Review of D&R Classic exhaust, 69Z
Hey folks, just finished up a DR Classic exhaust system, sold as a stock replacement, for my 69Z. Since they are less than an hour from me, I ran down there one afternoon and picked it up. Customer Service was prompt, and the nice lady there had everything ready at the dock when I got there. There is a muffler option that is not shown in the catalog. It's a Thrush brand, and it runs $30-40 more, don't remember exactly. She said 90% go with stock, glad I did. The kit comes with everything you need, except donuts/gaskets, and I bought those as well. My son and I installed this one Saturday a few weeks ago, and everything seemed to fit up nicely. Then after we took it off the lift, my sharp-eyed wife said..."hey, those exhaust tips (chrome ones!) are not extending past the tail pan the same!" ARGH...now what? Back up in the air, and with some pushing and shoving, a few hits with a rubber mallet, and it all came together. Tips are now within 1/4" of each other. A happy ending and very nice sound. No drone, no crackle, just a good tone. One point to make...the tube benders used are a bit rough on the pipes, and I think they MAY aluminize the pipe prior to bending, so keep an eye on any corrosion you might get. Given how little this car gets wet, I'm sure I will have no issues. All in all, a good experience and a good product. Main pipes are level, and the muffler is level across the back. All in, it was about $550-ish. I'm quite satisfied with the outcome. Too many times we have a bad experience with vendors in our industry, this is a good experience.
69 Z-28-Glacier Blue, X-77