Exhaust advice

Daca214

Daca214

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Dec 1, 2017
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hey guys. Need some advice if possible.
My regal has a 307 with dual exhaust and its rigged up to say the least. PO had pipes stuck inside other pipes and looks like a piece of home depot conduit. When i run the car to temp the drivers side pipe smokes!! The entire pipe smokes. Not like a pin hole. Its scary

So anyway. I am buying a new system. This is a daily driver. No track none of that so i dont want to spend 800 on hooker pipes or something

Summit racing has a set for gbody with mufflers for 229 and jegs has a kit on sale for 206. Anyone have any experience with either?

Pypes is like almost 500
 
Streetbu

Streetbu

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#2
From another thread on here about Pypes I would stay away from them... Quite a few other options though. You may want to check locally to see how much a local shop would cost to make a system. You may find it's the same price. I have a local shop that only works with stainless steel and they are very reasonable. Usually only a few $ more than plain steel at other shops. Ask at cruise ins or car shows where guys went to get exhaust work done. That will be you best bet IMO
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

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Summit & Jegs have their own house brand with out any cross over set up in both standard & stainless with the stainless about the same price as the Pypes straight tail set. Holley & Flowmaster has sets but are pricy.
 
Daca214

Daca214

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Dec 1, 2017
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From another thread on here about Pypes I would stay away from them... Quite a few other options though. You may want to check locally to see how much a local shop would cost to make a system. You may find it's the same price. I have a local shop that only works with stainless steel and they are very reasonable. Usually only a few $ more than plain steel at other shops. Ask at cruise ins or car shows where guys went to get exhaust work done. That will be you best bet IMO
Thx i will call a few local shops tomorrow
 
Daca214

Daca214

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Dec 1, 2017
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Jupiter, FL
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Summit & Jegs have their own house brand with out any cross over set up in both standard & stainless with the stainless about the same price as the Pypes straight tail set. Holley & Flowmaster has sets but are pricy.
Yeah i saw both sets. They looks very sinilar with jegs on sale right now. They even have a set with long headers for $446 right now
 
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Doug Chahoy

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Those cheap sets are just that CHEAP!!! They will rot away in a couple years. Go stainless and do it ONCE
 
RegalBegal

RegalBegal

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With all due respect to Streetbu, I recently put a Pypes system on my regal and it fit like a glove. I've read that other thread and the problem seems to be with the rear exit tailpipes. I have the side exit and like I said no issues. I also used Pypes 455 Buick Skylark manifold downpipes and stainless step band clamps. If they have Olds 307 downpipes and you use the side exit kit, I'm sure you'll have no issues. BTW, I got the Race Pro kit, mufflers are nice and quiet around town until you get on it. I previously had a cheap Summit Gbody exhaust and the fit was terrible.
 

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