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Old 02-29-2016, 12:44 PM
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EXHAUST options

I would like to replace the one piece pipe and resonator that runs from the Catalytic Converter back to the Muffler on My 96 SVX LSi. It seems to me that a custom exhaust could be fabricated with a straight pipe bent to fit. Would this cause excess emissions, resonance, or unacceptable noise?

NYS DOT has adopted the California emission standards and the OEM part is more than $400 bucks. One local Muffler shop I contacted has concluded that ONLY the OEM pipes can be used.

Your personal experience, thoughts and suggestions about custom exhaust systems for the SVX are solicited.
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:11 PM
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Re: EXHAUST options

in that case, why not stick with OEM? small price to pay to keep the car on the road.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:57 PM
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If you just delete the resonator it will have no affect on emissions. That's the cats job.
My '92 has a straight pipe with no resonator and it sounds great. No droning or adverse noises.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:01 AM
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Had mine that was shot removed and replaced with a strait pipe:

Passed CT emissions no issue, it just looks like a cat, its not actually an emission part.

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