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Old 03-22-2005, 12:50 PM
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side pipes help!

I hope some one can help me out here. I want to put side pipes on my 1979 Z28. I remember seeing them back in the 80's but I have not seen anything like them since. I don't want chrome, I would like a plane black side pipe and headers. The shape would be simular to that the ac cobra. I need side pipes because I am sick of dealing with exauts leaks. Thanks Alex

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Old 03-22-2005, 01:53 PM
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sidepipes... cool...

you can hear it better!

I'd check at an exhaust shop, do an ebay search, use a search engine, or the local auto parts store where there's some knowledgeable people.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:04 PM
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Patriot makes side pipes I believe. Just an EXAMPLE

I think they look cool. The also make ones in fake inlet pipes so it looks like each header tube runs directly into it.

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Look for them around a racing application......

The unshielded black pipes were used on the race cars and are dangerous to the back of your legs...OUCH that burns!!! I went with the shielded ones on my 53 Chevy. They do look Cool but you have to tuck them up under the body to protect yourself and your passenger from getting burnt!!!


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exhausting situation

Running side or lakes pipes with out heat shields can be hazardous to both your leg and your pants leg. Dont leave home without a heat shield.
The alternative would be to just have your exhaust reconfigured to run out from underneath and exit just in front of the rear wheels.
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Hooker makes the pipes you are talking about. They come in black, silver Thermal coating and chrome. Be ready to spend about $1,000 for the black set up. The Patriots are not a true header/ side pipe set up, they header ends under the front fender and has a single feader pipe.
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I think the side pipes he is looking for are just the pipes its self not the whole headers assembly. I know they make special headers for corvettes and such but the kits out there attach right to your normal headers and then bend over to the side (your job to cut) and along the edge they look just like real side pipes in fact some come with the fake header tubes to make it look just like real ones (like in your picture). Always have a shield on!

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Old 03-24-2005, 11:49 AM
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or the local auto parts store where there's some knowledgeable people.
-matt

They don't make those here. All they know how to do is this ----->
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Sounds like you're looking for these from Jegs.

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=156706&prmenbr=361
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A new set from Hooker is very expensive ($1k just for the headers). They were popular add-ons for the 2nd gen Firebirds in the mid '70's. I'd say to save some money, hit up Ebay (It took me quite a while to find a good set there) or call up some junk yards and see if they have some.
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watch what you buy off e-bay....

ask the owner a lot of questions...what they came off of..not what do they fit...and how old are they an why are they selling them...are they damaged or do they have holes in them? You get what you pay for...just buy what you need new...I speak from experience Dude!!!


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