Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Charleston, SC
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New exhaust system installed (long)
Once again, I have joined the rank and file of the "crowd" . I am waiting my turn in the Lemming line to take the plunge.....
Guess I'm getting old???? Ever since my first jeep I have always enjoyed loud mufflers/exhaust. The 1975 CJ-5 had some sort of BlackJack pipes ( I didn't do them). Then my brand new 1979 CJ-5 got its exhaust system "hacked" (by me) as soon as the warranty expired. I think it was 6 months???? I threw away the stock manifolds (stupid A$$)and installed side exhaust and headers.My Harley has 2" straight drag pipes......I like that noise.
Now, almost 22 years later I am finally geting back to a mellow tone for my Jeep exhaust. The headers and side pipes are in the garbage and the new exhaust system is in.. I took the day off to supervise the install, and add my $.000000002 worth. Yes, I was mostly in the way, but I did provide some tool handing assistance. I don't think this job could have been done by a non-exhaust person. Too many bends and tweaks for a layman.
The system consists of 2-2 1/2" pipes "Y'ed" into a collector,then a 3" pipe runs into another collector to a 3" Dynomax muffler and a bend out for the tip. The pass side goes foward around the oil pan and meets the driver's side to the collector. The pipes are cleanly tucked and hopefully out of the way. The entire system is removable without having to cut one piece of tube. I do have to remove the engine skid plate, but a very small price for an easy removal...
The sound is pleasant and does get sharp when I stomp the skinny. I had some SERIOUS tuning issues with my Pro-Jection. Now, its where I can live with it, but not quite right. I almost went out and got a carb, but just had to fight it several more times...
Anyway here are some pics.
Front pass side looking back
looking rear. Yes, my rear axle seal is leaking
Driver side looking foward
Pass side looking foward