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I may post something up in the WTB section, although I'd hate to see the others go. Any idea on what shipping would be? I thinking about $70. I know it depends on where from and where to? A guesstimate. THANKS

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$70 seems about right. They're not particularly heavy, but they'd need to be packed nicely to protect the tips.
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Got me thinking too. Damn you people, you suck!

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To be fair, looks and sound cost big money, and just the looks were free.

And, if we're going to get into that debate, then we could even go as far as saying that just looks and sound is sort of tacky, and that if you want a true exhaust system you'd need looks, sound, and performance. Therefore, you'd need a full catback setup. For me, I want all or none. I'm happy with the looks until I can afford to drop $1300 on a full setup. Just the sound with nothing to back it up is kind of weak, IMO. Axlebacks are kind of like glorified/expensive fart cans. You only modify the acoustics, not how the engine breathes.
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Have you seen the inside of the stock mufflers? Anything is an improvement over them! But I have to agree, but you are not going to gain all that much with the V6, which is partially the reason for the lack of products.


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The wife don't care about sound, looks, or performance. If that was a concern for her she would have gone for the GT. For me its just the looks, like I said before. GM V6's is not that great of sounding V6, I wouldn't want to make it louder than stock. The best V6 sound comes from a G35, ect.

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Guess a sound video clip is out of the question, right? I like the quad tips, I like the SOLOs but want it somewhere between stock sound and the Solos. So if I cannot get that, I will post a WTB for some stock mufflers off a GT. Suggest that we do this fairly and those ahead on the posts in front of me get the first shot.

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Guess a sound video clip is out of the question, right? I like the quad tips, I like the SOLOs but want it somewhere between stock sound and the Solos. So if I cannot get that, I will post a WTB for some stock mufflers off a GT. Suggest that we do this fairly and those ahead on the posts in front of me get the first shot.
Go for it. I have too much on my plate allready, so I'm one less person you have to worry about. When you do it, please don't post any pictures, because I don't want to see it Also I think the GXP muffs are the same too. Keep that in mind. You may want to ask a GXP katt if he has the same part number as what Bad Karma posted.

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I'm surprised how much interest this garnered. Between my exhaust and my GT sport 19"s, all I'm missing is the door handles (and the LS2) to complete my GT build.
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Well, the and the rest of the powertrain? That's pretty cool though


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Go for it. I have too much on my plate allready, so I'm one less person you have to worry about. When you do it, please don't post any pictures, because I don't want to see it Also I think the GXP muffs are the same too. Keep that in mind. You may want to ask a GXP katt if he has the same part number as what Bad Karma posted.
I believe the internals of the GT mufflers verses the GXP mufflers is a bit different. There are people who have the GT's that get headers (louder than stock) and switch from GT muffs to GXP muffs, and they say that that's a sweet spot, again, for the GT crowd. This also drives up the 'resale' price up on GXP mufflers, where I've seen them go quickly for several hundred dollars on the boards and ebay alike.

Best to shop around for used / discarded GT mufflers, if you're looking for just "looks". Or, find some tips and pay a muffler shop $30 to cut off your stock v6 muff tips and tack weld the replacement tips on. May be cheaper in the long run, especially if you need to ship those heavy GT mufflers from out-of-state to you.

My stock GT tips were corroded and rusted before I took delivery of my car! I couldn't wait to get them off, I hated them. 3.5" tips FTW.




Again, it's just for looks with the V6, so why not find tips that YOU like at a local shop like pep boys or a local muffler shop and inquire about their rates to cut your stock "single" tips off and weld the new tips on. It would take a good exhaust guy less than 10 minutes to do! You may be surprised as how cheap that can be!


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Totally correct ZEPCOM. That was another avenue that I was going to look at. Have thought of other styles as well.

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I believe the internals of the GT mufflers verses the GXP mufflers is a bit different. There are people who have the GT's that get headers (louder than stock) and switch from GT muffs to GXP muffs, and they say that that's a sweet spot, again, for the GT crowd. This also drives up the 'resale' price up on GXP mufflers, where I've seen them go quickly for several hundred dollars on the boards and ebay alike.

Best to shop around for used / discarded GT mufflers, if you're looking for just "looks". Or, find some tips and pay a muffler shop $30 to cut off your stock v6 muff tips and tack weld the replacement tips on. May be cheaper in the long run, especially if you need to ship those heavy GT mufflers from out-of-state to you.

My stock GT tips were corroded and rusted before I took delivery of my car! I couldn't wait to get them off, I hated them. 3.5" tips FTW.




Again, it's just for looks with the V6, so why not find tips that YOU like at a local shop like pep boys or a local muffler shop and inquire about their rates to cut your stock "single" tips off and weld the new tips on. It would take a good exhaust guy less than 10 minutes to do! You may be surprised as how cheap that can be!
Thanks for clearing that up. I remember seeing a post sometime ago a guy asking about putting GXP muffs on his GT and someone said it made no difference in sound. So I just assumed that they were the same. Your tips look nice.

If your planning on going just tips becareful because those el cheapo tips can turn and corrode too. A good quality dual tip will cost you around $70 a piece.

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"The mufflers were from Advance auto and were like $50 ea. The tips were from a local parts warehouse and were $70 for the pair. The shop charged me $100 to make the axlebacks including the flanges and gaskets and hangers.

Right around $270.".....

...... When I inquired on the price to have some fabbed up by a muffler shop from another forum member. I like my Solo's and just about refuse to sell them. I, of course, had the stock V6 mufflers and coudn't get pass the round hole in a square peg look. I ordered some tips, which ended up being too long and had them welded on. Then I scrapped the mufflers and went Solo. I agree it's not as noteworthy as a full exhaust, but it suits me just fine at this point. To each is their own on this topic IMHO. Whether it's singles, quads, axleback, catback whatever. The guy over at Solo, sorry can't recall his name, was wonderful and answered all of my newbie questions. Cheapest route to go is like ZEP said, have your own set of tips welded to the mufflers. Even still the back of the car with those ugly things (STOCK GT BATTLE TANKS) on... EWWWWWWEEEE.... LOL

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Still wont beat Bad Karma's free fifty. I want to see what someone will charge for a used set of GT muffs w/shipping. If shipped right its not that much. Compare that to some good quality dual walled dual tips plus to have the old ones cut and new ones put on. I'm curious. The dual wall dual/dual tips I put on my GTO are not cheap.

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You're right GM4life. This is certainly a viable option. Didn't think about it before hand. But oh, well. Life goes on.

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.... Therefore, you'd need a full catback setup. For me, I want all or none. I'm happy with the looks until I can afford to drop $1300 on a full setup.
Are these even available yet, if so, who makes them? And a full catback does include axlebacks correct?? THANKS

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Are these even available yet, if so, who makes them? And a full catback does include axlebacks correct?? THANKS
Nothing local! Sure you can get an axleback and a custom cat to axle setup lol. Would be loud though, as it would probably get rid of the stock resonators etc.

I lied, there may be some, saw a thread on magnaflow, but most of them report bad drone with the cat-back


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How y'all doing fellas? For some reason if you have a video I cannot see that thread. If you don't met you posted one and have a link to it thank you.
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