How to Make Your Ride Look Bigger With an Exhaust Stack
For vehicles that are not too big, getting an exhaust stack can make an illusion of a big ride.But for sedans and sports cars, installing an exhaust stack might not look pleasing to the eye.Aside from adding a custom look for your vehicle, exhaust stacks improve the performance and power of trucks, given the fact that they haul heavy loads almost every day. Installing an exhaust stack might not be so easy, but you may still opt to do it on your own. Follow the instructions below, and get that custom look for your vehicle. Just make sure you got all the tool and materials needed.
Difficulty level: Moderate
What you'll need:
- Deep well socket (adjustable)
- Adjustable wrench
- Exhaust Stack (with instructions and outlines)
- Rubber gloves
Step 1:Prepare the tools and wear protective gloves prior the installation. Make sure to buy an exhaust stack that comes with an installation kit.
Step 2: At this moment, you should have already decided where to place your exhaust stack. Exhaust stacks are usually placed on the side, behind the back doors, or in front of the front doors.Choosing these locations won't increase the blind spots.
Step 3: You will need to create a hole in the flatbed in order for the stack to fit in, and to link the smoke stack to the exhaust.
Step 4: Make sure that the Y-pipe (with enclosed U-bolts) is correctly placed into the bed to prevent movement while the truck is in motion. It is also recommended to put rubber grommets to lessen the friction and vibration.
Step 5: Use clamps to secure the stack to the Y-pipe.
Step 6: For this step, you will need to work underneath your vehicle, and carefully connect the exhaust to the stacks.
Step 7: Use your jigsaw to take away the factory exhaust tubing and cut it to fit the stack kit. If you're not familiar where the exhaust tubing is located, you can easily find it behind the muffler.
Step 8: Secure the exhaust tubing in place using the exhaust clamps. Make necessary adjustments if needed.
Step 9: Check for leaks in the exhaust system. If you notice that there are leaks, check the clamps if they are fully secured.
Step 10: Remember to check the clamps regularly to prevent the exhaust system from getting loose and faulty.
Exhaust stacks come in different sizes and types. It is all up to the vehicle owner on what to choose. If you want a shiny and polished look, then go for a chrome finish. But this look might be more expensive than aluminium selections. Nevertheless, the size and the style these stacks have nothing to do with their purpose.We recommend that you choose local sellers if you want to save money from expensive shipping rates, because some exhaust stacks are relatively heavy to ship. Some types of stacks might require special cutting prior to the installation. It is all up to your personal preferences. Always choose the best for your ride.