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NEW! Catted Bolt-On Midpipe for Kooks LT Headers

SOLO Performance is proud to introduce our newest product. You asked for it, and we have delivered. For those of you interested in purchasing Kooks 1 7/8" or 1 3/4" Long-Tube Headers, we now have a bolt-on HF catted midpipe that accommodates any of our five SOLO cat-back kits for the G8 GT and GXP.

This kit is designed for:
Any enthusiast that wants a complete BOLT-ON cat-back that accommodates the Kooks 1 7/8" or 1 3/4" long tube headers with no modifications.

This kit will ship:
Shipping NOW!

Kit Details:
  • High Flow Stainless Wound 200 Cell Catted Midpipe (High Flow)
  • The converters had to be far overrated in order to keep the CEL off. They are rated at 6 liters per side. They are not widely used due to their cost compared to a basic ceramic converter. These converters were mainly used on turbo and SC cars.
  • In-house built stainless steel 02 extenders
  • T409 mandrel bent pipes
  • T304 inside and out polished SS muffler, which incorporates a true X-design for internals, is completely free flow, and is heavily packed with SS wool and ceramic fiber into 4 separate chambers for longevity around the X-pipe
  • The midpipe is also compatible with the Kooks 1 3/4" LT Headers
  • NO DRONE
  • NO CEL
Power Increase (same day before and after dyno runs on a DynoJet):
Baseline (stock)- 294rwhp, 312ft/lbs TQ
With Catted Midpipe setup and Livernois Tune- 349rwhp, 358ft/lbs TQ

I will begin taking orders immediately, and they will ship out in the order that I receive calls and customer information. My contact information is below:

Steve Mariano
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516-655-9002 (7 days a week, up until midnight EST)
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Note: We suggest turning off the 4 cylinder mode, as it does not sound as appealing with this setup. A tune is also recommended to take full advantage of the free-flow characteristics of this setup.

Pricing: add $575 to any of our 5 cat-back exhaust kits, resulting in the following pricing:
  • With Mach Shorty- $1374 shipped
  • With Mach Shorty Balanced- $1419 shipped
  • With Mach- $1369 shipped
  • With Mach Balanced- $1415 shipped
  • With V2 plus J- $1624 shipped
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Kooks 1 7/8" LT Headers


Catted Midpipe connecting to Kooks Headers (with V2 with J kit)








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This is truly a sick setup. I recommend this to anyone after hearing it in person. (The performance gains aren't too shabby either haha)

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I sure hope CC007 is getting royalties after every sale since he pioneered this set-up for Solo and for the rest of us.

What about us guys who already forked out coin for the Solo HFC and cat-back - how can we get the Kook's LT's retro-fitted on and how much?

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And will this work with the 1 3/4" Kooks LTs?

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I sure hope CC007 is getting royalties after every sale since he pioneered this set-up for Solo and for the rest of us.
What about the guy videoing this stuff? haha

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I sure hope CC007 is getting royalties after every sale since he pioneered this set-up for Solo and for the rest of us.

What about us guys who already forked out coin for the Solo HFC and cat-back - how can we get the Kook's LT's retro-fitted on and how much?
The easiest way would be to use your existing converters and have an exhaust shop weld the bodies of the converters into your existing midpipe.
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And will this work with the 1 3/4" Kooks LTs?
Yes, they are both the same size except for pipe diameter, and both use a 3" collector. The flanges used are also the same part number for both header sizes, and they both use the same connecting pipe for the Kooks kits- therefore making them compatible as well.

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Yes, they are both the same size except for pipe diameter, and both use a 3" collector. The flanges used are also the same part number for both header sizes.

As I already have the Mach system, could I buy the catted mid section directly for $575 or is the price different?

