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Old 02-22-2011, 12:07 AM
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ive been pulled over in the neighbor town once, cop said this thing sounds mean whats it got done to it. but he had to write the ticket, went and bought some muffler wrap took the ticket to the courthouse and they said have a nice day
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i have a 429 in my 78 f250 and straight pipes on it are no problem, and i do like the loud. it makes me happy to start it up in the morning and know that i can hear the idle in the house, it is nice to be able to listen and see if the idle has changed. also no one can steal my ford as i would hear them start up and shoot them before they could get out the driveway. so if you ask me straight pipe it. when i was in high school i had a 71 f100 with a boss 302 in it that was straight piped, i drove it for years and never had a problem it was very loud but the pipes went to the rear bumper and had tips. it was AWESOME!!! i love loud pipes. also never had a problem with cops. i have wound it up in front of a cop and he just gave me a thumbs up and smiled real big. i had a 76 that was straight piped had a 360 in it, pipes ended at the back of the cab it wasnt bad, (although i suggest for breathing purposes that they run farther back than that, mine just had rusted off) i got pulled over by a cop just cause he want to know what i had in it and how much i wanted for it. (didnt sell it cause i loved it, until financed forced me to) so i wouldnt worry about straight pipes.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:41 AM
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Like all others have said, run it all the way straight to the back bumper and have no worries.
I ran 1st pic till I found what is attached in the 2nd pic, but was to quite. I found the 3rd pic pips and since its a mudder who cares. If does not even have a stereo.

Hedman headers and those open stacks are LOUD, huh what ya say?

Have to make flat bed to work with it, and it is LOUD in the cab to, but the wife loves it.
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Run muflers of some kind. Straight pipes are just more reasons for more legislative push to get older vehicles off the road or more rigid inspections. Be a decent neighbor.
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I'll not admit I am getting old, but it is a little loud in there, I plan on putting those cherry bombs back on to be more trail friendly someday.

I have not ran into any legislative people while out on the trails, but just in case. Sorry I have to make a little fun of that, but its a good point.
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Run muflers of some kind. Straight pipes are just more reasons for more legislative push to get older vehicles off the road or more rigid inspections. Be a decent neighbor.
i totally agree with this. we should do our parts as individuals to prevent people from making a move on our hobby/livelihood ... they already want to pass more restrictive laws against us with emissions and safety and what not. if we all were to be out there with straight pipes eventually they will get tired of it and pass laws... so just put mufflers on what you have (especially a daily driver).

like i said before i DID have straight pipes on my truck... then i put cherrybombs (header mufflers)... but it was all to loud. and with a wife that doesnt like all this.. PLUS shes pregnant... i though it was for the better to just put some "loud" mufflers instead and run an exhaust system.

theres ways around it.. (dumps, cut offs) like i did. i intalled dumps for those days i do want to hear it a little louder... check my link in my signature.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:31 AM
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I've never run straight pipes and you shouldn't either IMO. My truck has headers and dual glasspacks and it sounds really good. The exhaust runs all the way out to the rear bumper. One of the previous owners did it and I always get compliments on how good and loud it sounds. One of my friends said it's probably the best sounding exhaust in our school parking lot .
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I had glasspacks on my 78 and took them off to straight pipe it and in my opinion it wasnt really louder just a different sound. But my glasspacks was old and probably wore out. So in my opinion if (what little that may be worth) If you run them all the way back Its not really to bad in the cab your just going to scare little old ladies when you pass them
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Eh I could care less about neighbors. I have dual flowmasters on my car and they still complain. As long as I'm happy that's all that matters. I really don't like the sound of straight pipesbso I don't do iit. I love flowmasters
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I really don't like the sound of straight pipesbso I don't do iit. I love flowmasters
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But that's not to say I haven't heard a few I don't like I'm picky tho glasspacks sounds good if its a stock engine. Bigger cam flowmasters sound better. That's just me tho
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But that's not to say I haven't heard a few I don't like I'm picky tho glasspacks sounds good if its a stock engine. Bigger cam flowmasters sound better. That's just me tho
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As bad as I hate to admit it I also own a chevy ,I know I know but I got it cheap and am going to resell it but anyway it has flowmasters on it and i cant stand them. It has a pretty good sound to it from outside but you cant even hear it inside the truck(i guess that might be what some people are going for). I like flowmasters on Mustangs but on my jacked up trucks im kind of a WHOMPAAAA kinda guy
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Got super 40s on my car and its pretty loud in and out. If I go in a parking garage in 1st I set off every car alarm.
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I dont have any idea what mine are. They was on there when i got it.
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