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Old 07 Mar 2005, 03:16 am
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Hello all. The site is a great source of info. Hoping I can get some updated opinions. Have an 03 GT in Black with Black centered 18's, BTG lowered springs, BTG C.A.I. and some cosmetic goodies. Got it breathing in really well, but it needs to exhale. Love the sound of the air intake. I keep waiting for the car to say, "Luke, I am your Father." Thinking about BTG duals or a cat back single. Maybe, a downpipe and a free flow cat. Should keep the cost down though.

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If you are thinking about a downpipe you will want to go to a 2 1/2" or 3" catback flow through exhaust. Borla (though spendy) is nice, Mopar and there are others. I have a 2 1/2" Heartthrob catback single flow through exhaust. A nice system for around $200. It has a nice sound.
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Thanks Mean Green.
Hearing mixed review on whether or not I even need a cat back without Stage 1. My PT is certified pre-owned with 24,000 miles, so it has 7/70 warranty plus additional 1/10. Don't want to jeopardize that. Do you think an axle back single exhaust would offer any noticeable gains?
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Unless you increase the size, I doubt you are going to see any significant change (other than sound) with the axle back OR the cat back. Going to a larger downpipe will make a difference and of course then you would need to change the cat and add a full 2-1/2" from the cat back. Single vs. dual will not hurt the performance.
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I agree with both the guys. I tend to like the MaxxFab downpipe with highflow cat (about $300), along with Mean Green's single Heartthrob or Borla dual catback exhausts. Don't worry, a larger exhaust won't void your waranty, and if you dealership says it does I'm sure any judge will say otherwise!
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The BTG duals are worth it for the sound and looks, whether it increases performance or not.
I really doubt any real (measurable) performance gain, and a single will do as much, but the duals look and sound great.[?]
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Appreciate the help. Leaning towards the BTG duals. It's a good looking system, and PT Tuning is just a few miles from me. I ought buy stock in the company to help pay for some of my accessories. Every time I go there, I see something else I can't live without. Haven't felt that way about any other car.
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Moto man, have you looked into a Flowmaster exhaust? They sell a dual system at a pretty good price. Take a look at www.flowmastermufflers.com and you can listen to the system they have for the PT. It sounds great. I have a single outlet Flowmaster system, and it has a nice low rumble at idle, and a good hum till about 3800 RPM and then it's almost like the exhaust cuts off and that cool intake noise picks up. I paid about $140 for my set up, installed. Definately take a look at Flowmaster if you want a good sound that has a good reputation. It doesn't have that super ricer "bees in a coffee can" sound.
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Appreciate the help. Leaning towards the BTG duals. It's a good looking system, and PT Tuning is just a few miles from me. I ought buy stock in the company to help pay for some of my accessories. Every time I go there, I see something else I can't live without. Haven't felt that way about any other car.
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