When it comes to an exhaust system, MagnaFlow offers the best of both worlds, bringing you great performance and great sound! Using decades of experience, extensive research, and field testing, MagnaFlow develops and manufactures durable steel mufflers tuned to provide the proper amount of backpressure and a deep resonance-free tone.
MagnaFlow Exhaust is so confident in their muffler systems, that every part produced is guaranteed for life! MagnaFlow offers an entire line of performance tubing, tips, hardware, catalytic converters, and complete exhaust systems for any custom or classic ride. Why should you prefer MagnaFlow Exhaust? The fact that their exhaust systems do not trap heat and also include performance gains should be reason enough.
To prove that point, we took a full custom ’65 Impala show car with a high-performance engine and a custom painted underbelly over to their facility for a complete stainless system install. The owner of this special vehicle wanted to have the least amount of heat as possible, avoiding damage to a painted undercarriage from the exhaust’s heat. Other benefits of MagnaFlow kits are that they only come in stainless steel. That’s a plus because all you need to do is polish the tubing so you can have a show finish exhaust the next time your off the streets and up on jackstands at a car show. Now follow along as the pros at the MagnaFlow facility install a custom show exhaust on this customized Impala.
01. & 02. This exhaust kit was built using their universal fit hot rod kit. This complete exhaust system was built and test fitted before it went back onto the car.
03. The 2 and 1/2-inch mandrel bent stainless steel was cut to fit.
04. Each part of the exhaust was fitted to make sure that nothing would be in the way.
05. The header collector flanges were welded to the exhaust tubing, allowing no restrictions.
06. As you can see, the wheels were turned to the left to make sure that the Pitman arm cleared and would not interfere with the exhaust.
07. To even out the flow and the engine tone from both sides of the engine, the exhaust system included an X-flow section.
08. The 2 and 1/2-inch stainless steel mufflers where held in place before they received the custom hangers.
09. The Deed’s Engineering hangers were custom made from solid aluminum on a CNC mill.
10. Custom mounting brackets assured that the mufflers were in a very solid position to prevent any rattling while running.
11. The rear up-and-over exhaust tubing was produced in two pieces.
12. So far, the exhaust system was tightened down snug so that the rear part could be mocked up.
13. The rear tip section was routed to the outside of the frame.
14. The last piece of the exhaust went on with ease.
15. The Deed’s hanger was bolted to the frame finishing up the install. With the exhaust system completely installed, all that was needed was to wipe off any residue that was left on the pipes.
16. From every angle you can see, not only does this exhaust system have that car show look, it also performs and sounds like a muscle car too!
17. This ’65 Impala was ready for the next step of its build.
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