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GrahamL 11-01-2012 02:35 AM

Drilling Holes in Exhaust Pipes
 
What will happen if I drill some holes in my exhaust pipes? Will my truck be louder? Will I have more power or anything?

Nck 11-01-2012 04:39 AM

Go ahead, if you want to be like the tuner car group, of whom us men drive our trucks over.:)
My advice, get that thought out of your head, cause it's a bad idea, it will allow water to get up inside and cause it to rust from the inside out.
But if you want a real man's sound, cut out your muffler and replace it with more exhaust pipe. Leave the cat on though, as you won't pass emissions without it.
But your truck will be louder and meaner than any muffler you can buy. And in my experience, you will noticeably gain more torque, and maybe a couple hp.

GrahamL 11-01-2012 10:01 AM

Alright cool I'm going to do that. So just cut out the muffler and weld a piece of exhaust pipe in its place?

Grubrunner 11-01-2012 10:32 AM

Where exactly were you thinking of drilling the holes, how many and what diameter?

Grubrunner 11-01-2012 10:34 AM

....and also, are you speaking of OEM exhaust or do you have an AM?

Nck 11-01-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrahamL (Post 926565)
Alright cool I'm going to do that. So just cut out the muffler and weld a piece of exhaust pipe in its place?

Yeah exactly, you will never regret the sound you will get. And it's even better if you one day get a high flow cat.

Oldskoolram 11-02-2012 07:29 AM

you can pick up a flowmaster "race can" for cheap from summit or jegs i think about 40 or so it has a 2.5 to 3 inch in and two 3 inch out i have one on mine with two 3 to 4 inch turn down megaphones dumped, with the 360 just idleing through the parking lot not car alarms are safe lol. Feel the thunder!

BrandonMski 11-02-2012 08:01 AM

I agree Nck. I have the little 318 and a simple homemade exhaust that roars.

Maddevill 11-02-2012 06:46 PM

Way back when , my mom took her Mustang to Midas Mufflers for a new muffler. For some reason I decided to look under her car at her new muffler. I found that the mechanics had drilled holes in her brand new muffler I guess so it would rot out faster and need another. So I don't think drilling holes in any part of your exhaust is such a good idea.


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