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How do I pick a new Exhaust System? I would like to pick a powerful but not too loud system. I like to get my car modfitied for car shows...... I'm also looking for a good set of Headers. Andyauto.com - Exhaust Systems -Borla Exhaust# 14906 = $633.94 -Stillen Exhaust # 503420 =$461.00 -Bosal Exhaust #112-391 =$602.00 -Spyder Exhaust # TS-CB-ME00V6 =$220.00 -Magnaflow # 15775 =$494.41 -Tanabe # T80037 =$560.50 -Thermal Research # B307-C307 =$599.95

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  • bradley10
    bradley10 May 08, 2010

    Thanks I will consider the Borla system, also like to hear what others think. I would like to know about the power ratings.

  • bradley10
    bradley10 May 09, 2010

    I been checking out youtube videos as well. I just want to know why the prices are so much different then the others. From you and others Seems like Magnaflow and Bolra is the top picks. The 3g website was a great idea.

    Thanks alot.


  • bradley10
    bradley10 May 09, 2010

    Thanks, I see the Magna Flow Part# 15744 on Ebay for 430.77- $485.18

    I have a 2001 3.0L GT Eclipse......

    I'm also looking for Headers, but notice they come with a long pipe....also.

    OBX Headers 00-05 website:
    http://www.ilovebodykits.com/product/280...


    If I buy the MangaFlow and & OBX Headers will I have too many parts? OBX Headers comes with some type of long pipe.



  • bradley10
    bradley10 May 10, 2010

    Thanks for your help. Manga Flow Cat-Back system look really good. I saw it on Ebay $485.18 Part# 15744 with a Life time guarantee. I plan to buy some Headers later on. Or maybe I need to buy the headers first.

  • bradley10
    bradley10 May 13, 2010

    Thanks for your input, anymore advice or ideas would be great. Thank you very much!!!

  • bradley10
    bradley10 May 14, 2010

    Thanks DJ, please let me know if you have anymore help or information.

  • bradley10
    bradley10 May 15, 2010

    Thanks for your help, now I have others questions to ask about this project.

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Hi! This is a nice project and I'll be glad to help. I suggest that you put chambered muffler for a real tough but not scandalous sound, HKS or 5ZIGEN exhausts will do it. Regarding the headers, I suggest that you get a TANABE. Hope this helps and good luck for the project car!

Posted on May 13, 2010

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    bradley10 May 13, 2010


    What do you think about the 3rd person who commented upgrading my Exhaust will harm my automatic Transmission? Have you ever heard of this?

    My transmission under warranty....not sure if I can upgrade it anyway.

    I saw some Tannabe system on youtube I think. I will double check it tonight.,

    I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

  • dj_relly999
    dj_relly999 May 15, 2010

    Check if the headers are bolt on. There are after market headers and tail pipes thats ready to install. This will avoid the hassles.

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I suggest running the headers of your choice into 2 1/2 to 3 in exhuast all the way down, (dual exhuast) cat back system - with a flow master muffler. The cat bat system will allow the dual exhuast of the headers, into one pipe after the catylitic converter, and into one flowmaster muffler, giving it a nice quiet rumble. Not that choppy, ear piercing screech exhaust tips make.

Please let me know what you think.

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    bradley10 May 14, 2010

    I read somewhere upgrading my car could cause extra stress on my transmission.

    With adding Headers and Catback, should I prepare my car to handle the extra power? I already have a cold Air intake added.... with the Headers and Catback, could this cause extra heat and wear and tear on my current v6 motor 3.0L 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse?


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Every exhaust system will sound different. Every one will cost differnt also. Best bet is to shop online for a cat back system and then either install them yourselve if its clamp on. Or have a shop install if there welded on.
You can install them and drive to a muffler repair shop uncorked if the shop is close, if you choose.
Noone can tell you what to buy because its yours ears that are going to have to deal with the noise..

You prabably wont notice alot of difference until you install a computer program option.

Just be aware that we see more transmissions fail after a performance upgrade than any other time. If you have an option for a trans shift kit upgrade I would highly recommend do it before you decide to, that is if you havea automatic.

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    bradley10 May 12, 2010

    So are you saying their no major differences in exhaust systems other then sounds?

    I have had huge transmission troubles in the past, So you say I need a "Trans shift upgrade for my automatic transmission" I never heard of a trans shift upgrade, is this a common practice?

    So far I have only updated or added "cold-Air-Intake" system.


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    bradley10 May 13, 2010

    What is this program option and what is a trans shift kit upgrade?

  • Susan Price May 15, 2010

    I guess what I was referring to was if your car had an option for a shift kit upgrade if it is an automatic then I would do that. Having a sturdy trans with good firm shifts will make you feel like you have more power then some of the basic things you can do for the engine. Most people that want more power will put thier foot into it alot more and thats when you start breaking things.

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If it is my car i would get the Magnaflow exhaust. It is not to loud and it will give you the power. Sorry we do not have the specs for the horse power.

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    Jyackle5 May 09, 2010

    Alot of what you are paying for is the name of the item and how there a manufactured. I know the manufacturing of the magnaflow is top of the line. I do not know how the Bosal is manufactured though. It also has to do with the size and type of the tubing that they use.

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    Jyackle5 May 09, 2010

    That header kit will also work. You will not need to do any mods to put everything on. Good Luck

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    Jyackle5 May 09, 2010

    That long pipe just takes the headres from 2 to 1. You do not have to use it if you do not want to.

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    Jyackle5 May 09, 2010

    Just to let you know all the parts that you have looked at so far are bolt on replacements. You will not need to do any other work but remove and reinstall. You will need to use all the parts with that header system if you just want to do it the easy way. The harder way is not to use the long tube from the headers and install a duel exhaust.

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U need to join a Mitsubishi owners forum and ask what others have tried and what really works, from that u can decide what to buy, Borla is over priced, here is a link to one such forum, i am a Corvette owner and used my forum to buy many parts, my problem was just like yours what works and what is worth the cost and gets the job done. many times this stuff like exhaust is really a matter of personnel preference, maybe u like the high end names like Borla just because it is cool and cost is no concern, all the brands u mentioned are excellent and all work well.
http://www.mitsubishi-forums.com/

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    yadayada May 08, 2010

    go to the web sites of each exhaust system and do your home work, do all that for what this pays is just not worth the effort and my time.

    GOOD LUCK, GOD SPEED U UP.

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    yadayada May 13, 2010

    Magna flow is just ok, have used this system.

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