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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Salvarican, May 5, 2009.

  1. Salvarican
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 80


    Im getting my exaust done on my 48 truck. I installed some fenton headers and throwing on some 1 3/4 pipe. What size of pencil tip would look good on it? I asked for a 1 3/4 but heard the 1 1/2 looks better.
  2. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    Everybody will have a different opinion but I'd go for 1 3/4". 1 1/2"would look way too small for a truck. IMHO
  3. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    Tommy, you are 100% correct. 1 1/2 IS to small. I think 1 3/4 is too , but its better than the pea shooter 1 1/2.
  4. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,199


    1 3/4 " Without a doubt!

  5. Salvarican
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 80


    Cool thanks. I figured 1 1/2 would be a bit tight but i figured since im going with 1 3/4 pipes i might aswell keep it straight all the way to the end.
  6. H3O
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 597


    i like the 2" myself but go with 1 3/4".
  7. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 837


    Go for broke: 3" Echo Cans:)
  8. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    The wifes 54 is running 2.5" pipe with pencil tips. It seems like the rolled in tips make the pipe look like a smaller diameter then what it actually is.

  9. Road Runner
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,257

    Road Runner

    Smaller size tips will give a sharper, brighter pulse or pop sound at the end of the pipes when the gas exits to the atmosphere.
    Some like to go down to 1" tips to promote a loud sharp high pitched tone.
    Others use much larger diameter 'echo cans' for a deeper, bigger tone.

    Drive first without any tips for a while and then stay with the same size tips, go larger or smaller to tune that part of the sound.
    The tips will not change the basic resonant sound of your 1-3/4 pipes or mufflers.
    Tips won't alter performance much with longer pipes and mostly affect the sound (pitch) of the exiting gases.
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  10. my vote as well
  11. Salvarican
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 80


    So i got it back. Sounds really good but someone told me that i can blow something in the motor running it straight pipe with no mufflers. I can see how this can happen with back pressure but will it happen with 1 3/4 straight pipes?

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