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1954 Chevy Belair: Duals out the back or out the sides?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54LedSled, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. 54LedSled
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
    Posts: 362


    I'm putting a set of Fentons with some Smithy's on my 235. I thought about having the pipes ran all the way back under the rear bumper. ...or maybe have them come out right in front of the rear tire?

    Can't decide? I kind of like the idea of them cut right in front of the rear tire...anyone done this?

    Have any pictures? How does the exhaust note change? :)
  2. Out the back is best. Use 1 3/4' pipe. It will give you a great sound.
  3. I personally would favor the back. Just don't care much for the look
    of coming out before the wheels.....seems unfinished somehow.
  4. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,431


  5. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    out the back brotha.
  6. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,586

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Back: Smitty's, who needs mufflers??????
  7. ACinSD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 58


    I vote for both, with cutout ahead of the mufflers.
  8. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    they look dumb after you smash them dragging your bumper...
  9. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,650


    I know loud is good, but when pipes come out in front of the rear wheels, the noise can be such where you can't hear anything else. The earlier posts already mentioned the heat on the rear tires and even more important consideration.
  10. jetmech69
    Joined: Oct 7, 2010
    Posts: 54


    I have fenton headers with dual exhaust and smittys with turnouts before the rear tires. Take a look at a recent photo albumn of mine. I can honestly say this, it sounds and looks cool but is VERY noisy around certain Rpm espically at highway speed. After a long trip, say 2-3 hours my ears just buzzzzz. My 54 has no A/C so the windows pretty much stay down all the time. So next on my spring bucket list is to have the exhaust run out the back.

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