Re: Want to build a custom exhaust? Read this first!
What a great Sticky! Spartacus has done his homework. My custom exhaust is almost exactly what he recommends and has a nice, deep, smooth sound, somewhere between a loud 350Z and a Mustang GT sound. It is a catback, all mandrel-bent 2.5 inch 304 stainless, underaxle, with a large Hushpower II res and Aero SS mufflers very similar to the Borla XR1, with quad tips. It cost $1200 parts and labor and took the shop in Pasadena, MD 10 hours to design (using CAD) build and install/tune. I've had it 5 years now and it still looks and sounds brand new.
2007 SE Quicksilver
Fujita CAI, B&M STS with Maxima knob, Custom catback quad exhaust, Blue Racer gauges, Eclipse DVD/Nav/Bluetooth HU, HD tuner, iPod, Alpine 3-way speakers, Pioneer sub, Power Acoustik amp, T badges, Diode Dynamics SMD Angel Eyes