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It seems that there have been alot of threads lately about new true-duel systems. Which brings the question when is somebody going to make a 'kit' like this:

Mandrel Bent 2.5"
Stainless
True Duel
Manifold Back
Midmount Magnaflow.
Optional High-Flow Cats

I spoke with Bill @ SCP during Carisle and he said it was a future possibility but very expensive. I don't mind spending the money if it's done once and right. Nobody in my area seems to have the talent, tooling, or desire to do such a thing. My buddy just had a reputable shop do his car and honetly it came out totaly hacked. 2-1/2 compression, aluminized steel, hung wayyy to low and crooked tips. And still the guy wanted $1100! I love the sound and want the same on my car, but nobody here does the work you guys are getting. That and the closest shop that even has a mandrel bender is 2-1/2 hrs away. I don't know how many others are in this situation.
Sorry if this came out as more of a rant but I'd really like to see how much of an interest there is.
 

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It seems that there have been alot of threads lately about new true-duel systems. Which brings the question when is somebody going to make a 'kit' like this:

Mandrel Bent 2.5"
Stainless
True Duel
Manifold Back
Midmount Magnaflow.
Optional High-Flow Cats

I spoke with Bill @ SCP during Carisle and he said it was a future possibility but very expensive. I don't mind spending the money if it's done once and right. Nobody in my area seems to have the talent, tooling, or desire to do such a thing. My buddy just had a reputable shop do his car and honetly it came out totaly hacked. 2-1/2 compression, aluminized steel, hung wayyy to low and crooked tips. And still the guy wanted $1100! I love the sound and want the same on my car, but nobody here does the work you guys are getting. That and the closest shop that even has a mandrel bender is 2-1/2 hrs away. I don't know how many others are in this situation.
Sorry if this came out as more of a rant but I'd really like to see how much of an interest there is.

I'd a bought it. Good luck!

Brad
 

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Guy at a shop in my area of southeast Michigan told me he'll do my mid-mount system as long as I bring him the parts; 2 high flow cats and a muffler, all by Magnaflow. He said he'd charge me about $300 ~ $350 for the pipes, bending, and installation which of course includes welding.

Now all I need is to free up some of that green paper with those dead guys on them. Been that way for a few months though - I can never seem to keep them around.
 

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It seems that there have been alot of threads lately about new true-duel systems. Which brings the question when is somebody going to make a 'kit' like this:

Mandrel Bent 2.5"
Stainless
True Duel
Manifold Back
Midmount Magnaflow.
Optional High-Flow Cats


Bro hate to say it but its been done. Dan at ART in Miami was offering these kits for like $600 with manifold back mandrel 2.5" and a xover in stainless steel. Did not sell enough to keep it going. Do a search here for ART exhaust to see the pics. I just picked up a used ART system for $100 on Ebay yesterday and drove 2 hours out of my way to get it. The actual paying market for these is stupid small.
 

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Bro hate to say it but its been done. Dan at ART in Miami was offering these kits for like $600 with manifold back mandrel 2.5" and a xover in stainless steel. Did not sell enough to keep it going. Do a search here for ART exhaust to see the pics. I just picked up a used ART system for $100 on Ebay yesterday and drove 2 hours out of my way to get it. The actual paying market for these is stupid small.
The only problem was that Dan's system was poorly laid out and hung waaay too low. You need a compound angle in the rear to clear the fuel tank,axle,etc,etc...
His kits when all laid out were flat and straight. Looked like ass and fit like ass. That's why I built my own.
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I don't think Dan lost any sales because it hung too low as I never saw that mentioned here. The sales were just not there for him to bother with it any longer. I mean it only takes 2-3 at a time to make it worth his while to make a run and he couldn't even get that going any longer.
 

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The only problem was that Dan's system was poorly laid out and hung waaay too low. You need a compound angle in the rear to clear the fuel tank,axle,etc,etc...
His kits when all laid out were flat and straight. Looked like ass and fit like ass. That's why I built my own.
JL
I saw Dan's at a show in Carlisle, and that is why I don't own one.
 

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I don't think Dan lost any sales because it hung too low as I never saw that mentioned here. The sales were just not there for him to bother with it any longer. I mean it only takes 2-3 at a time to make it worth his while to make a run and he couldn't even get that going any longer.
That,and never answering the phone,never having a functional website,etc,etc,etc....
JL
 
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