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Old 02-12-2009, 09:07 PM
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I cut the resonator, got a corsa tip for a great price off of ebay, welded it on and painted the pipe black to the tip with VHT primer and flat black header paint from Auto Zone. Looks and sounds great. Corsa part number 14035, mine looks great. http://corsaperf.com/CorsaVehicleLookup.aspx Also I had to buy an 18" peice of pipe to weld it, sorry I forgot to add that
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I cut the resonator, got a corsa tip for a great price off of ebay, welded it on and painted the pipe black to the tip with VHT primer and flat black header paint from Auto Zone. Looks and sounds great. Corsa part number 14035, mine looks great. http://corsaperf.com/CorsaVehicleLookup.aspx Also I had to buy an 18" peice of pipe to weld it, sorry I forgot to add that
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I just removed my resonator over the weekend. The tip is made by SLP 2-1/2" inlet x 4" out.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:17 AM
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Pix of my rearnded TB. 'Death to the Resonator'

[QUOTE=bobbyblaze;677172]I was rear ended just before christmas. No real damage to my TB with the exception of the exhaust. The front end of the ford fusion that hit me was DESTROYED. My problem is the factory replacement tailpipe hangs 1 1/2 to 2 inches lower than stock. I measured 8 other TBs in parking lots to be sure. The body shop says that it is how the replacement came from the factory. Aside from the fact that the resonator is already ugly back there, it now hangs way too low for my taste and I plan on doing some 4 wheelin in the spring. I am going to cut out a perfectly good 2 month old resonator to weld in a straight pipe. YES !!! Just gotta find the right tip. I've seen some nice ones in this thread. Gave me some ideas.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:26 AM
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if i decided to cut it off would i HAVE to get extra pipe to keep the fumes from under the car and do you have to weld on the tip or can you just use one of the pipe clamps
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:01 AM
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Dosen't matter wether you weld or clamp on a tip. Extending the pipe further is in my opinion nescesary to keep the exhaust gas from entering your tb when you are idiling. It looks like you'd have to cut the pipe just after the rear exhaust hanger before the res can. I do my own welding and can get a clean weld there, I would cut it at the rear of the weld bead where the pipe and res can meet (see the red arrow in the pic). Not alot of room between there. Gonna remove the tire for more room. You can go straight out back or out the side with your new pipe.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:12 AM
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thanks alot im defently gonna look into doing this and the pics always make it easier
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:11 AM
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If anyone is interested, I will take pix for a how-to when I do my res can delete. Trying to find a nice stainless tip first.
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I was rear ended just before christmas. No real damage to my TB with the exception of the exhaust. The front end of the ford fusion that hit me was DESTROYED. My problem is the factory replacement tailpipe hangs 1 1/2 to 2 inches lower than stock. I measured 8 other TBs in parking lots to be sure. The body shop says that it is how the replacement came from the factory. Aside from the fact that the resonator is already ugly back there, it now hangs way too low for my taste and I plan on doing some 4 wheelin in the spring. I am going to cut out a perfectly good 2 month old resonator to weld in a straight pipe. YES !!! Just gotta find the right tip. I've seen some nice ones in this thread. Gave me some ideas.
#1) If that's the way it came from the factory, it should have been sent back. #2 You should post the name of the body shop so people know where NOT to go. IMO.
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