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Hey all,

looking into getting my exhaust done soon, want to do this myself.
Any websites with decent priced kits? i want duals. (true duels if possible.).. ive been searching around the site but trying to get ideas of places to shop (besides Local)

ive got a 2011 silverado, Crew, LT 5.3 flexfuel everything proformance/fuel is stock. i will also be in the Market for a CAI (getting the KN or AEM).. thanks for the help.
 

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Summitt & Jegs are both good & ship on time.. Summit is a little cheaper.
 

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Hey man try www.autoanything.com they have the best priced product's and offer a discount on top of that! Most sites try to cost way more than them and then use a discount code just to be what theres were priced at before the coupon code! I bought mainly all of my parts from there since they offer free fast shipping and lowest prices!
 

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Jegs and Summit both have there own exhaust lines ( I'm sure Hearthrob make 'em) that are priced right. Seems to be good stuff for the money.
 

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Go to Jegs.com and put in your trucks info for cat-back exhaust and it will give you all the brands and prices.
 

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I just put on my kit from them on. Good quality, poor instructions but anyone can figure it out. The pipes are aluminized, mine I purchased was a 2.5'' mandrel bend flowmaster super 10 kit with stainless steel rolled tips. Sounds really nice and I would recommend it. Took a couple hours to clamp together and hang. Cost was $280
 

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Personally, if you're willing to drop almost $400, I would just get a couple of mufflers, and find a local muffler shop to put mandrel bent tube under neath it for ya. Mine isn't a true dual, but from the cat back it is all custom bent and routed, and cost me exactly $400 INCLUDING the price of the muffler (which I bought myself from Flowmaster). But that's just my personal preference since I don't know how to use a welder or bend pipe (unless of course it is my own :D)
 

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I have a couple ideas as I am doing this search myself and am trying to pinch every penny I can. I am looking at either Banks or Magnaflow so that makes it a little difficult to keep the price down. Here is what I've found so far:

For a complete banks kit I have found no better price than I have here http://performancetruckproducts.com/exhaust-1.html?manufacturer=9. This is a 2-1 kit that is 3in mandrel bent stainless steel pipe with a 3in straight through muffler to a 6"x5" stainless steel rolled edge tip.

For a true dual Magnaflow kit I looked up part # 11225 on Amazon and got a great price of somewhere around 60-70 dollars a muffler. Then my local shop would run some alumanized pipe for $150. Add in a X pipe I found on ebay for cheap and you have a true dual setup with quality components for less than $400. Of course if you want stainless and mandrel bent pipes that will of course cost you more.

I am leaning toward a 2-1 kit as the way that the exhaust has to route down the truck it just about negates the purpose of having true duals. The pipes from the driver side catalytic converter bends right to the y-pipe on the passenger side then run almost the whole length of the truck down the passenger side then would have to split back to the driver side making essentialy a C shape and negating any real performance gains due to many bends in the pipe restricting airflow. Whereas the 2-1 kit from Banks runs straight back from the Y-pipe and out the back with minimal bends in the pipe.

I just did a quick search and found you could get a Magnaflow part# 12641(30in long) for $108 or 12619(14in long) $75 and have your local shop hang the muffler and run the pipe for you or just cut it in to your factory 3in pipe for ultimate savings. The only difference in the two mufflers I listed is the longer the muffler the more quiet it is. I would go for a 30in muffler but if you want more noise then the 14in would be for you.
 

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Since I'm not willing to spend the money for true duels, is there a benefit in going duel at all (1 in to 2) other then just cosmetic. If I do go with the 1 into 2 setup is there any cons to it vice the single exhaust setup? Or Would I benifit more with just a single exhaust setup with a 2.5 - 3 in pipes? ORRrrrrr Would both setups sound the same?

I know true duels would sound the greatest but dnt feel like spending the money right now for them, maybe in a few years when I'm bored lol.
 

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I got my exhaust done at a local muffler shop and still spent around $300 for true dual straights without a muffler and a set of 4 inch chrome tips! I have now bought a flowmaster super 40 series dual in/ dual out muffler along with a magnaflow x pipe before the muffler and replaced the tips with 3/12 custom powdercoated gloss black rolled tips. My advice maybe try to find a exhaust system offline or do what i did and got straights or such first then sometime later start upgrading will be much cheaper than buying a complete package offline buy allot just want have it all at once! Anyway check this site out www.autoanything.com this will be the cheapest to buy exhaust parts from keep watching their site they offer allot of discounts on there when other site's offer discounts they are higher than them and with a discount is at there price they are always cheaper than other sites! The shipping i always get mine 2-3 days never had one come in late and also if u did find a site with cheaper price they will priace match it but you want find any other site cheaper and they also offer free shipping on everything on the site!
 

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IMO the 1-2 setup is mostly cosmetic. I am sure you will get some minor gains as just about any setup is less restrictive than stock. That is all I have to offer as I have not done any exhaust work myself so I can't comment on the end result of a single exhaust system yet.
 
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