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Old 07-18-2005, 07:31 AM
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ive been seeing a lot discussion on the u bend removal topic, it sounds interesting but does the u bend have to be replaced, or can it just be "removed", and what does it do to the car?? i think the resonator swap for the glasspack is cool but does it alter the sound??
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:01 AM
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ive been seeing a lot discussion on the u bend removal topic, it sounds interesting but does the u bend have to be replaced, or can it just be "removed", and what does it do to the car?? i think the resonator swap for the glasspack is cool but does it alter the sound??
The Ubend requires a replacement to a straight pipe. The Ubend is located right before the CAT towards the engine and also has an O2 sensor screwed into it. Swapping the resonator with a glasspack/race muffler will be much louder but will be much quieter than a complete removal of the resonator.


 
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Old 07-19-2005, 06:23 AM
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thanks. how much am i looking at spending on this? and how much horsepower will i gain?as far as the glasspack swap thing im not sure, my car is pretty loud considering im running straight pipe with no mufflers, but if its worth the gain ill do it, what do u suggest?


p.s. im new at engine work so thanks for putting up with all the questions.
 
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:43 AM
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The Ubend removal will net you 8HP and should cost somewhere around $75 - $150 to make and install. You can buy a prefab part from ZZP but it will just add cost to the install. Have you local muffler guy make on for you.

The glasspack will make it louder especially considering your not running any mufflers. The glasspack or race muffler may make it sound deeper though which would be a huge improvement I am sure not to mention a few extra ponies.


 
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:25 AM
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My local mechanic made and installed my straight pipe 50.00 out the door....Can't say I really noticed a big horse power gain but I have been driving around in Chicago and it made it up in the 100 deg. last week, I need me a nice cool fall morning then see how it feels!!!
 
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:23 AM
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You probably won't notice as much of a difference as a NA 3800 cause your boosted. $50 is cheap. Did that include the bung for the O2 sensor?

 
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:29 AM
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does changing out the u-bend hurt low end torque, or kick on the BIG yellow light. www.montestore.com lists a prefab pipe I was thinkling of trying.
 
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:43 PM
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The Ubend delete will improve low end torqe and overall power by 8HP. This mod should not affect the sensor at all. In GM's infinate wisdom they put that Ubend there to protect the O2 sensor.


 
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:31 PM
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$75 for that prefab, I think you'd be able to get it cheaper at a local muffler shop.
 
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:12 PM
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$75 for that prefab, I think you'd be able to get it cheaper at a local muffler shop.
Supercharged got his done for $50, I just got a quote for $70. Can't beat that, $8.75 per pony at the higher rate.

I paid $28.75 per hp gain for my Hypertech programmer. I would say this mod by far is well worth it.

 

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