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Side versus rear exhaust

Money_Pit

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Anyone know how loud the side exhaust is compared to the rear exhaust while bieng fed through a header and 2" exhaust pipes?

What good hearing I have remaining would happen to be in my left ear which needless to say would be closest to the side exhaust! I guess that's what they invented ear plugs for.

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Bob Hughes

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Re: Side verses rear exhaust

Well the decibel rating is beyond me but I guess it would sound grrrreat I am contemplating removing the standard tail end section on my BJ7 and replacing it with a side exit this year.
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I don't have any scientific data handy, but I do know that almost everyone I've ever heard from on this subject regrets installing a side exit exhaust, due to the loud noise.
 
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Hello Money Pit, i agree with editor Reid. I can't imagine driving any great distance sitting next to the exhaust pipe. I did it myself once on my BN1 in OZ and it was bad enough and that was a RHD car. I'm sure that some mountie would take offence at you wearing ear plugs. Do yourself a few favors save your hearing (as you said what bit you do have left) and put the pipes out the back. Regards, BUNDYRUM.
 

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Did the same to my BN1 years ago also BUNDYRUM, now have it set up with a removable section that allows both configurations depending on your needs/desires
 
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They are referred to as leaf blowers. But hey, if it blocks out the booming sound form the rice rockets' speakers two hundred feet ahead......
 

Bruce Bowker

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I have side and love it. Sounds great and not too loud at all.
I would not have it any other way.

Of course loud is directly related to what muffler you have.
Yes they are leaf blowers alright. I have fun with that.

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Money_Pit

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Thanks to everyone for the feedback.

I would be running either system with the DW header and 2" exhaust. With that said my neighbours would probably be forever grateful if I ran it out the rear which I think will be loud enough. Part of the reason I liked the side was for extra clearance of speed bumps and now in my community speed humps. I kid you not!

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Its not the exhaust but the sump plug ya gotta worry about! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
 

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It's usually the parts between the front & rear wheels that get hung up on the speed bumps. As the wheels get on the bumps, the whole car, including exhaust raises. I have mashed a muffler, see pic, but never a tail pipe.
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I recently switched from side exhaust to rear exhaust on my 100--I cannot quantify the difference but I can tell you that it is considerable.

BTW I have the DW large-bore exhaust system.
 

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Okay, I'll bite....

Why would you want a side exhaust? Does it affect the performance of the car?

Just wondering (Probably shouldn't wonder aloud.)
 
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I guess the same reason the rally cars ran them there! I'll either start learning sign language or better yet run it out the rear.

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Could be an intresting poll question as far as what is the most replicated color /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif
 
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Why would you want a side exhaust? Does it affect the performance of the car?

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Judy--

I originally went to side pipe to gain back some ground clearance lost when I added the DW AL head and big-bore exhaust. When I replaced the rear springs and got back an inch or so of clearance I also switched back to rear exhaust.

I think side pipes make the car faster just as do racing stripes.
 

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All 100s are red. Haven't you noticed? I've even got a red one that's blue and white. Really. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif
 

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Okay, I'll bite....

Why would you want a side exhaust? Does it affect the performance of the car?

Just wondering (Probably shouldn't wonder aloud.)

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No other than reasons than it sounds better to me as the driver and looks cool.

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I think the works rally cars put them there to stop them getting destroyed on the yumps. They tucked them up into the cills.
 
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