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Muffler source for 86GT by jimbolaya
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So I took the 86 GT in to the shop because I was getting a loud noise out of the exhaust. I wasn't sure if it was the cat or the muffler. Shop says the muffler baffles are collapsed, and the cat is fine. However, he cannot find a source for the muffler. Where do you guys find a muffler for our cars when needed? Please don't say The Fiero Store is the only option, because they only sell the whole setup and that's over $300. So tell me, where do you get your mufflers?

Jim

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Rock Auto has the Walker cat back exhaust. You might have to look it up by app on the walker sight and then check Rock via 'part number' for pricing. A stand alone only oem muffler does not exist in the standard aftermarket.
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Rock Auto has the Walker cat back exhaust. You might have to look it up by app on the walker sight and then check Rock via 'part number' for pricing. A stand alone only oem muffler does not exist in the standard aftermarket.


$179 http://www.rockauto.com/cat...249107,parttype,5872




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Walker 40094 Quiet-Flow Stainless Steel Muffler

The same system as Rock Auto sells is $205 on Amazon.
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$179 http://www.rockauto.com/cat...249107,parttype,5872





Thanks to all that replied, but after failing to get a muffler shop to use some other muffler, for another car, and adapt it to the Fiero, I will go with this Rock Auto one, and then pay the muffler shop to weld it in. Good news is that when I go to Rock Auto, it shows me a price of $156 instead of $179 like posted above. So after all that, it won't be too much more than I was expecting to begin with.

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If you have the equipment (jackstands), you could install it yourself
I do like the Fiero exhaust system... as it is easy to work on.
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unfortunately, wait until you add shipping to know your total cost. adds quite a bit to the cost. But Oreilly's is $302 and autozone is $298
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unfortunately, wait until you add shipping to know your total cost. adds quite a bit to the cost. But Oreilly's is $302 and autozone is $298


Well funny you should say this, because a friend found one at Summit racing for $172, and it was free shipping, even on large items. it's on the way to our front door.

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If you have the equipment (jackstands), you could install it yourself
I do like the Fiero exhaust system... as it is easy to work on.


Well it does have to be welded where the pipe meets the cat. I have a welder, and I am going to attempt to weld it myself. I am not sure if the tips are welded on or not, but I will attempt that also. Wish me luck.

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I clamped it in place, dropped it back down and welded it. On a factory system the tips are not welded on.
 
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Well it does have to be welded where the pipe meets the cat. I have a welder, and I am going to attempt to weld it myself. I am not sure if the tips are welded on or not, but I will attempt that also. Wish me luck.

Jim

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I used a Jones Full Boar (Quiet Tone). Small size (13"), crossover (single in, dual out). Quite inexpensive ($76) and nice sound (running with my 4.9L swap).

Specifically, I used: Q414E - 2.5" X 2.5" OFFSET/DUAL - 13" BODY X 18.5" OVERALL LENGTH

http://www.jonesexhaust.com/

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I clamped it in place, dropped it back down and welded it. On a factory system the tips are not welded on.



You forgot to wish me luck.

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You forgot to wish me luck.

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Luck? Nah... I am sure you can do it!
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Luck? Nah... I am sure you can do it!


You were right, I did it. I have welded steel. It's a little sloppy, but I became more comfortable as it went. I was beginning to get a nice looking, caulk like, flow on parts of it. I actually wish I had more to weld, so I could practice more. This is something that has always intimidated me. Previous practice attempts resulted in splatter or holes. I ran out of daylight and didn't finish putting on the tips, but the rest of the exhaust is in and it sounds real nice.

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You were right, I did it. I have welded steel. It's a little sloppy, but I became more comfortable as it went. I was beginning to get a nice looking, caulk like, flow on parts of it. I actually wish I had more to weld, so I could practice more. This is something that has always intimidated me. Previous practice attempts resulted in splatter or holes. I ran out of daylight and didn't finish putting on the tips, but the rest of the exhaust is in and it sounds real nice.

Jim


Buy a 36" long straight exhaust pipe, or go cut one out of a car at Pick & Pull. Cut it down to a bunch of short lengths, and weld them back together, for practice.
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Well I do have the old exhaust system I could destroy with practice.
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Excellent. I don't recommend welding the tips on, as the clamps do just fine. If you do weld, just spot weld... this way you can adjust them if needed and not have to cut them off.

 
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You were right, I did it. I have welded steel. It's a little sloppy, but I became more comfortable as it went. I was beginning to get a nice looking, caulk like, flow on parts of it. I actually wish I had more to weld, so I could practice more. This is something that has always intimidated me. Previous practice attempts resulted in splatter or holes. I ran out of daylight and didn't finish putting on the tips, but the rest of the exhaust is in and it sounds real nice.

Jim


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Well I do have the old exhaust system I could destroy with practice.


I welded up an exhaust system on my '73 IHC pickup. The thing was full of holes and I didn't even knew if it ran correctly. So I pulled the y-pipe down, patched it up with some old exhaust pipe from another truck and it has been holding for 2 years. Talk about thin metal... some of it was pretty bad, but I made it work just using flux core wire.

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Excellent. I don't recommend welding the tips on, as the clamps do just fine. If you do weld, just spot weld... this way you can adjust them if needed and not have to cut them off.



Exactly what I did. I could not get the old tips to fit in the new exhaust. So I put a slit in the end of the tips so I could squeeze them enough to insert them. After that I put a single tack, and then clamped them down.

Jim

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