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Old 11-12-2012, 08:21 PM
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My truck came with dual tips ran out the side behind the rear tires. I was under there looking around the other day and noticed that the passenger side was rusted where the tip was welded on. A few wiggles later and my truck now only has one exhaust tip, lol. I really like the clean look of not being able to see the exhaust so I was thinking about dumping it under there somewhere after the axle. Plus, we are trying to save money to sell our house and buy another one and it would be relatively cheap to have a couple of turn-downs welded on. I know it will be louder inside the truck but I'm not worried about that. My concern is the effects of dumping the exhaust out under the truck bed, specifically rust and corrosion.

What do you guys think? Here's kinda the options I am thinking....

1) Dump it. Either right at or after the axle or maybe actually back near where the tips should start. Either way, under the truck is under the truck so I don't think it would make a huge difference which place I dumped it.

2) Single exit on each side IN FRONT of the rear tires. This one just came to me and I'm not sure what it would look like. It should be relatively easy though because the muffler ends right there in that area.

3) Just break down and put new tips back on it.

Thanks for your thoughts and advice!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:08 PM
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Dumped near the end of the truck should be fine. Only issue would be with excessive idling you'd get a lot of exhaust under there.
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I have mine dumped and it's definitely clean looking but I'm about to change it to cowboy cut straight piped. But I've had my Cherrybomb dumped inches after the cab and I haven't seen any negative effects (rust etc.). The other thing that bothered other people, not me, was the smell of exhaust being stronger right outside the truck. But I never had any smells inside the cab. Just my .02, hope it helped
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Thanks for the replies. I'm supposed to be taking it to have something done around lunch today and I still haven't decided, lol. I like the no exhaust showing look but I'm concerned about the rusting/corrosion thing, especially with the older third gens having bedside/fender well rusting issues already.
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just do it basically like stock but cut it back an extra 4 inches or so. Won't be able to see it but won't trap the exhaust under the truck.
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dump it post axle, it's alot quieter than you think..plus you will lose pipe resonance (drone)


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