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Old 09-22-2008, 11:30 PM
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I guess I need to find someone selling an OEM Y-pipe from an HR...
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I sell cars at a Nissan store and we have a full HR exhaust (Y-pipe, midpipe and muffler) in parts right now that was leftover when we put a full Nismo setup on a customer's '08 Z. The entire system has only like 600 miles on it. I found out we had this after I ordered a coupe midpipe from someone here. After reading this thread, I am going to have that Y-pipe put on this week and see how it works for me. I have stock cats and an 04 coupe midpipe on my 03 sedan. I will update if anyone is interested... Let me know.

Thanks for the info and idea, Dave.
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nice. i noticed a minor difference w/ the '06 coupe y-pipe on my sedan.
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For those that think Nissan doesn't know what it's doing in terms of exhaust flow, take a look at the merge collector of the HR Y-pipe. It doesn't get any better than that. Period. Both Y-pipes have similar merge collectors.

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nice. i noticed a minor difference w/ the '06 coupe y-pipe on my sedan.
I thought the 1st gen coupe and sedan shared the same y-pipes?
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Well, I can confirm two things:

1) This y-pipe definitely makes the exhaust louder. There is also slightly more drone in the low rpms (1800rpms and less) under heavy load. Don't get me wrong though, this setup is not annoyingly loud at all and under a cruise it's basically like stock. Put your foot into it even 20% and you'll some warble. Bury the throttle and it's louder than a stock 350Z at WOT.

2) My original statement that the HR y-pipe appeared to reduce NVH (specifically vibrations and harshness) is false. After 4 days, I don't notice any real change.

As for performance, I swear the car feels punchier, especially in the lower rpms plus it sounds great at WOT. This experiment was definitely worth the $50.

Maybe some others that have or will do the swap with chime in later.
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searching for one as we speak...
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can you post some before and after sound clips if you can hear the difference with them i am very interesting i can get one from a friend that ungraded his g37 exhaust.
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They are very cheap and easy to get. At the dealership I work at we have many that get piled up from exhaust installs and eventually get hauled away by scrappers. You can also buy it new from an OEM supplier for less than $100

As for any performance gain from the swap, I highly doubt there is any. This isn't even going to gain you 1-3whp, and even if it did, you couldn't feel it.

I would like to see more proof than:

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As for performance, I swear the car feels punchier.

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They are very cheap and easy to get. At the dealership I work at we have many that get piled up from exhaust installs and eventually get hauled away by scrappers. You can also buy it new from an OEM supplier for less than $100
Uhhh.....try $330-430 from Nissan


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As for any performance gain from the swap, I highly doubt there is any. This isn't even going to gain you 1-3whp, and even if it did, you couldn't feel it.

I would like to see more proof than:
You're probably right about the power gains, but I can tell you there is definitely improved low rpm throttle response with this y-pipe and there is a change in exhaust noise. For $50, it was worth the money. It's one of my favorite mods and this is coming from probably the most critical person on this website.
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can you post some before and after sound clips if you can hear the difference with them i am very interesting i can get one from a friend that ungraded his g37 exhaust.
Will do as soon as I find some time. My daughter was born on Friday and I've been a busy man for the past few days.
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Well, I can confirm two things:

1) This y-pipe definitely makes the exhaust louder. There is also slightly more drone in the low rpms (1800rpms and less) under heavy load. Don't get me wrong though, this setup is not annoyingly loud at all and under a cruise it's basically like stock. Put your foot into it even 20% and you'll some warble. Bury the throttle and it's louder than a stock 350Z at WOT.

2) My original statement that the HR y-pipe appeared to reduce NVH (specifically vibrations and harshness) is false. After 4 days, I don't notice any real change.

As for performance, I swear the car feels punchier, especially in the lower rpms plus it sounds great at WOT. This experiment was definitely worth the $50.

Maybe some others that have or will do the swap with chime in later.
I guess, money well spent? =)
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can you post some before and after sound clips if you can hear the difference with them i am very interesting i can get one from a friend that ungraded his g37 exhaust.
The part he is talking about is from the 3.5 hr motor. Don't know if the one on the G37 is the same. Doesn't hurt to find out though.
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hey dave,

i just found this thread as another member turned me onto this option. would love to hear some sound clips as this would be the last bit of exhaust modification i would consider doing. my set up is quite loud as is so not sure if i would be shooting myself in the foot by doing this. great find, tho!

keep us posted.
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Will do as soon as I find some time. My daughter was born on Friday and I've been a busy man for the past few days.

Congratulations on the new daughter!! My daughter just turned 3 Monday. You are in for some great times, bro.DOMO
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