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    Default My name is matt, and I have a problem

    I just purchased my G8 yesterday. I knew from past "hot rodding" experience that the first things I want to do are, tune, exhaust, and converter.
    I'm working nights which apparently is not a good thing for my wallet. I get more overtime, but spend too much. Probably would never have looked for a G8 had I not had these idle hours.
    So tonight checking the facebook g8 pages im on, I notice someone posted there was only 2 sets of OBX headers left, and previously there was a long wait. Not really having the extra money, I knew I wanted some. Checked ebay, and they are down to one set.
    Logged on to my trusty amazon prime account, and........ a set is headed my way.
    Now for the rest of exhaust.

    I had planned OBX to SOLO, but as Im getting older, I have decided some things are in fact "too loud" I guess Ill roll with the headers and factory mufflers for a bit, but open to yalls opinions of some good sounding not so loud mufflers.
    Future plans involve a cam when I DOD delete the engine.

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    I'll consider this your introduction, so welcome to the forum.
    Rest in Peace Charlie!

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    Welcome. I've heard the magnaflow axlebacks will tone it down some.
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    Welcome. Modding addiction is a problem facing many people these days. Unfortunately the only known cure is to buy a Prius.

    Most people seem to gravitate towards the GXP mufflers. Will be hard to find and a bit pricey but they sound great with headers. I love solo but if taming it down is what you want, it's not the exhaust for you.
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    Welcome!
    Headers and GXP mufflers are a great combo.
    RIP Charlie, The GRRRR8 One




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    Texas-Speed has their headers and xpipe out now.
    '09 Pacific Slate G8 GT,1900 Magnacharger (stock). 441rwtq and 441 rwhp. Rotofab intake, Kooks 1 7/8" lt's, cats, midpipe, SLP LoudMouth exhaust. Pedders lowered touring package. Baer Pro front brakes. ForgeStar F14 GunMetal 19x8.5 Michelin Pilot Sport a/s. '78 El Camino. 2008 model Blue Heeler

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    Welcome to the forum.
    This place can be hard on your wallet....
    things are not what they appear to be.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zodiac View Post
    Welcome. Modding addiction is a problem facing many people these days. Unfortunately the only known cure is to buy a Prius.
    Unfortunately, a Prius has some pretty severe side effects. It causes low testosterone which leads to lethargy, weight gain, and low sex drive.

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    Welcome Matt. Admitting that you have a G8 problem is the first step, and it is good that you recognize and accept that you do. Unfortunately, there is no cure, no recovery. And we are just a bunch of co-dependent enablers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyHobbies View Post
    Unfortunately, a Prius has some pretty severe side effects. It causes low testosterone which leads to lethargy, weight gain, and low sex drive.
    Dang. Had to ride in two of 'em last week. Didn't even supply paper bags to put over our heads
    RIP Charlie, The GRRRR8 One




    2009 G8 GXP, #715 0f 1829 (one of 38 as optioned)
    Magnetic Silver, Sunroof, Onyx/Red
    VCM CAI, Magnaflow axle-back
    WAMS IWM/VIM
    HSV Triple Gauge Pod in progress (thanx Crazy Paul!)
    Back-up camera with JHP autoswitch
    Homelink by Snakey

    Pedders bushings (Street II removed)
    2016 Chevy SS, Mystic Green, roof, spare, #555.




    You can push the envelope, but it's still stationery

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