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Unread 11-11-2017, 04:09 PM
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Default 69 camaro rear suspension?

I'm looking to finish up with the rear suspension on my Camaro that already has the ridetech front coil over suspension along with the tru trac kit.

I have (4)13" wilwoods yet to install and full dynatech exhaust with the x pipe that currently on the car.

I don't have any plans to mini tub it and it has a new stock gas tank in it.
I have a new to me 10 bolt that was used in a ridetech 4 link, so brackets are already on it.

Currently looking at ridetech 4 link and speedtech's torque arm set up.

Car is a street car with maybe a few autocrosses here and there.
My biggest concern is being able to use my current exhaust and getting 9.5" wheel under it.

What have others done about exhaust using eithers kits?

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Unread 11-11-2017, 06:38 PM
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I'm looking to finish up with the rear suspension on my Camaro that already has the ridetech front coil over suspension along with the tru trac kit.

I have (4)13" wilwoods yet to install and full dynatech exhaust with the x pipe that currently on the car.

I don't have any plans to mini tub it and it has a new stock gas tank in it.
I have a new to me 10 bolt that was used in a ridetech 4 link, so brackets are already on it.

Currently looking at ridetech 4 link and speedtech's torque arm set up.

Car is a street car with maybe a few autocrosses here and there.
My biggest concern is being able to use my current exhaust and getting 9.5" wheel under it.

What have others done about exhaust using eithers kits?

Thanks
You will need custom tailpipes. Easiest if you go under the axle but it can be done over the axle with Ridetech. Haven’t done it with the Speedtech so I can’t say.

If you have a transverse dual muffler it will have to be replaced with singles.

Don
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Unread 11-11-2017, 08:34 PM
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You will need custom tailpipes. Easiest if you go under the axle but it can be done over the axle with Ridetech. Haven’t done it with the Speedtech so I can’t say.

If you have a transverse dual muffler it will have to be replaced with singles.

Don
I have speedtech ( drives very nice very happy with) I used 3" stainless over the axle, mini tubed. I had to 45 the corners of the fuel tank.

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Both rear suspensions will require custom tail pipes to fit, the X is tight in the Camaro with the Torque arm.
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I have speedtech ( drives very nice very happy with) I used 3" stainless over the axle, mini tubed. I had to 45 the corners of the fuel tank.

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Great looking car.
Are those wheels Budnik Tiller 5's?
Love the wheels.
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Unread 11-13-2017, 01:22 PM
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Here are a few options for exhaust with our Torque Arm







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Unread 11-13-2017, 03:18 PM
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There seems to be some manic obsession with running the tailpipes over the rear rearend housing. I suppose if you are working with a vehicle that is at or near stock ride height then pipes under the rearend would be visible and look a bit out of place. When the car is lowered significantly [like most of ours] the rearend is buried up into the car so far that those concerns go away.
If you look at the rearend housing position at full droop, [after the new suspension is installed], the mufflers are still lower than that level, so you have to go "up" to run them under the housing. The point is, they don't hang down or look out of place, and the routing is MUCH easier. I have been running them this way on the 48 Hour Camaro [and Velocity before that] for years.
Since our triangulated 4 link rear suspension does not intrude forward of the mufflers, most any brand of X pipe/muffler will be fine...and it will be a fairly simple deal to make tailpipes.
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Unread 11-13-2017, 10:14 PM
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Hey Bret. Could you post a few pics for us please? I have your 4-link in my 69 Camaro and have it pretty low. Been trying to figure out where to run pipers back and am open to going under. Currently I am just dumping in front of the rear end and it drums horribly!

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Ps- have the full RT setup front to back including Tru-turn and a Tiger cage. Very happy with it all.


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There seems to be some manic obsession with running the tailpipes over the rear rearend housing. I suppose if you are working with a vehicle that is at or near stock ride height then pipes under the rearend would be visible and look a bit out of place. When the car is lowered significantly [like most of ours] the rearend is buried up into the car so far that those concerns go away.
If you look at the rearend housing position at full droop, [after the new suspension is installed], the mufflers are still lower than that level, so you have to go "up" to run them under the housing. The point is, they don't hang down or look out of place, and the routing is MUCH easier. I have been running them this way on the 48 Hour Camaro [and Velocity before that] for years.
Since our triangulated 4 link rear suspension does not intrude forward of the mufflers, most any brand of X pipe/muffler will be fine...and it will be a fairly simple deal to make tailpipes.
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I am traveling to Scottsdale tomorrow for the Goodguys shootout...I'll try to get some images when I return next week.
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