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U-bend..or lack of one

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Old 01-03-2008, 04:01 PM
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When I was getting my Flowmasters last week, I took the liberty to take a picture of the O2 bung.

Many have asked what it looks like on the '06 so enjoy.


 
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:32 PM
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I heard our body style didn't have the u-bend, nice to know that it's true
 
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:24 PM
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There was a member who went ahead and cut it out and put in a straight pipe anyways.

Doesn't look like it would make a major difference.
 
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:21 PM
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I think in your body style's case, cutting it out would actually hurt performance. The way its set up directs flow more gradually than a straight piece would because of the angle that would be between the pipe and the cat.
 
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:18 PM
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06 07 do not have this u bend. Its great.
 
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:44 PM
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I think in your body style's case, cutting it out would actually hurt performance. The way its set up directs flow more gradually than a straight piece would because of the angle that would be between the pipe and the cat.
I see your point. So the arguement about Borla, or Dyno, or Magna's being better mufflers might hold hold true with VVT or V-8 engines of the 7th Generation Montes.
 
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i dont even see how when they made the 00-05 monte carlos that they were even fine with something like that under the car lol
 
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:07 AM
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i dont even see how when they made the 00-05 monte carlos that they were even fine with something like that under the car lol
True, true. Something else I've wondered about.
 
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:23 PM
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Very nice and clean pic. I've been wondering what the underside looks like on the 7th gen. Pipe has a nice and smooth gradual turn in it. I did notice they don't have the heat shield under there anymore.
 
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