Tired of looking at that cheap sub-par exhaust system under your truck with bends that look like they were made around a pole, but never thought you'd scrape enough dough together for a custom mandrel-bent system? Well, what if we said you could have one delivered to your door? What's the catch, you ask? None! Over the last 25 years, Flowmaster has spent plenty of time underneath cars and trucks building mufflers that make a difference, and in that time they've learned a thing or two about exhaust systems. While Flowmaster has a growing catalog of bolt-in kits, there are plenty of custom cars and trucks that don't fit into anyone's catalog that still need a quality exhaust system. In their best effort to give those people what they need, Flowmaster came up with their new 16-piece U-Fit-Dual-Kit that consists of heavy 16-gauge mandrel-bent steel tubing. The universal U-Fit kit is available in 2 1/4-, 2 1/2-, and 3-inch pipe diameters and is aluminized to help prevent corrosion.
Of course, while you're on the phone ordering the U-Fit kit, don't forget about mufflers and exhaust tips-they've got 'em. While Flowmaster might be best known for their aggressive 40 Series mufflers, they have cans to suit the mild to the wild so you can get a nice rumble without getting kicked out of the neighborhood. One of their new custom and street rod mufflers, the Hushpower II, offers lower exterior and interior resonance and is much smaller than most of their other mufflers, which will help fit them into a tight undercarriage.
While just about anyone with the proper tools could install this at home, it'll really help to have a lift of some kind, but that's not to say it couldn't be installed using tall jackstands to elevate your truck. Because of its design, the U-Fit kit is easy for a muffler shop to install, so we took the '60 Ford F-100 to Welding Works in Orange, California, to witness it firsthand. Steve and Grant got right to it and were surprised how simple it was to install; it would have gone even quicker if I wasn't in their way with my camera! Call Flowmaster today and give your truck the exhaust it deserves!
To get a sense of what's what after it's unboxed, try laying out the U-Fit kit on the grou
Starting at the Sanderson headers and moving back, Steve mocked up each piece of pipe as b