Stacks on a 1988 Ford F250

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    I have a 1988 Ford F250 460 and I want to put some stacks on it. I want the cheapest option and want it to sound cool. I just don't know what to do can I have some help?
     
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    I say maybe go to your local heavy metal salvage yard and see what you might find hey maybe even your local hardware store might have some joints that you can use I found this Ford with one single Stack on YouTube check it out or use the search on there to see other ideas.

     
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    cheapest is not to do it
     
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    Thanks very much
     
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    I just want it to get get done with the littlest amount of money. I'm willing to spend a few hundred dollars on it
     
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    For the love of trucks, please don't.
     
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    Why I don't see anything wrong with doing it
     
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    Stacks are for Semi's....:D
     
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    Everything is wrong with it. Stacks belong on semi and that is it. They look ridiculous on light trucks no matter gas or diesel.
     
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    To each their own.
    Welcome to the forum Batman.
    I think that if there is a muffler/pipe shop in Your area that You should be able to get a set of stacks built to fit. I would go to them, tell them what You want and ask them for the best places to run the stacks up through the box, or, You can also run them sort of between the box corner and the cab corner. To Me, the latter would be the better. then support them to the cab with a nice looking bracket.
    If there are inspections in Your area then it may or may not pass.
    The biggest problem with the stacks is supporting them. I would suggest a short length of flex pipe right at the box as the engine, to frame, to box all flexes at different times and at different angles. Do not use regular type of exhaust clamps at the flex pipe, us what NAPA calls a Band it clamp or weld them.
    Personally, I think that stacks on a pickup gas engine sounds very nice. Just be careful that a person does not burn themselves when the pipes are hot.
    There used to be these custom baffled chrome muffler things that were made to run along the lower edge of the cab or body, they had some nice looking heat shields protecting from burns, they looked great when ran up the sides of the cab as stacks and the mufflers under the wehicle can then be eliminated. It may be possible to find a set of those at an auto salvage yard.
     
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