Drinking straw exhausts INSTRUCTIONS

11-12-2002, 02:06 PM
Well, i figured i'd do this so i don't have to email 1000 copies. Here they are, read them carefully:

-A large diameter straw
-A smaller diameter straw
-Crazy glue (hold best for these)
-Computer paper or maybe a little bit stronger paper

1. Cut the big straw to a little smaller than an inch. This will be the exhaust can. Next, cut the smaller straw as long as you want, to form the tip. Look at the pics for reference.


2. Trace the circle at the end of the big straw on your paper and cut it out. This will be the top of the can, where the tip attaches. Put some glue on the edges of the cut out circle, and attach to the end of the large straw. You can put one on the back if you want. The circle in the picture is cut out, and the next picture is the completed exhaust can with the cap on. (I used the macro setting on my camera, but its still blurry in these, but you will get the idea)


3. Take the tip you cut from the small straw, and glue it to the top of the exaust can. Now all it needs is paint. Look at pictures below for reference.


Completed: (I used the yellow thing to hold it while painting)


If you need anymore help, or just want to say anything, post it! I hope this helps guys but don't forget that practice makes pefect. It took me a while to get these right.

primera man
11-12-2002, 02:50 PM
Quite easy when you see how...yet so good looking.
Thanks for the thread.

11-12-2002, 02:57 PM
real good thread but can i ask what is the litle circuler thing between the can and tip is that the paper? if so how did u get it to be circle?

11-12-2002, 03:11 PM
Full blood - he traced the circle on a piece of paper.

11-12-2002, 04:08 PM

11-12-2002, 04:24 PM
what i mean is if u look at where the 2 pieces meet, where i have circled the edge is rounded where as if you cut a piece of paper wouldnt it be flat not rounded? just asking what ha did to get thet rounded edge effect or is it just the thicknes of the paper?:finger: :D

11-12-2002, 04:51 PM
Not bad. But there is room for improvemnet.

I suggest to eliminate the paper thingie (at least from the muffler side with the tip. Most of all because the one you made doesn't seem too stable and my guess is that a slight touch will rip the tip and/or the paper plug off. I would cut the thinner straw quite a bit longer so that it could be inserted into the thicker straw. Now the part of the thinner straw is wrapped in, e.g., masking tape so that the thickness of the tape + thin straw is the same as the inside diameter of the thicker straw. Now insert the straw wrapped in tape into the thick straw and glue it in place. You might aslo want to "plug" the end of the thin straw that goes inside the thick one so that you can't look oo far inside :) This version seems a bit more stable. Is anything I wrote here understandible at all??? Anyway, this should aslo work with aluminium/brass/wahtever tubing that you can get at your hobby store.

Oh, and RG, does your camera have a manual focus capability? You should be able to take clearer pics using that function.


11-12-2002, 07:15 PM
thanks for putting this up for now on i will be making a custom exaust for all my cas starting with the 300zx TT

11-12-2002, 07:39 PM
Well, i figured out a soluion tonite. I filled the large straw with mounting putty (stuff you can put posters on the wall wiht, then inserted smaller straw. It holds it so much better and it doesnt fall apart as easily.

11-13-2002, 12:34 AM
Thanks for posting this, I had no sucess with exhaust built from straws, but I'm going to give this a shot!

11-13-2002, 01:10 AM
great post. thanks a lot. :D

11-15-2002, 12:35 AM
What are you all, old and retired men?!?!? ;)

I would't use the blu-tack (or poster mounting putty) because it doesn't exactly dry, and in the summer, it heats up and isn't as sticky. The answer to this....

tamiya putty!!!

Cheers for posting this...

11-15-2002, 10:52 AM
hehe the tack stuff i use doesnt dry, but it is really stiff, and i dont have problems with it in the summer.

05-12-2003, 09:20 PM
just woundering whats the size of the straw and where can I buy that. I Looked all over for straws but I cant find anything close to that.

05-12-2003, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by Lan_evo
just woundering whats the size of the straw and where can I buy that. I Looked all over for straws but I cant find anything close to that.

