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Old 10-01-2015, 11:54 PM   #1
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MagnaFlow vs. Vibrant Dual 2" to Single 2.5"

I've recently ordered what I hope is enough pieces to put my S52 exhaust together from eBay headers back.



Trying figuring out how to make a removable center section, as well as some better fitment up front put me in a pickle about ordering a Y-Merge.

So I ordered both, to see which one would be a better fit.

Comparing MagnaFlow PN 10784 (right)and Vibrant PN 10355 (left):





The MagnaFlow piece is obviously bulkier, with all slip fits, and the Vibrant having dual slip fits and a butt end.

Hope this helps somebody out while trying to decide what to order for your exhaust.

Waiting on my buddy to get some free time to cut and weld it up.

Sound clip when it's done.




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Old 10-02-2015, 05:19 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info, the vibrant looks much nicer to me.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:48 PM   #3
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Vibrant looks less like a stamped piece that I kinda expect from a box store like autozone.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:02 PM   #4
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the vibrant piece seems to follow some general exhaust building science... with the narrow neck and "megaphone" output
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:45 PM   #5
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today while working on the exhaust, I noticed the Vibrant Y-Merge has two small pinholes in merge part where the dual pipes meet. I'll be contacting summit tomorrow to see if they will replace it.

But this is what I have so far.



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Old 01-31-2016, 09:23 PM   #6
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This looks great. I'd love to see the finished product. I'm jealous of your header fitment. Mine hit my subframe and I needed to shim my engine mounts to get everything to fit.

Curious to hear how this sounds when it's complete.
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This looks great. I'd love to see the finished product. I'm jealous of your header fitment. Mine hit my subframe and I needed to shim my engine mounts to get everything to fit.

Curious to hear how this sounds when it's complete.
My headers hit my sway bar, so I grabbed Garagistic's sway bar spacers and gave me a reason to get M3 Endlinks.

I'll record a video as soon as I figure out if my motor is having oil pressure problems or if its the sending unit failing on me.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:17 PM   #8
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Here is the exhaust clip:

https://youtu.be/mTnPBPIoJVM

Warning: The beginning of the video is loud.
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:43 PM   #9
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hows the drone? looking to replace my center muffler to eliminate drone.
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:52 PM   #10
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hows the drone? looking to replace my center muffler to eliminate drone.
I would say its pretty droney..

My exhaust is touching the body in one tiny ass spot which I think could be making it drone louder than it should but I'mjust too late to fix it.


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Old 10-10-2016, 07:32 PM   #11
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Sorry to bump this thread but do you have any pictures of the finished exhaust? going to be doing a similar setup on my ix but not sure if 1 U-J bend is enough.
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