How would your dual system be hooked up? Does anybody know the diameter of the downpipe used on the taurii? I've never had a dual exhaust on any of my taurii, but if I'm not mistaken, they start from the cat-back. The one way you'd see results from a dual system is if you had a larger pipe pre-cat, or a bigger/higher flow cat. That's where the biggest bottleneck is, trust me. The cats on my SR20 choked about 70-80 HP top end (no kidding). Granted it is a turbocharged engine, but it still shows where your bottleneck will be.
In short, duals will do little to nothing for you unless you take care of 'em before the catalytic converter, then you might see a little bump in horsies and torque.
Cutting aluminum is quite easy, as stated before. A hacksaw, or a bandsaw, will do nicely for your application, then sand it down to get that nice, clean edge. Whatever you do, though, DO NOT USE A CUTOFF WHEEL OR ANY ROTARY TOOL USED TO CUT STEEL. They will break into many pieces, scaring the living bejeezus out of you and anybody around you. Plus you'll ruin a perfectly good cutoff wheel... (Yes, I speak from experience... Don't ask)