Fordmods Logo

can you fit twin tips on el xr6??? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 11 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:56 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 115

Joined: 27th Nov 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: 98 El xr6

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

hey guys...can you fit twin tips in the el xr6 rear bar exhaust outlet?? only looks big enough for one.

think ya have to get the xr8 style rear bar to fit twin tip...grr

 

_________________

Your commodore has just as much torque as my wheel nutts

98 EL XR6T (Barra 240T) 270rwkws

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:32 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 264

Joined: 30th May 2006

Gallery: 16 images

Power: 165 rwkw

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

I have 2" twin tips on my el ghia, fits no worries, probably fit larger if you liked
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:11 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 21

Joined: 24th Aug 2007

Ride: EL Falcon XR6

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

I have a EL XR6 and put a twin tip on it. fits perfectly with stock bumper. think each pipe is 2" or 2.5"
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:24 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 76

Joined: 26th Jan 2009

Ride: BA XR8, EF Gli (wrecking)

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

i have twin tip in my xr6, they are twin 3.5" and fit perfectly

 

_________________

BA XR8 - Daily driver
boosted EF xr6 - sold
EF Gli - Wrecking - PM me for any parts (whole car available)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

If you had a look thru the build threads or show us your e series thread, you'd see every third one has twin tips.

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:25 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 295

Joined: 30th Aug 2008

Ride: EF XR6 Wagon

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

Hey, i just did this to my car, here a couple of pics of how I went about it. I basically bought a standard fiberglass rear lip, widened the whole that was already in it, then cut out and glassed a hole on the other side, then cut out the standard bar to fit the twin tips.

There is one catch though. Every exhaust joint I spoke to said that to run an exhaust over to that side brings the exhaust too close to the plastic fuel tank. I know a few people are getting around with them there with no problems, but it just doesn't feel safe enough to me, especially if you get rear ended and your hot exhaust is forced against your plastic fuel tank. Its up the the individual though. Because my car runs on gas, my plan is to get a smaller fuel tank, maybe 30L made up, still mounted underneath, just a whole lot further forward to give me space to get the exhaust in.

XR8's have exactly the same fuel setup, hence the same bar. This is how i did mine

Image

Image

Image

Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:38 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

I think he means one outlet with twin tips, not a dual rear exhaust setup.

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:54 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 295

Joined: 30th Aug 2008

Ride: EF XR6 Wagon

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

Oh okay sorry about that. I thought that afterwards maybe thats what he meant, but it was too late by then :P
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:04 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 40

Joined: 3rd Dec 2007

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: 98 EL futura

Location: Torryburn
NSW, Australia

no but keep goin couse i wanna do it to me xr6 hahaha
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 26

Posts: 482

Joined: 9th Apr 2010

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: 1993 Ford Fairlane

Location: Warrnambool
VIC, Australia

theres a little something missing from the back of that el :P

couldnt you just heat wrap the exhaust pipe where the fuel tank is?

 

_________________

1993 NCII Fairlane
Mods to come:
V8 - SLs - exhaust - DC LTD leather - LTD grill and garnish - LTD wood grain - body colour trim - wheels - tinted windows

1991 NCI Fairlane
Mods to come:
4.0L - lows - exhaust - NCII seats - NCII door trims - LTD grill - body colour trim - wheels - window tint

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: can you fit twin tips on el xr6???
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:18 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 295

Joined: 30th Aug 2008

Ride: EF XR6 Wagon

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

Haha yeah you could say that. Took the filler panel out to debadge and weld up the holes, nice of you to notice :P

You could definitely get away with just heats wrapping the pipe, I just still wouldn't feel safe enough. I mean technically it wouldn't matter even if you didn't have it wrapped. Even in the worse case scenario where you got hit from behind and your hot exhaust split your fuel tank, i cant see the exhaust that far from the engine igniting fuel. Ive seen dropped bikes leak fuel straight onto headers and not ignite the fuel.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 11 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:09 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names