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kept mine tucked in a bit deeper;

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1138028/Dualsstretch.JPG

and

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1138028/Duals2.jpg

The Muffler is 2-1/2" inlet and dual 2-1/2" outlets. Going for as short a Can as possible made locating the Tips in the correct location a bit easier. If you look closely you can see the crossover on the right hand/ passenger side where the inlet and outlet wrap around each other. Back as far as the rear Sub-frame it's stock '91 Reatta OEM 2-1/2" dia. Exhaust parts. The fellow who did the rear end fabrication for me had a proper pipe bender that could do really tight bend radii and not wrinkle/ butcher the bends the way Muffler Shops do.

I think at the time I probably could have bought a similar muffler with 2-1/4" outlets that would have been a bit easier to build off of but, at the time minimal back pressure was the goal. The 2nd cut-out in the valance panel was just done with a template to match the existing exit point. Then the piping was built to suit.

The wheels BTW were just newly installed and I hadn't done the Reatta emblem centers yet. And the spoiler is no longer on the car.

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No, not SBC, it doesn't have the deep resonance. With the altered valve timing the tone had changed is what I remember. In Halifax where I used to live there was an On-Ramp that was walled in for about a 1/4 mile, sweeeeet to accelerate up through that. Sound is a very subjective thing but between the S/C and tasteful exhaust note, well, I guess it's just "A Guy Thang" <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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Looks great! How does it sound compared to stock? If you do not mind, what did it cost you? Does the muffler give any performance help? Some posts claim replacing the cat conv helps. Anyone done it recently and what were the results (sound and performance)?

Thanks,

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I agree, they look better than any aluminum wheel, even mine. Are the wire wheels available ? Imagine the price is significant.

As for duals, the six cylender engine, unless it has a radical cam, really works better with a single exhaust (even with dual tips). The problem seems to be that the cut-out in the rear valence is on the left side and few such exhausts are designed for right to left mounting.

ps I might be interested in an under 100k convertible & will be visiting the MidWest this June-July. Hopefully this is a temporary abrerration.

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They are 16" by 7" and have 225-60-16 Goodyear Tires

and easy to clean with a water based acid cleaner they were used when I got them and were still available for around $1300. dealer cost and are 70-80-spoke not for sure on that.No they are not glossed, that is the way I keep them but the tires are.and a fresh coat of the new ICE wax.Also the center caps have the red/white/blue in the Buick Logo

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I used the magnaflow camaro muffler Part#14266, and tips are magnaflow 35158 from www.performancepeddlers.com

This business will work with you on prices. just tell them have same muffler from another company

at this price, and they will drop their price lower.

At idle sounds like small block Chevy, and at expressway speeds no sound inside. Real happy with the sound.

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