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PLow With Exhaust?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ebski387, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. ebski387

    ebski387 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 24

    does any body plow with a custom exhaust?:dizzy:
  2. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    yup, gibson cat back on the durango
  3. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Yep, it kinda turns your head. Chevy k30 dually flatbed. Dual 2.5" staight pipes, no cats, After Burner Sound Engineered Mufflers. Truck sounds great, and has good power. I have the pipes set in the rear, but guarded from getting mangled in the snow.
  4. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    haven't plowed with it yet on my truck, but my buddy has the same thing, 7.3l turbo diesel with 5 inch exhaust from the downpipe back.... it gets a little annoying after hours of plowing...
  5. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    When I decided to do the exhaust I aksed around because I was concerend about in cab noise and found the sound engineered one I use now...I don't hear it in the cab at all. All I hear is the usual noise of an 1986 5.7L.
  6. noclevername

    noclevername Member
    Messages: 30

    All stainless tube, 3.5" down-pipe from the turbo to a 4"exhaust, through a HUGE Magnaflow muffler (polished stainless) exiting ahead of the rear passenger side tire through a polished stainless 5" slash tip. This system was designed and custom mandrel bent (including the down-pipe) by a local muffler shop that specializes in "hot-rods". I guess through a lot of experience and careful selection of parts this system has virtually no back pressure (you can hear the turbo spinning at idle) and there is N0 increase in sound in the cab (one of my prerequisites) but there is a nice little "rumble" when you get on/off the power, sorta' like a well muffled big block gas motor. You can plow all night ....
    They told me that muffler placement is pretty important regarding the noise level in the cab
  7. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    a real loud exaust might annoy me after a while:nod:
  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Banks 5" exhaust. Nice and loud.:nod:
  9. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i just have two glass packs with stright turn downs before the rear axle. i put this set up on there after the factory side pipes were riped off one night while plowing, just glad the didn't push in to the fender
  10. ebski387

    ebski387 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 24

    do any people get upset when you plowing their driveway late at night or in the morning while there trying to sleep and here you?
  11. ebski387

    ebski387 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 24

    sorry i meant hear you
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i love it loud sounds good to me
  13. blk94fiveoh

    blk94fiveoh Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 22

    Well I don't think anyone should have a "very loud" exhaust if they are plowing residentials. To me loud exhaust doesn't look (sound) professional. IMO leave the loud exhaust to your toys.
  14. UpstateDzlGuy

    UpstateDzlGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    I have a modified exhaust on my truck and do nothing but residentials. I just try to be mindful of them sleeping and take it easy. They all understand that this is my one vehicle and that I like to enjoy it so they do not mind. There are also many others with the same around here. Chris
  15. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I put the muffler back on my truck. 4" from the turbo back to the muffler and a 4"in 5" out muffler with 5" tail. The cops were the reason for putting the muffler back on though ;) It was the 4-5" set up with just a reducer in there, no muffler. I do comercial though.....often wondered how the customers would take my truck if I were doing resi at 2am. My aunt claimed the mufflerless system rattled the windows at her place. My truck is pretty quiet inside and dosnt bother me but if I have have something next to me like abuilding or a semi on the highway I notice it quite a bit more, or if I have the windows down. Its still fairly loud outside but the new chevy has good insulation :nod:

    As it is I could roll a softball through my muffler no problem......
  16. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I plow with a straight pipe on my Cummins. I also have some fueling adjustments that give me a shot of black smoke when I really get on it. Needless to say, it is fun plowing really heavy, wet snow:)
  17. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I've got the Borla header & cat back muffler, but it doesn't make my Jeep loud at all.
  18. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Loud exhaust isn't good for plowing, most time I plow with window down so I can hear the plow and truck. Then you can hear what going on.
    Don't you customers complain when the Waken up at 4 am with your loud exhaust?
  19. blkberry

    blkberry Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Magna flow top to bottom, 3". 5.9l ram2500 gas.:D
  20. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I keep a stock exhaust in good shape on my truck.... for now. Next year its stock duals with decent mufflers. I try to do my residentials after 8am so I've never had a complaint yet. I agree that a noisy exhaust does not look professional in this situation. Also, remember that noise does not equal more power.... if it did we'd all have to go buy a 'Fart Can' like those Honda Civics... lol

    How many of you guys have to go thru E-Testing like we do here in Ontario? There's not much room for modification within the law here...