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Is it worth it? Will the change be much noticeable?
...I almost feel bad cutting up my EST exhaust, but I think I want my car a bit louder...

Also, is there anyone in the Tri-State area who can do a quality JRL mod? (I've had bad experience with exhaust shops in the past - I want a good quality pipe and nice welds) ... Anybody?

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)

Dude, why do you think you need to cut your EST exhaust? That doesn't get touched...
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)

baxteR and I were discussing this at the NE GTG thingy this past wekend. I'm sure the resonator on the EST system serves a purpose to decrease droning. And I also mentioned how guilty I'd feel cutting that system up.

Unfortunately, there's only one way to find out...
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (Short Circuit)

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Dude, why do you think you need to cut your EST exhaust? That doesn't get touched...

What do you mean? The EST catback comes with a resonator. Perhaps the thing you're thinking of is the cat?

Quote, originally posted by xman03 »
VolvoKidS60R did it on his EST and it sounds better, more aggressive. EST is a bit too quiet for my taste as well with the cat on at least.

I just can't hear the typical 5-cylinder drone when I rev up-and down... you know what sound I'm talking about...
the real sexy 5 cylinder sound.
You think removing the EST resonator will do that?!
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (xman03)

I did the JRL mod to my Ferrita exhaust. It too was on the quiet side. It sounds much better, same tone just louder and more raw sounding. I would do it all over again.
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (mad matt)

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I did the JRL mod to my Ferrita exhaust. It too was on the quiet side. It sounds much better, same tone just louder and more raw sounding. I would do it all over again.

Do you have a sound clip by any chance?
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)

The resonator on my EST catback actually rubbed on my driveshaft, similar to the rain squeel sound. Once I got my downpipe on and the exhaust settled it stopped. It happened on both Rs. I believe it was just not lined up right.
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (GiRaff3)

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The resonator on my EST catback actually rubbed on my driveshaft, similar to the rain squeel sound. Once I got my downpipe on and the exhaust settled it stopped. It happened on both Rs. I believe it was just not lined up right.

Decisions decisions.....
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)

I may just bring the system to a shop before I install it and have them weld a 2" SS straight pipe in its place before I install it.

again, is there any droning on the highway with it removed?
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)

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Decisions decisions.....

I would like to get my resonator removed so:

1) there is more clearance between the exhaust and the driveshaft.
2) some more sound out of the exhaust would be nice.
3) i am pretty sure that i am suffering from some unneeded back pressure because my shifts from 2nd - 3rd and 3rd - 4th have an almost forceful kind of gargle coming from the rear.

Turbo cars need free-flowing exhaust and I am not getting that feeling currently.
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)


I posted this before, maybe not for you though...
Dan(b1gtime)'s ride....you'll probably meet him at our next GTG...should you attend....we are going to the PA meet....
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (pafox)

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I posted this before, maybe not for you though...
Dan(b1gtime)'s ride....you'll probably meet him at our next GTG...should you attend....we are going to the PA meet....

Thanks!! This just helped me make up my mind - i'm getting it done.

Can someone please recomend a place around NYC to have this done?! OR maybe one of you guys with space/skills/welder/pipe?
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)

I have a friend, Gary Glass and he owns a Meineke shop in Brooklyn
He has done work for me before, he's a good guy.
I told Dave(QnsMostWntd) about him too, don't know if he's going there or not....give him a call and tell him Pete Fox sent you...

8914 Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 498-2100
 

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Re: EST Catback + JRL Mod (tomedkaz)

If you are going to do this, you could always have a 3" -> 2x2" collector made by someone like Burns Stainless. Good prep if you ever decide to get a 3" downpipe, avoids a 2.5" bottle neck (which I don't think really makes a quantifiable difference in power, but if you're a stickler for details).

That is the set-up I'm running (EST is Jetex clone), and I LOVE the sound.

NOTE: I'm guessing that the below pics are appropriate, can't see hosted pics behind this firewall... mods, I apologize if they are actually porn...




 
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