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04-24-2019 10:20 PM
PONY MAN
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Originally Posted by rockinlespaul View Post
...I added the emblem. Don't ask lol. It seems to bother people on the G8 pages on Facebook.
No further comment just a few smh's. Carry on with the thread folks.
04-24-2019 09:16 PM
RobH
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Originally Posted by rockinlespaul View Post
...I added the emblem. Don't ask lol. It seems to bother people on the G8 pages on Facebook.
Hey, GT is short for Grand Touring. I'd say you have a grand touring car. If I get a GT, I'll probably take the GT badge off to add to the geriatric sleeper appearance.
04-24-2019 09:15 PM
RobH
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Originally Posted by rockinlespaul View Post
...I added the emblem. Don't ask lol. It seems to bother people on the G8 pages on Facebook.

Hey, GT is short for Grand Touring. I'd say you have a grand touring car. If I get a GT, I'll probably take the GT off to add to the geriatric sleeper appearance.
04-24-2019 06:37 PM
rockinlespaul Pony Man... sorry I don't know how to quote you using my phone for my online activity. I added the emblem. Don't ask lol. It seems to bother people on the G8 pages on Facebook.
04-24-2019 03:44 PM
Kawizx9rr Solo does make a V6 axleback exhaust,, and it sounds pretty good. However of course it doesn’t have that nice deep throaty sound that the v8 would give you, but I did enjoy having it on my previous v6.
04-24-2019 09:37 AM
PONY MAN
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Originally Posted by rockinlespaul View Post
...Disregard the GT emblem. I own a base model....
Was the GT emblem already present when the vehicle was purchased or was it added later?
04-23-2019 04:34 PM
rockinlespaul I was originally going to go with the Solo V8 axle back and the Magnaflow True X. This is what Joe LaBruzza from G8Only recommended. He said they sounded way better than the V6 axle backs.

What I ended up doing though was installing the Magnaflow True X and a Magnaflow axle back. I bought both used but in like new condition. I'm assuming the axle backs are for a GT because the guy who owned them had a GT. They also have dual tips. Anyways, that was the ticket for me because it sounds incredible on my V6.

Magnaflows are 630 new. I got these for 145 bucks. The X was 80, normally about 125. Total cost...225 installed. I work at a automotive repair facility so no labor.

Disregard the GT emblem. I own a base model.

Love the sound and look.
02-02-2019 03:52 PM
Willie0628 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.
09-29-2010 08:04 PM
Canadarob
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Originally Posted by ITZAPONY G8 View Post
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
09-29-2010 07:22 PM
PONY MAN
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Originally Posted by Bad Karma View Post
.... 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
09-29-2010 07:42 AM
PONY MAN You're right GM4life. This is certainly a viable option. Didn't think about it before hand. But oh, well. Life goes on.
09-28-2010 11:03 PM
gm4life 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.
09-28-2010 08:24 PM
PONY MAN
"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
09-28-2010 11:37 AM
gm4life
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Originally Posted by zepcom View Post
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.
09-28-2010 08:12 AM
Panzer Leader Totally correct ZEPCOM. That was another avenue that I was going to look at. Have thought of other styles as well.
09-28-2010 07:58 AM
zepcom
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Originally Posted by gm4life View Post
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!
09-28-2010 05:17 AM
Canadarob Well, the and the rest of the powertrain? That's pretty cool though
09-28-2010 01:14 AM
Bad Karma 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.
09-27-2010 10:53 PM
gm4life
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Originally Posted by Panzer Leader View Post
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.
09-27-2010 10:38 PM
Panzer Leader 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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