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      Weekend project has arrived!

      After having FedEx home attempt delivery 2 times and failing to find my house, I finally drove to their warehouse and picked up the package. Here it is unpacked:

      Time to get the hacksaw out!


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      w00t. Mine showed up on fri morning. might not be cat back, but it has hangers ( unlike some) and adjustable tips (unlike some)
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      Re: Weekend project has arrived! (skwirl)

      Quote, originally posted by skwirl »
      After having FedEx home attempt delivery 2 times and failing to find my house, I finally drove to their warehouse and picked up the package. Here it is unpacked:

      Time to get the hacksaw out!

      I'd do the same thing to my cat if it got hair all over my new exhaust.


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      Re: Weekend project has arrived! (pavecarp)

      Judging from that photo, I'm assuming this is a true "CAT -back" exhaust.
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      Re: Weekend project has arrived! (V50_T5)

      looks sick! How big are those tips? They look huge in comparison to the pipes

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      whered u get it, what brand is it?
      a car.

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      Its the Heico Exhaust. 4 inch oval tips

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      Very nice...
      a car.

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      Re: Weekend project has arrived! (V50_T5)

      Quote, originally posted by V50_T5 »
      Judging from that photo, I'm assuming this is a true "CAT -back" exhaust.

      lol

      Quote, originally posted by chromecarz00 »
      whered u get it, what brand is it?

      2006S40T5 is correct, it's the Heico exhaust purchased from Todd at Heico.


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      Re: Weekend project has arrived! (skwirl)

      What kinda cat is Heico providing in that exhaust set-up? Is that some new kind of race-cat they shipped to you? Bet that set up will purr nicely!
      Current: 2017 V60 Cross Country Platinum with Polestar tune & iPd rear sway bar. Previous: 2008 C30 T5 v2.0 with iPd tune, Heico exhaust and interior accents, K&N intake, Bell Intercooler, Evolve springs, iPd rear sway bar and adjustable camber arms.

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      It is a cat back exhaust, which really starts behind the cat. It does not include a new cat, but a downpipe does.

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      Re: (2006S40T5)

      I think fletcher is referring to the top-secret experimental "Garfield" series race-cat. It comes declawed to lessen the environmental impact on your leather couch.

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      Re: (mattdoc)

      Yeah... sorry, dumb jokes on my part .

      On a more serious note, did you get the sound pipe as well? Are you gonna take pics of the install and maybe give some vid/sound clips?

      Is there a "loud" vs quieter Heico exhaust? What's difference? Just the sound pipe?

      Have a great weekend installing it! It looks great.

      Current: 2017 V60 Cross Country Platinum with Polestar tune & iPd rear sway bar. Previous: 2008 C30 T5 v2.0 with iPd tune, Heico exhaust and interior accents, K&N intake, Bell Intercooler, Evolve springs, iPd rear sway bar and adjustable camber arms.

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      Re: (fletcher33)

      There used to be two Heico exhausts, now the only sell the "loud" version.

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      Quote, originally posted by fletcher33 »
      Yeah... sorry, dumb jokes on my part .

      On a more serious note, did you get the sound pipe as well? Are you gonna take pics of the install and maybe give some vid/sound clips?

      Is there a "loud" vs quieter Heico exhaust? What's difference? Just the sound pipe?

      Have a great weekend installing it! It looks great.

      lol at the joke bit.

      There used to be a loud exhaust and a quieter exhaust, but they only sell the loud one now. I didn't get the sound pipe. I wanted to but it was out of stock and talking with Todd it sounds like the "loud" exhaust makes up the noise difference of having the quiet exhaust paired with the soundpipe. I am curious how the sound pipe would sound with the loud exhaust though...

      I have a 3 inch downpipe/cat coming from Euro Sport Tuning in another week, so I may end up replacing the stock pipe with a mandrel bent pipe sans resonator. We'll see how that goes when the time comes.

      I will definitely take some pics of the install along with clips! I've only seen install posts about the AWD version of Heico's exhaust so things will definitely be different when I get under there.


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      Re: (skwirl)

      Skwirl: your sig states you're going for Rica Stage 2 with these parts. I think 2 is for intake/filter and cat-back exhaust, while stage 3 is for those plus a downpipe. Why aren't you getting stage 3?

