HKS 2.5" cat-back

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HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby TomsGT4 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:10 am

Hey
This has been discontinued, and the muffler is done.
And i'm hoping someone might recommend something that bolts up to, twin exhaust tip, and sounds similar to the HKS?
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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby warracer » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:17 am

Yeah I have one but its 3'', its the so-called XS-Power or Ebay Cat-Back, 3'' Stainless steel around 400$ I have one since 2months, still perfect. But the mid-pipe - exhaust pipe section needs to be clamped, I suggest getting it welded right away...

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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby TomsGT4 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:44 am

umm no...
but thanks!
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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby 97JZA80 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:48 pm

I had the same issue, my HKS is rotted and still in the basement becuase I dont want to throw it out. That exhaust was perfect.

The one posted above is probably your best option at that price point...

Only other one that comes to mind is this one: Pros, 2.5 inch and I heard somewhere it fit great. Cons, its pricy and the tip is different, maybe they can mod the tips since these seem to be made to order anyway, no reviews on sound.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/MONGOOSE-EXHAUS ... 460f117f91


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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby phattyduck » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:15 pm

TomsGT4 wrote:umm no...
but thanks!
Well, that and the Mongoose are the only two options out there. The eBay/XS-Power one is quiet, cheap and easily available...

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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby TomsGT4 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:07 pm

Thanks all and apologies.
Unless they've improved the quality of the XS-power exhaust over the years.... i just assumed it had not.
There were a lot of bad reviews over the years.


I may just cut off the original and weld another on.
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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby zero06 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:49 am

my 3" blitz nur spec and trackforged midpipe sound awesome :wink:
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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby TomsGT4 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:06 pm

cool though I think I and to stay with 2.5" cat-back
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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby TomsGT4 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:07 pm

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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby TomsGT4 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:08 pm

I'm running 3" Aussie dp mp
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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby warracer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:24 am

Im still using a complete ebay exhaust setup, 3'' downpipe and XS power exhaust, no problem whatsoever, no leaks or knocks, fitted perfectly for a 3'' system and the sound is pretty sweet! Its been 3months since I installed everything, still looks new
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Re: HKS 2.5" cat-back

Postby Greg_Canada » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:55 pm

If you're using a 3" DP and MP why not up the catback to 3"? It is just causing a restriction...
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