Thinking about dual exhausts, 02 Trep ES 3.5l. Tips?
Hi everyone, new here on the forums. I'm currently running a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5l and I'm thinking about replacing the single exhaust with a dual set up. My goal here is largely to improve the sound of that great V6 engine, something to make it a little bassier, rumblier, and more aggressive, and to make the startup sound a bit less, well, anemic.
Any performance gains would also be nice, although reading through others' posts suggests that there isn't much to be gained. I'm still a bit iffy as to what degree running duals on the Intrepid would work to reduce backpressure, improve fuel economy, increase HP, or anything like that. At any rate, I'm not expecting much.
Now I'm afraid I must confess my noobishness, because I'm not entirely certain what components go into running a dual exhaust. I wouldn't install it myself, would probably have a local muffler shop take care of it, but I assume I could probably save some money sourcing the components myself. If you guys could help me put together a list of components, I would greatly appreciate it. So far, I've found what looks to be a decent tubing kit on eBay. 2.5" diameter and Mandrel bends. Does this look like a good place to start?
(Sorry, can't posts URL's yet. What I've found is the TrueBendz tubing kit for 98-04 Intrepids. Google search 1st result for "98-04 DODGE INTREPID DUAL EXHAUST TUBING KIT")
I've gathered that I'll also need mufflers and tips. Any recommendations?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice. Love the community so far, you guys are doing some amazing stuff with these wonderful cars.
Last edited by Superhands; 02-15-2012 at 10:33 AM.