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Trunk cutting discussion by darkhorizon
Started on: 02-28-2008 04:09 PM
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Last post by: darkhorizon on 07-02-2008 11:30 AM
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Personally I think it is rather barbaric, and only done because people dont want to take the time or effort to make a proper exhaust system. Then again, I also have a big thing for looking stock. All of my engine swaps could pass as stock to some extent, and everything I do I make it feel like it was factory. Having a huge gaping hole where the trunk used to be doesnt follow that.

I could probably do it if I rebuilt the bottom of the trunk, added heat shielding, and reworked the carpet so it looked stock. I can picture it, and it would look fine, but most people just leave it open or dont recarpet it, and IMO thats just crappy looking.

Id rather just take a little extra effort and make an exhaust that fits right. There is enough room in the back to make a tight system, or tons if you route the exhaust over the stock direction.
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Originally posted by 86GT3.4DOHC:

Personally I think it is rather barbaric, and only done because people dont want to take the time or effort to make a proper exhaust system. Then again, I also have a big thing for looking stock. All of my engine swaps could pass as stock to some extent, and everything I do I make it feel like it was factory. Having a huge gaping hole where the trunk used to be doesnt follow that.

I could probably do it if I rebuilt the bottom of the trunk, added heat shielding, and reworked the carpet so it looked stock. I can picture it, and it would look fine, but most people just leave it open or dont recarpet it, and IMO thats just crappy looking.

Id rather just take a little extra effort and make an exhaust that fits right. There is enough room in the back to make a tight system, or tons if you route the exhaust over the stock direction.



Maybee If we're talkin transverse But If you go longitudinal trunk cutting is almost a must I say almost because uber trunk bending can be done with a large enough hammer you did say barbaric
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Originally posted by darkhorizon:

I didnt know of a "small" stock muffler existed really, I have been looking for some decent stock mufflers that will allow some flow still, but I have yet to find one.

I will look at these malibu mufflers, but I dont know the flow characteristics. The problem we have with the supercharged car, is the fact that exhaust flow pays back horsepower by the ton. If I found a setup thats large and quiet and still will flow better than stock I would use it, but its tough finding quiet and flow, period.


I think but m not %100 shure but a 68 camaro muffler is what you are looking for.
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Originally posted by 86GT3.4DOHC:

Personally I think it is rather barbaric, and only done because people dont want to take the time or effort to make a proper exhaust system. Then again, I also have a big thing for looking stock. All of my engine swaps could pass as stock to some extent, and everything I do I make it feel like it was factory. Having a huge gaping hole where the trunk used to be doesnt follow that.

I could probably do it if I rebuilt the bottom of the trunk, added heat shielding, and reworked the carpet so it looked stock. I can picture it, and it would look fine, but most people just leave it open or dont recarpet it, and IMO thats just crappy looking.

Id rather just take a little extra effort and make an exhaust that fits right. There is enough room in the back to make a tight system, or tons if you route the exhaust over the stock direction.


With the pace setters, a 20x10 magnaflow muffler, 3inch tube, 360+ worth of bends in just the 3inch, and a high flow cat, I dont see that all fitting back there.
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