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Default Cut off factory exhaust tips and install aftermarket tips (linear)??

Thanks in advance for all the help and advice:
I would like to cut off my factory exhaust tips (linear) where they make a 90 degree turn and install aftermarket tips. I want the tips to be flush with the valance after cutting out a hole and installing the decor kit (genuine saab). I am hoping that someone on this forum is familiar with or has done this before.

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i love the way it looks and sounds
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Thanks alot for the details and pics......That is exactly what I am looking for. BTW--You did a great job and the they look sharp!!
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Rob--Did you use 3" exhaust tips? The blue saab with the magnaflow used 3" tips and it seemed to be a tight fit.?
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Rob--Did you use 3" exhaust tips? The blue saab with the magnaflow used 3" tips and it seemed to be a tight fit.?
I have 4" and they fit fine so the 3" should have no problem. They also fit the v6 skirt that I bought. I still can't decide if they look too big tho.
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Rob--Did you use 3" exhaust tips? The blue saab with the magnaflow used 3" tips and it seemed to be a tight fit.?
3in. the one with the magnaflow doesn't have the trim kit IIRC, thats why it looks tight
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ht_1422wt_1167

picked these up on ebay for $45 shipped for the pair.
i can't wait to do this to my muffler too.
i can only hope it will end up sounding like interceptors.

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Tab--The magnaflow tips are sweet and I was gonna go with those, but I have actually found the saab tips with saab logo for $47.00 (pair including shipping). I found the decor kit for $34.00.
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where did you find the tips and decor kit?

i still need to get a decor kit.
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Tab--I found both at saabpartsonline.com
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finally finished my little project today...still need to get the decor kit on though. exhaust shop set them a bit further out than i asked, but only paid $25 to have them cut off the bend and weld on the new tips, so i'm not complaining. i definitely think it looks nicer, but i dont notice any sound differences (not that i really expected to). i'm satisfied with the look, and i've never been fond of the sound of aftermarket exhausts on 4 cylinders anyway.

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on second thought...think it would be a major deal to get them pushed in an inch or so?

...or am i just obsessing?
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on second thought...think it would be a major deal to get them pushed in an inch or so?

...or am i just obsessing?
i would see what it looks like once you get the decor kit installed. Looks good, but from that angle I would move it back slightly, even if it costs you another couple bucks.
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finally finished my little project today...still need to get the decor kit on though. exhaust shop set them a bit further out than i asked, but only paid $25 to have them cut off the bend and weld on the new tips, so i'm not complaining. i definitely think it looks nicer, but i dont notice any sound differences (not that i really expected to). i'm satisfied with the look, and i've never been fond of the sound of aftermarket exhausts on 4 cylinders anyway.

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Look good and cheap install too. I am still waiting (since april 6th) to receive my saab tips from saabpartsonline. They said they received one from Sweden and are waiting on another. Oh well! Would be nice to find a shop to do the work for $25......
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