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2/9/10 5:19pm - Original Message: 'Exhaust system'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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1975 Red T-Top 1972 Red Convertible

Joined: 10/7/2007
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Yes it is that time of the year to start thinking about getting the 72 vett ready for the upcoming cruising and car show seasion.
 
I am thing of taking the hooker sidepipes off and puting a 2 1/2" chambered exhaust system on. My wife burnt her leg bad  Pinch and I am not very happy with the sound. Is there any one out in C3 land that has or know of someone that has chambered exhaust on there Corvette. What are the pros and cons.
 
I am also rebuilding the trailing arms, s/s parking brakes, puting a TRW 340# fiberglass spring, all polyurethane bushings and Bilstein shocks. Also replacing all u-joints, changing diff fluid and removing the fuel tank to see if the build sheet is there.phew
 
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2/9/10 6:20pm - Reply: 'Exhaust system'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

Joined: 3/20/2004
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Dean,
 I've had a true dual, chambered system on my 75 for about 5 years now. I have been very happy with it.
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2/9/10 10:24pm - Reply: 'Exhaust system'
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Plano, TX - USA

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76' white w/ t-tops 350 4 speed

Joined: 5/11/2004
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I have headmans, 2 1/2" pipe and I think the chambered mufflers are 38" long. I love the sound, I think I got them from a place called sweet thunder. I have no regrets.
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2/10/10 4:00am - Reply: 'Exhaust system'
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Bladenboro, NC - USA

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1972 conv., sunfire yellow, blk interior, blk vinyl and convertible top. Off frame restoration with American Speed 383 stroker engine producing 500hp plus a 200hp NOS system. MSD ignition. Hooker super competition headers with chambered exhaust.

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I have Hooker super competition headers with chambered exhaust and I think it's the best of both worlds....no burned legs with the sound of original sidepipes.

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2/10/10 9:45am - Reply: 'Exhaust system'
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Elma, WA - USA

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Red 1973 Convertible. L-48 Auto #'s matching Red 1970 LT-1 Convertible #'s matching

Joined: 6/25/2007
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I have chambered on the LT-1.
Love it most of the time and hate it sometimes. Love it around town. Sounds great.LOL
Long freeway trips with the top down? I need earplugs.Geek

My suggestion is to drive around town more than top-down freeway stuff.Rolling On The Floor Laughing
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2/10/10 10:20am - Reply: 'Exhaust system'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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1975 Red T-Top 1972 Red Convertible

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Thanks for the info.
 
I don't do much freeway driving. I was looking for a good sound but still can here the radio.
Was there any problems puting on the system? I am thinking of puting the stock exhaust manifolds back on. ( puts is back to original look ) Wink


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2/11/10 10:51am - Reply: 'Exhaust system'
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Elma, WA - USA

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Red 1973 Convertible. L-48 Auto #'s matching Red 1970 LT-1 Convertible #'s matching

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Dean, the chambered tubes were on the car when I bought it. So really I think it depends on the kit you get. There was a bit of welding to the tubes, I can see that.

Radio? at times you can hear the radio. Really I can barely talk the passenger with the top down.
So when the wife is along I kinda like that chambered stuff!!!Rolling On The Floor Laughing
The best part:
At a stop sign that chambered exhaust just pops like a dragster.


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