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Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by TarHeel085, September 30, 2002.

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    where should my exhaust exit?

    1. 2.5" tip straight back

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    2. 3" tip side swept

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    1. TarHeel085

      TarHeel085 And den

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      well i have to choices a 2.5" tip at the some location as the stock tip or a 3" tip just behind the rear pass. side wheel
       
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    3. Alec

      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      I suggest having a rear exit right before the bumper. This way it will never get squished against the bumper when you wheel.
       
    4. taxx

      taxx Make em say Ugh

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      I have been debating this too. But I have squished stuff between the rear bumper and the wheel before:( , my driverside tuperware has the kinks to prove it
       
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      I say go with whatever Borla makes an exhaust for. You can't go wrong with Borla
       
    6. TarHeel085

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      well i already have the muffler ordered. i got a Ravin 55 series.
       
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      dump over the rear axle?
       
    8. Alec

      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      um, dumping under the truck (and going to the side also) is illegal and also dangerous.
       
    9. taxx

      taxx Make em say Ugh

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      Nothing's illegal if you don't have inspections, but yes it is dangerous. Carbon Monoxide is deadly and you don't know it is hitting you.
       
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      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      well, it's still illegal even if you don't have inspections and you can get a ticket for it.
       
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      I'd say it should exit out the exhaust pipe!!:D :D :D :p :p








      Actually, I'd say whichever leaves the pipe higher off the ground.
       
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      i think you should put a huge semi-syle pipe go up the back of the hatch...that is always good...nice and high..

      Haha, j/k

      I saw a 55 chevy with dual semi syle pipes right up the back window, and it was cool..

      hmm....55 chevy stepside and an Explorer, close enough
       
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      TarHeel085 please tell us how that ravin sounds, they are cheaper than flowmasters but I was worried about getting one b/c ididnt know what it sounded like but I do know what a flowmaster sounds like, which is what I want
      Thanks
      Gary
       
    15. TarHeel085

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      well i got it done yesterday with a 3" side swept its in about the same place as addkev's. as for the ravin- ITS LOUD! when you take off its really loud but then it calms down once you get into 2nd and 3rd gear but it sounds BADA**! ill try and get some sound clips of it. its not real loud when ya rev it but it is drivin down the road.
       
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      ya my friend has a dual ravin system on his stang. Sounds pretty good. Hopefully u'll get some sound clips up too.
       
    17. TarHeel085

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      well here are some pictures of it. im still workin on sound clips. [​IMG] [​IMG]
       
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      looks nice. Get that sound clip up so I can compare!
       
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      Looks very nice... that is how I want mine eventually set-up. Although I CAN have a turndown at the rear axle because I have a 'truck bed' with the Sport Trac. State laws usually only provide that you clear the passenger cabin!!! ;)

      So I may go that route. Let us know if you get the sound clips up. It looks real good.
       
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      It is against United States Department of Transportation to have the exhuase exit on any passenger vehicle before the rear axle

      you may not have inspections, but any police officer can give you a ticket for this...
       
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      Illegal?

      Last time I checked, Lightnings had a side exhaust before the rear axle. So do Vipers, some Corvettes and lots of modified Mustangs. Mercedes' new SLR has a side exhaust right behind the front wheels. Either it isn't illegal, or the law isn't enforced.

      Regards,
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    22. '96explorereddiebauer

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      Yeah, but the pipes are sticking out maybe an inch from the side fender. I think what they're talking about is ending the pipe right before the axle UNDER the truck. So instead of side exhaust, it's an "internal", under the car exhaust.

      BTW, looks great man!!! I love the way the pipe ended on the side. You guys need to stop giving me ideas because I'm soooo dead broke!!!
       
    23. 99redXsport

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      its only illegal if it exits befor the inside passanger cabin ends. thatrs why you see it on vipers and vets and lightnings cause ther cabins are small and the pipes come out after it.
       
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      I think '96explorereddiebauer nailed it. It's illegal to dump the exhaust under the chassis if before the end of the passenger compartment. I misunderstood the earlier posts to mean side exit exhaust, which is obviously not the same.

      99redXsport - sorry to disagree with you, but there are too many production vehicles out there that contradict your statement. Mercedes SLR exits in front of the passenger cabin. Mustangs with side exhaust exit in front of the rear wheels, well before the end of the passenger cabin (okay - not production, but readily available from a dealer or tuner like Saleen or Rousch). I think this is true for Shelby Cobras, Cunningham C4's and a number of other such cars as well.

      None of this answers the original question, so I'll retract my original assertion.

      Regards,
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      I say a nice chrome pipe out the driver's side fender and up the pillar to vent over the roof would be nice, then you could set up a snorkle the same way on the other side, it would look nicely symetrical... though it might hamper visibility
       

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