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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Poor man's Magnaflow in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Got done today w/ my exhaust. I fabbed an x-pipe to replace the stock resonator and installed some 14" Magnaflows. ...
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    Poor man's Magnaflow

    Got done today w/ my exhaust. I fabbed an x-pipe to replace the stock resonator and installed some 14" Magnaflows. Doing the hangers at the mufflers was a bit of a pain, but all went well. I used the stock tips. The left side hangs a hair lower than the right, but they are centered horizontally. It sounds great, but sorry no video clip. It has a little bit of drone, but not enough to bug me.





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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    great job

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Look's just about like the magnaflow catback. What was the total cost?

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Gotta get bigger tips. Good job though.
    Oh, and we need a sound clip.

    Tony

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaane View Post
    great job
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by JonCR96Z View Post
    Look's just about like the magnaflow catback. What was the total cost?
    Total cost was about $250.
    2- Magnaflow part# 11226 $75ea.
    2- 90* stainless steel elbows $20ea.
    6- 3/8" stainless steel exhaust hanger rods (straight, had to bend them) $5ea.
    2- mild steel U-bends for the x-pipe $15ea. (ss U-bends were about $60ea.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Gotta get bigger tips. Good job though.
    Oh, and we need a sound clip.

    Tony
    I kind of like the stockers. I am not a huge fan of big tips, but I may get the Borla oval tips in the future, just to fill the bumper cut-outs better.

    Sorry, technology>me. And I don't have a vid camera.

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Lets see some pics of your handy work, top side and bottom side. BTW, finally another person that thinks $1500 for a exhaust is way to much fu-king money, and made there own. congrats.

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Just got my poor mans's Magnaflow put on and it sounds great. Not as loud as I expected but it does sound good. I would go this route if anyone wants a mild tone. I also replaced the resonators with an X-pipe. Total Cost = 395$


    Magnaflow mufflers part #14226 (85x2)
    Magnaflow Tips: (25x2)
    X-pipe: 50$
    Installation: 125$

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Could you kindly point a fellow to this $50 X-Pipe? A link would be great.

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tony Show View Post
    Could you kindly point a fellow to this $50 X-Pipe? A link would be great.

    50$ was the price that my local shop charged to fab the X-pipe. Any good muffler shop should be able to make you an X-pipe fairly cheap. I didnt see the since in paying 200$ for a name brand.

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow



    I have been thinking about doing this for a while...the main reason i want to go this route, is that I don't want to deal with selling my stock exhaust or storing it..

    Does this exhaust setup truly sound as good as the real deal Magnaflow exhaust?? does anyone remember seeing one in person?? I don't see why it wouldn't if i got the legit Mangaflow x-pipe, but since no one has thrown a video up, I'm hesitant..

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    If you find someone around the St. Louis MO area that is not technology challenged like me that has a piece together magnaflow, I would be willing to meet up with them so they could tape any difference in sound as I have the full magnaflow cat-back package and no headers.

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Quote Originally Posted by shadybx7 View Post


    I have been thinking about doing this for a while...the main reason i want to go this route, is that I don't want to deal with selling my stock exhaust or storing it..

    Does this exhaust setup truly sound as good as the real deal Magnaflow exhaust?? does anyone remember seeing one in person?? I don't see why it wouldn't if i got the legit Mangaflow x-pipe, but since no one has thrown a video up, I'm hesitant..

    I've never heard a Magnaflow catback in person, but I bet it sounds identical to mine. I used the same mufflers that they use for the catback, and an x-pipe is what it is. I am very happy with the exhaust, not too loud at all, but it will turn heads!

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Quote Originally Posted by gfourth View Post
    I've never heard a Magnaflow catback in person, but I bet it sounds identical to mine. I used the same mufflers that they use for the catback, and an x-pipe is what it is. I am very happy with the exhaust, not too loud at all, but it will turn heads!
    thanks for the info

    any popping on decel??

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

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    thanks for the info

    any popping on decel??
    Yes, but they are very muffled, more of a low pitch pop. The mufflers take the sharp sound of the pop away.

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    Re: Poor man's Magnaflow

    Very nice!

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