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Old 05-26-2017, 09:41 AM
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Just fell off?! I use mine as handle bars to pull myself up all the time but now I'm wondering if this is a bad practice...

exhaust looks good! Mine will absolutely not be as pretty, I'm doing it all myself and I don't have a tube bender so pre-bent pieces and cutting and welding 100%. I'm planning on an h-pipe connector with side exhausts (maybe through the bed side wall for the sake of ground clearance, still debating). Side simply because less distance =less work,
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:08 AM
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Just fell off?! I use mine as handle bars to pull myself up all the time but now I'm wondering if this is a bad practice...

exhaust looks good! Mine will absolutely not be as pretty, I'm doing it all myself and I don't have a tube bender so pre-bent pieces and cutting and welding 100%. I'm planning on an h-pipe connector with side exhausts (maybe through the bed side wall for the sake of ground clearance, still debating). Side simply because less distance =less work,

Just fell off! I'm doing 60mph hour on a clear road and I hear a clunk. I look in my mirror (on the windshield) and see it skidding across the road. Keep in mind, mine are crappy French made mirrors. Not quality American Metal like you have.

Yours could come out very well! I thought of doing it myself but figured by the time I ordered all the bends, (including 20% extra because I suck at this and would have to re-do several cuts), it would end up costing me more than to have it done. That tail pipe and its hangers was $180, muffler was $97 from Summit racing. I would have easily dumped $200 into pipes and bends doing it myself and it would have been 1/3 the quality of this one is (without any sort of warranty, too).

Make sure you post pics of yours when you're done, too! sounds like a good layout! I have watched guys on Hot Rod Garage and Finnegans Garage (both youtube shows) make their own exhausts and they look better then what I got. I just couldn't get there from here.
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por 15

I bought flow master .do it your self 2 1/2 Mandrel bent duel exhaust kit and made it fit where i liked it.welded all joints. except mufflers used banned clamps .wet sanded pipes .por 15 metal prep .por 15 silver exhaust paint from collectors back .1 can on each side .This paint cost 27.00 a can plus metal prep15.00 .6 Months now a still nice silver finish.This paint will be activated when heated up to last longer .BEST HEAT PAINT I EVER USED ...
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:57 AM
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A) There are few things I love more than a set of side pipes. The sound is fantastic and the look is unbeatable. The ones on that panel are fantastic!
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:10 PM
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MY POINT EXACTLY!!! Those are AWESOME!!! I wish I could get CA to allow my Chief to wear those! So perfect!
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:30 PM
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Those side pipes are glorious and the thought of those getting crushed on a log/boulder... ...

On a '69 Stingray? Absolutely. On a Jeep? Not me, looks damn good but I know I'll accidentally destroy them, step on them, melt part of my body/clothing to them, ect..

I was looking for a good example of a through-fender job and I typically don't like how it's done most of the time... may have to do some photo-wizardry to the truck to make sure I like the idea... it's primarily appealing to me to keep the system short, up and out-of-the-way...

but then I saw this, lol

Seriously though, something along these lines minus the chrome... If it didn't come shiny from factory I'm not interested. Granted they never came from the factory like this, but that's besides the point, just don't feel the need for bling bling everything

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Old 05-29-2017, 03:39 PM
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I see your point, WrenchMonkey but for those of us that offroad rarely, sidepipes make a good lookin/soundin street exhaust. Even when I do take my Jeep offroad, its usually pretty tame. I also prefer the sand dunes over the rocky areas that would destroy a set of side pipes...
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:39 AM
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Got my headers painted and they look pretty sweet. Got manifolds off, Y-pipe off, cat off.

Then I broke my dipstick tube off!!! YES! Perfect!

I have the driver side header hanging loosely on my head and the passenger side is siting next to my door. I am not sure when the better half will let me tinker again but I have a feeling I will be dropping quite a few cuss word trying to get my broken dip stick tube out and the new one in. I ordered the Amix-Ada one knowing that I am buying a headache but I wanted it ASAP and Amazon had it with 2 day shipping.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:58 PM
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Damn, seems to be the way of things, two steps forward, one step back
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:43 PM
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Drove it to the exhaust shop this morning, open headers. 20 miles (15 of it at highway speeds). DDDDDaaannnng! That's what America sounds like!!! Looking forward to picking it up at lunch today!
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:46 PM
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Headers installed, y pipe fab'ed and installed. Exhaust leak at the head.

The tone of my exhaust is fantastic. I really like it. My throttle response is light years better and i can really feel the difference in they way my truck drives. Its still no sports car but it will keep up with most of the other cars around me now.

SOmetime in the next week i'll order a set of the copper header gaskets and hopefully those will seal it up. I really hate exhaust leaks.


Tight fit between the Xfer case and chassis.

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Spend the extra money for the Remflex gaskets and NEVER look back. I swear by these things even after trying a couple different copper gaskets. Plus they're thick enough to re-use a few times.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:16 AM
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Spend the extra money for the Remflex gaskets and NEVER look back. I swear by these things even after trying a couple different copper gaskets. Plus they're thick enough to re-use a few times.

Did a quick google search and found them directly from the manufacturer. Is there a better place to order them?

I just ordered a FelPro set for cheap (I know, I'm a sucker) and will install them soon but if they don't seal, I'll take your advice and get the RemFlex.
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:36 PM
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I use Tech Line Coatings Black Satin for years on exhaust pipes.

Once it gets hot from the exhaust it bakes on to the pipe.

Once it is baked on it acts as a heat barrier.

http://www.techlinecoatings.com/hi-p...-coatings.html

They have many other useful product's for engine builders.
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