Well...after much consideration on what type of axleback exhaust to get, I ended up going with the SLP loudmouth. Problem is, is that I have LT headers w/ an o/r x-pipe (I bought the car like that and it used to have the Flowmaster American Thunder axleback). Not to mention it is LOUD. Big mistake? Any of you think this would be too obnoxious or know anyone with this set-up? I have mixed-feelings about it. I like the start-up sound and everything, but I'm starting to think that it is just too much without the cats. So, I'm really considering on getting cats to lessen the screamy Loudmouths (not that I don't like them, I just don't want them to be obnoxious).
Another thing/problem: I went to a local exhaust shop, asked them to give me a quote to install cats. Welp, they looked under the car and told me I've got NO room to just install cats. So, they advised me if I wanted them, I would have to get shorty headers, and then they could do the work. (I'd also have to buy a regular mid-pipe too). All in all, I'm lookin around $2500 b/c they'd have to take out the motor for install and said the cats would run me about $400/cat. Ridiculous, huh?
MY question: Can't I just order a "catted" shorty-mid-pipe? 1. Are those equipped with actual catalytic convt's or are they just made for fitment if you HAVE cats?
Oh, and one MAJOR problem: Since I bought the car w/ the lt's, I honestly can't find any stamps on the pipe to determine what brand they are. So unless I know, there's no way I can just order any catted shorty-mid-pipe.
Suggestions, thoughts, or advice? I'd GREATLY appreciate it!!
btw--I like the slp's, but if I can get cats for a reasonable price, that'd be great.