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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2002, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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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
<img src=http://tellico.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/822148-Mvc-020s.jpg>
looking rear. Yes, my rear axle seal is leaking
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exit
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driver side
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collector
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looking rear
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Driver side looking foward
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Pass side looking foward
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Re: New exhaust system installed (long)

Ricky looks great. Did you use stock CJ manifolds, waggie manifolds or headers? I like how they used the bolt on ends instead of welding them or using those clamps.

One thing though. On the drivers side why didnt they slope that more instead of it almost be at a 90 degree. I bet you are loosing a lot there.

Any way you should have had a Y pipe bent up for me too. HEHEHEHEHE
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Re: New exhaust system installed (long)

Nice Ricky. Real tucked up in there.[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I bet you'll like it on the trail better after a long day, but man did it sound good on the video's.[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: New exhaust system installed (long)

Ok Ricky... what's the scoop? Did they mind you hanging around "back seat driving" the install? Who did it? I had my jeep running today but the exhaust is $h!t after only one year of abuse. And I found out the last install, they just welded the hangers to my frame. I'm NOT liking that. So anyway I'm shopping around for a new shop. I'm not looking for anything as extreme as yours, just some thin duals for my Jeep. But I will need oxygen sensors... heh heh heh......

Looking good!! I'm sure it's sounding good too!!

(When are you putting the stock tires/suspension back on?)
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Re: New exhaust system installed (long)

Thanks guys..
Jim, I figured we would get some restriction with that joint, but I'm not too concerned with a loss of power.I also figure the 2 1/2" pipes were way bigger than stock anyway. The manifolds are stock CJ.
Dave, yes my brains (whats left of them) will appreciate the easier exhaust tones..
Drew, the guy's name is Tim. he works at Russell's Exxon on Savannah Hwy. He will listen to whatever you want done and (obviously) will do anything you want as long as you can pay..
The way I am going, I will probably change everyting back to stock form as soon as everyone else does. Gotta keep up with everyone else ya' know..
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Thanks for the pics. My exhaust is likely to be one of the last things I do and those pics gave me some great ideas.
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