Picked up a exhaust for my niner today. lmk what you think of the fab job?
I bought this exhaust today for my 5.9 from some guy that custom built it then his son wrecked it a week after he put it on. Just wanting to get your opinions on if it looks like it will be fully functional and do you think I'll notice a difference. He said he put a lot of hours in to building it. Was it worth 300.00? He says the stock exhaust is really restrictive. Here is what he emailed me...
"The exhaust system is in really good shape. The only original parts are the tailpipe and cast iron manifolds. (manifolds stay with the engine) I replaced the crimped down section of the tailpipe, where it goes over the axle with a new piece of 3". It fit fine without the crimp, but I do have a 2" lift, so that may be a factor in the clearance.
The 3" cat and muffler were around $90 each when I bought them. The mandrel bent tubing was not cheap either, but I don't remember how much I paid.
The stock primary tubes are 2" and the passenger side tube is crimped down to about half of that. You can't see the crimped section of this pipe because it has an aluminum wrap but it's there. I replaced it with 2 1/4" mandrel bent tubing, no crimps. Lots of work cutting and welding it all together. The exhaust system got about 35 miles on it before my son wrecked it. I'm asking $300 for the exhaust." I will have to upload pictures from my computer shortly. Thanks, Aaron