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FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your FC model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.......List your FC Parts here too.

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Old 02-29-2008
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Well, looks like I need a new exhaust on my 86FCRB. The stainless bellows is cracked, pipe rusted away at the muffler, tailpipe rusted through. So, I found the replacement bellows at Auto-Jet exhaust and the front over axle pipe there too, ordered them today. The question then becomes, what to do for the rest of the system. Four or five inch pipe? Muffler or no muffler? How loud could it be? Its bound to be quieter than it is now with the crack and the pipe coming off of the muffler.... Any thoughts from someone who's been there before?
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i run a straight pipe on my 300 cat sp

no problem 36' in ft of its exit........

i had a 35 fc before non turbo with pipe exiting in ft of the rear wheels

everybody told me it was too loud so i put a muffler on it....

i am hard of hearing though
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Thanks Woody,
I think I'll try it without the muffler and if its too loud I'll put one on it.
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Hi Aaron, we run a straight pipe on ours, the turbo seems to quiet it down enough.
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Thanks for the input Crit. Will run the straight pipe and see what the wife thinks about the noise level.
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Aaron,

Patty & I would be interested in the wife's noise level report.
Patty does not like noise, diesel fumes and hates truck stops that smell
like diesel fuel.
Where in Mi. ???
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Bill,

My wife does not like noise, excessive speed, diesel fumes, truck stops, public bathrooms................

I'm in Bridgman Michigan, southwest lower corner on lake Michigan. Where are you?
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Great place on Lake Michigan, we are on the East side of the State, Commerce.
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Is it possible to put dual exhaust on a 3208? I think it would look cool with 5" pips coming out on both sides of the bus. Has any attempted dual exhaust?
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The problem with duals on an FC is the side mounted generator. Thats not to say that it can't be done, there are some pretty innovative folks here but for most it would be very difficult. As far as muffler choices, following someone elses advice I went with the stainless steel Magnaflow. Sounds great, its free flowing and much smaller and lighter than OEM. A word of advice when installing the Auto-jet exhaust: Watch the air bags! Thats a sizeable pipe being routed through there and although pre-bent its a pretty difficult task to get it in exactly the right place. I found out the hard way that it may look like you have clearance for the bags but triple check to make sure!!! I became pretty proficient at replacing the rear bag on the left front side thanks to my new exhaust .......

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