You guys are handy. You like a challenge. You enjoy those MacGyver moments when you have to make a fan belt out of women's undergarments. Yeah, we do too, but this isn't one of those moments. This story is about building your own dual exhaust system using a universal pipe kit from Flowmaster instead of whatever trash you have lying around the garage. Finally, you can put the mufflers where you want them and direct the sound where it sounds the best-anywhere you like! Follow along to see how our friends at Muffler Man put their own spin on this kit by customizing it to work on my '73 Chevy C10.

What's In The Box?
The U-Fit kit is available in 16-gauge aluminized steel tubing ranging from 2 1/4 to 3 inches in diameter. It comes with enough slip-fit tubing to build a true dual exhaust system with a crossover pipe that can exit anywhere from the side of your truck to under the back bumper. Mounting hardware and mufflers are not included, which means the muffler choices are nearly limitless. We went with Flowmaster's 50-Series SUV mufflers, which are loud but not annoying. The kit retails for about $290 and the mufflers are another $140 each. Our pipes terminate at a pair of polished, rolled lip tips.

PART ONE: THE TRUCK

PART TWO: THE INSTALL

PART TWO: THE INSTALL CONT'D.

The Final Word
The rumble of a great exhaust system is a necessary attribute of any great sport truck, especially one that's motivated by a V-8. This kit is easy to install, especially if you choose to clamp the tubing together. Having access to a welder and a chopsaw to modify the tubing to your liking takes the cool factor to a whole new level. I dig the sound of the 50-Series mufflers, and although the 3-inch-diameter tubing is overkill for the 400-plus horsepower engine, it will give me room to grow as I modify the engine further. If you want to hear this system roar then cruise on over to www.sporttruck.com for exclusive video clips of The Parts Racer in action.

SOURCE
Flowmaster Inc.
100 Stony Point Road
Suite 125
Santa Rosa
CA  95401
800-544-4761
http://www.flowmastermufflers.co
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The Muffler Man
467 Industrial Lane
Placentia
CA  92870
714-524-7818
www.ocmufflerman.com
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