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Does any one have stacks on ther diesle truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Does any one have stacks on their diesel truck? Do they increase or decrease horse power? And do you get better or worse millage with them. My cousin had 8" stacks on his Dodge 2500 and he didn't like them because he couldn't put anything in the back bed without it melting, and he couldn't keep them tite. But they did look good and they were wicked loud.:D
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  2. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I've run with stacks, awsome loud and puffs soot nice. They were good for melting stuff in the box. i think I might run a single 5" this winter. No gains in performance nor fuel eco.
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Dual 8" stacks? Holy ****! I thought 2 4" or 5" stacks were plenty for a truck. Most guys only run a single 5 and its enough.
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    He got them for free off a tractor trailor and one a dent in it.
  5. archer39

    archer39 Member
    from PA
    Messages: 62

    they don't make a difference in power. I never had run into a problem with melting things in my bed, then again i don't use my bed as a trash can either. When i need all 8ft of the bed i have a platform made up that will go over the Y pipe. I lose about 4inches height wise but got all 8 foot back.
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,905

    Yup you want them as loud as you can get them.
    I'll tell ya why.
    So you wake up your customers when you plow their driveway.
    This way, they will know you were there at 4am..
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  7. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I must be getting old, but snofarmer hit it right on

    the head, why in the hell would make anyone want to do that with their truck. It is much like many of the new 4x4's I see, they tear off perfectly good stainless steel exhaust, and in 6 months one of the rear hangars from the Midas or homemade job breaks and one of the pipes is hanging down and in two years it's rotted out. Each to their own I suppose...
  8. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    I'm not a huge fan of stacks on pickups, but to each their own. I'm going to put a stack on my new project truck but its a little more fitting IMO.

  9. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    They appear nice..but stacks are not needed; just another thing to maintain from vibration.