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Stupid exhaust question: custom 2-1?

I realize this is most likely super stupid. Is it possible to cut the OEM pipes before the muffler, fit a 2-1 collector there, then bolt on a slip-on muffler to create a custom 2-1 exhaust. Of course I am super late to the party with my 2003 and Roadhouse is 10 years out of business. I love the look and sound of those pipes and am wondering if it’s possible to DIY something like this without it looking and/or sounding like ****.
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Anything is possible. You would need a plasma cutter, welding equipment and a method to fabricate the mounting plate for the muffler. It would look like a hack job, unless you grind the welds and send it out to be re-chromed.

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I guess I should ask if anyone has done something like this. I see a lot of collectors like this for sale at places like Dime City. Also, the collector would need a heat shield, right?

Why a plasma cutter and not some other cutting equipment?
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Plasma is faster and doesn't leave a bunch of jagged edges. You would have to fabricate some kind of heat shield, then some kind if mounting bracket to support the muffler/exhaust. There is also the issue of balancing the back pressure so you don't suck a valve when compression braking.

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