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Aftermarket exhaust question

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by John D, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. John D

    John D Enthusiast

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    I'm looking for some feedback about exhaust options. I'm pretty happy with the exhaust sound on my 2005. It has a nice rumble and burbles and pops when decelerating. what I would like is a cooler temperature in the car. If the car sounds a bit louder that's a bonus. From experience, have you noticed a difference in temperature with just a cat-back or would I need to replace the cats and headers as well? I don't want to get too loud (complaints from my wife). Any thoughts?
     
  2. BYAIC

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    The two side exhausts are connected to one another via an H-Pipe that goes roughly through the center of the car under the cabin. If you upgrade to a Borla Cat Back exhaust the H-Pipe is deleted, and yes I did find a huge difference in cabin temperature with that, and the side skirts are now very cool to the touch in comparison to when I had the stock exhaust. Not sure about increased noise, I would say it’s pretty much the same as stock. No need to change anything else. There is an added HP gain with the Borlas but I can’t remember the number.
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. MoparMap

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    Can't comment on the temperature difference as my car had Borlas when I bought it, but can say that they sound great. To my ears at least they have a lower pitched rumble and roar compared to the other aftermarket exhaust I've heard. Corsas just sound to raspy and racy to me.
     
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    What does a change to the Borla exhaust system typically cost and where is it done? Chrysler dealer?
     
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    Their website shows $1199 factory direct. It comes with installation instructions, also viewable on their website. It looks like a simple task if you are mechanically inclined and have the time. I was not either of those things back then so I took it to my Viper tech at the dealership and had him install them. I paid IIRC about $400 labor, but that was 12-13 years ago, perhaps expect to pay $500 - $700 today.
     
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    Back in the day Mopar offered two different "OEM aftermarket" exhausts for the Viper, a street version (2.5") and a race version (3"). My understanding is the street version is basically the Borla exhaust, just without the shiny tips. That being said, I believe it is actually cheaper than getting it from Borla. The race version only costs ~$700, I think the street version used to be more like $400 if I remember right, but could be way off there and it might not even be available anymore. Could be worth a search though.
     
  8. lyonmt

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    The MOPAR exhaust is no longer offered in two versions as far as I know. There is just this one I think.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MEM4HJ...olid=2HTKNQZZ3OTE4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    I live in Florida, so I removed the crossover pipes underneath and put Gen 4 tips on. The car did get a bit louder and conversation can sometimes be a lil difficult.

    As far as the heat, the stock exhaust seems to get hotter with the gen 4 tips. Also the tips tend to get loose. If you decide to go that route, it is highly recommended to get the tips spot welded. I didn't at first ( i didn't know) and my tips got loose and melted my clear bra and inner wheel fender a little.
     
  9. hlieber50

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    When my factory driver's side header cracked I replaced my exhaust system with a high performance Belanger system that included headers & cats, using the original side exhaust pipes. Their kit does not use the crossover that the factory exhaust has. That cooled the interior a lot, so much more enjoyable during the summer. Noise level was increased some. At the end of last summer I installed the Corsa Cat Back portion of the exhaust. That added another level of increased sound. The Belanger System & the Corsa exhaust made my Viper (2005 SRT-10) more responsive when the gas pedal is pushed.
     

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