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    Okay, I finally got my car in for an exhaust estimate today. They said it will be about $210 to go from my manifolds to the current exhaust that is on it.
    Right now on my manifolds are just little pieces of rusted y-pipe that came with the manifolds, and that is all thats hooked up.

    I am wanting to go with headers eventually, but cant afford them right now, but need to get some type of exhaust on it so I can drive it.

    I can get some flex pipe from advance for about $28 for a 6 foot length, and then I would be able to hook that onto the rusted pipes, then to my old exhaust. I could do it all for probably a total of $70-$80.

    So my question is, do you think I should do it the correct way, and then have to cut out most of the new exhaust when I get headers. Or should I go the cheap, non-so-correct way that will get me on the road soon and It wont be as much of a loss when it is cut out for headers.
    What would you guys do?

    Sorry if this was confusing.
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    $210 just to run pipe? What rip off place did you go to?
    My Buddy just had 2.5" ran from his cat, with a knock off flowmaster for like $100 I think
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    I got an estimate through valley tire in new martinsville. Its not just like running a straight pipe. Its going to have to be bent and curved in quite a few places. It is a tight fit in the engine bay do to the power steering and torsion bars and such. And also flaired to go on the manifold. I thought it was kind of high to, but its the closest place for me to take the car to get the exhaust done. I dont want to drive very far without exhaust on it.
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    I know there are some cheap headers, but I cant really afford them right now. Cause when I get them, I wanna get some decent ones because of fitment issues.

    I know a guy in clarksburg, Shaun (Larry knows him) that has a duster, and said he said he would sell me an old set of headers for $50. I dont know if he still has them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73Dart View Post
    I got an estimate through valley tire in new martinsville. Its not just like running a straight pipe. Its going to have to be bent and curved in quite a few places. It is a tight fit in the engine bay do to the power steering and torsion bars and such. And also flaired to go on the manifold. I thought it was kind of high to, but its the closest place for me to take the car to get the exhaust done. I dont want to drive very far without exhaust on it.
    I'm fully aware the process of how exhaust is ran..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siwel View Post
    I'm fully aware the process of how exhaust is ran..
    I figured that, but I didnt know if you understood what I meant by what I am doing.
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    I'd save some money up and do it right the first time.
    Those cheap jegs kits actually aren't bad. I bought a 68 Camaro once that came with the kit as well as a bunch of other parts so I used it.
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    I will look into it. Im just thinking about every option I have right now. And trying to get others opinions.
    I just want it a little quiter than what it is now, and so it stops sucking the air back up the exhaust and making it back fire.
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    You just wanting it able to drive?
    Get headers, reducers for the collector then throw some cheap mufflers on there.

    Later when you have the money finish the exhaust.
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    I already have a complete exhaust on it, except about 2 feet from the manifolds to old exhaust. I should get pictures, cause they would help describe it.
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    Well, I decided to go the cheap route for the time. I only ended up spending $50 for it. Right now I am waiting for a little bit of liquid steel to finish setting up on a opening, then I will be able to start the car and see how it sounds. Probably not good, but it should be a little quieter.
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    Ok, I'm gonna save the kid here. Mopar a bodiess have no room. The exhaust on this car with a v8 and torsion bars is a major pain in the ass. I would be surprised if your $210 exhaust guy could make those head pipes without them rubbing on the steering somewhere. I'll bet he couldn't do it on the first try.

    I would recommend....

    The engine is stock, you have a y pipe - right? If so, hook to the y pipe and run single exhaust or split the y pipe if you want duals. This will get you through until you can get a set of proper headers.

    Headers-DO NOT buy cheap headers. My definition - If you spend less than $400 bucks for a body headers, they are cheap and will rub the torsion bars and hit the steering guaranteed. I've been there and done that and cut them off with a sawzall and trashed them. Buy Doug's Headers (not Doug Thorley) or TTI only.
    I feel your pain, I'm running a set of Hedman block hugger headers at the moment. They fit fine and I made my own head pipes but, there is not room for proper head pipe size. I want long tubes that fit. I'm planning to upgrade at some point to Doug's headers.

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    No y-pipe. Pieces of rusted off y-pipe, yes. They were only about 10 inches long where they had rusted off. I was gonna buy a y-pipe, but it cost $185.00 alone. SO, I just used the rusted pipes, and ran flex pipe to the old exhaust.

    Someday, I plan to buy the good headers. But thats a while down the road, and that is one reason I just chose to go the cheap route for now. It works, and will get me by for a while on the cheap. I just need it quieter than what it was, because we got a new cop in town and he pulls everyone over for every little thing. I figured it would be cheaper to just do the exhaust, rather than pay for a ticket and exhaust.

    Im hoping my exhaust is out of the way of my steering I havent got to try it yet, but the way it looks I have it cleared but barely. Its a tight fit between the steering, exhaust, and oil filter.
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