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Re: chevy side pipe questions [Re: 33films] #756769
February 11th 2020 6:43 am
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But I have installed quite a few sets of patriot side pipes and have them on my Astro and 85 b150, they definitely improve the look.


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Re: chevy side pipe questions [Re: 33films] #756779
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I have patriot side pipes with headman headers. I love em. Wish they were a little louder though.

Re: chevy side pipe questions [Re: 33films] #756780
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FWIW, when I put patriots on my Chevy, I bought the 80” because I had a lwb van. Fit perfectly but we’re quieter than when I brought it in. It’s essentially a super long muffler so I just took that out, had the shop weld in a section of straight pipe and then a short 12” glass pack near the end of each side. These were with hooker headers and boy did it wake the sound right up.

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Re: chevy side pipe questions [Re: ArcticWolf] #756800
February 12th 2020 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ArcticWolf
I have a question for everyone that can wants to help by answering, I was thinking of getting header side pipes for a 1967 corvette as they by what research I have found are roughly the same width as a van. Yes I know a van is technically wider but I am referring to where they would mount along the side of the van, could be wrong but was curious to see if anyone has tried this and if it would work or would I need to modify them to work?



I think the STOCK side exhaust for 67 came off a rams horn manifold and then the pipe made a bend toward the rocker panel and then was basically a chambered pipe type muffler (like the GMMG muffler) that ran along the side with a cover. However, I know there are headers available that have the collector pushed all the way out to run parallel with the rockers and a side exhaust can bolt directly to those collectors. Are these headers what you are wanting to run? if so, a 3rd gen chevy van is about 10" wider than the vette so I would assume you would have to cut them and weld extensions into each pipe to move that collector outboard to match up with the van rocker. I would find a C2 vette and measure the width at the rockers and then measure the width of your van to get an idea of the difference. also, I know that people use 2nd Gen F body headers on vans a bit, but I don't think I have ever heard of Vette headers being used, so there may be some other clearance issues there, too.


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Re: chevy side pipe questions [Re: 33films] #756857
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I want true 4 to 1 header side pipes and I know they made them for vans but I can't find any anywhere for sale. Would love to find someone willing to fab a set but.....

Re: chevy side pipe questions [Re: 33films] #756873
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I have a set of old Hooker super comp headers for my Dodge they are for a truck so they don't fit. I want to cut them for that very purpose, a true set of 4 into 1 side pipes sound awesome.


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