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what to get exhaust wise

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wraenking, May 8, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    now that i have everything else i ordered coming, i want to get the exhaust too. i will have a 98 crate goodwrench 350 (thanks to crazy421) going in soon. my beud told me to just get the 2 mufflers, and the to cats, and then have a muffler shop pipe it and hang it all.

    what do you guys suggest for the 2 muffs and 2 cats?
     
  2. dyeager535

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    are you subject to a visual emissions check? You may fail with dual cats if thats the case.

    Anymore, for a mild small block, I think single 3 inch is a better choice, just a lot easier to run, and less components. Plus if visual is a concern, still legal.
     
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    im in new jersey, and i knw they throw the mirrors under your truck to check the cat. wouldnt it be better to have 2 enviormentally?
     
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    You must have the same equipment that the truck came with from the factory. Plus the hotter a cat gets the more efficent it is, so if you have two they do not get as hot. I vote for a single 3" system, much easier in the long run...
     
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    thanks guys.

    what type do you guys suggest?

    something that sounds good but isnt going to bust my wallet

    after ordering the lift , tires, and whhels, she is starting to give me looks!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I know it's a little trendy but I am a big fan of flowmaster when it comes to the tone, nobody makes a muffler that sounds near as good IMHO. The best FLOWING muffler out there would probably be a Borla, they are expensive and don't sound as good though. If it was me I would go with a 1 chamber flowmaster and 3" piping. I used to have a 2 chamber 40 series with 3" piping and it sounded good but not near as good as my duals and headers now. Duals get expensive though.
     
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    Incidentally, I was just quoted on an exhuast for my 91. I'm running a bone stock tbi 350 and with the amount of lift I have the driveshaft will end up coming through the y-pipe. In order to build a new y-pipe that will clear the driveshaft and run a single 3" pipe all the way back, it will cost roughly 100 more than a new dual 2.25 exhaust with a crossover behind the t-case.

    Either way, I don't want to get too carried away with it, since I'll be turfing that small block and putting in an angry 496 somewhere in the future.
     
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    Single cat and muffler with dual in's and out's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I dunno, but with all that nice new fancy clean lookin stuff on there, i don't see any scratches anywhere from wheelin it,,, /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Whats up with that? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    OH WAIT, i'm sorry, i didn't look to see that you lived in Texas, i'm sorry /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Which ever way You go wether it be singel or dual dont buy a bolt on kit. Get the manifolds or headers and mufflers that You plan to use. Then have a quality muffler shop bend a tuck the pipes where You want them and have all the seams welded. I did this on Mine and was very pleased. Cost Me around $275 for the pipe work but it's better than any bolt on kit out there.
     
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    Call your local inspection station about the cats. Some states alowe duel cats if you have duel exhaust, as where other states only alowe a single exhaust system. Never hurts to call and get the info from the people who can piss on your plans.
     
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    Hey, smartass, that ain't my truck...but I'll give you a hint on who really owns it. His name rhymes with Beave Pox..... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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