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Old 10-31-2012
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Hey yall. Well I bought the K&N 70 intake system and installed it. Sounds nice, really aggressive. What else would be a quick upgrade to increase performance? I was hoping to get some better gas mileage from the intake, but I dont seem to have noticed a difference. Would I need to buy a whole new exhaust system, or could I just buy a y-pipe attachment and make a dual pipe look with the stock muffler? Thanks in advance!
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You'll see improvements when you increase your exhaust diameter and eliminate the back pressure. You should increase the diameter from the cat-converter back and no less than 3" diameter. Use a low restrictions muffler like a Flowmasters or a Magnaflow. You can buy a total after market cat-back kit for most vehicles...you might want to try that route and do the work yourself and save the labor cost from having a total custom system built by a muffler shop.
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