Side pipes.

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  1. Zeo

    Zeo Active Member

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    Has anyone thought about putting side pipes on their car, something like the AC Cobra's or early Corvette's?:zlove:
     
  2. warren300

    warren300 SLICKTOP TT

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    Lol . No I can't say i have, but now that you mention it I would love to see a picture if any one has one :)
     
  3. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

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    So illegal
     
  4. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

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    Would be easiest with a 2+2 I would imagine as you could modify the foot space of the back seats to house the new tunnel for the pipes. A bit of work needed.
     
  5. Mitch

    Mitch Has one gear: GO

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    No.
    Pretty sure there is a regulation as to how far the exhaust outlet needs to be from opening windows / doors.
     
  6. 3clipse

    3clipse #TEAMROB

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    All exhaust systems must be ADR compliant.

    Exhaust Outlet ADR's are in section 10 of this document.
    http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2011C00102


    I think the most relevant ones are:

    note that 10.1.1 supersedes 10.1.2

    also note that if your vehicle was designed to comply with 10.1.3 it may not necessarily comply with 10.1.2
     
  7. Mr G

    Mr G Active Member

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    No luck since you asked in 2009, hey? ;)
     
  8. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

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    The basic premise is that the pipes have to be BEHIND the last opening to the passenger compartment of the side.

    As Z32's are hatchbacks the last opening is the hatch so they have to exit behind the hatch. Sedans are different and I have seen them exit behind the back of rear doors before.
     
  9. tassuperkart

    tassuperkart Its a lie I tell you!

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    I couldnt imagine anything looking much stupider on a zed than sidepipes...........
    They look ridiculous on anything except....... well i cant think of anything really.....
    E
     
  10. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

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    Shock/Horror!!!

    Are we now condemned to an absence of Z32/Corvette Stingray clones(infesting our beloved Highways 'n' Byways)?:(:(:eek:
    "Oh the Humanity!!!":p:eek::br:
     
  11. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

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    Would be OK on a race car, and a bit lighter as well.
     
  12. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

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    ^^ This :br:
     
  13. East Coast Z

    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    One of the most successful Nissan race cars ran side exhaust pipes.

    The red, white & blue, Cunningham Racing prepared Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, driven by Steve Millen.
     
  14. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

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  15. Z steve

    Z steve New Member

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    not illegal as far as I no...must exit behind the last open widow is the only rule I can think of...
     
  16. tassuperkart

    tassuperkart Its a lie I tell you!

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    So what? EVERY race car runs side pipes. because they are lighter, straighter and easier to fabricate. Makes perfect sense.

    On a ROAD car, they look just plain stupid, EVEN on Vettes and Camaros.
    Why not just fit dumps exiting the bonnet like a boss?
    Looks just as bogus lmao!

    E
     
  17. East Coast Z

    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    So what?

    EVERY race car? :rofl:
     
  18. warren300

    warren300 SLICKTOP TT

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    Oh plain old side exit exhaust, i was thinking about something far more exciting than that from the cars mentioned by the OP.

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  19. brisz

    brisz Well-Known Member

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    They are called "lake pipes" to save confusion.
     
  20. ryzan

    ryzan Black Mesa? Fat chance...

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    Why even bother with side pipes when you can just exit from the front guard?

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