Tailpipe Preferences?

Discussion in 'POLLing place' started by McClintoc, Jul 19, 2013.


What is your prefered tailpipe look?

  1. Stock/Single rear pipe

    5 vote(s)
  2. Side pipes - out the side before the rear axle

    5 vote(s)
  3. Dual straight pipes out the rear

    16 vote(s)
  4. Dual angled pipes out the rear

    13 vote(s)
  5. None - tailpipe delete

    3 vote(s)
  6. Other - explain

    4 vote(s)
  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    For the longest time, I loved the look of dual straight pipes out the rear. When it came time to do my own exhaust, I went the tailpipe delete. I like the clean, no tailpipe, look much better. That got me thinking: with so many options, what tailpipe look do you prefer?
  2. 95C1500

    95C1500 New Member

    wasn't sure how to vote because I like the stock exit, duals out the back, and none at all equally.
  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    For me it depends on the vehicle.
    My d/d has duals out the back with chrome tips.
    My trail truck has duals angled out the sides behind the rear wheels to get fumes away from the cab and so I dont blow dust/exhaust on the trucks in line behind me.
    My Jeep has duals out the sides in front of the rear tires since it sounds best that way and its really a street vehicle.
    My Nova has hidden dual dumps that blows the exhaust below the rear bumper at each corner.
  4. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member

    I like dual angled tips out the side behind the rear tires. Gets allot of the sound out from under the truck... and allows me to here it bounce of vehicles, houses, etc as I pass. :)
  5. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    I installed mine angled out the back for the look. I like that better than straight pipes.
  6. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    i had duals out the back on my last two trucks, stayed with the stock pipe on my truck when i had the muffler done, and threw a black chrome tip on it. I really like it.

  7. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member

    Always loved straight on the back, rolled tipped dual exhaust on Silverado's
  8. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 New Member

    Good timing for this question, I just changed mine from straight out the back to side exit before the rear tire! No real preference either way, just wanted to change it up.
  9. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    If i had a diesel it would have stacks in the bed, if its a gas engine I prefer open long tube headers with no exhaust. That's how I roll on mine...
  10. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Lol, stacks. A good buddy of mine has an older (mid 90s) RCLB 2500 Silverado. It has dual stacks in the bed. Personally, I'm not a fan of stacks but if you're gonna have them, there had better be two, not just a single stack in the bed! :p
  11. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member

    Did you do both pipes out of one side or a pipe out each side before the tires??
  12. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 New Member

    It's the Gibson Supertruck system, single in dual out, both pipes exit on the passenger side.My original system (straight out the back) rusted through and Gibson were good enough to give me a warranty upgrade to full stainless. I posted about it in my "truck changes" thread.

  13. stchman

    stchman New Member

    On my 2008 Silverado I had a catback dual exhaust with slash cut chrome exhaust tips coming straight out of the back under the bumper.

    My 2013 has the side exhaust exit with the bowtie emblem chrome exhaust tip.

    I perfer the first, but the second looks good too.
  14. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    i had d/o the rear and i liked it until the exhaust moved and made it look like one side drop. I prefer to run either turn downs after the axel or before the axel depending on what i use the vechial for and i think it looks cleaner
  15. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    I love the factory exhaust because of its corrosion resistance and it still looks great. I will likely keep the factory set up until I replace my cats that are close to dead, but need to find a stainless exhaust that will last like the factory one. The exhaust is duel out of the engine until the muffler then its single.
  16. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    For me it depends on the vehicle. On my yukon xl I like the factory exit. Chances are if I ever do exhaust on it I will just duplicate the duel in duel out muffler and tail pipe setup. That is of course unless I come into some unexpected cash and do a Corsa system. Even then I would do the behind the passenger rear tire exit like oem. On my 95 I had them straight out of the rear with chrome tips on each side of the hitch.
  17. AR Maker

    AR Maker New Member

    I really think it depends on the vehicle and its intended use.
  18. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    I prefer my exhaust to exit out the side in front of the rear tires.
  19. Only1Moore

    Only1Moore New Member

    I like the dual tailpipes. The most impressive one I've seen so far are the 2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum trim.
  20. the phantom

    the phantom New Member

    Im a Dual straight out the rear myself. Tips are fine but one of my pet peeves is MAKE SURE THEY ARE EVENLY MOUNTED!!! I dont know how many times I see one a little closer to center or one is dropped lower than the other. Kinda drives me nuts..:rules:should be a rule IMO. I also realize that getting the mounting perfect can sometimes be a PITA.

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