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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust tip options

Does anyone know of any options other than changing the whole catback so that the exhaust tips are more visible? I love the stock exhaust would just love for the hidden tips to be more noticeable, not sticking out but maybe a flush look with the ovals showing from behind.
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Conventional cars have what you describe, we are all accustomed to that look.

When I first cleaned up our LC I was disappointed to feel how relatively cheap and flimsy the faux exhaust openings are. Coming from a Bentley where everything is simple and solid and real. Those heavily chromed tips were a pleasure to polish.

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But the master designers of the LC went for something different. The look is balanced and futuristic. As much as that traditional muscle car exposed exhaust is a major mark of power and machismo, I say accept what the designers had in mind. It works really well.
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The overall look of the LC is magnificent but I trend toward the old school aesthetic of power and machismo as you say. One day I will mature and accept what the designers master plan was, but for today I bit the bullet and bought the TOMS racing system. Will get the pics up as soon as I can..
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We are looking forward to seeing it. Others may want it to.

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Quick pick after install, has a deeper growl and I personally love the look! Need to grab the Toms rear diffuser to complete the look.
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I was wondering if you would go with their diffuser.

You are through the looking glass now. Will be interesting seeing how deep the rabbit hole goes.

I have wound up needing a trailer and tow vehicle to get my creation to where I could even drive it.

Everyone should do it. But for me, only once.

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Quick pick after install, has a deeper growl and I personally love the look! Need to grab the Toms rear diffuser to complete the look.
Dude, I love how you customized your logo to go with your vehicle color. How did you do that?! Very nice!
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Thanks guanche2k9 CustomVinylDecalsLV is the place I ordered from, you send the measurements or hold a tape measure up to the emblem and he makes the correct size once he sees the pic of the measurement. Tell him what background and color and symbol color you want and he cuts and sends the size. Found him on Etsy.com..
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When I do my PPE header and exhaust I will be retaining my stock finishers.

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Quick pick after install, has a deeper growl and I personally love the look! Need to grab the Toms rear diffuser to complete the look.
x2 on diffusers, done right they can drastically improve the look of our LC's. So far Artisan is my favorite.

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