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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-28-2006, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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If I ever get around to making my exhaust, its gonna exit right behind the door, but I read something about it melting the clear coat on the wheels or discoloration? anyone experianced this first hand?
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I was planning on making mine come out like the Lightnings on both sides. I was wondering the same thing. Cause I'm moving the gas tank.

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I did a side exit on my '99 F-250 and it turned the right rear wheel green (just as someone told me it would, but I didn't believe them). Switching it back to behind the rear wheel this spring.

I will be running side exits on the Bird, but I'm catless with polished wheels so I don't think it'll have that problem...
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awww crud, that really pisses me off, I really wanted side exit. I can imagine the look on peoples faces when they see an "old person car" go by with side exit.

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awww ***, that really pisses me off, I really wanted side exit. I can imagine the look on peoples faces when they see an "old person car" go by with side exit.
Is the language necessary? Yeah, you mispelled it; that's cute and all but it is still the same word.
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I did a side exit on my '99 F-250 and it turned the right rear wheel green (just as someone told me it would, but I didn't believe them). Switching it back to behind the rear wheel this spring.

I will be running side exits on the Bird, but I'm catless with polished wheels so I don't think it'll have that problem...

How do Lightning's get away with it ? Friend of mine has chrome 22's on his Lightning and he has no problems whatso ever with the rims changin colors!

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Is the language necessary? Yeah, you mispelled it; that's cute and all but it is still the same word.
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How do Lightning's get away with it ? Friend of mine has chrome 22's on his Lightning and he has no problems whatso ever with the rims changin colors!
I have no idea...but since a pic is worth 1000 words, I'll take a pic of the truck today and post it up. I hope the discoloration is not permanent...
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is it safe to say that u can;t do side exits without moving the gas tank? wut about midmount muffler, 90 degree bends into oval pipe to go out sides? and of couse heat sheilding the tank and fuel lines. anyone got an under body pic? that shows like the whole inderside of midbody of the car?

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The tank would push the pipes too low....MAYBE the oval pipe would work, not sure though.

I'm removing my tank,but using oval pipe anyway, just to keep as much clearance as possible. Don't forget about the fuel/brake lines under the right rocker panel...
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yea but my borther brought up another point besides the tank and lines.....but about losing torque cuz of the smaller pipe lengh and less backpressure. this true?

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On a stock engine, more than likely. Not a problem for my combo
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ahaha ohh sure rub it in Blown306, think ur name says enough

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I run side exhuast on my 97 F150 since day 1.
No problem here.
BTW, its aftermarket as well.

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The 97 F150's (or 96) had a recall to move the tailpipe BEHIND the rear wheel.. lol My truck had the recall done when I bought it, or else the center cap becomes green and the chrome layer peels off...

But you could put on the side exit and point it downwards... Also I didn't hear of any problems from Mustang owners with the SVT side exhaust, so...
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well I have this thread going I guess I'll ask: anyone have any input on supertrapp mufflers? I know a few people that have them and really like them. They allow you to control how much backpressure you want. If want more low end power, you put less discs, if you want more top end power you add more discs. One type has packing like a gp with discs at the end if you want to quiet the exhaust, the other is just the discs if you do not want to quiet your exhaust. http://www.supertrapp.com/product_se...auto/index.asp
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sorry to hijack, but in regards to the fuel tank, the ppl on here that have done a side exit have gone with a fuel cell in the trunk if I'm not mistaken. Question is, could you use a mustang fuel tank under the trunk area so that you could still use the fuel filler on the side? I've been looking at a couple of friends stangs and wondering if that is possible on a bird. I would so love to do a side exit, but the car is a daily driver.

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there is room to do a single driver side-side exit with the oem 94+ tank

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Been thinking about side dump for a while now...

Is it just me or did anyone else notice that notch in front of the LR with a piece of tin in front of it? Q-winkeydink? Me thinks not...

I've also been thinking more about Supertrapp's tucked 1/2 up into the bumper for a while now. Looks like a lot of work, notch the bumper and cover to make it all fit. I think that's my plan. I like the idea of being able to pull the cores and head to the track.

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I need the side exhaust. I bottom out on & off my trailer.

However my lower cage frame gets in the way.

The new car will have it. I don't care if wheels get dirty. They are steel.
Brake dust will get them first anyway.

Wash, Brush & repaint.

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2 Out 1 Side or 1 Side 2 out?

I've been thinking about side exhaust on my '93. As has already been said, the fuel lines are tucked down the passenger's side. Right now, it's either make a new fuel tank out of aluminum similar to the new Challenger's, or do both pipes out the driver's side. Not fond of a fuel cell in the trunk on a street car (I'm Pintophobic! ) I've measured, and there should be room for shorty Magnaflow cats like Bill at SuperCoupe Performance sells. Car Chemistry inserts instead of mufflers to keep it short and sweet. 60° elbows to end it behind the door. And yes, I'm going to make a heat shield to cover the bottom of the tank on the driver's side... probably 1/8" aluminum.

To add fuel to the fire, here's a site for a few ideas: Global Technology & Engineering

Never bought from them before so I can't recommend them, but it'll give you a good idea of what's available in store bought mandrel bent stainless elbows. Get some elbows, straight pipe, some #304 wire and have fun!

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I've seen rear wheels damaged by side exhaust, and others seem to suffer no damage. Some get cleaned more often.

These cars have limited ground clearance ... before lowering springs and short tires. Not much room left for under floor side exhaust. No doubt they'll take a beating at drive in picture shows when parking on the hump beside your favorite speaker holder ... and parking lot speed bumps and some parking lot entrance / exit points.

Then .... there is a question of the plastic gas tank and fuel lines.

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For clearance, wouldn't something like this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NASCA...mZ360083007076

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one guy here already put a boom tube on his bird with the oem fuel tank
http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.p...ight=boom+tube

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