North American Turbocoupe Organization



ATR exhaust installation
2birdsinthefalls887 Offline
Senior Member
#1
Hey all,
well I got to work about 8:00 hoping to be out about 12:00 noon, and have my exhaust all done, YEAH RIGHT! The right side tailpipe was nowhere near close to fit.
I had to heat and twist the right side tailpipe so much I was totoaly pissed! It hit the gas tank, the bumper cover, frame, Almost 700.00 for a system made for my car, bull sh%^$! I had to heat and bend that tailpippe to fit! Then I tighen up the system, and 2 offf the clamps split open,what the f%@&#, I thought this system was made for our cars?
Sorry, I just had to vent! And by the way in sounds great, not to loud, but the Authoritive rumble they said. I want to hear other experiances if any?
87 T/C,base, 5spd, bright red metalic, 136,000 miles. My pride and joy of the fleet.
88 Turbo Coupe,loaded 104,000,
88 Turbo Coupe,Fully loaded,
Been to Carlisle 2002,2003, 2004,2005,2006,2007
And damn proud to be a NATO member!
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TommyT Offline
Member
#2
Why don't we ever learn? Your problems have been well documented over the years by others like you including myself and it seems that ATR product purchases for our cars happen in spurts. When enough time passes that the ATR grumblings decline due to lack of sales, a new crop of "unknowing" 2.3 turbo enthusiasts start buying their stuff again and the grumblings start again. Maybe we should make an entry in the FAQ section, so that this doesn't happen. And.... Do not buy their even shittier header. It's almost guaranteed to crack.

Tommy
New TC coming soon!!!!
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2birdsinthefalls887 Offline
Senior Member
#3
Wish I heard more bad things about this before the purchase. Didn't they even try to fit one of these exhausts on one of our cars to check for for quality issues? And what is up with the right side hanger, I had to gind it off, shorten it, and locate it 2" forward of where they had it, and re weld it on! Why didn't they just make it like the left side, as I did. Who else has one of these systems and had the same concerns? or is it just me?
87 T/C,base, 5spd, bright red metalic, 136,000 miles. My pride and joy of the fleet.
88 Turbo Coupe,loaded 104,000,
88 Turbo Coupe,Fully loaded,
Been to Carlisle 2002,2003, 2004,2005,2006,2007
And damn proud to be a NATO member!
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TommyT Offline
Member
#4
I don't have the TC system. I had the duals for an 86' SVO that I formerly owned with similar fitment issues. My stock ride height SVO had problems with the fitment as well as the mufflers scraping on the ground on dips. I won't even begin to tell you how bad their external wastegate is either.
New TC coming soon!!!!
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
Geez, Bill, that sucks. I wonder if their mandrel benders are accurate, and produce repeatable bends?? My system (on for about 5 years now) fit fine with no torching, bending, etc. I seem to remember it taking me about 1/2 day to hang it with the car up on jackstands. The tail pipes are even exactly parallel, which is more than I can say for the Dynomax after cat duals I have on my 86 Tbird 5.0.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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tiny4lx Offline
Member
#6
Thats sucks. I had mine made with some mandrel bent pipes
Its a 2.3 until you hear the whistle
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#7
Quote:Originally posted by tiny4lx:
Thats sucks. I had mine made with some mandrel bent pipes

would you be able to get a good pic of that going over the rear and aroudn the control arms.
im going to be making 2 1/2 inch taisl pipes with in the near future and wanted to see how other go over.
thanks!
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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