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True Dual vs. Stock Set-Up

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    True Dual vs. Stock Set-Up

    Is it really worth it to go for true dual exhaust on a camaro or would hi end parts with a Y pipe (say kooks headers and gmmg catback) be enough. How much more significant are the hp gains with true dual over a y-pipe?

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    unless you have big cubes you're not going to see any gains worth the expence, do a search, there's a thread on this thats not to old

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason
    unless you have big cubes you're not going to see any gains worth the expence, do a search, there's a thread on this thats not to old
    That statement just might not be true. I had an SLP loudmouth on my SS before I installed true duals. I used 2 1/2 inch pipe. Both pipes go over the axle and exit out from beneath the rear bumper in the stock location. I used the stock manifolds, stock catalytic converters, straight through, noise cancelling MagnaFlow mufflers, (one on each side of the rear tub). I ran a dyno test before the dual installation and an after dual installation. With the just the installation of the dual exhaust system, I picked up almost a 5 percent increase in hoursepower. That is about 15 horses. So I would say that a dual exhaust installation is well worth the time and money.

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    You failed to realize i was talking over a good set of headers, y, and catback. not the stock exhaust. 2000+ manifolds are good flowing and just about match performance of shorties you can buy. You may have gained 15 horses, but you replaced the stock Y with the X-Pipe. Just a good Y shows gains of 10HP. You may have netted 5 over that, but I doubt it produces the HP worth spending on the setup that you could of invested somewhere else. IMO if money doesnt matter get the true duals.

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    were ther any issues on the lh side with respect to the electronics and fuel lines?
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    Where does the pipe go on the left side over the axle?IMHO spending $100s of dollars for a couple horsepower is hard to justify-but thats just me.

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    Hey JEB, how about some pics of your setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02z28ls1
    Where does the pipe go on the left side over the axle?IMHO spending $100s of dollars for a couple horsepower is hard to justify-but thats just me.
    Oh, I don't think it has anything to do with horsepower. There's just something more ethereally pleasing about a true dual set up. But, that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason
    IMO if money doesnt matter get the true duals.
    Well, I dunno how much shops in your area are charging, but I got my 3" True Duals with Magnaflows for $550 installed. I think I actually saved money over buying a Y-pipe/catback.

    I actually went with the TD's because they were going to be cheaper for a great sound. Plus, you can't beat the look of two magnaflows sitting adjacent to a TA girdle. Nice and muscley

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