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I don't own a welder and have never used one, but I'm fairly good at soldering. Can a custom exhaust be soldered together or will the heat of the exhaust just undo the soldering?
 

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do it the right way and taking it to a shop or rent a welder and learning how to weld.
 

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I was thinking about trying to use the stock pipes and just cutting out the old muffler, resonator and cats, and replacing them with new muffler and new cats. I would probably leave the third cat in front of the resonator in there. I'm just throwing around ideas. The copper might look cool, but copper is expensive and not to mention valuable to thieves. I probably wouldn't clamp it all. If it can't be done I just wont do it now and wait until I have the money. I was just wondering. BTW, which would sound better, just removing the resonator, or just removing the muffler. Or would it sound bad either way?
 

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Where I'm working this summer has a lift and I'm sure has a welder, I might be able to get some practice.
 

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BTW, which would sound better, just removing the resonator, or just removing the muffler. Or would it sound bad either way?
Personally, I wouldn't do either one. For a V6, I'd replace them both with something. And if your going to replace those, why not just do the whole thing, new cats, resonator, pipe to the rear, and muffler (or mufflers if you choose dual look)

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I'm thinking, something like this maybe.
http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=120195
But I have a few things I'm wondering about.



Isn't that a cat he is replacing with a muffler? Is that legal? Could you put a new cat in after the muffler to stay legal?





I think I would place the second muffler sooner in the pipe then run pipes to both sides of the car. A DOR setup instead of a DOSS setup.


Melon, do you know anywhere that recycles cats around here? If I can find a place I might recycle them so I can buy the magnaflow cat setup, then run a custom set up from there back.
 

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Nope, no idea of anywhere local that recycles them. I would think maybe any junk yard would take them? Or talk to an exhaust shop.

And while it may be illegal, Nebraska doesn't check emissions and whatnot - or atleast none of my cars have ever been checked - so you wouldn't have to run the 3rd cat if you didn't want to - I've just got 2 cats on my 94.

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but I'm fairly good at soldering. Can a custom exhaust be soldered together or will the heat of the exhaust just undo the soldering?

:uppoint: sorry thats just too funny. even if solder could hold up to exhaust temps you'd need a **** load of solder. plus solder under vibration cracks and would split. you can use clamps but i suggest make the exhaust and pay somebody to just weld it together it'll be faster and cost less. plus how do you plan on mounting the hangers to hold the exhaust up?
 

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uh... solder them on... jk, it was just an idea. I just wanted to know if it would work, and now I know it probably wouldn't. I'm going to be working at a golf course on the maintenance crew and in the maintenance building they have a full size lift like a full time shop would have, and I would think they would have a welder too, but I'm not sure.
 

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uh... solder them on... jk, it was just an idea. I just wanted to know if it would work, and now I know it probably wouldn't. I'm going to be working at a golf course on the maintenance crew and in the maintenance building they have a full size lift like a full time shop would have, and I would think they would have a welder too, but I'm not sure.
i can assure you 100% that lead aka solder will most certainly not hold up to the heat vibrations expanding and contracting of the exhaust pipes.

These are my favorites:
a 96/97 sport I think. Has the stripes, but says lx on the back, did the sports say something different?

V6 like what I have, so it gives me hope. Doesn't sound nearly as good as the Sport, but I don't think it's too bad for a V6.
nope 97 not sure on 96 but are both probably the same.

those v6 will run up and down on v8's all day long stock for stock and even with some mods on a v8 it will still walk up and down on a v8. the thing with the supercoupes is more power less weight which is key in any type of racing. you want the most power with the least amount of weight.
 

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v8 superbirdy,
I'm not trying to jump down your throat, but stop posting incorrect information. A 5-speed 95 SC outweighs a 4.6 car by a small margin, an auto SC outweighs a 4.6 car by almost 100 pounds. The issue is clearly not mass.

That is all.
 

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That V6 isn't a supercoupe, fyi.

And coolhandzep, how does an SC out weigh a 4.6L? Surely the supercharger and all that doesn't make up the difference, then another 100 pounds after that.
 
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