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how does this compare to the kook mid pipe for performance? pretty similar i'd think, right? this is mainly a sound change...right?
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As I already have the Mach system, could I buy the catted mid section directly for $575 or is the price different?
If you already have a Mach system, we could build you the front section with the HF cats welded inline for $850 shipped. This front muffler section with cats has the same end points as our current kits, therefore you'd be able to retain your current midpipes and tailpipes. You would only need a new front muffler section with cats spliced inline.

You could also have the cats welded inline by a quality muffler shop. We could sell you just the body of the SS 200 cell converters, and a good muffler shop could do some pipe work and adapt the converters into it. The Kooks setup is wider and longer than the stock setup, so you would have to allow for that. There are a few ways a good shop could adapt it, but you would have to make sure it is a good shop. We could do that for $498 shipped.

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how does this compare to the kook mid pipe for performance? pretty similar i'd think, right? this is mainly a sound change...right?
I would think the performance gains are very similar. The sound will be different because you would be using our cat-back exhaust system.

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OMG! Only question I have is will these also fit the Doug Thorley headers?
If so......I might have to get a towel!

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OMG! Only question I have is will these also fit the Doug Thorley headers?
If so......I might have to get a towel!
That's a great question. We fitted this with the Kooks headers. If their headers are the same length as the Kooks, and have the same 3" collector, then it should work. I am not sure though.
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OMG! Only question I have is will these also fit the Doug Thorley headers?
If so......I might have to get a towel!
No connector pipe needed for doug thorley headers. They will bolt up to all aftermarket catbacks, without cats of course. You should be able to weld in cats between headers and muffler section just like the above connection pipe.

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Wow! Quite a product you have released! I wonder why it was such a big hit?!?! Good luck with this kit...to anyone out there, it truly is AMAZING, you WILL NOT be disappointed. Solo has created an AMAZING product that makes HP on the dyno and in your seat.

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Does the "With V2 plus J- $1624 shipped" price, include the J, or is that the price Plus the J.

I assume it is the price with the J -- but you know what happens when one assumes.

If my assumption is correct, what would it cost for the V2 and Cats, without the J? Can I simply just add the price of each component or subtract the cost of my J's????

I have heard this setup and it is a must have...
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JSG7377 - Do you want to get rid of the J-pipe that removes the drone-free aspect of the system? Or are you referring to your existing axle-back? Pretty sure you want to keep the adjustable j-pipe, as it is one of the most important components of Solo's systems.

I would think you could subtract the cost of your axle-back system from the cat-back system. It might require some custom fabrication in a muffler shop, but I believe V2 plus J includes the j-pipe system, you would need to get everything connected.

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JSG7377 - Do you want to get rid of the J-pipe that removes the drone-free aspect of the system? Or are you referring to your existing axle-back? Pretty sure you want to keep the adjustable j-pipe, as it is one of the most important components of Solo's systems.

I would think you could subtract the cost of your axle-back system from the cat-back system. It might require some custom fabrication in a muffler shop, but I believe V2 plus J includes the j-pipe system, you would need to get everything connected.
No I want to keep the Js, which is my current axle-back (unless I'm missing something here).

Pretty much i just want the Mach with the HF Cats... And as far as the custom fabrication I would go to Solo, which would save me some money on shipping too. Not to mention it would be getting it done right...

So do my current J's not connect to this kit properly? If so, that would be a bummer.
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No I want to keep the Js, which is my current axle-back (unless I'm missing something here).

Pretty much i just want the Mach with the HF Cats... And as far as the custom fabrication I would go to Solo, which would save me some money on shipping too. Not to mention it would be getting it done right...

So do my current J's not connect to this kit properly? If so, that would be a bummer.
Jsg, I am a bit confused on what the actual setup you have now is. Call Jeff, the owner, at 905-703-1557. He will be able to point you in the right direction as to what can be done. The price includes the J pipes.

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JSG - Your existing kit(axleback) is basically the last 3/4 of the overall exhaust, which I think you know. Just call Jeff and tell him I sent you lol...He will make sure everything turns out perfect, I can even tag along on the trip for a good time.

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