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do i really need an H pipe?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaun89, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. shaun89

    shaun89 1/2 ton status

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    my blazer orignally had a dual exhaust on it when i bought it, but it was set up for being a street queen....i lifted it and the clocking down the t case hit the exhaust so i had to rip it all down and keep the cats and mufflers, and now im making my own path for the dual....the H pipe is making this process a real pain...i wanna kill the thing, so does anyone know the pluses and minuses to taking the H pipe off and just having a dual exhaust? will it be worth going crazy over?
     
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    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You'll loose a bit of torque, and pick up that bumpy exhaust note, but it won't hurt a thing running true duals :)

    If it is easier to run them that way, by all means, can the H-pipe
     
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    awesome man...thanks a lot for the advice
     
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    Can also increase the in-cab resonance to the point where you will NOT want to drive at certain rpm's. That would be an extreme case, but BT,DT.
     
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    Does your rig have interior? Also, what size duals will you be running? Is your engine mostly stock or modified? Those all play into it.

    My '74 has no interior and I had to wear ear plugs while driving down the freeway due to the resonance before I put the H-pipe in. It made a HUGE difference for me for noise. If you have interior, it shouldn't be too bad. You'll lose a little bit of low end grunt, but probably not enough to make a huge difference.
     
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    ya my blazer is a daily driver with just headers and a full interior. im a teenager so im sure the little bit louder note wont bug me too much :D thanks for the input guys :bow:
     

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