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Patriot Sidepipes: 3" reduced to 2"... why?

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I'm looking at a set of sidepipes and keep coming across this “Patriot†sidepipe. I'm intrigued, but also concerned about the 2†inlet pipe. Does anybody know what the inner diameter is of the muffler section?

 

Reason I’m asking this, is because I’m thinking about cutting the 2†section off and welding it to a 2.5†pipe. However, if the muffler inner diameter is only 2†(or even smaller like most exhaust manufacturers do without informing you) then there really isn’t much of a point in cutting the 2†section off.

 

I also found a set of Dynomax sidepipes that have a 2.5†advertised inlet, but their price is almost $100 more for otherwise the same thing. Is the extra half an inch worth a hundred bucks on a 450 hp SBC or would the Patriot pipes work just as well?

 

(Dynomax pipes with 2.5" inlet)

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you could probably get patriot to sell them to you. or you could have a shopcut them out. or you could go to www.mcmaster.com and get some material from them and bend it. Would not be as pretty but it would still be cool.

go down to expanded metal down in the raw materials section. then decide what you would want.

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Check out Dr. Gas - drgas.com (nascar exhaust specialist)on the high dollar end but you can put together a 3 inch piping to complete the patriot exhaust. Also, there is 1969-1972 Corvette competition side exhaust that may be 3-4 inches diameter from end to end as another option. Summit has them in Black, I do not know if they have it in chrome?

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THE Andrew Bayley? :D :D

 

Or so I'm told! ;)

 

Started fartin' around with the old girl again trying to jump start my enthusiasm again. So far, its working! Got the engine dropped back in last night, need to finish up the final wiring, drop in the radiator, then tackle the new exhaust project.

 

Got a big car show in late June I'm hoping to attend (St. Ignace Michigan). The (new) wife is really looking forward to going so I don't want to disappoint. :)

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