This one is a test fire after the headers and entire exhaust system were installed.
Yeah, while I still haven't made up my mind what I want to do with the suspension, in the interest of not spending stupid amounts of money my initial plan so far is Bilsteins, the air bags that you mentioned that go inside the springs and maybe just keep the FE1 springs for now. From what I've read that seems to be a fairly decent combo and will only cost me a few hundred bucks or so. Long term I've got some ideas but nothing concrete yet.Nice work and a lot of effort -- thanks for pics. You're right the pipe is quite close to the airshock. When you ditch them for real shocks then you'll need Airlift coil bags - -- and THEN you'll be hoping you got the pipes as far away from the coils as possible. Be sure to use the heatshields that come with the bags.
All those clamps are nifty. But aside from using them just at the mufflers for changeout options later I'd think welding everything up when finally adjusted would be preferable.
That's good to know, I'll keep that in my back pocket should I need it. I've been looking around to see if anyone local is known to be good with them, but haven't really found anything that impresses me yet.I'm not Kent's business agent by any stretch, but I hear-tell he's right straight at dialing in rears. You know Iowa's nearly a suburb of St. Louis and he's been known to commute way further. Jus' sayin'
I'm a good couple hundred miles away, not familiar with Knoxville, never heard of it before actually. I'm not hard to track down if you're clever and good at internet research, but I don't like to advertise where I live, I'll PM you though. I am fairly close to a famous movie site. :wink2:Where you located in Iowa? We have a family farm near Knoxville. I'm heading up there tomorrow for the weekend. My wife and kids go up there during all holidays and a few weeks in the summer, and during race week in August.
Maybe we can meet up if you are somewhat close to Knoxville.
Came across a guy asking for video or sound clips of the clear image exhaust system on one of the facebook impala pages that I follow and I responded with the clips of mine that I had put onto my thread where I documented the install onto my Fleetwood. I answered a few other questions and one guy noted that he thought the mufflers were spintechs (which they are) and I noted that I had opted for a quieter version of them. That triggered my memory that I never did truly figure out what the difference is in the sportsman xl that's standard with Dan's kit, and the sportsman xlp that I opted for. Turns out it's not additional baffling, it is packed with a sound deadening material. In this case though they're using stainless steel wool, so I suspect that shouldn't ever breakdown or at least would take a long dang time before it ever would. But now we know in case anyone ever wanted to know.That made me flinch. I shy away from muffs designed with any sort of erodible packing as it seems a perpetually losing war to keep the fiberglass shards intact and as effective/quiet as when new. The impact is even greater with a part I don't want to have to consider replacing during the 12-15 year life of the system.I opted for the extra insulating material in the mufflers (he uses SpinTech)