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Cutting my exhaust

Hey im new here and i was wondering if someone could tell me what/if there would be any kind of difference in my exhausts sound or anything if i cut it just before where it bends to exit behind the rear wheel? I want to simply just cut the bend off to make it straight.
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Do it! :-) I honestly would probably cut it off at the muffler, makes it sound lots meaner and deeper!


Sawzall works fantastic to do it - takes less then 15 seconds to cut through with a decent blade.
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yeah cut if after the muffler man. idk what it'd sound like with a stock muff. but i know it makes it sound a lot deeper and a bit louder on aftermarket mufflers
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to be honest you prolly wont notice that much of a change. maybe a slight tone change but nothing major.
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itll sound the same, i did it to mine but where it goes down after the axle. i got tire off mud getting caked on it and didnt like how the brown stood out, i also took some black bbq grill paint and painted all of the piping so the whole exhuast system doesnt stick out anymore
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Is there anyone here that has cut a stock exhaust or have any pictures of someone that has? I really just dont like the look of how it comes out of the side like that i just kinda want it more hidden i guess lol. If and well i guess when i do it i hope it makes some kind of a deeper sound to it.
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itll sound the same, i did it to mine but where it goes down after the axle. i got tire off mud getting caked on it and didnt like how the brown stood out, i also took some black bbq grill paint and painted all of the piping so the whole exhuast system doesnt stick out anymore
Would you happen to have any pictures?
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ill try to get some pics later for you of how i did mine, im not nere my truck at the moment, but some as i get a chance i upload you some pics
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Okay cool thanks man
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yeah not a problem, well i gotta go to class now probably get you those pics around 3 or 4, and they will only be cell pics as i dont know where my camera is, so sorry in advance for poor quality
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I cut it off around there and didn't notice a difference in sound with the stock muffler. Looks better than having that ugly pipe sticking out though.
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Haha any pics would help me out, i mean as long as there not cell phone pics with no flash when its pitch black outside.

Okay, i mean im not terribly in need of the sound but just looking at that plain thing behind the tire is awful and it collects a lot mud and crap without mud flaps.
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^^^ that is exactly where I cut mine, no change in sound just looks better
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Very nice!! Totally doing that sometime this week!! Thanks for the pics man!
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your welcome, pretty easy to do too, i cut it off there with a pipe cutter, then just unbolted the last hanger to get the end of the exhaust pipe off
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I'm going to do this tomorrow, I hate the stock pipe bend look. lol
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So when I cut the end off like Kyle's what is holding the exhaust in place? I only seen the one hanger at the end?
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I just cut mine off before the muffler, and seriously never been happier it sounds a little like a 5.0L! With the mods that I have done it seems to respond better, no loss of back pressure and some serious sound. I did have to add a hanger and a 90 degree elbow drop but the funnest thing I've done in a while. Now with the backfire it's a real head turner.
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I just cut mine off before the muffler, and seriously never been happier it sounds a little like a 5.0L! With the mods that I have done it seems to respond better, no loss of back pressure and some serious sound. I did have to add a hanger and a 90 degree elbow drop but the funnest thing I've done in a while. Now with the backfire it's a real head turner.
Got any pics of yours?
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So when I cut the end off like Kyle's what is holding the exhaust in place? I only seen the one hanger at the end?
I was going to do this too but my dad and i looked at it and we were both like hmmm only one hanger haha.
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So when I cut the end off like Kyle's what is holding the exhaust in place? I only seen the one hanger at the end?
there is another hanger in front of the rear axle that holds it in place
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i had dual exhaust and i hated the way it looked so i cut them off too! looks good.
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I cut mine today, was easy to do and there is a hanger on the muffler that holds it in place. It has a bit better sound, nothing huge but better then stock.
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I cut mine today, was easy to do and there is a hanger on the muffler that holds it in place. It has a bit better sound, nothing huge but better then stock.
Where did you cut yours at?
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