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exhaust??? what to do?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4trolls, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. 4trolls

    4trolls 1/2 ton status

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    How does everyone run there exhaust so it doesnt come in the truck? And in deep mud it seems like I break the seals in the system ,does everyone have to replace there exhaust every time they go wheeling? BTW my rig is a suburban
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Tailpipe location is critical. I have found the 45 degree exit for the tailpipe(s) allows the least fumes into the truck with the rear window down. Currently my tailpipe exits at 45 degrees, and at a 20 degree downward angle. The tip is still well under the truck and pretty close to the underside of the floor...yet I don't get any fumes into the truck.

    Keeping the pipes and mufflers as high and tight to the body as possible seems to keep mine from breaking/leaking after wheeling. I used to break clamps every wheeling trip, but soon figured out the springs were hitting the pipes under compression.

    Rene
     
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    if you run hedders use the aluminum collector gaskets, they dont blow out like the paper ones do
     
  4. jekbrown

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    turn down right behind the muffler. Fumes aren't a problem, just remove the top and doors and you'll be fine. I've never noticed any fumage in my rig anyway. :grin:

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  5. mudslinger99

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    That about sums it up.. I think having the tail pipe exit straight out of the back of a Blazer or Suburban is a bad idea.. When the back window is down the wind we be drawn in and bring all the fumes along with it.. I can think of many a night after riding in a 72 Blazer with the back window down and smelling like gas and exhaust fumes... The wife would always complain and would make me take a shower before she would get near me. :crazy:
     
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    Not to be a jerk, but I can't figure out how you could be riding in a 72 blazer with the back window down. I can picture top off, maybe even lifting the rear hatch (though that would be horrible for the arms that hold the window up), but I really can't figure out the whole back window down thing in a '72 K5 :thinking: :dunno: ?
     
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    I guess after reading this statement and being half asleep I wrote DOWN instead of UP :doah: :haha:

    But I am glad you pointed that out.. That might save alot of questions this week on how my buddy customized his tailgate with a window that goes DOWN and not tilt UP. :D

    Way to stay on TOP of things and making sure everybody gets the low DOWN. :haha: :thumb:
     

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