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 12/30/19 3:04pm
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Wally71

I am planning to replace my exhaust tips on my LT1 Who has the best quality tips?   Should I get stainless steel or chrome? Thanks

Wally71



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Re: Exhaust Tips (2/9)
 12/30/19 11:32pm
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Hi Wally,

Don't know which of the parts houses out there would be the best to buy from but I would lean towards going with stainless steel.  When I redid the exhaust system on "The Toy" I was on a budget and went with chrome ones.  It didn't take long for those to show that I should have spent the extra money.  But that was a number of years ago so hopefully the quality of aftermarket parts has gotten better.



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 12/30/19 11:41pm
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Thanks Norsky



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 12/31/19 8:43am
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I would go with Stainless as well

worth the money

 



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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System

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 1/3/20 4:58pm
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I have exhaust tips from Vibrant tips on my 68 Camaro and wish I had them on all my cars..Great sound and been on for over a year and still like new..2.5 inch aluminium pipe with 3 inch tips ..Great sound and not too expensive for SS chrome..nosal1

Sorry no pic's found in my files had some but gone now.Go to google and type in Vibrant exhaust tip and check out the SS 3" tips..Great sound...

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 1/10/20 11:17am
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Wlly 71 et al,

 

Info on Vibrant exhaust tips..

3" Round Stainless Steel Bolt-On Tip (Single Wall, Angle Cut)

Part #: 1503    

Description: 3" Round Stainless Steel Bolt-On Tip (Single Wall, Angle Cut)

Material: T304 Stainless Steel

Warranty: Five Year Limited Warranty

MSRP: $20.95 USD

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 1/10/20 12:33pm
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Those look nice but the bezels for the MYs '70 through '73 should be rectangular.



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 1/10/20 6:34pm
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The tips on my 73 are 2-1/2" from Gibsons 

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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System

Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
 


Re: Exhaust Tips (9/9)
 1/24/20 1:55pm
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I replaced the chrome tips on my 1970 20-30 years ago and they are fine, just exhaust carbon inside. I don't think the price difference at the time was significant.

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