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Old 07-31-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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So I bought an exhaust from Che(forum sponsor). After alot of questions & price matching I thought Che would back his product if anything went wrong,which is why I choose him over several other vendors. Here is a review;

-THIS THING IS LOUD AND THROATY! NOT FOR THE WEAK HEARTED! It sounds pretty darn sweet from 3krpm+. There is resonance from 2k-3krpm, it's unavoidable but bearable. I've been in my friends Camaro w/ 'flows' and it's not as bad as that when your cruising on the freeway,but you can still tell it's there.

-It weights half as much as the stock one or at least darn close. I had to use two hands to safely carry the OEM muffler,Che's I could handle with one hand.

-The OEM muffler mounts at
--Top tranny bracket
--Lower tranny bracket
--Left & Right Catalytic Converter
--Left & Right 'u' pipe,it connects the cats to the muffler

-Che's muffler mounts at
--Left & Right 'u' pipe
--Top of tranny bracket

*Even though it uses half the mounts I wouldn't doubt it,the exhaust is a lot lighter and the top tranny bracket consist of two bolts & nuts which alone could hold up the exhaust if needed(don't know how safe it is).

-All 97-99' owners need to drill two holes. Each whole needs to drilled 1.5"s inwards from the center of the original holes.

I don't know if Che did it as a mistake or not but he sent me the exhaust with the colored tips(cost more). Originally I thought that it would look stupid but somehow,someway it looks nice with my Zenith Blue Boxster(will post pics).

All in all I like the exhaust. I hope I don't get pulled over though,it kinda draws attention. I will keep everyone informed if any issues arise.

Pics will come when there is light outside.

Does anyone know if new exhaust have a break-in period?
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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Thanks for the review, I just ordered one and am looking forward to installing. With two people, how long would you estimate it will take to remove OEM and install the new exhaust?
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Thanks for the review, I just ordered one and am looking forward to installing. With two people, how long would you estimate it will take to remove OEM and install the new exhaust?
10 minutes to remove the spoiler
10 for the rear bumper
30 minutes for the actual exhaust on my own now
1 hour to remove the stupid 'u' piper from the OEM exhaust,those things were on tight,real tight.
20 minutes to drill two holes
10 minutes to mount the new one
10 minutes for the rear bumper
I haven't reinstalled the rear spoiler yet.
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dude..that's why you've been busy..hehehehehehe!
so when am i going to hear that in person, robert? There's 5 more AX left (as far as I know) before the season ends and all of them are in Monterey Marina Airport
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i was trying to remove my spoiler few days ago, and no luck. i cant seem to get those little black tabs out, any pointers man?
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i was trying to remove my spoiler few days ago, and no luck. i cant seem to get those little black tabs out, any pointers man?
They are simply plastic rivets. Use a hole punch or pin to push the middle pin through. The pin will simply fall into the bottom of the spoiler. You can remove and reuse them when you reinstall the spoiler or buy new ones (they're cheap at the dealer). After pushing the pin thru, the rivet will be easy to pull out. Then, just pry off the top painted cover of the spoiler. Look down, and you will see 2 allen head bolts. Undo them, and the spoiler frame will pull out completely.
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Here are some pics of the exhaust & install. I really like how the tips match the car's color.

http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/blinkwatt/?action=view&current=PICT0896.jpg

http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/blinkwatt/?action=view&current=PICT0905.jpg

http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/blinkwatt/?action=view&current=PICT0902.jpg

Sorry I wanted to actually display the pics here,but I couldn't remember how to.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:29 PM   #8
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Great job ! Just use the IMG code when you post the pics :







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nice pics man, tips really match the car good, as well as do the stands hehe.

as for the break in period, the more it gets used the louder it gets, like it or not hahah
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Nick,

What's this IMG code you speak of?
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Nick,

What's this IMG code you speak of?
the liks you posted... if you take that whole link and put it in between these brackets: [IMG]put the link in between here[/IMG] and then the images will show up in the thread body, and not links for us to click and see the pics.
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:48 PM   #12
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Nice work. I didn't remove the rear bumper. Looks much easier your way
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Thanks for the review, I just ordered one and am looking forward to installing. With two people, how long would you estimate it will take to remove OEM and install the new exhaust?
If you get a few drinks in me Grant I may get it knocked out in 30 minutes... just kidding... looking forward to this... next week?
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Haha, didn't know you drank... it should be coming my way today, courtesy of boxsterz. Next week works for me... maybe my car will at least SOUND like yours now...
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Blink,

Also, if you look at the page of the link you posted you will see this box below.

If you copy and paste the section under “IMG Code”, it will show the picture and not just the link…

Hope this helps,

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