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Old 02-08-2006, 07:50 PM
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Exhaust pipe Clearance?

I am currently in the process of laying out the exhaust system in my truck. I am routing the pipes from the headers straight back alongside of the trans. cross-member. At the point that it passes alongside/under the rear transmission cross-member it seems that ground clearance may become an issue. The lowest point measures 4" from the ground. Does this sound like enough clearance? I can run the pipe on the passenger side over the cross-member but I do not have enough room to run it over the cross-member on the driver's side. Do you think I will run into any problems in the future with it set up this way?

Also, if anyone has any pictures of their exhaust system I would love to see them posted here. I am fabricating this exhaust from scratch and any reference photos would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 02-08-2006, 08:22 PM
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This is how Art Morrison solves the problem..note the holes in the crossmember to accept exhaust pipes..click here

4" may be a bit low..

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Z-money Pit,

The NASCAR guys run a pipe that seems to be more of an oval so they can keep the ground clearances as large as possible. I am not sure where they get it but it is out there someplace.

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GM G-bodies have the same problem. The guy that did my system "ovaled" the driver's side pipe, as noted above. You might want to take that section of pipe to an custom exhaust place and see if they can do that for you.
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This is how Art Morrison solves the problem..note the holes in the crossmember to accept exhaust pipes..click here

4" may be a bit low..

OMT
This is exactly what I did for my V8 S-10 on the drivers side, I can run a 3 inch pipe through it and still have a 1/2 inch Clarence on the sides. I can take a picture if you would like.

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