Whats wrong here (WTF Pypes?)

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Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 14, 2014
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A little update with failure at the end. I found a shop in Johnstown that was able to make the correct angled bend to replace the bad one on the pipe, just cost $20. (y) So I gave it one last round of abuse to see if I could bend it before cutting it off. No luck, cut off the bend so there is enough adjustment when I rehang everything, now I can get the mufflers level. Then I added the X-pipe...:poop: Seems like when I get everything aligned, hang height adjusted, the mufflers get pushed into the lower control arms. (n) Even trying to even set it up with suspension at full expansion I'd have to have them hang too close to the ground as the driveshaft is too close to the X pipe. Thank god (or what ever stellar super being that runs this world) that I got my money back. Looks like I might have an X pipe & mufflers for sale soon. Maybe the Jegs set might be a set to look at since they seem to put them on sale alot.
 
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403Olds

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When I put the pypes system on, I had the same issue. I ended up turning the mufflers around to get them off the rear control arms, then had to angle the mufflers to keep them off the driveshaft. Definitely not a bolt on system.
 
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Comic Book Super Hero
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#85
Is there a problem with trimming the x-pipe section to move everything forward? I'm pretty sure they leave them long to account for drivetrain differences.
I'd have to cut & extend just before the X but running the cats will make things tight around the crossmember. I know I have to keep in account the fact I don't have a body on the frame, then again the suspesion hangs at some shops that don't have a roll on lift to do exhaust work. I do want to keep everything tucked in as tight a physically possible to keep from any section from having a chance to drag on any hazard, just have to see if I hang the mufflers a hair lower to clear the rear arm mounts. So I'll look at it again this afternoon, then again a Jegs stainless kit (off their Ebay store today only) at my door by Friday for $275 looks like a better deal & no X pipe to deal with (unless the Pypes one works better with Jegs tail pipes.) I know the Holley 2.5" kit would be better but budgeting says different.
 
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I guess I've just never had a "true bolt on" performance item. I go in expecting things to just not fit right, and usually end up massaging something to get it right.
 
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Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 14, 2014
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They should of included this stuff with my "bolt on" exhaust
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Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 14, 2014
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Shelocta, Pa
#88
Just said f%@$ it & ordered the Jegs kit for $275.39 off Ebay. I'll see about playing guinea pig with thier set. Between time, gas, shipping materials, aggravation, assembly, reassembly, I really hope this would be a better deal.
 
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Comic Book Super Hero
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#89
Here's what I got from Jegs. I put the one side together to see how it would look. The tails look abit odd & uses a add on tail pipe. The muflers are heavy. No instructions so I'm guessing I have the correct lead pipe in the mock up.
 

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