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post #21 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 05:20 PM
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Keeping the car as stock as possible what is the best sounding exhaust for my g8?
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post #22 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:50 PM
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Get ARH and Spintech mufflers from Maryland speed. lol. But I wouldn't thread jack... So start your own thread in the exhaust section or use the search bar. There are TONS of threads already about it.

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I'm not sure how tall the whipple is, but I had to remove the good liner jut to fit my Maggie 2300. As for your exhaust question, I agree with ^^, do a thread search and you'll find plenty. I will say I had kooks lt headers and cat back exhaust with no other mods but intake on my previous g8 and it sounded mean. But then I wrecked it and went the route in my sig, it sounds more like a monster! Lol, but enough thread jacking, just wanted to throw out my past experience.

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Whipple is sick, had one in my 2012 ss, had to remove the hood liner, because it BARELY rubbed. Not sure on g8.

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The cost on them is ridiculous. Just not worth it.


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The cost on them is ridiculous. Just not worth it.
Do you mean superchargers in general, or Whipple in particular? To me the US prices you guys have for blowers seem fantastic! All comparative I suppose.


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I should have been more specific. I am referring to the Yella Terra Whipple kits. The 2.9 is ~ $12,000 AUD which is about $12,500 USD + probably over $100 in shipping.

The price on kits in Australia seems to be insane. I can't believe you guys even put up with that.


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Haha, yes I agree. This is one of the reasons I started this thread! I was interested to find out if the fantastic front feed version of the Whipple had been successfully fitted to a G8 or a VE Commodore.

I was also aware of the cheaper prices of Superchargers in the US - around the $8000 mark for a Corvette Whipple kit?

It seems that the Corvette C6 version can be/ has been fitted but that it has about 15mm (5/8") clearance problem with the hood.

One way this has been resolved is to lower, using washers, the subframe that holds the engine. Of course as an alternative the hood could be modified.


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I should have been more specific. I am referring to the Yella Terra Whipple kits. The 2.9 is ~ $12,000 AUD which is about $12,500 USD + probably over $100 in shipping.

The price on kits in Australia seems to be insane. I can't believe you guys even put up with that.
Its all relative... Australians get paid more on average so things cost more.

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Its all relative... Australians get paid more on average so things cost more.
Ah, makes sense. Didn't even think of that. I figured it was because everything is upside down there.


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Ah, makes sense. Didn't even think of that. I figured it was because everything is upside down there.
Mostly just beer mugs and panties... great time down there!! If have to leave and be an expat I think Aus would be the place to live.

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We have a performance shop here that specializes in the G8's and the owner swears by the maggies. He will sell you the maggie, install it and tune the car on his Dyno for $8500. Its so tempting to have done over the winter but I'm one of those guys that likes doing everything myself and probably will then take it to him for a Dyno tune.

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I am familiar with both Maggie and Whipple, not on g8's, and I can tell you that the whipple kit is a class above Maggie. From instructions to having everything clearly labeled and marked, hoses are precut, you're not cuttin lengths from one length... It's those things that make it easier for the novice, or even experienced installer.

As far as price, my whipple 2.9 camaro ss kit was $6,000 shipped for the tuner kit, from a newer company on the block. That included the appropriate bent tube for my rotofab... So you've got to shop around. If you pm I'll give you the company's name.

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Goodness.... $8,500. Easy $3,000+ in labor for them. Maggie install is super easy, looks like they are charging 30+ hours for something that takes less then 8.

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Their charging $3500 here in labor if you buy it from them! If not its more.

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We have a performance shop here that specializes in the G8's and the owner swears by the maggies. He will sell you the maggie, install it and tune the car on his Dyno for $8500. Its so tempting to have done over the winter but I'm one of those guys that likes doing everything myself and probably will then take it to him for a Dyno tune.
That shop is ripping you the **** off. My God. $8500 is a joke.


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Goodness.... $8,500. Easy $3,000+ in labor for them. Maggie install is super easy, looks like they are charging 30+ hours for something that takes less then 8.
$1000 labor and a magical $2500 tune! LOL.


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Their charging $3500 here in labor if you buy it from them! If not its more.
Thats nuts!!!!

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That shop is ripping you the **** off. My God. $8500 is a joke.
Agree, thats bent over no lube!!

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$1000 labor and a magical $2500 tune! LOL.
haha, should be $500 tune and $1k labor. Shops do $1,500 installed and tuned around here.

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Wow, those prices (approx $6000 + $1500 install and tune) seem incredibly low. Are they common in the US?
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$8500 installed & tuned for a chrome Maggie 2300 isn't outlandish. But for a 1900 or powder black its kinda high.

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