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what size is the tubing? im debating on even buying an aftermarket midpipe or just shortening the stock one to fit with my long tubes...
 

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what size is the tubing? im debating on even buying an aftermarket midpipe or just shortening the stock one to fit with my long tubes...
It is indeed 2-1/4" and I suggest you just shorten the stock midpipe to fit your long tubes as I did.

1. Cut the midpipe just above the upstream cats at one end, and below the downstream cats in front of the crossover pipe at the other end.
2. Discard the cut sections with the 4 cats (should be about 21" long).
3. Unbolt the remaining short upstream sections of midpipe from the stock headers and save them.
4. Remove the stock headers and install the long tubes.
5. Bolt the saved upstream offcuts to the header flanges.
6. Bridge the gap between those offcuts and the remaining midpipe either with straight pipe, or add a pair of straight-through mufflers as I did to keep the sound down.
 

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sweet man thanks appreciate the help now its just picking a cat back system to go on there too....i was thinking slp loudmouth with the shotgun resonators....
 

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If the existing tailpipes are still in very good condition, I'd just change the mufflers instead of going for a full catback system.
 

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just keep in mind that the 2 1/4 will hurt you in the long run if you plan on a bigger cam and heads not to mention you collector size is probly gunna be 2.5 so that will be a restriction right there. The way i see it buy the right exhaust once and be done. I have a 2.5 inch bbk off road h pipe and a 2.5 spintech catback then a 2.5 to a 2 1/4 reducer off the mufflers to the stock tail pipes and i spent a total of 300 for the whole set up brand spanking new great flow great sound and the stock tail pipes keep my back pressure in check
 
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