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Took off the muffler/tailpipe

So I took off from the muffler back on Saturday and it sounds pretty wicked. I'm convinced I need to cut out the muffler and put in some pipe in its place. I was considering measuring and having pipe bent but now I'm considering taking the shortcut and putting in flex pipe. This thing sounds like a beast at slow cruising now.
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just order a turbo back exhaust. comes with down pipe and all for relatively short money.

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eh, I'm kind of a cheapo. I'm not pushing enough horses to need to go bigger. I've look at the Diamond Eye kits but I'll probably just put pipe in there.
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i wouldnt use flex, a muffler shop can make one up cheap.

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I'll check it out.
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I've straight piped my own trucks, but I have a MIG welder in the garage. No bending needed, with careful cutting/grinding of the stock pipe and the muffler replacement pipe, it all goes back in just fine. The pipe in front of the muffler can be rotated 180 degrees after you cut out the muffler to better line up with the tail pipe, the replacment pipe can be fitted in place, and welded in place. Not really that hard to do, any good muffler shop should be able to make this mod happen for $50 to $100 for parts and labor. Shouldn't take more than an hour if they are good, I've done it my self in that ammount of time.

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You know I never thought about rotating that pipe with the muffler cut off. Good Idea, might have to give it a go next time I get out there messing around.
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You know I never thought about rotating that pipe with the muffler cut off. Good Idea, might have to give it a go next time I get out there messing around.
There should be a slip-fitting just in front of the muffler, with a slight 's' curve that brings the pipe down just before the muffler, so rotating it at the slip fitting, bringing the 's' curve up, gains you some hight, and gets the pipe aimed in the right direction to allow a straight peice of pipe to replace you muffler rather easily. Like I said, a few careful cuts, a mig welder, and some time, and it's done before you know it. The nice thing is the tail pipe will flex on it's hangers some to allow you to cut the replacement pipe a little long, and trim it down to get just the right fit. Remember to measure twice, cut once, measure again, and trim just a little at a time. Good luck!

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Straight pipe or Walker BTM is what most people go with when keeping the stock 3.5" exhaust. If you choose to go with a 4" system, you'll probably end up with exhaust drone.

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