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    Advice on side pipe position relative to the body

    Evening all, I'm after some information if possible.

    I'm going to be making up some brackets to mount my dB side pipes to a GD MK4 body, but I'm not 100% where they should sit?
    in terms of height relative to the body and width out from the body to pipe centre line?
    Any advice (other than some clearance ) would be great
    Thanks
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    When I fitted the side pipes to my SR ,
    the chap at Thunder Road cars advised that it
    was better to make them tilt slightly to the rear .
    This way it is deemed good for moisture drainage .
    Others may have a different opinion.
    Chris.

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    I was advised that you should be able to get your fingers between the body and the pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1 View Post
    When I fitted the side pipes to my SR ,
    the chap at Thunder Road cars advised that it
    was better to make them tilt slightly to the rear .
    This way it is deemed good for moisture drainage .
    Others may have a different opinion.
    Chris.
    If they are stainless moisture shouldn't be an issue. I say this as some of us don't like the look of side pipes that are at an angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incey1966 View Post
    I was advised that you should be able to get your fingers between the body and the pipe.
    Agree with that. It's a good rule of thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ-Notts View Post
    Agree with that. It's a good rule of thumb.

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    Thanks all,

    The exhaust are stainless do should be ok but a slight angle wouldn't hurt.

    Regarding getting fingers between it and the body no problems there either thanks,


    How about height wise? From what I've seen the bottom of the pipes should almost be level with the underside of the body?

    Cheers
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    check your door clearances too, especially if you want to fit heat shields
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    Quote Originally Posted by austin21 View Post
    Thanks all,

    The exhaust are stainless do should be ok but a slight angle wouldn't hurt.

    Regarding getting fingers between it and the body no problems there either thanks,


    How about height wise? From what I've seen the bottom of the pipes should almost be level with the underside of the body?

    Cheers
    Mine are stainless and have served me for over twenty years, they are slightly tilted,
    not necessarily everyone cup of tea as mention.
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    I made sure mine were far enough out to ensure you burn your shins on them (about a good hands thickness gap from the body helps cleaning and avoids heat on the body). This was also dictated by the curve of the exit pipes for mine. And low enough that they sit with the lower edge slightly lower than the chassis. I think they look much better sitting lower than right up by the door. My challenge was getting the exit holes in the body in the right place with the pipes coming out at a drooped angle but still getting them in and out.
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