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Hello, before I did my front end work and raised my car up to proper height (before the springs were cut and it was slammed in the front like a stinkbug) I just had two tailpipes coming out from the back under the differential....(I know , I know....I didn't bend them over) Now that it is level I had to remove them.

Now I have 2 five feet 2 1/2 dia. inch tail pipes and I am wondering what to do.... My exhaust system consist of this right now:

- 1 5/8" Hedman Hedders w/ 3" Collector

- 2 1/2" Exhaust

- 2 Chamber Flowmasters

I really like the sound of tail pipes rather than just straight mufflers and want to do it the correct way this time. What setup should I use? I am thinking about having them go out behind the tires on the sides or having them just go straight out the back.

Should I bring it to an exhaust person and have them bend me some custom tailpipes or should I order some factory ones? Help me out here please.......

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It's time for a trip to your local muffler shop. I can't remember the last time I walked into an auto parts store and saw the room with all the pipes hanging from the ceiling. I'm not sure you can buy pipes anywhere anymore. Has anyone else noticed this?
 

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Yep, that is what I am going to do today. I am going down to the local tire/muffler man and having my front end aligned and having the tail pipes installed..........

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I need a new dual exhaust setup for my Elky. I've looked everywhere for them and can't seem to find a supplier. The closest thing I found was a set that OPGI makes but they're for a 350 with a 2 barrel carb. Since I have a 4 barrel would it work- I mean what's the difference between them?

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Gardner Exhaust seems to have a good reputation and I have bought pipes from Kepich. The Kepich parts were a bit wrinkled at the tight bends over the axle , but they went in easily and worked OK. Try a search here on exhaust and you will probably get the addresses and websites.
 

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FYI, You can get any exhaust parts from NAPA that you want, they sell WALKER which is what most OEM's used. I got the complete exaust system for my brother-in-laws 71 SS 402 from NAPA. They will probably have to order it for you, There are regional warehouses all over the country and the Tenneco plant is near Harrisonburg, Va(I think). There is also Gardiner(sp) Exhaust, that sells reproduction exhaust,RatMotor69 bought a chambered system and put it on his 69 Big Block, got all the hanger's and clamps.They have a web site,but I dont have the url. HTH www.gardnerexhaust.com Try this.

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Here is a company that makes a real nice exaust system from the headers back.
TORQUE TECH PERFORMANCE EXAUST PRODUCTS, inc.
1826 Woodland dr.Valdosta,GA
(800)408-0016 Fax(912)242-5353
E-Mail [email protected]
This company is worth checking out. I am planing on buying a system from them for my 66 Malibu.
 

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When I wanted a stock type exhaust for my Chevelle I inquired at the local Midas Muffler. I stressed to the guy that I was seeking a stock exhaust. What he told me was that they have many systems on computer that they can program the correct bends on a pipe bender. I ended up with a correct exhaust, and it was cheap! However if you are getting into too large a diameter or want mandrel bends, then you should look to the specialty manufacturers of custom exhaust. You should also check with our sponsor, Ground Up Restorations.

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When I converted from single exhaust to duals last year on my '70 Malibu, I ordered the entire system from Ground Up. It was a stock system with the SS tail pipes exiting straight out so tips could be installed, which I, of course did.
The whole system cost 299 dollars.
 

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I paid $250 for a complete system, including installation. And that was with aluminized pipes. I dropped it off one morning before work, and it was done by closing time.
 

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Randy: you scored pretty big!! I went to my local Midas shop and they wanted $400 , so I left quickly. The stuff I bought from Kepich cost me about $230 and I had to install it.
 

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Flowmaster makes beautiful 2 1/2" pipes for Chevelles. Aluminized, mandrel bent (no kinks, wrinkles, or depressions at the bends). Summit sells the exhaust (made for header hookup), tailpipe, and hanger kit (no mufflers), or tailpipes only. I have the tailpipes and wish I'd gotten the complete kit. I had the exhaust pipes bent locally and they are ugly compared to the Flowmaster tailpipes.

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