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Old 09-25-2013, 04:04 AM   #1
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Sounds like an exhaust leak = new exhaust

I'm hearing a small hole somewhere down under, and although I like the extra tone and little bit of a "gurgle" I hear when I let off the gas at around 2k rpm in manual mode, I'd like to get a new exhaust system before the hole gets too big and I sound like some rusty jalopy.

So, what do y'all recommend for exhaust?
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Depends on how spendy you want to be. JT, BSR, GS etc.
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I'd love a full exhaust for less than $600, but I feel that might be a pipe dream.
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No, not for a turbo back. Your price range offers plenty of cat-back options though!
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I'd love a full exhaust for less than $600, but I feel that might be a pipe dream.
The turbo back JT used to be that much from GS, but I think it went up. However that did not include a cat.
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I too may be needing a new exhaust. Went to a hippy music festival over the weekend and bottomed out my car on a sizable rock whilst driving through a field. Now my Aero sounds like a Civic with a fart cannon..
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I too may be needing a new exhaust. Went to a hippy music festival over the weekend and bottomed out my car on a sizable rock whilst driving through a field. Now my Aero sounds like a Civic with a fart cannon..
Seeing that you're in MA, you should talk to Finch Welding and Fab in Westford. Sam is building my turbo back exhaust this week.
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Seeing that you're in MA, you should talk to Finch Welding and Fab in Westford. Sam is building my turbo back exhaust this week.
Good call, thanks for the heads up. He's only 40 minutes from me. I've been following your "Bought a 2000 Aero" thread closely, I'll give them a call today to see if they can check it out.
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Krona Performance full 3" is the best bang for the buck.

Krona Stainless Turbo Back Exhaust System Saab

I've had it on my car for almost a year now and it's still perfect. They added one of my youtube videos of my car to their site.. check it out. Sounds so clean..
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Krona Stainless Turbo Back Exhaust System Saab

I've had it on my car for almost a year now and it's still perfect. They added one of my youtube videos of my car to their site.. check it out. Sounds so clean..
Its a great option, without question. However, I am going to end up paying MUCH less for my mandrel bent 3" turbo back. The piping is not stainless, but it is thick walled aluminized steel. The mufflers, flex pipe and tip are all stainless.
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Its a great option, without question. However, I am going to end up paying MUCH less for my mandrel bent 3" turbo back. The piping is not stainless, but it is thick walled aluminized steel. The mufflers, flex pipe and tip are all stainless.
Where did you source your parts, and how much did everything run you if you don't mind me asking?
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Where did you source your parts, and how much did everything run you if you don't mind me asking?
I ordered bends and glasspack from Summit, Magnaflow stainless muffler from Amazon prime, stainless flex joint and 2 v-band clamps from eBay. Parts were ~$350 and labor is going to be discounted to me because Finch Welding is building a jig to develop downpipes and cat-backs.
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I ordered bends and glasspack from Summit, Magnaflow stainless muffler from Amazon prime, stainless flex joint and 2 v-band clamps from eBay. Parts were ~$350 and labor is going to be discounted to me because Finch Welding is building a jig to develop downpipes and cat-backs.
I think I will be down for a cat back. Curious to hear yours SAABEH when it's done. I really don't want anything loud at all.
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I'd love a full exhaust for less than $600, but I feel that might be a pipe dream.
Did nobody else catch the amazing pun here? (Intentional or not) I found "Pipe dream" quite funny.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:24 AM   #15
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Did nobody else catch the amazing pun here? (Intentional or not) I found "Pipe dream" quite funny.
Glad to see someone caught the pun!

Update, I still haven't gotten my exhaust leak fixed, but I think it's starting to get louder, which isn't good. So I'm back on the hunt for some pipes. I want to do turbo back, and that Krona turbo back someone suggested looks pretty nice, and doesn't sound half bad either, though I don't like those dual tips, nor do I like that I need to add $100 so they can adjust the hangers to fit my model year. I also don't want to trim the bumper at all.
I live in Florida, so I don't need a cat, which is sweet.
I just want something to bolt right up, from turbo to bumper, with no extra effort required. Is that too much to ask for?
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I ordered bends and glasspack from Summit, Magnaflow stainless muffler from Amazon prime, stainless flex joint and 2 v-band clamps from eBay. Parts were ~$350 and labor is going to be discounted to me because Finch Welding is building a jig to develop downpipes and cat-backs.
What kind of bends did you go with? I'm looking into making a cat back myself and, just from looking @ pictures of stock systems, looks like 4 45', a 90', and some straight should do it for a cat back?
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I spent 250 it only goes to about half way under the car but worth it sure don't look fancy but it works


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What kind of bends did you go with? I'm looking into making a cat back myself and, just from looking @ pictures of stock systems, looks like 4 45', a 90', and some straight should do it for a cat back?
I mostly just ballparked and over ordered, I don't know exactly what is needed.

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Lmao I know she aint pretty but she was cheap and she works
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By any chance any body knows how much finch charges to do a full turbo back? For 02 aero thanks
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