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I was wondering if it is posible to run true dual exhaust on a 96 5.8 because I see what looks like two cats on the same pipe with sensors in front and behind them. Also wonder if anyone has ever successfully ran true duals with no cats. Like i said before I do not know a whole lot about computer sensors and all that crap. I'm used to driving older vehicles that you can do just about anything to the exhaust.
 

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yes you can do it, but will it be legal? its doubtful.

and why bother? duals are overrated, esp for stock engines.
 

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SquattyD said:
and why bother? duals are overrated, esp for stock engines.
because every redneck knows that dual exhaust = 50 billion horsepower, just like every ricer knows that 7" tail pipe = 50 billion horsepower.

use the search button and you may find out that you probably don't need true duals.
 

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That depends where you live. I've known people who own trucks originally equiped with all that smog $h!t and drove them for years and never had any problems. Around here I see trucks that sound like they have true duals with no cats. You can tell if a truck has true duals by the sound. I hear them all over the place. Besides it's only illegal if you get caught! lol
 

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Ass-uming you are going to be wheeling this rig and not mall-pozing like Keith the question again is WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY????
WHy spend all that time and money on an exhaust that you will beat the sh*t out of off road and will not give you any better performance than a single 3" exhaust (which is even a bit largish for a stock 351W).

If you really want a good exhaust (as opposed to a "cool" exhaust), get a good y-pipe/high flow cat combo (with bungs for the O2 sensors in the correct places), and then the cheapest muffler and tailpipe you can find, because if you go wheeling anough you WILL be replacing them in a couple years.

On my '90 I got a Bassini y/pipe/cat combo which very nicely tucks the exhaust up close to the body and places the cat right over the tranny crossmember for excellant protection, then I got a $30 Cherry Bomb "Turbo" muffler and 5 foot of 3" flex exhaust tubing coming out the back. The whole muffler and tailpipe are held on with clamps and bailing wire, so when they need to be replaced (the tailpipe is getting short from being pinched on rocks and trimmed off), I can have it all off in 5 minutes or so.

Of course if you just want to have "pipe fights" with Bubba and his 8" lifted '77 Blazer at stop lights then just ignore all this... :toothless
 
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