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Username Post: Exhaust on a 61 Impala with air ride?        (Topic#358868)
probelair 
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11-19-19 08:04 AM - Post#2780504    

So i am replacing the whole exhaust do to the fact the Transporter tore it off the car. Does anyone have pictures of their exhaust on a similar car? I was told it can be done it just wont be in the factory location. Any help will be great and Thanks in advance.



 


redwhite62 
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11-20-19 09:35 AM - Post#2780598    
    In response to probelair

I am trying to figure out the exhaust on my 62 Impala and I also have an air ride system. My system currently dumps out under the vehicle before the rear wheels. I am wanting to put the exhaust to the rear of the vehicle.

Where do you want your exhaust?



 
probelair 
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11-21-19 05:08 AM - Post#2780634    
    In response to redwhite62

Not sure was hoping for some pics. Looking at maybe behind the wheel but tucked up out of sight.



 
56_Kruiser 
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11-21-19 06:33 AM - Post#2780641    
    In response to probelair

Hopefully this will provide helpful pictures.

1956 Chevy
Vid of 61
61 Chevy


 
BelAirBub 
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11-21-19 08:48 AM - Post#2780652    
    In response to probelair

If you have air ride and any sort of width on your tire we're stuck with the outlet ahead of the rear wheels. I have 295's and my frame sits on the axle. No way a pipe is getting past there.

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msp177 
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11-23-19 07:03 AM - Post#2780816    
    In response to probelair

Hello - what you want to do is possible I've e seen this but can't remember where. I suggest you take it to a muffler shop to have it done, regardless because if I recall there is a mod that is necessary to keep the pipe from hitting. The ones I've seen roll over the top of the rear end and the exhaust runs all the way to the back just like a stock exhaust. The restriction you will ultimately face is tire width if you go to the back over the rear end with the exhaust. You will likely be able to get 8 - 9 inch width max.


Perhaps you can call
Hoppos in California and ask them. They do allot of lowriders out there and may have some pics to share.

Hope this helps!
msp177 (mike)



Edited by msp177 on 11-23-19 07:13 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
USCGMK1 
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11-23-19 10:11 PM - Post#2780847    
    In response to probelair

I "heard" that the muffler shop has to bend the pipe into an oval shape going over the hump.



 
SS540 
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11-24-19 04:27 AM - Post#2780853    
    In response to msp177

My rear tires are 11.5" wide at the bulge. As I mentioned, it can be done, at least on a 59 X frame car.

Wayne & Sherri Scott
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BelAirBub 
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11-27-19 06:26 AM - Post#2781050    
    In response to SS540

Show us some photos so we know how to do it.

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threeimpalas 
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11-29-19 03:12 PM - Post#2781256    
    In response to BelAirBub

Depending upon your pipe diameter, rim diameter and width, you can route the pipe in a factory style routing out to the rear bumper. The over the axle pipe can be routed "inside" the wheel to allow for clearance past the air bag.

I don't have any photos to share, but that's how the exhaust is routed on my father's '59 with air suspension.

Mike
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probelair 
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11-29-19 04:13 PM - Post#2781258    
    In response to threeimpalas

Thanks

I am going to be starting it soon.



 
SS540 
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12-04-19 04:50 AM - Post#2781472    
    In response to BelAirBub

I can't post photos.

Wayne & Sherri Scott
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msp177 
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12-09-19 03:27 AM - Post#2781766    
    In response to probelair

Take a look at the exhaust in the background of this video at the beginning. It shows an unusual routing over vs under the rear axle to create more space for tires and wheels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0yvIWF-JAA

Hope this gives you some ideas on exhaust routing options.



 
japete92 
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12-09-19 01:17 PM - Post#2781802    
    In response to msp177

That's NOT unusual. GM routed the exhaust over the rear axle.



 
BelAirBub 
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12-11-19 03:35 PM - Post#2781965    
    In response to msp177

You talking about the red car? That's just over the axle factory stock routing. Also looks like a lowrider shop and they use little wheels/tires so have lots of room for exhaust.

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