Just joined? Please introduce yourself.
Classic Edge Designs, LLC Prime Custom Cars, LLC MadMooks
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 57 chevy exhaust

  1. #1
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    Member #:2817
    Posts
    44

    57 chevy exhaust

    Hi, has anyone ever dumped the exhaust from the sides in front of the rear wheels? I have been thinking about doing to my 57. If anyone has any pics of one with the exhaust like this could you share a pic. Thanks

  2. #2
    Registered Member MP&C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013

    Member #:2017
    Location
    Southern MD
    Posts
    747
    I've seen it on a 55 wagon but not personally on a 57.











    The new location has the exhaust dumping just in front of the bumper, where it will NOT be visible. To me, the best look for exhaust is unseen.








    Last edited by MP&C; 09-26-2016 at 04:27 AM.
    Robert



    MP&C Shop Projects-Metalshaping Tutorials


    Instagram @ mccartney_paint_and_custom


    .

  3. #3
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    Member #:2817
    Posts
    44
    Thank for sharing!

  4. #4
    Registered Member Custer55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015

    Member #:2442
    Location
    Custer, WI
    Posts
    228
    I had my exhaust set up like that a number of years ago.
    I think you can just barley see it in this picture.
    100_0058.JPG
    The advantage of this setup is it is cheaper and easier to do.
    The disadvantages of it is ground clearance since the exhaust pipe has to go under the frame. It's louder when driving the car since the exhaust exits much closer to the driver and passengers. I switched mine to exit out the back of the car about 8 to 9 years ago and rebuilt it for the C4 conversion frame most recently. I like it much better out the back as its quieter driving the car, (but not to quiet) and no ground clearances at all as everything is above the bottom of the frame.
    Brian

  5. #5
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    Member #:2817
    Posts
    44
    Thanks for sharing. I had my exhaust done years ago. I was not happy at all with the outcome as it hits the rear and the "X" pipe holds a lot of tension on the headers. I was thinking of just exiting out of the sides but i am worried about it being too loud inside the car.

  6. #6
    Registered Member chevynut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Member #:115
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    Posts
    7,925
    I'm not a fan of the side exit because I don't think it looks good on these cars. The only way I've seen that I kinda like is where the pipe comes through the quarter panel so it's not below the frame. If the reason to do it is because of clearances, consider that some guys have full 3" exhaust on their cars and don't have an issue. You just need to have it done by someone who knows how to build it. If the x-pipe is stressing the headers, the exhaust system isn't made right. Finally, I think it could be loud in the car depending on which mufflers you have. But if you like the looks, go for it.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

  7. #7
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Member #:571
    Posts
    3,029
    I think it's going to be loud. You are going to be tempted to use a muffler with a short case so that you don't have to make the bend in the pipe quite as severe - which means the muffler is that much louder due to being shorter. You're going to be close to a 90* bend if you use a full length muffler.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •