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Summit Racing 2.5 inch aluminized dual exhaust system


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#1 Greenbird76

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:10 AM

I recently put this system on my 76 firebird with a sbc 350 and I have to say it sounds quite awsome. Installation took only a few hours and was done with jack stands in my garage. I only had to do a small amount of cutting and modification with no welding. The motor pushes around 290hp and has hooker 1 5/8 long tube headers. The system is complete with mufflers and hardware and tucked under the firebird really nicely. For the price I think they are great. I eventually will go stainless but I will wait until I rebuild and install the 77 6.6 liter poncho motor I have. Here are some pictures of the exhaust system under my car and a video of it running. Enjoy.
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And the video

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Edited by Greenbird76, 14 June 2011 - 06:14 AM.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:31 AM

very good job, and it sounds great, i never thought id like green on a bird, but i think your car pulls it off.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:38 AM

Good job,
What is the exact reference of this Summit Racing 2.5 inch aluminized dual exhaust system ?
Could be THE solution for my 77 Formula 400,
Thank's,

Edited by Vignau, 03 August 2011 - 06:38 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:43 AM

Looks good! New exhaust is always nice!

I would have added a x-pipe to it. These really hep to equalize the pressure in the exhaust system. JMO




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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:11 AM

It's been a while since you posted this. How is the exhaust holding up?
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:50 AM

It is doing quite well. I did scrape on a speed bump and had to readjust everything on the passenger side, but all is well again. The system really sounds and looks great. I may add a cross over pipe in the future. I have added some cheap chrome tips and it really looks hot in my eyes. Here are some pics-
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Edited by Greenbird76, 12 December 2011 - 07:53 AM.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:47 AM

looking good in those pics.... I was thinking of going along with the same kit along with my Long tube Hooker Headers, you just sealed the deal for me lol
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:27 AM

Those pictures were taken about 6 weeks ago. The only thing you will find negative about the system is that you will have to cut some of the center or tail pipe to make each side fit correctly for the Fbody. This is a universal type system that fits a few types of GM cars. THe mounting hardware offered in the kit is not the best and you may have to modify some of them. But for 220$ delivered to my door and with a tight budget at the time, this kit worked well for me. Just one more thing, even though I love the sound these 2.5 inch pipes create, I it is quite tight near the rear differential and 2.25inch would of probably worked better. That is it though, otherwise I am very happy with my small investment into them.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:33 AM

Thank you for the fair warning... Only reason im looking into this system is because im on a budget as well and i'm just dying to get the headers on already.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:11 PM

I went on the same exhaust on my '77 bird, following greenbird mounting,seems OK for me , some adjustment still needed, good bargain Posted Image

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 11:22 AM

Good, informative exhaust kit review.


was this the kit you used?

http://www.summitrac...ebird/year/1979



I am considering it for my 79 trans am
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:29 AM

bought the same kit from summit but am upgrading my mufflers during install, took it out of box yesterday and laid it all out, looks like a very nice kit, cant wait to get it installed tomorrow

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