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First post, thought I might tap the collective knowledge of the Z Tech forums as I got a G Coupe a few months back and I'm just now starting to get the itch to upgrade things. Been looking at the Stillen coupe dual exhaust as it looks fairly easy to install. OK, by easier to install, I mean it appears not to need any welding, i.e. bolt-on, which would be significantly easier for me.
Anyways, curious if any of you had one for yourself or knew of a friend or whatever who did, what you/they thought about it, ease of installation, change in exhaust note, any power gains or losses, appearance, dual wall tips or the ZR single wall tips...
Stillen G35 Coupe Dual Exhaust for 03-07 2DR
Or how bout you've had one and hated it, got a better recommendation? Let 'em fly.. :-)
Oh BTW, I got lots more questions. I just hope there's enough traffic in this section to get the responses I'm looking for. I might just have to post it over in the Z side as they make the same thing for the 350... we shall see!
Dude, that is an insanely helpful and well-written post, TY! I've really been looking thru the forum to see all the different topics being discussed, pitfalls (the oil consumption problem looks like a real bitch, happily I appear to be OK in this regard) and doing general research; knowing what I know now I prolly should have posted this in the Performance > Intake & Exhaust section, so I really appreciate the reply.
I was leaning toward the single wall tips 'cause they appear to have the slant like stock you mentioned but I do like the look of the dual wall like stock as well; good food for thought. Could always cut 'em off and get different ones, but that goes back to the welding thing..
I'm kinda hesitant to pull the trigger on this particular mod yet 'cause of the price; looks like I can get some good gains with an intake plenum spacer for 1/6th the cost. But I'll have to get to it eventually, along with headers. I'm looking to keep things paired up so if I get a cat-back exhaust, I'd also like to get headers and less restrictive cats from the same manufacturer, which Stillen has. My line of thinking is that the mod maker prolly tests and tunes their products using, well uh, their own products. Do you know of any other manufacturer that has the exhaust trifecta: headers, cats and cat-back exhaust?
Lastly, instead of asking you what changes I should do first (seen a few in other sections), let me ask you this: What mods have you done and in what order?
Wow, you guys are convincing. I think I'm going to start putting a little extra cash in the piggy bank so I can get a set ASAP. Though I still might cave and get the MREV2 + 5/16 spacer first... ugh, decisions decisions... Again, thank you both for the good info. See ya 'round the forums!
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