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21 minutes ago, 1965rivgs said:

Tom,

 

  If you can manage to scan and email them to me I will post them for you

 

Tom M


We’d love to see them pix. Sounds like a perfect topic for a new thread 👍🏼 😬

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On 1/1/2020 at 4:49 AM, telriv said:

Just cut that small piece off the UCA & put a 90* grease fitting on the UCA so it can be greased.  Probably have to do the other rear one also.


Thx u. Other side is fine. It turns out headers aren’t hitting from engine torquing. My car is lowered 2 inches. If I bounce the car by hand at core support & watch the UCA I can watch it swing super close to headers. As I jack the car up with floor jack I can see the UCA swing further away from header. Normal driving will obviously move the UCA much more & if my car wasn’t lowered clearance would be fine. The price to pay to look cool 😬
 

For my fix…I used a die grinder & carbide tip to grind down the entire…but it worked

 

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3 hours ago, arnulfo de l.a. said:

Your car looks MEAN  in that picture david. I like What youve done with it.


Thank u sir. Let’s go cruise. I’ll text u more details 👍🏽

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Isn't  that muffler designed to have both inlets on one end and both outlets onnthe other end?  If you're using it as a transverse muffler aren't you going to have exhaust gasses bumping into each other?

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7 hours ago, RivNut said:

aren't you going to have exhaust gasses bumping into each other?

 

I looked inside of the stock transverse muffler & your description of “gasses bumping into each other” seems to apply better to the stock muffler. In the stock muffler it looks like gasses would be fighting to find their way out with no “real” pathway. But guess what, they do find their way out right? The “X” seems to give it a better pathway. I don’t see how it would be directional. Gasses are gasses & will find their way out. 

 

I’m no mechanic or a muffler specialist. I took my muffler guys advise that this will work. He’s been doing this for 38 years at this same location.

 

Multiple times I read things about stock mufflers creating back pressure. I’m sure there is more back pressure in the stock muffler from “gasses bumping into each other”. I don’t care about all that. Some technical info is cool but at the end of the day…I just wanna drive my car & enjoy it

 

All I know is that I’m a happy customer. New muffler sounds great. I was afraid it would be too loud. It’s not. It is deeper tho. Me likey 😬

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I forgot to add, the stock muffler I took off was from Waldrons. They have 3 different sound levels to choose from. A quiet OEM muffler, the Mild Imposter & The Imposter which is suppose to be the loudest. I ended up with the loudest one (The Imposter) & want to tell the guys who are looking to buy a stock muffler with a little noise that The Imposter is NOT loud. It does have a little rumble. But once u mashed on the gas (for those who drive like me) it starts to sound like lowrider glass packs. Didn’t care for that. I wanted more of the muscle car sound. 

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David ,was wonderimg if you ended up having any rubbing issues with your new wheels in front especially when turning to full lock either way.they are 18x8 up fromt correct? Thanks

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Hello friend. Yes 18x8 & I did/do have some rubbing. I was told the offset on these wheels would work with minimal rubbing. But in the excitement of it all I didn’t take into account that I am now 2” lower & the mounting surface on the rotors of my front disc brakes is a different measurement too. Meaning: the rotors make the wheels sit closer to fenders. 

 

Our outer fenders wrap/curl over inner fender at the wheel well opening. My tires would grab the lip of the outer fender when turning at about 80%. It would sound like a fender was gonna get ripped off 😆. Embarrassing, to say the least 🤦🏻‍♂️. It pissed me off enough that I finally cut away what was rubbing 4 months ago. SOOOOO much better now…what a difference…night & day. This is the price to pay to “look cool” 🤣
 

Bottom line: U should be fine if u want aftermarket wheels on a stock height car. But if yours is lowered (can’t remember if u lowered yours) then get a tech at the wheel shop to measure for correct backspacing. I know guys here talked about a cool measuring tool for DIY. 
 

Pix show wheels at full lock & how much I trimmed/cut off of fenders. Still rubs a little cuz I didn’t wanna cut too much. I can live with the minimal rubbing compared to before. On the closeup pic u can see the rubbing now is on the smooth surface of the inner fender. It doesn’t catch an edge like before. Not sure I wanna cut anymore 
 

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