My first suggestion is to run the exhaust all the way out the back. Those
Mufflers will wear on you after awhile. I know, I drove one of my truck
with the exhaust like you want for several years. Watch out when you get on
it, you won't believe how loud it gets inside that cab!! If you do have
the exhaust exit before the tire then order up several sheet of the sound
deadening mat, heat/sound mat and some thick carpet to help muffle the sound
along with some ear plugs.
The cross over pipe is a good idea! It not only changes the sound of the
exhaust but will equalize the pressure between the two sides and add some hp
so they say.
You really don't have much choice in routing the exhaust pipes "especially
on the driver side". Just split the distance between the booster and tranny
on the drivers side and the tranny and frame on the passenger side. The
same goes for the mufflers. The closest they can be mounted is behind the
tranny to meet you exiting point before the rear tires.
Heat shields around the mufflers will be a wise addition. If you have a
master cylinder that has the lines exiting toward the exhaust pipes then you
may want to install a heat shield there also.
From: RobXR250@aol.com <RobXR250@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, August 03, 2001 10:20 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] tips for running exhaust
>I was going to have my exhaust ran by a muffler shop, but it will be a lot
>cheaper for me to do it myself. Before I do it I want to know if you have
>tips for me. I have a 50 3100 with a 350/350 combo, sanderson headers, and
>under the cab floor pb setup. I am going to have it exit just before both
>rear wheels. How far do you think the pipes should be from items such as
>tranny pan, power booster, brake lines, etc. The mufflers I'm using are
>Flowmaster Delta Flow 30 series. I plan on definatly using heat shields
>them. Also how far down the exhaust system should i have the mufflers, as
>as tone, resonance, etc. Is a balance tube worth the extra little bit of
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959