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Lightning style exhaust?

I want to get a lightning style exhaust setup on my truck (exhaust side exit before the rear right tire.)

I already asked this qustion on Modyouredge.com, but i want to get other's opinions/ suggestions.

My concern is that it will turn the rear right wheel "black" or make it dirty. Does anybody (with this setup) have any complaints/ or imput for me? thanks
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yes it can turn the wheel black if you have a chrome wheel it can also pit the wheel from the exhaust. personally i had a dump under my cab simlar sounding to a side exit and after a year it was to loud i couldnt take it and had a rear exit bent up. also at idle if bend up wrong with your rear slider open on a reg cab you might get some exhaust smoke in the truck i did with my dump i know.

1997 Ford f-150 had side exhaust on all of them it messed up the alum wheel bad and Ford had to do a whole recall on the 1997 f-150 and put the longer pipe. suprises me they acully did the side exhaust on the lightning but they did so o well.
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i have had mine like this for at least 9 months now and have had no problems what so ever. i say go for it.
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any pics?
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I've NEVER had problems with the wheel getting dirty....my only complaint is the tip is extremely hard to keep clean, but
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I've NEVER had problems with the wheel getting dirty...my only complaint is the tip is extremely hard to keep clean

me either...and to me they seem to stay nicer looking longer.
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I've had that NASCAR style [as I call it] exhaust on all my prior trucks. I've never had a problem either. never had a black wheel, pitted wheel, or anything.

Go for it, it's great.
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same here i've had my for over 9 months and my wheel hasn't gotten any dirtier then the rest of them. If you want it go for it its a nice exhaust. However i'm about to get mine changed to duals.
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had it on my 99 ranger, 03 ranger, and now on my 04 F150. its my favorite style, not hillbilly and ive never had a problem, except for the above mentioned difficulty of cleaning, i usually hit the tips with the wheel cleaning brush after i do the wheels and it works well
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thanks for the info guys, im probably gonna get this setup when i get a little more money!
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I wanted to do the Lightning or pre-runner style exhaust on my truck... But in PA the exhaust has to extend at least even to the body and be behind the rear tire...
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I wanted to do the Lightning or pre-runner style exhaust on my truck... But in PA the exhaust has to extend at least even to the body and be behind the rear tire...
What happens if you buy a lightning, They can't make you change it, if the truck is 50 state legal??????????????????????
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They allow it b/c it comes that way from the factory.... In theory they could ban the truck from the state if they wanted (could not be purchased in the state). They did it with the Jeep Liberty Renegade in KY b/c of the roof lights....
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In theory they could ban the truck from the state if they wanted (could not be purchased in the state). They did it with the Jeep Liberty Renegade in KY b/c of the roof lights....
That would suck.
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Yeah it would.... I thought it was great that they banned a vehicle froma state b/c of its OR lights!
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We are talking about Kentucky, though.....

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Yeah that is what suprised me the most.... Of all states KY!! Figureing some of the junk they prob have on the road and they worry about THAT!
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Good thing my property is in Tenn not KY
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Yes you are!! In Pa the lights are illegal on the roof if they are not covered. Anything above the headlights needs to be covered during non-offroad use.
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Yes you are!! In Pa the lights are illegal on the roof if they are not covered. Anything above the headlights needs to be covered during non-offroad use.
wonder if i could talk my way out of it with my stone gaurds "covering" it hehe. acully i would never came back to the state if they tryed that crap. i have been pulled over once since i put them on and the cop never even sayed a word. acully no he did he asked if i use them on the main road, i sayed "hell no" he sayed "ok"
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Most of the locals would not ever bug you... The staties would thought... They cover 70 - 80 % of the state so you would be screwed!! LOL
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ya thats why am saving my yellow hard KC covers for when i do road trips to the property. one for rocks on the highway, also so i dont get hassled
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Full Throttle, 30-80mph 5.15 Megs

Idle 57k

Cruising at 70-75mph 1.91 Megs

I have more if needed from more angles and crap.

I was running 2.5" piping from the cat-back, through a V-Force muffler, exiting through a tip from a Lightning.
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Thanks for the videos

Also how do i find out if this type of exhaust is legal in my state? (Rhode Island)
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Ask the state inspection fascility... They will know what the law is...
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