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Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« on: September 14, 2010, 04:24:35 PM »
Frank wants to know:

What is the correct angle of exhaust tips and correct placement from front to back of the quarter panel?
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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 04:30:06 PM »
Here's pix previously posted by Rainman of the tips on his stock '78 T/A










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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 04:58:59 PM »
Frank says:  THANK YOU!!!!!
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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 09:39:27 AM »
The rear most part of the "splitter tips" should be directly in line with the rear most edge of the side marker lights. You should only be able to see approximately 2.5 to 3 inches (no more) of the exhaust tips below the rear fender.

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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 09:59:54 AM »
those are good guidelines but remember there were variations even from factory...ive seen some aimed straight down while others angle out
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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 03:24:44 PM »
see that makes me mad because the guy who did my car was like nope this is how it should be we get bend diagrams that tell us exactly where they should be from stock and mine you can bearly see.  im soo pissed cuz i spent like 800 bucks on my exhaust and the tips should be stickin out way more.
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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 04:51:58 PM »
I went with my own personal taste, my tips show about 2" and have a 10degree "kick out" to them. I like them that way, and really don't care if somebody else does'nt like them. To each his/her own I say!
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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 03:18:39 PM »
I personally like them tipped out a wee bit.  I'll show Frank these new posts.

THANKS everyone!!

I'm sorry, Kyle that yours didn't come out the way you wanted it.  Any way of fixing that problem?  I don't know if that is an easy fix or not.
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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 07:36:13 PM »
This is Heidis Husband Frank, I just wanted to say thanks so much for all of the info and everybodys help, it means a great deal to me to know that there are still people willing to help others that they don't know or have never met. Thanks Again!!!
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Re: Correct placement of the OEM exhaust tips ? needed, PLEASE
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 07:47:12 PM »
see that makes me mad because the guy who did my car was like nope this is how it should be we get bend diagrams that tell us exactly where they should be from stock and mine you can bearly see.  im soo pissed cuz i spent like 800 bucks on my exhaust and the tips should be stickin out way more.

it your car , and hes working for you.  the guy that did mine was WAS going to do the same. good thing I was right there making sure.  I like them about straight down.
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