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11-05-2009, 09:45 AM
Im new to this site and need opinions on what to do with the exhaust on my truck. Its a 2500hd with a 6.0l and i was planning on running 2 1/2" dual pipes from cat back and having them exit on each side of the truck at the corner of the bumper with
4"x18" tips. How will this sound? And im trying to find a place to do this for a decent price.
11-05-2009, 12:24 PM
welcome to the site, im thinkin thats gonna sound real good! itll be real deep toned and loud thats for sure. The tips are going to set you back a bit, so if your not just going for looks, 3" tips will do you justice
11-05-2009, 01:49 PM
I already bought the tips from summit and found a site that i can buy a kit that comes pre bent and ready to go for $200. The tips look exactly like the magnaflow, but the only difference is the ones i bought dont have the magnaflow logo on the end. And they were only $30 each.
11-06-2009, 06:22 AM
tips must not be stainless then? if you can weld then that kit wouldnt be too bad, but you gotta think, itll cost you some labor getting that installed when you can probably find a shop to do it all for that or cheaper
11-08-2009, 07:58 AM
yes the tips are stainless. i work at a chevy dealer so i have a lift to do it on and it wont be to bad
11-08-2009, 08:02 AM
or you can install a balance pipe and keep the factory 3" exhaust and not have to do any exhaust work at all. other than the balance pipe. and i say no go on straight pipes. but its your truck. post up sound clips when you get it done.
11-08-2009, 08:02 PM
im not familiar with what a balance pipe is or does. so your saying keep the single stock exit and install a balance pipe in place of the muffler? i would like info on that because i might look more into that before i make a move. what kind of sound difference is there between the two.
11-08-2009, 08:20 PM
your truck has 3" true dual exhaust from the converter back. the only part that isnt 3" is right after the manifolds there is a 2.5" reducer then it goes back to 3". a balance pipe is either an H pipe or an X pipe. it balances the air flow. most people agree it promotes low end torque as well. get rid of the stock muffler of course for something free flowing.
11-08-2009, 08:42 PM
oh ok ive heard of the X-pipe and H-pipe. i was actually thinking of adding an X-pipe when i install the dual exhaust. im just curious but why would you say no on duals?
11-08-2009, 08:45 PM
your truck already has dual exhaust from the factory. its 3" dual exhaust. no need to drop down to 2.5" unless you just want too.
11-08-2009, 08:57 PM
right. then it goes into one 3.5" for the exit. i guess that wouldnt be too bad. the only thing is now i have to find out if summit will take back the tips. is that what you did to your truck?
11-08-2009, 08:58 PM
yea. you can always drop back to 2.5 after the muffler if you want to keep the tips. youre gonna have to have new tubing installed after the muffler anyways.
11-08-2009, 09:01 PM
well ill definitely look into that and when i get it done ill try to figure out how to post a sound clip on here.
11-08-2009, 09:10 PM
you can host the recording or video on something like photobucket or youtube then just link it here.
11-18-2009, 08:38 PM
i just got a 3" x-pipe and getting ready to install it in place of the muffler. before i do is there anyway you can post a sound clip so i can hear your truck? you did say you have a balance pipe inplace of the muffler with the stock exit correct? thanks
11-23-2009, 05:01 PM
Go with an H-pipe welded in after the cats, then here is a list of 3" di/2.5" do mufflers on Summit: http://www.summitracing.com/search/Department/Exhaust/Part-Type/Mufflers/Universal/Yes/Inlet-Quantity/Dual/Outlet-Quantity/Dual/Inlet-Diameter-in/3-000-in/Outlet-Diameter-in/2-500-in/?Ns=Price|Asc
Of those options i'd say Magnaflow is the way to go, but i'd install highflow cats as you won't be able to hear a 22" case Magnaflow with stock cats. If you really don't want to mess with the cats, put straight pipes in where the muffler is, weld in an H-pipe and reduce it to 2.5" and get 2.5" tails so you can fit your tips. That would be cheap and would sound pretty mean with an H-pipe and tips.
11-23-2009, 08:41 PM
what is the difference between an H or x. and also should i reduce it to 2.5 before or after the H-pipe. on another website i found pre-bent 2.5" dual exhaust kit for $199. it comes with a muffler but i was planning on installing the X or H pipe in place of it. mandrelbendingsolutions.com is the website. let me know what you think.
11-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Trust me, dont do it. Its the most god awful sound in the world. Straight pipe 6.0 sounds awesome at WOT, but at normal drivin it pops and crackles like hell.
Dual Borla XR-1 turned down at rear axle:
My truck is an 04 2500HD 6.0, h-pipe coming soon......
11-24-2009, 08:23 PM
what kind of exhaust set up do you recommend on my truck. i want a deep throaty sound not a lot of crackle.
11-25-2009, 12:28 AM
If you like loud and want it toned, i'd suggest 2 Cherry Bomb Extreme mufflers. They're almost as loud as a straight pipe but a lot deeper. Put some tails going out the back with 4" tips and you'll have a mean sounding truck.
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