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I need to get it done. I want to run it all the way out the back.
I relocated my gas tank to the smugglers box. that means I got a lot of room for a second set of mufflers where the tank was.
Does anyone know of a shop that can do this a be super creative with the extra space.
I want this car rediculous quiet as mentioned in other forums a while back. Its a555 with 714 horse and dual quads comming out of the hood. Can you say sneeke fast.
I live around La, Orange County and Riverside Ca
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Sneeke fast.. huh it has dual quads comming out of the hood, couldn't be more blatent. :)

Why not just use 3", just want to be different?

I don't know anyone... everyone around here uses the crimp benders.
 

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little sneaky freaky huh?

Dont think your going to fool them with the ole monster big block chevy stroker with dual quads out the hood quite exhaust trick. I mean its timeless and we love ya for it but no one falls for it anymore ;)


Sweet **** dude
 

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I keep asking different muffler shops and keep getting snake eyes.
I know the dual quad thing wouldnt fool anybody. If I stand on it, I dont want every cop in town waiting for me at the other end of the street. Here in La County its a real possibility.
What is the diff between a mandrel bender and a kink bender.
 

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Mandrel doesn't squash smash, whatever you want to call it. With typical bender if you have a 3 1/2" pipe, when you make a bend the pipe will be less than 3 inches at the bend. Puts a lot of bottle necks in the system. I don't know if that makes any sense, but there you have it.
 

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I have a 3 1/2" full exhaust with 40 series mufflers and 3 chamber exhaust inserts at the tip (technically making mine a 4 muffler system).

It would be interesting how quiet you could get "your" car with 4 real mufflers as my set-up is still loud.

Here's what a 3 1/2" mandrel bend looks like...not a single kink...;)

 

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502, That is sweet. Thats what I want, I dont know how quiet my car will be, but I want It quiet. I will install electric cut outs for loud time. I also want a section of the exhaust to come out. I want to be able to unbolt the the pipes from the hedders then have another flange at the back of the trans so that section including the crossover comes out so changing the clutch wont be such a hassel. With that kind of power I dont think clutches will last long.

My real problem has been finding a shop here in So Cal to do it. I was hoping some So Cal locals would chime in.

I must ask some strange qusetions because I rarely get my questions answered or nobody has tryed stuff like Im doing on this 69.
Thanks for all the responces, I will keep looking for a custome shop that would like to get creative.
 

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Ron498 uses 3.5 inch all the way out with 2 mufflers. He uses those dyno max bullets past the axle i think. might ask him his thoughts on this.
 

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Anything over 2.5" needs to be mandrel constructed IMO. 3.0" and above if bent, if you can find someone good enough to do it, can split or sqeeze down to a smaller size.
 

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Buy a box of mandrel bends and some straight sections, and weld it yourself.

I put my exhaust systems together with both band clamps and welded joints. No tube distortion, and the band clamps are somewhat re-usable if you're careful.

Build the exhaust system right, and you won't need the cut-outs. Think about it: do you tune your carb to run best with the cutouts open, or with the cutouts closed? Do you need that hassle?

I'm not convinced you need 3 1/2 pipe--but my experience with 700 hp engines is nil. If this were me, I'd be using 3" pipe with some kind of an "X" crossover, and dual--maybe quad--mufflers.
 

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Buy a box of mandrel bends and some straight sections, and weld it yourself.

I put my exhaust systems together with both band clamps and welded joints. No tube distortion, and the band clamps are somewhat re-usable if you're careful.

Build the exhaust system right, and you won't need the cut-outs. Think about it: do you tune your carb to run best with the cutouts open, or with the cutouts closed? Do you need that hassle?

I'm not convinced you need 3 1/2 pipe--but my experience with 700 hp engines is nil. If this were me, I'd be using 3" pipe with some kind of an "X" crossover, and dual--maybe quad--mufflers.

Thats my thoughts exactly. I was told you can't run true duals over the axle on a 4th gen F-body. I'm stubborn and made my own. This is with 3" to 2.5" but the same concept can be applied to 3.5"




 

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I will install electric cut outs for loud time.

I have installed electric cut-outs (DMH) on mine...:thumbsup:

My 3-chamber exhaust tip inserts are also removable (can do it in like 2 minutes :D ) to tailor the exhaust note to what I'm in the mood for that day.

I have my whole exhaust put together with stainless muffler band clamps no crimping of pipe...came in handy a couple times when removing the tranny.

I purchased my exhaust from torque tech...http://www.torquetechexh.com/...check them out.;)

I also had my whole exhaust powder coated...hey, if your gonna do it, do it to the extreme...:cool:
 

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It might also be worth checking into www.bobsmuffler.com . They did the 2 1/2" mandrel bent stainless exhaust on the wife's 62. IIRC, it cost $750. Considering the car had a lot of bends to get through the X frame and over the rear, I was happy with the price.

They did the job for less than I was quoted for aluminized compression-bent exhaust.
 
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