Exhaust To Tail Pipe Or Not To Tail Pipe

Discussion in 'SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech' started by Jhussey1280, Oct 22, 2012.

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Turn downs or Tail pipes

  1. Turn downs right off the mufflers

    37.5%
  2. Tail pipes out the back

    62.5%
  1. Jhussey1280

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    Which do you prefer? I've been running turn downs for about 10 years and I had a guy tell me the other day I'm losing about 25hp because of it lol. It said all it is is a crappy sound. Anyway just curious what everyone else thinks.
     
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    The "guy" is full of crap. He's the same type that thinks a fart can is worth 40 HP at the wheels. The only thing I don't like about turn-down is getting exhaust smell at stop lights etc.
     
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    I don't have that problem, or if I do, it's been so long I'm used to it and don't notice it haha.
     
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    I just put tails back on. tired of smelling like fumes but yeah your guys is full of it
     
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    Oh I don't know who the guy I was, I was getting gas after work and he said, "sounds good, but not tail pipes mean your losing about 25 hp or more." I laugh and said, Ok man, well take care and drove off haha.
     
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    I personally like tail pipes so I vote for them, but its your car man do what you want with it!
     
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    Oh yeah I know, I didn't want to start a debate (lord knows there's enough of that going on right now) I just wanted to see what other people thought:nice:
     
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    do you have cats and air pump?
     
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    No air pumps on a 4.6L

    ...and I agree with most. Turn downs are for race cars, not street cars.
     
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    pipes definitely with no smog. unless you like smelling shtty all the time
     
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    I'm not running any cats on the car.
     
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    I'm a fan of pipes out the back on newer cars. Turn downs are nice on older vehicles.
     
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    If your bumper has the openings for the tail pipes, run the tail pipes. If not, do what you want.
     
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    If its the 94-98 body style I have mixed feelings with the dumps. I think they actually clutter the rear end of the car up but it can depend on if the exhaust compliments the look or not.

    Black wheels/scheme= dumps
    Chrome wheels= exhaust tips

    Just my .02
     
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    And all this time i thought people got dumps when their exhaust pipe was too large to properly bend over an axle and around a gas tank. Or for ease of removal in race setups. Or maybe even to save a few hundred at the exhaust shop.

    Chris
     
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    Thats exactly how I feel.
    I voted for tail downs because I like the sinster look on sn95's
     
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    I have tails and my car still smells like ****.
     
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    really, never heard that before
     
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    I've decided to completely redo the exhaust system on my car anyway. Going to swamp the flowmasters with an SLP exhaust when I put my headers on.
     
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    Cats will stop the smell. I installed the cats because i no longer wanted to smell like tail pipe and chicks dont digg the smell either.
     
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