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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 07:39 AM
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Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

I am getting a terrible exhaust smell inside my Zuk anytime I roll the window down. I have a full soft top and someone mentioned that the smell may actually be coming from the tailpipe. Something about exhaust gases coming through the gaps where the top snaps to the zuk and changing the location that the tailpipe exits will resolve this??? Anyone ever experience anything like this? If so, what is the best position? I have not had my zuk long but right after I bought it the cat became clogged and I had to "clean" it out. I had it welded back on but there is a small exhaust leak in front of the cat, could this be where the smell is coming from? Its only a small leak. I just want to pinpoint the problem before I take it back to the muffler shop.
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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

If the exhaust pipe is not bent toward the driver side and pointed down just a little at the end you'll get a lot more fumes coming in from the back.
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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

i had this problem as well i took a piece of plastic bent it into a L shape and rivited it to the top of the tail gate it would ush aginst the top and make a seal i also put tape down both sides on the inside i now have a hard top and dont have that problem
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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

I had a leak too at the cat before changing my whole system for a 2" and it did smell pretty bad inside. And keep in mind I had a hard top too...
Now that I've changed, the Exhaust exits at the back straight under the bumper. I'm really happy with it, no more fumes, no more smell... [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
as long as you bring the pipe just under the bumper, you should not have any fumes sneaking in. Make sure you don't have any holes in the truck's floor in any area, as this might be part of the problem too.Also, the fact that you have an exhaust leak, makes your exhaust gases velocity drop, which in turn make the fumes stay close to your truck because they just go right up at the tail, and thus, might get in by the soft-top. If you fixe the leak, you'll have better velocity at the exhaust tail, and will be able to keep the fumes away from the body of your truck... [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

I had the stock bend in mine untill I put on the rear missing links.
Now it goes out the back with a tip pointing down, no problems.
It has been that way for almost two years. Mine is a soft top.
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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

I'm topless,doorless, have the calmini full system front to rear,. The tail-tip is a bit longer than stock, but straight out.
Even moving at 30 mph, it smell's bad.
Probably because of all that reverse wind effect back there.

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Before or after all the leaks? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

does anyone run there exhuast out in front of the passenger side tire? i kinda have to do this so i was wondering if the fumes were bad.
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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

in front of the drivers tire on mine it is bad i would think the passenger side would be as well but i have no cat and a glass pack
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Re: Where does your exhaust pipe exit?

interesting....

I have my exhaust piped out infront of the driverside rear wheel...2" w/ only a glasspack...

and I don't notice the exhaust smell.

I notice how loud it is though [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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