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    Playing around with a little idea here.
    Opinions on side pipes?



    I'm looking how exhaust can be ran on this car given the frame mods and the narrow rear end it has. Proper tail pipes are going to be tricky, and the mufflers are going to hang low.
    OR...side pipes. Crazy?


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  • #2
    Sidepipes would look okay but are you okay with having a loud car? If you have clearance for mufflers you could have the exhaust exit in front of the rear tires.


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    • #3
      Just wait until you (or your sweetie pie) burns the snot out of your ankle getting out of it....BTDT[B)]

      BTW... Speedway has some stainless ones in their garage sale column right now.....

      http://tinyurl.com/Speedway-Lakes-Pipes-On-Sale

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      • #4
        Sidepipes are not for everybody, but I love them! You can get them with very nice heat shields and built-in mufflers nowadays. Frequently the big problem with them is ground clearance, which looks like would not be a problem with your car.

        If you go for them, do share pictures of the finished install[8D]

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        • #5
          Noisy.

          Mike

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          • #6
            I like 'em too. Sadly, they're not allowed in Connecticut unless they came that way from the factory.

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            • #7
              After having a Vette for many years with side pipes

              I can't understand a word you're saying..

              Ben

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              • #8
                I'd do it, I love the sound of side pipes!

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                • #9
                  Dan, you've taken the time to build your car clean, why stop now? I think sidepipes will detract from the clean look. Run a proper exhaust system all the way to the back of the car. After all the work you put into the headers why would stop now with the challenge of the exhaust pipes and mufflers? If you really can't make room for mufflers conisider some chambered pipes like they used on 69 COPO BBC Camaros. I read somewhere that this tubing is being reproduced. Walker originally made it, don't know who makes it now. Although a system like this won't be as quiet as mufflers, it should not be too loud in the interior if you isolate the tubing well and have it exit behind the rear bumper. Just my opinion, but I have been following your build for the last couple of years and loved how clean it is...to me sidepipes just seem the easy way out, but not the best way out. No matter what you choose, I bet you just can't wait to hear the rumble of the BBC, and feel the power when you get you right foot into it! Junior



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                  • #10
                    Dan, had another thought...is there room to stuff mufflers on their sides in the fenderwells above the rear tires... that's just empty space up there isn't it???....as the tires will never occupy that space during suspension compression because they're too wide. Just a thought. Junior.



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                    • #11
                      Noisy isn't the worry for me, and I like the look of side pipes on SOME cars. Just was not sure if they would look good here. My crappy photoshop job has done nothing to persuade me yes or no.

                      Mufflers will fit. The pipes will hang down a bit. It's really tight over the rear end. This area is already narrow, plus brake lines and angled shocks. (best picture I have below).

                      Anything can be done, I can get tailpipes through here. Then what...some more big bends to get out and around the gas tank. I guess it just comes down to whether te side pipes are right for the car or not.




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                      • #12
                        load pipes save lives.they can hear you before they see you.have you thought about running the exhaust out just in front of thr rear wheels. use megaphones on the end of the pipes.great sound.ugh what did say??? hell i survived the 60's my hearing is shot any way.

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                        • #13
                          I have side pipes on my 70 AMX,no point in having a radio,cant hear it anyway.

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                          • #14
                            Michidan, I put a set on my Sunbeam Tiger and it was the second best thing I ever did to it!!! (1st was putting in the Hi-Po 289). Mine were from the Dyna-Max company I think.They had different lengths, covers,sound choices , etc. and looked to be a direct copy of the old Thrush pipes from the 60-70's. Sounded SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!! I ordered them thru Advanced Auto Parts. John

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                            • #15
                              You have the same problem that I had with pinkie. Shops that bend lots of pipe will have no problem hanging a set of pipes under your car and they wil be half again as high as the sidepipes at least. Your choice should be which mufflers to use and to exit behind the bumper or infront of the rear wheel. I chose infront of the rear wheel simply because it was cheeper and it avoids the rust out spot wher the pipes go over the differential. I chose glasspacks because they dont rust out as fast and I like to hear my pipes and I drove for 15 years without a radio now I have a radio that puts out 200 wats and loud pipes and have lost more hearing.

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