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... well, I went to go have my patented JRL mod done today at my favorite custom exhaust shop, Great Lakes Customs, here in Michigan. Greg does NOTHING (no repairs, mechanic type stuff, etc) other than bending up and installing crazy street rod custom exhausts, and has for nearly 30 years. He has made a couple really wild from scratch systems for me.<p><A HREF="http://www.greatlakescustoms.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.greatlakescustoms.com/</A><p>Initially I just went to him for my JRL mod, but got to talking and thinking about tips. While I don't want to / can't do a full exhaust or anything under lease, I did want someting a little different (don't I always <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ).<p>Anyways, I sourced some square, angle-cut, intercooled Borla tips from Summit, and Greg welded up everything in about an hour while I waited (and helped <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ... actually, I think I just slowed him down ). He really is an artist when it comes to being careful and positioning things just so.<p>So, at the end of the day, I left with no resonator, and 2 new tips, and only 135 dollars poorer (remember, I bought the tips beforehand). Here is my JRL mod with a twist:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAAMgXl9Su5p60GlzAzIx5aaIcaI7XRqxr!XokMRJr5kt4Qsh0e8z141r5Q3kV1qH71GBS0W554sFhzHu0*mK2zhv2vsGlL0X9uuL0SjLglSDacir8sn48NsH5rufT/IMG_1913.JPG?dc=4675572972012312824" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAAMsXd9Wu5p60GlzAzAnhrPl3eGSkEY9lYXuLT!R43lEu0w6!Bch5dmFbdQ1aN8PvCEmWjP5Xr5pgM6ONkJbWWhwVKZ9NkVrWHixAinXy8jnwHloKUDAvCZ1CMD30/IMG_1907.JPG?dc=4675572972377655468" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0WAAAAKAYiTWu5p60GlzAzDAG2KcrYUXfVPiepGER8eIeQqSsSorl7UORABkoywlkwoNyN4sAcZikXaT9BJkyCz03DJK3gRQ6wDNIPxjrO6RbFpeJZBf5ly*Y!RHUem9aAAAAAAAAAAA/IMG_1912.JPG?dc=4675572974438328283" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAAM0XDdau5p60GlzAzIUgz684IUDSbcqU!ZNRHG1Yg!igVQUhtuddwjAdN7zUMdbVqE!xO2fj!4caxU50LyoGvvOdFfEOU!LYCFaA*h!9TwUtQd8lzulyR5RN7oHk/IMG_1909.JPG?dc=4675572973823945937" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0WAAAAJ4Y6zSu5p60GlzAzIQeJTLwJHtZCvY5a4U335GAGFkK3*JzzRp77j6eTX!O!F!SWhqRBPlih3WsHaYoQ32mVLpUeAK5FPbA4l29ihjT3TL8gjcCLDi3MKOJOH52AAAAAAAAAAA/IMG_1910.JPG?dc=4675572973896371812" BORDER="0"><p>... and actually JRL, my wife participated in a fund raiser for the fight against Womens Breast Cancer in support of "Warriors in Pink" today. Since I modded your mod, I asked her to donate 25 dollars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: My JRL mod ... with a twist (Quick Brick)

Nice ass on the right...of the picture, that is. Meaning...nice tips! I like it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ok I gave you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> for the carbon fiber interior but those tips are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">. Personally I don't like square tips but it's also because you can see the original circular ones inside. It kinda gives it away that you stuck on tips.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok I gave you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> for the carbon fiber interior but those tips are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">. Personally I don't like square tips but it's also because you can see the original circular ones inside. It kinda gives it away that you stuck on tips. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No man, that is the DESIGN of the inside of the tips themselves ... go to the Borla site.<p><A HREF="http://www.borla.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.borla.com/</A><p>We cut the old tips OFF. They are no more:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.borla.com/media/prod_images/large/20114.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok I gave you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> for the carbon fiber interior but those tips are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">. Personally I don't like square tips but it's also because you can see the original circular ones inside. It kinda gives it away that you stuck on tips. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Those aren't stuck on, that's how they're constructed:<br><A HREF="http://www.borla.com/products/product_multi_detail.aspx?cat=3&type=64&desc=Polished+Tips|Dual+Square+Angle-Cut+Intercooled" TARGET="_blank">http://www.borla.com/products/...ooled</A><p>IMO those tips look better on a Camaro than a volvo.
 

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Re: My JRL mod ... with a twist (Quick Brick)

QB<br>One question, you've done a great job of removing the chrome on the outside, so why chrome tips? Did you consider powder coating to better match your other efforts?<br>-Jon
 

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Re: My JRL mod ... with a twist (ForceReconTrojan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceReconTrojan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">QB<br>One question, you've done a great job of removing the chrome on the outside, so why chrome tips? Did you consider powder coating to better match your other efforts?<br>-Jon</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, but that sure is one darn interesting thought ...
 

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Out of curiosity, is the inside diameter of the Borla tips smaller than those on the original exhaust system (2x2.5"), or do exhaust gases also exit via the little ports between the round and square tubes? Maybe the square look is throwing me off, but they do look smaller in the photos. <p>I do want to applaud your creativity. I think the boldness of the Sonic Blue paint is playing with your mind... in a good way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Quick, I like the tips. However, the powdercoated graphite tips REALLY puts a bug in your ear...DOESN'T IT?! lol<p>How does the car sound without the resonator? I have not heard any repsonses yet on how it sounds with the Sonic blue/Nordcap combo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0WAAAAKAYiTWu5p60GlzAzDAG2KcrYUXfVPiepGER8eIeQqSsSorl7UORABkoywlkwoNyN4sAcZikXaT9BJkyCz03DJK3gRQ6wDNIPxjrO6RbFpeJZBf5ly*Y!RHUem9aAAAAAAAAAAA/IMG_1912.JPG?dc=4675572974438328283" BORDER="0"><p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>You must like the tips. Is that drool I detect on the bumper? lol
 

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Re: My JRL mod ... with a twist (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Out of curiosity, is the inside diameter of the Borla tips smaller than those on the original exhaust system (2x2.5"), or do exhaust gases also exit via the little ports between the round and square tubes? Maybe the square look is throwing me off, but they do look smaller in the photos. <p>I do want to applaud your creativity. I think the boldness of the Sonic Blue paint is playing with your mind... in a good way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>RainyS60R, the tip inlet size on these is 2 1/4. We opened up the inlet diameter slightly and slipped the over about 1" of the old tip we left on the pipe for that purpose, then welded it on. The "ring" and the "fins" are maybe and inch long. Gasses pass through the entire square opening you see.<p>Eric_H, that is the unfortunate reflection of my tripod ... smarta$$ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Nice mod. I have an idea for your consideration. Look at your first picture. Do you see the "ugly" silver muffler and pipes. You can make them disappear; by applying (sparingly) heat resistant SPRAY PAINT.<br>Looks good lasts a long time, no codes, voids etc.<p>Signed,<br> Curt the self appointed king of spray paint
 

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To be clear the pipes I refer to are in the center and foward from the muffler to the resonator. Not the silver tips.
 

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That is not a bad idea ... I have been known to use a rattle can in the past myself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 
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