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Stacks on pick-ups are over rated

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by k5blazin, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. k5blazin

    k5blazin 1/2 ton status

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    Ok im gettin sick of everyone with a cummins or power choke putting big ass stacks on their trucks.. I mean i dunno if its just a PA thing or not.. i dont see many d-max guys doin it, just the other diesel guys that think they have a big rig with a small turbo.. Anyone else have a opinion on this?? I know my diesel wont have stacks.
     
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    Dude when I finally buy a new truck, stacks is like the first thing going on. I love them, dont see hardly any around here.
     
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    we've got alot of non-stock TD trucks running around here. my personal favorite is the '94-? 2500 or 3500 Dodge trucks. quite a few on wide 33s with stacks. only looks good on a standard cab longbed IMO.
     
  4. k5blazin

    k5blazin 1/2 ton status

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    Ok it must be a eastern PA thing then.. cause i seen at least 6 trucks with them yesterday.. and no i wasnt at the tractor pulls either haha.
     
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    Yeah I agree with the regular cab and 8 foot bed
     
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    Dont really care for the stacks allthough a modified cummins with twin stacks belching black smoke everywhere is prety sexy
     
  7. k5blazin

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    I like a single 4 or 5 in. exhaust.. keeps it more sleeper i think..
     
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    there are a bunch running around here and they all look terrible.stacks belong on semis and tractors not on pickups.
     
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    Eh they are overdone, we have a ton of them around here.

    This was the first one in our area to have stacks:
    [​IMG]

    It used to be a buddy of mines truck, he was the first one in this area to put stacks on his pickup, after that it spiraled out of control. We have a few guys with stacks that stick up 4 foot over the roofline. They are ridiculous.

    Personally I would/will only do it in one case, when its something like this:
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    Thats the truck my buddy replaced his 94 with. Why would I run stacks on that? If he ran anything else every car around him would be covered in soot. It rolls enough black smoke out of those stacks that at night you can't see the headlights of the car behind you. Its no "big rig with a little turbo" it has the PD Twin Turbo kit, which one of the turbos is the same as the N14 Cummins(big rig turbo).

    Whenever I build a Diesel, I will likely stack it. Again out of necessity not style.


    Oh and the closer you get to Lancaster the "worse" the stacks thing is. Lancaster seems to be where it really started in Eastern PA. Ever been to the Buck?
     
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    I can agree that if you have twin snails or other sizeable turbo you need something like stacks because of the design and exit style...
     
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    A few guys have stack around here. Ive only seen it on Standard cab/long boxs. I like it when they are close to the same hight as the top of the cab. Although one guy has them tall enough so they dont blow smoke all over his livestock trailer.


    Now the most ridiculous display I have seen...late 80s early 90s. F150 with a 302 of all things. Nate the kid I know that did it. Made them himself. All it is is 2 inch exhaust tube up out of the box. with glasspacks in plain sight up there, then tractor flappers onto so rain doesnt get down into them. LOL

    Second would be the guy I know with a Stroker 250, Reg cab/longbox. He has nice chrome stacks on it. But didnt like have the diesel smell in the cab or something is his excuse. They are just mounted to the box. The truck infact still has its stock exhaust...which you can see the tailpipe plain as day behind the right rear tire:haha:


    To each his own I guess
     
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    seen that more than a few times, as bad as a rice burner.
     
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    im not so sure about them on the newer model trucks.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    stacks thing was decently bad up my way for awhile but as of late i havent noticed very many with them at all
     
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    Cummins + Stacks = best sound in the world
     
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    stacks are cool if they are not overdone...i dont think ive seen any where i live
     
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    IMO this is the only truck that should have them.

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    my buddy has stacks on his 94 2 wheel drive cummins. His truck is highly modified so it justifies it. He runs a 10.8 quarter mile at 134 mph, close to 1,000 horepower

    can be seen here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamjosh/175774322/
     
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    Stacks on a pickup just says "I have had sex with a blood relative" to me. They are in the same class as mud flaps, running boards and those big ugly windshield visors.
     

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