just wondering if there is way to just buy the mufflers instead of the whole cat back system ?
If you don't mind having custom welding done, you can purchase just the Varex mufflers from Summit.
Just take them into any exhaust shop and they will have you up and running pretty quick. They could even fashion them up without cutting the existing OEM axle back so that you could go back to stock at home. I thought about doing that, but I talked myself into the catback for the x pipe sound, and because I thought it'd be cool to have that super shiny thing under the whole car at shows.
Cool. I figure I'll play with it a bit as well, and see what works. Between the long tubes and cam, should be pretty rowdy in loud mode.
2 questions from install:
1. The instructions for the controller wiring.... was that pretty spot on? or how did you end up running the wire? my plan is to get it into the arm rest.
2. I haven't unboxed everything yet, but I noticed that the tips have stickers that say, "welding required". they sure look like slip joints. what did you do there?
1. Honestly, right now I just have the power wire ran through my trunk pass-through and to the console 12v outlet. I've been working overtime, and working on my house, plus Red Dead Redemption 2 came out (Hey, I always loved playing cowboys...). However, my plan is to tap into the ign 12v in the trunk that most people use to power on their subwoofers, and run it to a relay that powers the controller. That way all the wiring will be tucked neatly in next to the battery, and it will turn on and off with the car without using up my 12v outlets.
As for wiring the mufflers, I pulled the grommet in the trunk/fender near the battery, cut a small slit in it, and ran the power out there. I then ran the power across in the rear bumper/valance to the other muffler. The harness attaches to the mufflers "in series" so you won't have enough wire to go out to the left muffler, then go back inside, cross in the trunk, and go back out for the right muffler like I wanted to. I zip tied everything up tight and out of sight.
2. Yeah, I don't know why they say that, they are slip fit. Good thing too, because it took me a few tries to get the tips level.