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Why are exhaust tips cut at an angle?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Leadgolem, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    Why are exhaust tips cut at an angle? Is this just a looks thing? I'm going to be trimming my exhaust pipe a little, to remove any possible clearance issues with down travel after my lift. I'm wondering if there is any actual reason to do an angle cut.

    I will be doing this in about an hour. So, if you know something I can't seem to find in searching, please post it up. :)
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    Ah, got it! It changes the sound of the exhaust a little bit. IE: Angled is usually a deeper tone, and straight a little higher tone. No actual performance difference though. :)
     
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  4. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    I would tend to believe they angle it to help exhaust fumes be directed downward.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    correctomundo

     
  6. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    ... and to keep water out of it
     
  7. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    Helps drain any water inside your exhaust?
     
  8. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    the reason it is deeper/higher is because the more it is angled, the more the sound is bouncing off of the ground.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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    In case anyone is interested, here are the pics of what I cut off the exhaust.
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    The tone does seem deeper then before. I sprayed boom mat on the under side of my hood at the same time. So the difference could be that, or a combination of both.
     
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