Originally Posted by BioStroker
I noticed the intake and outlet of the muffler are at different heights-any suggestions on how to get a straight pipe in there?
When I did mine, I cut the stock pipe as close to the muffler as I could... mine had a bit of a dog-leg in it, and I wanted to keep that, I losened it at the splice in the pipe about a foot in front of the muffler, and rotated the dog-leged part 180 degrees so it was now giving me a raised part, not droped part, and from there, trimmed the ends of the stock pipe and the peice I was putting in place of the muffler to fit... hit it with the MIG welder, and a total of about 2 hours after I started, I had it done... I was able to "fit it" in place, tack it together with the welder, and then remove it to do the final weld job... it's a pain to get the tail pipe out over the rear-end (axle) and I think I had to remove the right rear shock and jack up the frame of the truck to gain some clearance between the frame and axle to get the tail pipe in and out...
Others will sugjest the use of flexible exhaust pipe, it will also work, I didn't do that for local inspection reasons, and the fact that I had every thing there in the garage... it was free for me, a few hours and beers later I was done.
Good luck, straight pipe is awesome, and delete the cat if you feel you can get away with it... check other recent threads on this BB about emmissions and the cat issues... long one a few days ago... Mine didn't have one, and there's nothing emmissions related here in WV anyway...