or so. My plan is to cut out the two cats and put on an aero turbine 2525. Hopefully, this will open up this baby a little bit to breathe! I figure it should sound and go much better, will definitely post videos and pictures of the progress...
     
  2. Mar 11, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    here's a little bump, this is the same setup I'm thinkin about..I'd like to hear it
     
  3. Mar 11, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    Yeah, I got it all done. I will make a video this weekend when I get my video camera back and you can see what I all got going on...
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    Dual exhaust flowmasters 40 series, H.I.D. projection kit 6000 black out tint, black wheel mod, dome and map light L.E.D. cool white ^_^
    OMG that shit sounds beast ^__^ ima get rid of my flow 40's and get me one of these :D
    awesome jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    Haha, thanks man. If you got any questions feel free to let me know...
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    You should get a sound clip of the truck under load. Under load and at idle always sound different (exhaust note varies depending on engine load).
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    all stock :(
    what was the cost for the setup?
     
  10. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    I paid $125 for the muffler, $20 for the pipe needed. Installation was done by me so I didn't have that cost. $145 grand total.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    Here is some pictures of my setup. Given everything is a dirty and I don't have a lift to take great photos, you can see what I did anyway.

    New tip... Generally very shiny, not at the current time though...
    [​IMG]

    New muffler, and a little extra pipe to fill the gap.
    [​IMG]
    One cat gone...
    [​IMG]
    And so is number 2.
    [​IMG]

    As a side note, I found pieces of front cat screen in my rear cats which tells me that the front ones are on the fast track to shitting the bed as well.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    How do you like the sound? Ever get that video of the truck under load?
     
  13. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Dammit X! I will get it for you I promise... I actually like the sound, seems like its breaking in a little more as time goes too. I just got to find some time and a pawn who will either drive or video for me. It is damn loud though I will tell you that much.
     
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    Is your check engine light on? Wasn't there an O2 sensor after the cat? If so what did you do about that?
     
  15. Mar 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    :D

    Not for me, for the others, I know how good the AT sounds. :laugh:

    There is a set of o2 sensors between the front and rear cats. They monitor the front cats only. The rear cats are unmonitored, so no code for those guys.
     
  16. Apr 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    Yeah...where's the video from in and out of the cab w/ the truck under load!? ;)
     
  17. Apr 18, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Where did you get your muffler from? $125 is one hell of a price!

    (a sound clip under load would be great too) The one from the Xrunner sounds good and all but most of us don't have the s/c mod...:D
     
  18. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    I am working on it... I have a crazy busy week, but I just might be able to get a few videos on Tuesday afternoon...

    I got the muffler off of ebay from a buyer called rock bottom automotive or something like that. They aren't too hard to find if you search Aero Turbine 2525. And no, I don't have the S/C mod...yet. That is next on my to-do list here! But I will definitely get you some here soon... Damn I have been lazy!
     
  19. Apr 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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