No Y-pipe available for LT headers?

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  1. Overtime

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    Is there not a single company out there that makes a matching y-pipe for their LT headers? This is the first vehicle that I have ever owned that I can not find a matching y-pipe for.

    Any other options out there other than exhaust shop? Most of the shops around me don't want to touch a vehicle that doesn't have a cat on it.
     
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    Never seen a Y pipe for LTs, but I've rarely seen someone do LT's and also keep the Y-Pipe design.

    For example, I did a custom headerback exhaust that brought the driver's side exhaust pipe to the passenger side and ran it along the side of the passenger side exhaust pipe. I also put a small section connecting the two pipes a little past the curve that brings the exhaust pipes parallel to mimic an H-Pipe effect. Sounds great and I love it.
     
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    L31MaxExpress I'm Awesome

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    The header collectors and Y-pipe look like they flow like garbage to me!

    Faced with the same problem on my 2006 Ram, my exhaust shop fabed up pipes to connect the headers to a merge Y. I used flowmaster cone reducers to reduce the header collectors form 3" to 2.5", 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust tubing kit, and a 2.5 to single 3.5" merge Y with a 3.5" single in, single out magnaflow. Very little power loss compared to open headers.

    https://www.jegs.com/i/Flowmaster/3...MIs7visen-3QIVwrfACh1vYwxyEAQYASABEgIxvPD_BwE

    https://www.jegs.com/i/Vibrant-Performance/231/10359/10002/-1
     
  5. Overtime

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    The Maximizers look like downtown leak-city to me...lol
     
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    Sorry, got those confused with another set I saw on Ebay. Wish they had more pictures of those. Definitely would want some time off from work to do those as it looks like some passenger side frame and cab modifications are gonna be necessary.
     
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    2" primaries, o2 bungs on both collectors... I would cut the collectors and weld a std. 3" flange. loose the Y feature and use the rest for misc. mandrel bends for a fab set up.

    Hard to find large primaries for these trucks, just sayin
     
  8. CrustyJunker

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    Sorry, I've never seen a bolt-on solution aside of the old Edelbrock Ti-Tech setup. I built my own Y for my Hedman long tubes. I had to get fancy with it since I have a 4x4. Used a Magnaflow manufactured Y with individual mandrel bends to the collectors.
     
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    I am going to try the Maximizers. I will post all the install pics here or in my build thread. It will be a few weeks before I order tho, funds are drained a bit from the Sniper install.
     

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