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Old 11-02-2016, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by EMC2 View Post
Great post EC.
I like the DIY ramp substitutes.
Thanks! Buying the race ramps would be too easy (and expensive). I had fun building the cribs.
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amazing post EC, is this the gundo hack?
Thank you! I removed the side mufflers and took them to an local exhaust shop. They "gundo hacked" the mufflers and I have already installed them back to the car. I will post photos as soon as I get some free time.
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Good news, do you happen to have a photo of the work performed to the mufflers ? maybe that's all you really need ?
Here are some photos, Gundo hack with 2" pipes. I called 3 local exhaust shops and none had stainless steel pipes. So, I went with aluminized steel. The hack was done by Muffler Man Orlando (no affiliation) and the cost was $130 for both mufflers.







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Man, you love that blue tape! You've got it on everything! Like they always say better safe than pregnant
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Looks like the DIY project is coming along great my friend! Subscribed and can't wait to see how things turn out Very cool ramp setup btw, i'm taking notes on that lol
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Very cool ramp setup btw, i'm taking notes on that lol
Don't forget my royalties
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Look what was delivered this week











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Look what was delivered this week











Oh yeah now you're talkin! Time to make some noise
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Don't forget my royalties
Lol i'll send you a hat if/when i'm done
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A few photos from today's Cars and Coffee at Porsche of Orlando.










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Looking great as always !
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Default Fabspeed x-pipes installation

Yesterday I finally installed the fabspeed x-pipes. Took me 30 min to remove the stock center muffler and about 45 min to install the fabspeed x-pipes.


First impressions:

1) I was afraid adding the x-pipes to 2" pipes gundo hack would sound too loud. But no, I would say the volume in a scale from 1 to 10 went from 6 with gundo to 7-8 with gundo + x-pipes.

2) Firing it up and giving some gas I immediately noted the sound is now more refined/tuned, kind of European style but not like f-cars or lambos (which IMO would sound odd). Just the perfect sound for a Porsche.

3) First ride and, besides the tuned tone and a little more burbling, not much difference in volume below 3k RPM.

4) Now... above 3k RPM the thing comes alive. A kind of metallic/raspy sound I dare to say sounds similar than the 991 GT3. When switching gears (specially from 2-3 and 3-4) the sound is just... intoxicating!

5) I noticed more burbling when taking foot off the throttle.

6) No droning, no vibrations.


Conclusion:

If you are looking for volume, just do the 2" pipes gundo hack. For a more refined sound and a few extra volume, adding the fabspeed x-pipes to gundo is a great option. Overall, I think it was a well spent grand.


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Set all parts in place without tightening. You have more room for adjustments when parts loosen. When you get all parts in place just start tightening the 6 cat nuts, then the 2 x-pipe support brackets and last the x-pipe clamps.


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Looking great as always !
Thanks! Any update on your turbo II wheel's project?
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