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Time for a new exhaust- which is best?

Time for a new exhaust system for my 67 SS.
Is Gardner still the best?
Easy to install?
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Re: Time for a new exhaust- which is best?

I have the Flowmaster American Thunder 2.5" on my 68...was fairly easy with slight mods since it's a one size fits all system.
They also make a transverse system like you have now.

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I can't comment on the Gardner, but I have the Magnaflow transverse single on my '69 with a 350 cu in. It's quieter than expected, but I'm happy with it. I'm just finishing up my new cam install so I'm waiting to see how the sound changes.
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Time for a new exhaust system for my 67 SS.
Is Gardner still the best?
Easy to install?

if you are after original, gardner is the very best. simple to install also. when i first bought my car 6 years ago it had flowmasters on it. As fast as i could, i took them off and dropped them off at the dump where they belong. go with gardner
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Re: Time for a new exhaust- which is best?

Yes - I want to go as original as possible.
Leaning towards Gardner. Have heard good things.
Just worried about the fit - cause I want to do the install myself.
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Gardner goes right in no problems. If you have access to a lift, that makes it quite a bit easier.

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Re: Time for a new exhaust- which is best?

I have tried 2 others, not Gardner. My guess is they are still the best. Heartbeat City and D&R tail pipes aren't bent right. I know.

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If you have access to a lift, that makes it quite a bit easier.

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will a gardner chambered exhaust fit a big block 67 vert. without any modifications to the cross brace
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And if you're up I-95 my way, I have a lift you can use.
Thanks - Yes, I do have a lift.
Will call Gardner tomorrow for a price quote.

I am sure this is not going to be cheap.

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I have heard Gardner is still the best option. It would be nice if they made a stainless system.

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Re: Time for a new exhaust- which is best?

Ordered the Gardner this morning.
Pretty expensive almost $900.
Should practically install itself for that price.
they did say if it did not fall right into place - I should call.
No cutting, bending, or any mods will be needed.

They build it to order, and I should have it in a few weeks.
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Worth every penney.

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thanks guys.
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$900. Ouch!

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