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post #1 of 5 Old 10-15-2011, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Rear suspension options with 3" exhaust?

After some searching and reading the consensus seems to be that if you want/require a 3" exhaust and want a panhard bar and torque arm more than likely the exhaust will need to be dumped before the axle or converted to a side exit.
I've got a single 3.5" exhaust that X's into 2 3" pipes right at the tailshaft of the transmission. (Viper T56) This exhaust arrangement is for a T76 turbo. I called MM and asked them about my suspension options and was told they had no idea what would fit based on the degree of modification.
I thought I would reach out to the people here to see what people with turbos have done for rear suspension. I would really like to keep the full exhaust to keep the car quiet.
Does anybody here have significant suspension modifications with a turbo exhaust and/or a T56? If so, what did you do and do you have any pictures? (I've read that the torque arm will fit fine with a T56)
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Fays2 watts link fits with flowmaster 3" tails. Then you need to find a TA or 3-link to work with the fays2. I use an EVM but they are no longer in business.

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Take it to an exhaust shop and have them fab something up. It'll cost more but I'm sure they can make it happen. I took my car to an off-road truck shop and they made an X, moved the cats and tucked it up really nice. I too have a T-56 but from the Cobra. I'm not running 3" pipes, but they made it fit really nice. No more scraping.

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Thanks for the advice guys. My fabrication shop is only worried about the amount of room these parts take. I've got two external fuel pumps, fuel lines, y block, etc all running around the area of the rear suspension. I found a picture of the MM panhard bard and torque arm. The panhard bar wont fit under any circumstance, the torque arm has a chance. I was hoping that somebody had done it. The only other turbo car I found with all of these parts ran a single exhaust. I'd just prefer to keep the duals and two mufflers, it's already loud enough.
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Why not just run UNDER the axle? Get the parts installed (I'd do the Steeda 5 link, but that's just me), and lift the car so the rear is at full droop, and have the fab shop mock it up from there! I've seen this done on a few race cars that couldn't take the cabin noise from dumps.

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