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Anybody running their single exhaust exit straight to the rear? Not angled out towards the side, but underneath the rear bumper. I was looking to do mine that way with a straight cut 2.5" tip. Or would it look better with a slight angle exiting out the side? Help me decide guys. Ideas are much appreciated.
 


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Angle out the side gets my vote.
 

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Angle out. I seen a few straight singles around here and I think it looks awful. I'd only go dual straights.
 

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Angle out the side... Single straight looks sloppy/unprofessional IMO
 

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If you do single straight, do it so everything is well hidden and have it end under the license plate with the tip angled slightly down. Kind of like this but smaller, and with a bumper
 

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Depends on if you like your exhaust in your face when hooking up a trailer :D

I vote side exit myself. I kept the normal location when I did my exhaust.
 

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if you want something different maybe have it exit before the rear wheel
 

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I vote angle for a few reasons. Have you ever seen dual tips that r crushed by lets say a steep driveway/rocks, out the side and not the straight back so when you back up in mud/snow it doesn't get crap in it or gets hung up just a few things to think about
 

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I vote side, behind or infront of rear tire up to you.
 

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my b2 has it come straight out the back. i kinda like it.



 

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I mean my explorer is naturally out the back... I was wishing my exhaust would "fall" off like on my ranger, but it hasn't. Hard to tell my wife I want headers and full exhaust "just for the hell of it".
 

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I like what daniel3507 suggested but I need to keep my spare underneath my bed for now. I may do that in the future when I get a custom exhaust system bent up and move my spare to the bed. Would running the exit before the rear tire change the sound of the exhaust? I imagine it would, because when I was running without my tail pipe on vs. tail pipe off, there was a complete difference in sound. I would assume this is because of the difference in the distance the sound from the muffler has to travel. Right?
 

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I think the exit before the rear tire looks cool, but I would imagine that the in car noise would be alot louder, which is why I chose rear exit for my BII.

As for how it would change the exhaust note, probably not all that much. It may be slightly different since the overall distance from the engine is shorter and it can resonate more between the under side of the car and the ground.. it will probably have more bass than a rear exit.. but I can say it will definitely be louder in car.
 

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agreed. I hooked up a straight pipe (removed cats) to a cherry bomb into stock tailpipe on a BII. sounded good on the first test drive. but I didn't tighten the clamp at the muffler/tailpipe joint enough, and it slid off, so the sound was now dumping out the muffler (just ahead of the axle).

Let me tell you, that was WAAAAY louder, especially in-cab resonance. Not mellow at all. I felt like I made a big mistake until I discovered the issue and hooked 'er back up.

might be different if you actually kicked it out the side, but even at that, I've heard that it can cause a lot of rust on the rear quarters.
 

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yeah, my 88 ranger sounds like that... more bass, but not too much louder in cab unless the pass side window is down... i've seen good rear exit exhausts and good looking side exit exhausts... your call...
 

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