Dual mufflers or transverse? pros & cons?

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  1. bondora68

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    Thanks for all the replies..
     
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    A good exhaust man can tuck a true dual exhaust system quite nicely. We put a true dual system with Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers on our Camaro back in 2002.

    I had them run the tailpipes out right behind the rear tires, which looks better imho.

    I can post photos when I get home...
     
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    I recently changed to a Pipes 3" exhaust from the original factory 2.25" on my 72 Z/28 exiting behind the rear wheels. Have plenty of ground clearance and the extra 3/4" really woke up the HP. I would however recommend having a respected muffler shop do the installation to do any slight modifications if needed. Not always an exact fit.
     
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    I used the transverse Thrush 89021 exhaust kit installed myself great sound not too loud and not expensive
    got free delivered to my door with 20% discount from Advanced Auto everything included to install but the hangers for the muffler itself if not still on the car
     
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    I always imagined it was for ground clearance, but honestly, my buddy and I got my Pypes 2.5" system (dual with X-pipe - Summit longtubes) tucked up really nice:

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    I did true duels in my 79 with Flowmaster chambered and high flow cats. The problem I found is that the cats placed at the trans cross member couldn't be tucked up out of site. The mufflers are tucked up nice and tight under the back seat. I'm planning to switch to the transverse and push the cats back under the back seat. That should get everything up and out of site.

    OBTW, I loved the sound of the true duels with the CompCam Extreme Energy CL12-242 and Hedman Shorty headers. My wife not so much. She said it sounded like a 747 pulling into the driveway :)
     
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    Camaro DSC_2061.jpg

    Camaro DSC_2067.jpg

    This really doesn't show the mufflers, but you can tell there really isn't anything hanging low under the back seats and it does show my stainless tailpipes exiting behind the rear wheels.
     
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    Love that color Champ , what is it?
     
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    Thanks, Dave!

    PPG Radiance II (a 3 stage paint) - Romanesque Crimson Pearl over Brickyard Red. The shadowed in checkered flag graphics from the fender vents, across the door and ending over the rear wheel well were a custom mix.

    Depending on how the light hits the paint - you either see them or you don't - in the top photo you don't see them and in the bottom photo you do. It's fun watching at a car show when someone notices...;)
     
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    Just damn beautiful!
     

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