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    I like option number 2 but i would prefer to have the true duals. I know it cost a little bit more but in my opinion its worth it. Just my two cents.

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    Man you can get true duals from a exhaust shop with flowmaster super 40's or 44's for 400bucks....got it on my truck, sounds awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_m_chance View Post
    I'm actually doing a custom true dual on my truck right now. I bought an X-Pipe for $20 and two Hooker MaxFlow mufflers for $67.99 a piece from Jegs. So that's about $160 for parts. Then, this next week (probably Wednesday) I'm gonna have it all installed for $160 with exits out the back.

    So in the end, 100% true dual WITH an X-Pipe for about $320 to $350.

    Doing things on your own and not buying the full kits is definitely the way to go. Don't buy a full kit if you're trying to save money. Buy all the parts that you want and either install them yourself to really save money, or find a local muffler shop that will install them for relatively cheap.
    where did you buy your x-pipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1CMason View Post
    where did you buy your x-pipe
    The wonderful world of ebay! lol. I was originally going to buy one of the X-Pipes that is made by magnaflow. But they charge an arm and a leg at $80 for simply two pieces of metal welded together in the shape of an "X" lol. With that in mind, I was actually going to buy a couple pieces of pipe for like 10 bucks and bend and weld them myself. Only problem was, I have no more access to a welding machine anymore. Sad day! So I just figured I'd search around on ebay for something cheaper even if it is just soem random brand. Cus I mean seriously, it's nothing more than pipe welded in the shape of an "X"! How much better can magnaflow's be than the next guys. And, sure enough, found some on ebay for $30. Some brand called FlowSound. Used my ebay bucks and got it down to $20 shipped. Got it last Monday in the mail and it's an X-Pipe alright! Nice quality, nice and think steel, not horrible welds.

    The only problem I had looking at it might be how the inlet and outlet pipes were welded on. The welds on the inside are a bit rough and might cause some turbulence with the exhaust flow. But for $20 bucks, I think it will be fine.
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    Check out jegs and summit for some more piping ideas.

    Also hear is a old thread that might be of some use also http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20690
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    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/JEX-XP6/

    one more question I had is do you think I would have to remove the spare tire under the truck? I would really love to not have to do that
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    I'm voting for option #1. Which ever you choose to do, please make sure that your pipes are mounted securely. Nothing looks as *hitty as a truck with one loose tailpipe wagging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeU View Post
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/JEX-XP6/

    one more question I had is do you think I would have to remove the spare tire under the truck? I would really love to not have to do that
    No, you shouldn't have to remove the spare. If they're a good enough muffler shop, they'll bend the pipes around it if they have to. But for the most part, they have pre-fabbed muffler pipes that they just weld on that are already fitted to go around the spare.

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    I bought my own long tube headers and flowmasters. Installed the headers my self and took the truck to the muffler shop. They made the crossover pipe and created a dual out the back at an angle towards the corners of the bumpers using my mufflers. Labor was 365.....

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    OK so went to Exhaust Pros (for those who have heard of them) and the guy there estimated $475 for parts and labor.

    That sound right? I know they did my brothers Impala for about the same.

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