3" exhaust options for turbo build


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
Winter build may see some upgrades in the exhaust department.
Wondering what options I've got as far as a 3" system goes.
Can only think of
Skunk2 76mm RR
Or
Custom job

Anyone know the cost of a custom 3" exhaust(turbo back) roughly? Any recommendations?
 


Simple Simon

Active Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2014
Messages
188
You can't be too far away from Solid Fab are you?
As far as recommendations go, my entire exhaust system is from him and it all fits perfectly (granted its just only manifold back) but the majority of EP owners have to change ARB's when swapping manifolds and also get the back box smacking against the LCA. I've had no such problems. :)) one of the main reasons I went with it as it just bolts up no drama's.

Won't be the cheapest, I can't give an exact figure but the catback for my car was £550 and the manifold a further £500. So a 3" down pipe and system for yours......£700ish? Give Alan a message, he has done a fair few turbo cars now. :nice:
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
I'm in south east. Just outside London.
I've heard of solid fab actually, take it they have a website or Facebook page or something?
 


Simple Simon

Active Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2014
Messages
188
I'm in south east. Just outside London.
I've heard of solid fab actually, take it they have a website or Facebook page or something?
Yeh Alan's new place is in Orpington. Give him a message on the Facebook page and he is usually pretty good for replying :nice:
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
Ah that's handy! I'm like 20mins if that from Orpington.
 


eg2_portuga

Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2014
Messages
82
I have a header back straight pipe on my del sol, it was custom made for my car including the axle back to mount my old twin loop, I paid 250 euros for the job, if you're interested on a roadtrip to Portugal maybe we can sort you a good price for your 3" turbo back ;)
Are you going to use a scream pipe???? Go custom it's your best bet, you can have the exhaust as you want it and it'll suit your car better than a ots pipe, it'll also clear everything nicely......
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
I'd need the screamer plumbed back into the downpipe as I run on track. Noise limits will get me kicked off with a screamer.
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
Looks quality work! You get just the downpipe made up?
Mind me asking how much? I'm pricing my winter build up ATM lol
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
Coolio, i don't want to waste his time just yet.
Not likely to be ready until early Jan so asking him now seems abit time waster you know?
I'd need to fit the new manifold in the car park or drive it down to him with no down pipe lol
 


robthedoc

civic disobedience
Joined
Feb 14, 2013
Messages
1,534
My 3 inch downpipe back was 550 mate, steep but the work in it is class.
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
Tbf I could probably gypsy fab my current downpipe to fit just to get it down there but meh.
550 is about the range id want to pay tbh.
 


that_civic

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2012
Messages
1,227
I paid £220 for my 3" manifold back including manifold downpipe modifying to a 3" collector , mandrel tig welded bends, cant fault it and life time warranty. Did supply the 5zigen back box though, my mate paid £250 for his manifold back plus a custom back box, this is all the way up in Staffordshire though, unique exhausts.
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
^cheap man.
Auntie lives in Staffordshire so not too hard to get the car up there and go get it done
 


LiamEk9

Active Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2014
Messages
198
I bought a 3" cat back from eBay.com. It's a Godspeed one, fitment isn't brilliant but it's not the worst I've seen, shipped over it was only around £250. It reduces down to 2.5" for the decat pipe though, ideal for me because I'm only running a 2.5" down pipe.
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
I bought a 3" cat back from eBay.com. It's a Godspeed one, fitment isn't brilliant but it's not the worst I've seen, shipped over it was only around £250. It reduces down to 2.5" for the decat pipe though, ideal for me because I'm only running a 2.5" down pipe.
Just checked American eBay, shed loads of generic 3" catbacks lol
Cheap enough to buy for the piping and replace the silencers with better quality items.
Move the hangers etc so they fit.
Couldn't find a Godspeed one you speak of though...
That's another option atleast...
 


LiamEk9

Active Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2014
Messages
198
Just checked American eBay, shed loads of generic 3" catbacks lol
Cheap enough to buy for the piping and replace the silencers with better quality items.
Move the hangers etc so they fit.
Couldn't find a Godspeed one you speak of though...
That's another option atleast...
It wasent branded as a Godspeed, it just came with a plaque on the tip on the back box.

I do intend to have a jiggle around with a grinder and welder.
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
Bet you've not got pictures of it fitted have you? So I can see what adjustments I'd need to make etc.
I hate the back boxes on all the eBay systems anyway so I'd be swapping it out for a stainless silencer and welding a 3" pipe to it for a tail pipe.
I can cut and weld(barely) so this isn't much work for me really if it saves a lot of cash.
 


Murray

CRX EF8
Joined
Aug 12, 2011
Messages
919
When i got my custom system made up i got a really good deal as there was two of us went on the same day. Way under what is quoted in this thread
Maybe worth asking and seeing if anyone needs a system made up?
 


jesse888

Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven
Staff member
Donator
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
8,927
Is another option bud!
I know another member wants to et an exhaust made up but he's in Bolton and that a mission for an exhaust lol
 


Top