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Old 11-06-2002, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Cat Back Dynomax Vs Magnaflow vs Complete kit

I'm looking for somebody with some direct expierience to compare and contrast a cat back 2-1/4" system on a SL1 using:

1) A complete aftermarket kit. Do it yourself install
2) Using a muffler shop with the Dynomax Super Turbo
3) Using a muffler shop with a Magnaflow (not sure about the model)
(any part numbers on the above 3 available?)

Primary concerns are:
1) Increased performance/gas milage
2) Low reasonable noise levels...don't want to get a headache on long drives.
3) CARB compliance
4) Clean installation

The car is a very low milage SOHC, stock with the exception of a drop in K&N filter in the air box.

Thanks folks
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Old 11-06-2002, 09:49 PM   #2
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I'm also going to be redoing my exhaust in the near future. I think muffler selection real boils down to sound preference and look. There are some differences but overall, you have to go with the sound you want. I'm doing the Dynomax deal because of their reputation for being less obnoxious and "ricey" than a lot of the others. Magnaflow are also supposed to be great mufflers but they will run you a bit more cash. AS far as CARB approval goes, anything from the cat back is totally legal. Just make sure it's not too loud, or it all goes out the window. I would have a muffler shop craft the mandrel bent 2 1/4" for you. They can tweek your setup to match your expectations. Certainly SPS and XRC also have bolt-on piping as well. But, you might be able to swing a packaged deal with your local muffler guy. Good Luck.
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Counttewfour, I see you are in Sacramento also.

If you decide to have a muffler shop do it for you check out Muffler Tech on Florin Rd. They do some very good work and have done a few Saturns around town and have even done some for Saturn of Elk Grove.

I'm going to have them do a dual Dynomax setup on my 99 SL2 within the next month or two.

If you want to see some of their work Saturn of Elk Grove has an album of customers cars at their parts counter that has some exhaust pics in it.
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