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    If i cut my tail pipe...?


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    For some reason my 4.8 is really quiet and i was wondering...if i cut my tail pipe off closer to the muffler would it make it louded?...i have heard one cut off before and it had a nice little hum and im too poor for a 40 series and im looking for something to do to my truck...its sunday, im bored and i have a grinder =/
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    Yes, it does make it louder, but not very much at all. When i dropped my truc, i hated the look of the the tailpipe sticking out, so i took a bann saw and chopped it off. It wont hurt anything so go ahead and do it!
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    Just cut the whole muffler off, it will sound pretty sweet, and it will be loud. You may loose a little backpressure but if you get some dual pipes or even a single and run it back it will help some and get some tips to smooth out the sound a bit. I think you will be impressed with it. Total cost should be under $150 bucks probably. Unless you just chop off the muffler. Goodluck!

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    I think i wanna keep the muffler but i want the tail pipe gone....where should i cut at, before or after the rear axle?
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    Keep the muffler on, texas cops aren't fans of mufflerless trucks, and they sound pretty crappy IMO.

    I'd just cut it where it looks good...
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    I CUT MINE RIGHT AS IT CAME OVER THE REAR END...IT LOOKED KINDA LIKE A FACTORY DUMP EXHAUST PIPE
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    you could cut it right after the muffler, and that should be loud, but it will give you interior resonance

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    Originally posted by 00Silverado
    you could cut it right after the muffler, and that should be loud, but it will give you interior resonance

    DITTO THAT!!!

    That's why I RE-INSTALLED my tailpipes!

    Nothing worse than cruising on the HIGHWAY and listening to that muffler resonating the cab to death!!!
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    Originally posted by BIGBADSILVERADO



    DITTO THAT!!!

    That's why I RE-INSTALLED my tailpipes!

    Nothing worse than cruising on the HIGHWAY and listening to that muffler resonating the cab to death!!!
    I've ridden in my friends truck on the freeway, and the noise level is pretty bad with true duals to flow 40's that are dumped, its not as bad as it used to be, but if it were mine, I couldnt stand it

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    Originally posted by 00Silverado


    I've ridden in my friends truck on the freeway, and the noise level is pretty bad with true duals to flow 40's that are dumped, its not as bad as it used to be, but if it were mine, I couldnt stand it
    Is that because of where they were dumped? I was thinking of cutting mine back by the axle to lose the ugly tailpipe hanging out...but I really don't want that cab resonation.
    Thanks!
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    mine didnt have any resonation when i cut mine at the rear axle but then again it is just a 6-banger.


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    If you cut the tips off, you can install turndowns about 1-2 ft before the bumper. You wont see anything, and you wont have as much resonanace because youre not dumping right under tha cab. You'll also get better performance if you have at least 10 inches of pipe before your turndowns -- ask flowmaster.
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