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Old 01-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default 1976 Stingray Side Pipes Exhaust Vs. Factory Rear

Another newbie question was thinking about adding the side pipe DINOMAX exhaust to the Vette instead of the rear orginal equipment what are you guys thoughts on that? I think it would look alot better? Was wondering if there was anything special that needed to be done and how much of a pain it was? Looks like its going to cost $350-$500 I think???Thanks in advance...
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I think you meant Dynomax side pipes, IMHO, if you are going to add side exhaust, go all the way and add Hooker Side mount headers.
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thanks for the reply scott any idea how much about?? I been checking around and now wondering if side is possible most venders only show till 74'??
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Depends upon your flavor, Black headers are cheapest along with black pipes starting at around $850.

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thanks for the reply scott any idea how much about?? I been checking around and now wondering if side is possible most venders only show till 74'??
Catalytic converters are used on '75 and up. That is why dual exhaust is only listed for '74 down. Legally you can't put side exhaust on a '75 up, unless it is for off-road use only....
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Catalytic converters are used on '75 and up. That is why dual exhaust is only listed for '74 down. Legally you can't put side exhaust on a '75 up, unless it is for off-road use only....

That explains the 74' then..thanks.. so my next question is how many cops in the world are going to know that side exahaust is illegal on my 76' and is the risk worth the reward? $1000 in a something I may not be able to use???
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Cops don't care, do you have to get your car smog checked on a yearly or bi-yearly basis, or is it exempt due to it's age. If it's exempt, you are good to go.
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Cops don't care, do you have to get your car smog checked on a yearly or bi-yearly basis, or is it exempt due to it's age. If it's exempt, you are good to go.
Just talked to my mechanic he said should it be checked yes but most places in NY dont because of the year of the car and didnt think i would have any trouble getting it inspected every year and to rip the catlyst sticker off the fan shroud if there is one....
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....and to rip the catlyst sticker off the fan shroud if there is one....
He doesn't know Corvettes. It's on the cowl, not the fan shroud.
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The only reasons not to do this are money and hot pipes that burn the legs of your lady friends. Seriously, think about who is getting in/out besides you. BTW, my 76 has Hookers and I love them! I'm not subject to any sort of visual or sniffer inspections here in SW Wisconsin.
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He doesn't know Corvettes. It's on the cowl, not the fan shroud.
Thanks for the clarifacation that was my bad.... Anyone got a set of Hooker side mount headers and used side exhaust for my 76 vette laying around they want to sell. I can get it new for $800-$1000 would like to save a buck let me know...

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I have 1969 factory GM side exhaust on my 75 Vette.
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The only reasons not to do this are money and hot pipes that burn the legs of your lady friends. Seriously, think about who is getting in/out besides you. BTW, my 76 has Hookers and I love them! I'm not subject to any sort of visual or sniffer inspections here in SW Wisconsin.
Put shields on them. Problem solved.
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I have the fiberglass covers on mine. I just got new pipes installed after this pic was take, It is really loud.
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I have 1969 factory GM side exhaust on my 75 Vette.
These are the only sidepipes that don't tacky up the car.
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I'm also in NY State. The followg is copied from the NY DMV site, so it looks like you' re exempt.

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* Vehicles that are less than two model years old, or more than 25 model years old (for example, a 1975 model in 2001).
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I'm also in NY State. The followg is copied from the NY DMV site, so it looks like you' re exempt.

These motor vehicles are exempt from emissions inspection for gas-powered vehicles:

* Vehicles that are less than two model years old, or more than 25 model years old (for example, a 1975 model in 2001).
thanks FAT CAT... Now just have to line up a set to put on....
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These are the only sidepipes that don't tacky up the car.
I think these mid year pipes look pretty good.

I get plenty of compliments on them from other Corvette people at shows anyway.
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XCCTER, If you dont mind me asking how much were you pipes and where did you get them I really like the looks of them especially with the guards??

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