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      "I'm assuming this is a true "CAT -back" exhaust. "

      Not really, this system is added behind the existing resonator.

      The EST system that's on sale now is a true cat-back that includes a new resonator.

      skwirl,

      I'm debating between the Heico and EST, and Magnaflow for that matter.

      Did you consider the EST, and if so what made you decide on the Heoco?


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      Re: (mattdoc)

      Quote, originally posted by mattdoc »
      Skwirl: your sig states you're going for Rica Stage 2 with these parts. I think 2 is for intake/filter and cat-back exhaust, while stage 3 is for those plus a downpipe. Why aren't you getting stage 3?

      Stage 3 used to be for cars with intake, downpipe, and catback, but according to the new RICA stages I think I'm only able to go to stage 2. Their website lists stage 3 as downpipe, catback, Garret GT2871R turbo, and a custom exhaust manifold.

      http://www.rica-uk.com/specialrica.aspx


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      Quote, originally posted by noah katz »
      "I'm assuming this is a true "CAT -back" exhaust. "

      Not really, this system is added behind the existing resonator.

      I think he was making a joke about my cat in the picture. I should have known that having Butters (that's my cat's name) in the picture would have started all these puns.

      Imagine if I posted something about the barking dog climate control issue and included a picture of my dog. The jokes would never end!

      Quote, originally posted by noah katz »

      skwirl,

      I'm debating between the Heico and EST, and Magnaflow for that matter.

      Did you consider the EST, and if so what made you decide on the Heoco?

      I considered all three actually. The price of the Magnaflow was appealing, but I didn't want my exhaust to be too "loud" (a subjective point so please take my opinion with a grain of salt). I talked to a couple of s40 owners with Magnaflows who said that there is some minor droning in the cabin. I'm sure it's not much, but I wanted to avoid that if at all possible.

      I purchased my Heico before the EST sale was announced so there was a $50 price difference when I was looking. I really like how the Heico has so many adjustable points because I may be getting a body kit later on. For the record, I like the EST exhaust sound too but the adjustability of the Heico was a big plus for me. The current sale price at EST does look very good though.


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      Re: (fletcher33)

      OK, took a look under the car and it looks like the cut might be a little more difficult than I thought.

      Here's how the FWD exhaust pipe from the muffler looks. Second picture is a close-up of the same area. Looking at how everything fits, it looks like I need to make the cut before the rear axle, towards the front of the car.

      Here's a picture to orient you to the other side of the car.

      This is the area I need to cut. It's very cramped in there and I can barely fit my mini-hacksaw in unless I start cutting a little to the right where there's some more room. I'm afraid to start sawing in the area where I have more room only to find out that the pipe might be too short to properly connect to the Heico.

      I could probably get at the left end of the cutting area with a reciprocating saw. Alternatively, I could probably wait until next week when my car is up on a lift having shocks and downpipe installed to continue. I wish I had a lift at home.


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      Measure three times then cut. Definitely use a reciprocating saw. It will take you a week to cut that with a hacksaw.
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      Re: (Silver T5)

      isn there a pipe for the heico exhaust that connects up tot the cat? would hve thought easier to get that instead of cutting.

      also, does anyone know if the heico exhaust is a baffled design or straight through?


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      "I like the EST exhaust sound too "

      Have you heard both from inside the car? Could you describe the differences?

      As for the cutting, I'd be worried about jabbing into the underbody, but I guess it would be fine if you're careful with a blade that's not too long.

      Also, maybe unbolt from the DP section.


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      Re: (Silver T5)

      It took me less than 5 minutes with a hacksaw. The oem piping is not stainless. Cuts easily.

      Skwirl: I have the AWD, so the cut point is different. Yours does look like it needs to get cut farther forward, but as I said in my PM you're definitely better off cutting too far back and having to re-cut than doing the opposite.

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      Quote, originally posted by mdidriksen »
      It took me less than 5 minutes with a hacksaw. The oem piping is not stainless. Cuts easily.

      Skwirl: I have the AWD, so the cut point is different. Yours does look like it needs to get cut farther forward, but as I said in my PM you're definitely better off cutting too far back and having to re-cut than doing the opposite.

      Well, installation is done. Despite my best efforts, I ended up cutting the pipe a little too short. How embarassing after all these tips about not cutting too short.

      I'm able to fit the stock pipe into the slitted parts of the Heico exhaust, but it's not long enough to go all the way in. Talk about fubar. I've clamped it down for now as I needed to drive somewhere tonight, but I can feel/hear the exhaust leaking in that area and there's some drone in the cabin because of it, especially from 2 - 3k RPMs.

      The good news is that I'll be replacing that pipe when I get my downpipe installed, so it's not going to be a permanent annoyance. There shouldn't be any damage to the car because of this leak right, just annoyingly loud and not environmentally friendly? Maybe I can find some sort of heat resistant tube material to wrap around the two pipes and clamp down to seal the leak for now?

      My screw ups aside, this exhaust looks great. I'll post some pics soon.


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      Re: (skwirl)

      LOL. Sounds like somehting that would happen to me! With a new DP coming and the Heico axle-back system, you deserve to place a new stainless pipe to join the two ends.

      I look forward to seeing and hearing your new exhaust. I was hoping I'd get to hear it before the DP was added . I'm considering Heico for my C30, but I don't have plans for a DP. It'll sound sweeter with the DP.

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      Re: (skwirl)

      How big is the leak? You might be able to join the two with a band clamp, that should close the leak. If that doesn't work, you could always get high tech and wrap the pipe in steel wool first, then tighten it down with a band clamp.

      Not pretty, but hey, it works. I've done it on my trans am to temporarily fix a leak, until I could get it welded up proper. Talk about annoying drone, coming from a v8


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      Re: (greencow)

      you really should get atleast a 2.5 inch pipe connecting the new dp to the axle bakc in order to see true gains

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      I doubt it. If there were sig gains Heico would have done them. Period

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      I bought some steel wool this morning and did a quick patch job before I had to go to the office. There's still a tiny leak I need to address, but the steel wool is already working wonders on reducing the drone. I'll need to spend some more time tonight to form a better seal. I see that there's also exhaust repair tape being sold at auto stores. Any good or a waste of time?

      Chewyjr15:

      Yea, the performance shop I'm going to also recommended that we use the largest piping possible (2.5 from the dp/cat). The new pipe will probably be welded to the Heico? I was hoping not, but I guess that's not a problem since I don't plan to be swapping exhausts left and right.

      I wonder how big the Heico sound pipe is. If it's 2.5 on the dp/cat end and smaller on the other end to fit the axle-back exhaust, maybe that might be the way to go. Does anyone here have one?


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      Re: (fletcher33)

      Quote, originally posted by fletcher33 »

      I look forward to seeing and hearing your new exhaust. I was hoping I'd get to hear it before the DP was added . I'm considering Heico for my C30, but I don't have plans for a DP. It'll sound sweeter with the DP.

      I'll try to seal it up the best I can and get some sound clips for you.


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      Re: (noah katz)

      Quote, originally posted by noah katz »
      "I like the EST exhaust sound too "

      Have you heard both from inside the car? Could you describe the differences?

      Sorry, I haven't heard both from inside the car. I've only heard the EST from the website and from a forum post here a while back.


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      Re: (skwirl)

      IMO the tape is just a temporary fix, much like the steel wool. There's a couple of kinds of muffler sealing tape, one you have to mix a "resin" or slurry, and coat the tape in it before applying. This hardens and does a good job at sealing....Until the vibrations of the muffler crack it apart, which doesn't take to long.

      I've personally used the aluminum tape before, which seals ok, but the glue backing doesn't last that long either.

      Did you use a band clamp when you sealed up yours with the steel wool? Most band clamps are 3 inches or so in width, which sounds like it'd be big enough to cover your leak. The advantage of the steel wool is that it seals, and somewhat muffles the leak as well.

      But in the end, they're all just temporary fixes, nothing beats welding.


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      JB WELD THAT B****!

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      Re: (taintedintuition)

      how large is the inlet to the muffler? i know 3 inch back can be done as that is what i have and the ATP dp i want is full 3 inch.

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