OB's Picture Thread | 8/1/11 - Braille/SPEC

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Post by supertrick_05 » Mon May 16, 2011 9:33 pm

Not much, just getting the Trans Am ready for the Hot Rod Power Tour. You?
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Post by OB » Mon May 16, 2011 9:47 pm

That's awesome dude! Just working and tinkering with the car as always.
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Post by tulesto » Thu May 26, 2011 2:20 pm

hey OB what did you ever do with the N1?
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Post by OB » Thu May 26, 2011 9:14 pm

I sold it years ago to another member on here. I can't remember who it was, I don't think he's been around in awhile.
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Post by tulesto » Thu May 26, 2011 11:22 pm

ahhh haha did it sound good?
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Thu May 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Sounded boss. Somewhere there were a few driveby videos or something of the OB-mobile. I'd do it if I were buying a full system.
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Post by tulesto » Thu May 26, 2011 11:43 pm

well i bought that one i showed you faceless and if it is a real N1 im putting it on tomorrow when it arrives
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri May 27, 2011 12:36 am

Epic! I'll take your R/T rear off your hands then. Lol.

/threadjack. Sorry Derek!
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Post by OB » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:08 pm

^All good, I didn't even notice lol


Well I decided to take the Vibrant muffler off, I repainted the tip 3-4 times but it hasn't held up. For those who didn't know, the powder coat started flaking off about a year after I got it, and before long it was bare metal. I've been touching it up as needed, but honestly it's just starting to be a pain and it looks too shabby to be on this car. Since I used a stock rear section's flange to make the Vibrant plug and play, I ended up taking another spare stocker, rattle canned it high temp flat black, and tossed her on. Plans are to sell the Vibrant and start looking into alternatives. I want to get something that flows well but with as close to zero noise as possible. Anyhow, here's some pics.


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And on a different note, this bad boy has some new friends on the way. :twisted: Should be in before the end of next month:

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Post by catalyst » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:27 am

looks like fun!
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Post by hul kogan » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:08 am

OB wrote:And on a different note, this bad boy has some new friends on the way.
LSD and clutch?!
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Post by Canada » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:41 am

Is it a 3.94?

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Post by OB » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:32 am

Yeah it's a 3.94 HD, been sitting on the bench forever, waiting on funds. The wait should be over soon. No LSD, gonna make you guys wait and see!
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Post by LowNSlow » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:42 am

Have you tried to find a local powder coater that will high heat powder your vibrant?

It's suppose to hold up to 500 degrees or so if I remember right.
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Post by OB » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:50 am

I would have thought that the coat Vibrant used would be up to the task! I guess I was sort of disheartened and figured it wasn't worth the money to have it redone. I kind of wanted to do something new anyhow. I tend to grow out of things pretty easily!
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:02 am

I still haven't found "the" muffler for my car yet. But I've been rocking the thermal on my 1gn for a while.

Look into the dynomax muffler with the flow valve in it. Might be up your alley.
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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:58 am

derek im trying out some new ceramic powders soon if you're interested in fixing the vibrant...
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Post by OB » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:21 pm

It's actually already pending sale, with another interested party if it falls through, so I think it's safe to say I won't be fixing it. Good lookin out though Seanzie!

I'm actually enjoying the stocker right now. Power is about the same, plus the Iceman, suspension, and AGP mounts make more than enough noise to keep me occupied. :)
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Post by theColonel » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:58 pm

OB wrote:I'm actually enjoying the stocker right now. Power is about the same, plus the Iceman, suspension, and AGP mounts make more than enough noise to keep me occupied. :)
If you want to reduce back pressure, and keep it quiet, think about a Pontiac Firebird stock muffler. I put one on my SXT (atx) two years ago and it's been great.
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Post by OB » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:24 pm

The stock exhaust makes less than 0.5 psi of backpressure, most of that being from the catalyst. I'm more concerned with flow quality and weight. I do have to ask though, how do you know how much back pressure a Firebird muffler creates?
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Post by Cabbs » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:32 pm

I want your 3.94!

My Vibrant is looking pretty yucky too, it's been rubbing against the bumper and I've been too lazy to do anything about it.

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Post by theColonel » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:46 pm

OB wrote:The stock exhaust makes less than 0.5 psi of backpressure, most of that being from the catalyst. I'm more concerned with flow quality and weight. I do have to ask though, how do you know how much back pressure a Firebird muffler creates?
No ... but I was told that since the Pontiac Firebird V8 engine had more displacement than my 2.0 I4, it was designed to flow many more cubic feet/minute than I needed.
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Post by OB » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:55 pm

That's an interesting theory, though in the real world, it's possible for it to work the opposite. Stock mufflers are designed to match the engine they are mated to. Changes in pipe and baffle size and design could hurt flow in certain cases. Without actual measurements and dyno testing, there is no way of knowing unfortunately. I prefer a straight-through wool-packed muffler, because the large baffles are taken out of the equation, which are what hinder flow the most. However, finding one that is close to silent is proving difficult.

Cabbs - How is the coat holding up on your Vibrant? Yeah I can't wait to get the 3.94 in, almost have all the parts I need for the swap.
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Post by Cabbs » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:52 pm

OB wrote:However, finding one that is close to silent is proving difficult.
Not gonna happen. You're probably gonna need a beefy resonator or two.
Cabbs - How is the coat holding up on your Vibrant? Yeah I can't wait to get the 3.94 in, almost have all the parts I need for the swap.
It's holding up just fine aside from where the bumper is rubbing.

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Post by theColonel » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:06 pm

OB wrote:That's an interesting theory, though in the real world, it's possible for it to work the opposite. Stock mufflers are designed to match the engine they are mated to. Changes in pipe and baffle size and design could hurt flow in certain cases. Without actual measurements and dyno testing, there is no way of knowing unfortunately.
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Post by superdan » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:04 am

Yeah, I have the same muffler (been on the car for probably over a year now) and the powder coat is holding up fine. Been through one winter too.

Actually, for my swap I'm doing full 3" turboback exhaust. Went and bought the same muffler in 3" because I liked it so much.
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Post by skittle04 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:16 pm

I just painted my borla exhaust on my sxt with high temp engine paint semi gloss black and holding up fine for now and looks amazing so that high temp paint is amazing. I so wanted satin black but all they has was flat and semi flat looks close to satin as I can find. You should do a side exit on yours OB.

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Post by OB » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:16 am

skittle04 wrote:You should do a side exit on yours OB.

^Nah, a bit too tacky for me. It looks decent when it's made into the bodywork (Viper) but looks cheap hanging below the skirts IMO.


I'm thinking of going with something similar to the Vibrant, but maybe in a different finish to avoid the same problem. Chrome would look nice and be easy to clean, but it's not usually my forte. At any rate, it will be awhile before I can afford anything, I'm getting my 3.94 trans ready to go in and it's not cheap.
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Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:10 pm

Yooo Derek. If you want I have a maxspeed oval muffler in my backyard, if you want, you could have it.
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Post by OB » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:16 pm

Got any pics? Is it pretty quiet? I'm in no rush to upgrade away from stock, but I do wanna explore options so I can save money as needed.
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