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I want to replace the GT trumpets on my 66. One of them blew the slat piece out, and I believe they are overly restrictive.

Have any of you done alternate exhaust tips through the GT valence? What looks and works well? Where can I get them? Will straight or bevelled tips soot up my valence and bumper? Anybody have pics of their setup?

ps: I'm running 2" exhaust through Flowmasters & Tri-Y's


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Dan - Someone over on the old forum (can't recall who) had a picture of his car on his personal site that had chrome 'slash cut' tips portruding thru the valence. They looked very much like the the tips on an 87-93 5.0 LX.

I thought it worked very well.

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I'd say any decent looking (chrome) slant cut tip would look fine. Just make sure that it's fairly close to the same size as the cutouts for the exhaust.. It's a 3" cutout, right?

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IMHO, slant-cut chrome tips would look the best.

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Dan - I still say buy a set of repro trumpets (or one replacement) and use a putty knife or something to bend the slats flat. You get an original look with probably a lot less restriction (outside of tube size reduction) . Just my .02 Dickson

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Dan..........
I put a GT valence on my coupe and used 2-1/4" or 2-1/2" (OF memory) slash-cut tips on it. I am really happy with the look. Better than hanging the pipes under the valence and way less restrictive than the trumpets. It will be a little louder, though.
I think that I have a picture at home which I will e-mail tonight, if I can find it.

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