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_CJ
April 28th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Been making a little progress on the car. New wheels/tires and new exhaust. I was getting a little concerned about how the alum wheels would look, but they turned out okay. The exhaust is getting re-done in an effort to quite it down a bit for the street. The mufflers have built in dumps that can be unbolted at the track. Not the greatest photo, but exhaust will pass through the x-pipe and 3" glasspacks then either be dumped or go to the side exit. What I really like about this configuration is being able to unbolt the exhaust and slide it out from under the car in one unit.

Old 275/60/15 combo:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/4562135056_5b1def0d01.jpg

New 255/50/17 combo:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2709/4561505085_ec1cc80c2c.jpg

New side exit exhaust with Warlock mufflers:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/4562134916_ef07625edc.jpg

cheftyler
April 29th, 2010, 08:22 AM
:thumbsup:

_CJ
June 4th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Couple more pics. Got the car out for a short drive after installing the new wheels and exhaust.

Noise at idle is about half as loud as before. Don't need earplugs in the garage anymore. :thumbsup: ORR rules as I read them will allow me to unplug the exhaust since I have glasspacks before the dumps. :D

Tried the tires at 34F/30R psi but they seemed too soft, like they were rolling over on the sidewalls. Went to 44/40 psi and the car feels like a slot car. Laid into a couple of entry/exit ramps on the interstate and it just took them like it was on rails. 100% better than the old setup.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/4561504855_3742df120b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4668960463_b0353617c9.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4668960381_7d88e15ae5.jpg

scottycards
June 4th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Very nice. Right on.