i dunno if this has been touched before, but i am looking for a moderately priced(read: CHEAP) exhaust system. i don't have the $500 or so for the stromung, but are there any cheaper alternatives out there?
Well, since I'm in the market for one soon - here is what I have found:
Pacesetter - $195 @ www.ptuning.com
Greddy - over $450 everywhere
HKS - over $425 everywhere
IMHO, you get what you pay for when it comes to exhausts. The HKS or Greddy will last at least 2X as long as the Pacesetter. If you go with the Pacesetter, be prepared for it to rust out VERY quickly, especially if you live in a salty or snowy environment.
I got a Ractive mt-614, with everything, for a total of $230. This is working well with my HotShot CAI. I am currently saving for the header and cams. The $230 was within my budget and allowed me to get the CAI.