Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Resonators/Muffler/Supertrapp in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have a 2001 catera sport.
I've been considering doing something with the exhaust, just not sure yet.
I am ...
Well it will become a tad bit louder but not too much the muffler i got gives off a sweet tone but its just too quiet for my personal taste, its almost identical from inside the car and from the outside it has a nice deep tone but near stock volume levels...
with something smaller it should sound a bit deeper but in a decent dB levels...
I am gonna experiment with the cherry bombs and see what kind of loudness I am gonna get ...
BTW go to [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ76tO8_Ppo"]YouTube - Steinmets Full Cat Back on my Omega - Catera[/ame]
or [ame="hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_gm90zDeV8"]YouTube - Steinmets Full Cat Back on my Omega - Catera[/ame]
Let me know what you think of it!, thats with a different Resonator from the european tuner Steinmetz
As you can see I have a dual exhaust SETUP. Technically it's a dual exhaust all the way back until the muffler. The muffler is designed for dual inlet and outlet applications and acts as 2 separate mufflers, although it's not. The pipe to the right is S bent because that's the only way to get a dual setup on a pre-2000 model [I'm sure] and there is a good amount of space to tuck a pipe between the rear bumper and bumper cover so it looks sleek.
The setup i chose was to remove the resonators and get new pipes all the way back. I used the Edelbrock SDT Series Muffler with Dual Inlet and Dual Outlet, as space is severely limited for a pair of single mufflers for each pipe.
Here I have the best and lowest priced tips that completed the look i want. The brand is low key but the tips are honestly perfect. Chrome 3A Racing Muffler Tips that are angle rolled work great. I was unavailable at the time the muffler guy was welding the hangers.
I wanted him to raise up the entire setup to "tuck" it under better, but I will have this corrected later as well as having my X-Pipe welded in. He said an X-Pipe would not fit but i did not challenge him even though i know one can be put in there.
Also, when i replaced my oil cooler I forgot to plug back in the rear intake plenum air valve that opens around 3000RPM. I plugged it back in yesterday and the POWER increase is NICE. Sport mode @ 60MPH, then floor it- the car squats down and takes off. I'm doing 80 in around 1.5 seconds. No joke. I LOVE IT. It has a nice deep sound to it and only annoyance is around 3000RPM or hard low gear acceleration it has a LOUD rattling sound. CERTAIN the pipes are not rattling though. BTW Good Luck with all your mods!!