The canister of mine is from Arby's. The tip is a straw you get at the grocery stores in like the 200 packs

05-12-2003, 10:34 PM
i would like to see a tutorial sub forum. A sub forum where you can go and get all the tutorials in one place. Anyone else?

05-12-2003, 11:16 PM
By Camber
The canister of mine is from Arby's. The tip is a straw you get at the grocery stores in like the 200 packs

Well thanx but I'm not looking for the tips of the exhaust. I am woundering where I can get the canister size straw at?? The closeset I got was the tapiyoka drink straw. And whats Arby's?? Btw

05-12-2003, 11:35 PM
Hmm... very interesting this will help alot but I also want to know whats the size of the straw for the canister. Is it the size of a pencil eraser???

05-12-2003, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Lan_evo

......whats Arby's??....

Where you from man? Arby's is a fast food resturant mostly known for roast beef. if they were open right now I would probably run and get one.

05-13-2003, 12:23 AM
I'm in California/San Francisco. Well I haven't heard of it or eaten there, But whut your saying sounds like a great place to eat.

05-14-2003, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by Deejay360
Hmm... very interesting this will help alot but I also want to know whats the size of the straw for the canister. Is it the size of a pencil eraser???

It can be "roughly" the size of a pencil eracer yes. Don't forget not all exhaust canisters are the same size! Plus, big canisters might not fit on certain cars do to ground clearance or not enough room under the chassis :( You have to be the judge. You can use just about anything, it doesn't have to be a straw. For ex. I used a Bic pen for a canister on my R33 Skyline. It's the round ones not the hexigonal shaped ones;) I did use a straw to stick into the end for the tip ( no paper plug ). However on the back of the canister i used the end plug from the hexigonal shaped pen and glued it. When its glued on the end it sticks out cause its round. So when you sand it flush it leaves a perfect hole right in the center so you can stick the tail pipe in and glue it!!! You have to try and see for yourself:D


05-14-2003, 06:19 PM
Ah the old straw technique. I now use brass and metal tubes...so maybe ill make a tutorial for that. This time, the pics wont be as blurry thanks to muy camera.

Keep an eye out for the thread.

05-14-2003, 06:37 PM
aluminium tubes (2 sizes) with some putty.....
chrome parts...
Laurent de LYON (FRANCE)......:D :D :D :D

05-14-2003, 06:38 PM

05-14-2003, 07:06 PM
wow! Those look nice! Are those exhaust the ones u used on ur Golfs?

bah humbug
05-14-2003, 07:51 PM
What happened to this one.


These are a little out of scale but I found better rubber tubing.

I make mine integra14's way.
It's a smaller diameter than than Integra 14 has and since its a little smaller it looks realer.

IMO I like this way better but both ways are good.

Both need a little improvement but with some work they can look cool.

IMO honoturtles's is the best method, can't find it though.

Hon, used styrene tubing.

Hon? Where did I get that! :confused: :finger:

05-14-2003, 10:21 PM
GTI1800 those exhaust look really sick tell me wut u used for making that. Hey RyanGiorgio pm me when u post that thread up I am very interested in this.

05-16-2003, 09:14 AM

this exhaust is made with different size of aluminim tube an some putty.
After, paint chrome...
Laurent:) :) :)

05-16-2003, 09:18 AM

06-27-2003, 11:29 PM
Nice tutorial, but i have a dif way of doing it. Sorry for no pics,
though. if you dont have 2 dif size straws, you can use a utility
knife to make a slit all the way down the straw that will be the tip.
then, you can squeeze it a little and make it smaller. slide it into the uncut (larger) straw with a little glue inside the bigger one.

Dont make the straw that will be the tip very much shorter than the exhaust can.

06-28-2003, 03:27 PM
excellent tute's guys.. your finished product is great!

my favorite way is still getting aluminum tubing from the hobbyshop. they have a bunch of sizes so all you do it buy the size you like best for the canister, then buy one size down for the tips, the smaller tube will fit inside the larger one and they look EXACTLY like say the APEX'I N1 style exhausts. a little glue inside to hold the tip in there and your good to go, its cheap and you can make plenty of exhausts from the length of tubing they sell. eventually I will be posting some pics of my cabon fiber N1 style exhausts.. stay tuned!

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