View Full Version : Bassani True-Dual Exhaust Systems WITH headers


Blackbird-WS6
04-25-2012, 08:31 PM
as stated does anyone have the Bassani True-Dual Exhaust Systems (for 4th gen fbody) WITH headers or does anyone know if will work with headers???

pics or any info would be helpful

senicalj4579
04-25-2012, 08:39 PM
That system was made to work with stock manifolds or shorties IIRC.

Blackbird-WS6
04-25-2012, 08:40 PM
That system was made to work with stock manifolds or shorties IIRC.

thats what i thought to BUT i wanted to know if anyone is using it with lts or made it work with them

Macs98Z
04-25-2012, 11:15 PM
Yes, there are several people running this system. One guy that comes to mind is this guy right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnUeofOr84Q There are several videos of his car--it's got a heads and cam setup now. The vid is when he was just bolt ons.

He is a member on here, screen name is "bene." Look him up--he's a nice guy and I actually PM'd him about his duals with a few questions myself.

Blackbird-WS6
04-25-2012, 11:24 PM
thank you sir, just sent him a PM

Macs98Z
04-26-2012, 06:12 PM
thank you sir, just sent him a PM

No prob. This exhaust is really nice. For a long time, I had planned on getting it. I still may, but now I'm leaning more towards a 3" y-pipe-->4" merge-->4" cutout-->3" catback for a few different reasons. Can't beat true duals for sound, though!

Blackbird-WS6
05-01-2012, 01:27 PM
does anyone know if i can run this system with a tunnel mounted TQ arm?? i have a MWC setup

Macs98Z
05-01-2012, 10:20 PM
does anyone know if i can run this system with a tunnel mounted TQ arm?? i have a MWC setup

I don't think you can, but don't quote me on it. When I was searching around on it, I think I remember seeing it wasn't able to be used with tunnel mounted TAs or something like that. Don't take my word for it, google it and see what you get.

Blackbird-WS6
05-01-2012, 10:22 PM
I don't think you can, but don't quote me on it. When I was searching around on it, I think I remember seeing it wasn't able to be used with tunnel mounted TAs or something like that. Don't take my word for it, google it and see what you get.

i tryed google and didnt find anything unless i missed it

PheonixLS1
05-02-2012, 06:59 AM
Where can I buy this system? I cannot find it on the net ANYWHERE!!

Blackbird-WS6
05-02-2012, 07:15 AM
Where can I buy this system? I cannot find it on the net ANYWHERE!!

Ws6 store has it and couple other places

00transamws6
05-02-2012, 09:23 AM
Macs-that's the setup I went with. 3-4" merge 4" cutout 3" back. Big difference.

Macs98Z
05-03-2012, 05:35 PM
Macs-that's the setup I went with. 3-4" merge 4" cutout 3" back. Big difference.

That's good to know! What was the big difference from? Stock? Or did you have another system that was choked up?

00transamws6
05-03-2012, 11:05 PM
I went from SLP old style headers, their Y-pipe, and cats, to a 3" cutout to 3" back to a Spintech muffler.
So I went with a Flowmaster 3"-4" merge, 4" cutout and got rid of the cats. Everything else is the same.

Macs98Z
05-05-2012, 10:59 PM
I went from SLP old style headers, their Y-pipe, and cats, to a 3" cutout to 3" back to a Spintech muffler.
So I went with a Flowmaster 3"-4" merge, 4" cutout and got rid of the cats. Everything else is the same.

Interesting. What was the difference in sound between the two cutouts? Does the 4 inch merge and cutout make it sound less like a y-pipe setup, if you know what I mean? The only thing I don't like about the y-pipes is that they don't sound as nice as the duals. I'm wondering if the 4 inch merge/cutout helps that some.

gpr
05-07-2012, 10:19 AM
I got this system and just installed not to long ago. Its a great system and so far i love it. Yes it will fit with headers. What I did is i bought some 3" to 2.5" reducers. put the system on loosely to see where i needed for the headers. Then i cut the bassani and welded the reducers on. The kit fits on nice and tucks up very well. It sounds great with no drone and no raspy sound. I think it sounds like a muscle car should, plus it should flow as much or more than a 4" pipe system will if i remember correctly based on the cross section.

Only thing is it is louder than i thought it would be. Other thing i'm not sure I like how they route the pipes for the tips. Not a huge fan of that but it works and looks good once you get it on.

I was curious about the tunnel mount TA also as i will be installing a 4l80e and will be needing something like that. The pipes do tuck up next to the drive shaft pretty well so i wouldn't see a big problem in getting it to fit. Might need a few modifications to work properly.

Blackbird-WS6
05-07-2012, 10:38 AM
I got this system and just installed not to long ago. Its a great system and so far i love it. Yes it will fit with headers. What I did is i bought some 3" to 2.5" reducers. put the system on loosely to see where i needed for the headers. Then i cut the bassani and welded the reducers on. The kit fits on nice and tucks up very well. It sounds great with no drone and no raspy sound. I think it sounds like a muscle car should, plus it should flow as much or more than a 4" pipe system will if i remember correctly based on the cross section.

Only thing is it is louder than i thought it would be. Other thing i'm not sure I like how they route the pipes for the tips. Not a huge fan of that but it works and looks good once you get it on.

I was curious about the tunnel mount TA also as i will be installing a 4l80e and will be needing something like that. The pipes do tuck up next to the drive shaft pretty well so i wouldn't see a big problem in getting it to fit. Might need a few modifications to work properly.

thanks for the info and keep us undated on how things go

does the driveside pipe that comes off the header hang lower then the rest of the system??? iv seen some pics and it looked to be

is your car lowered? if so how room you have between the exhaust and ground?

kyoytey1693
05-07-2012, 12:39 PM
I got this system and just installed not to long ago. Its a great system and so far i love it. Yes it will fit with headers. What I did is i bought some 3" to 2.5" reducers. put the system on loosely to see where i needed for the headers. Then i cut the bassani and welded the reducers on. The kit fits on nice and tucks up very well. It sounds great with no drone and no raspy sound. I think it sounds like a muscle car should, plus it should flow as much or more than a 4" pipe system will if i remember correctly based on the cross section.

Only thing is it is louder than i thought it would be. Other thing i'm not sure I like how they route the pipes for the tips. Not a huge fan of that but it works and looks good once you get it on.

I was curious about the tunnel mount TA also as i will be installing a 4l80e and will be needing something like that. The pipes do tuck up next to the drive shaft pretty well so i wouldn't see a big problem in getting it to fit. Might need a few modifications to work properly.

Do you have any pics of it installed? I'd like to see it.

gpr
05-07-2012, 03:39 PM
i don't have any pics. i could try and take some with my phone but that's about as good as i can do right now. I think the pipes off both headers tucked up nicely. the driver side one is now welded in place, and is tucked nicely. I think if i would have played with it more it would tuck up even more.

My car isn't lowered but has plenty of clearance. The nice thing about the system is there are almost infinately adjustable. So it took me a while to get it all on and in the right places. Once i did thought it all fit really nice and snug.

I don't have many miles on it as once i got this done i think i drove the car twice more and took out the rear end and has been sitting until i get time fix.

I'd recommend the system. I looked around at a lot of different places and finally once i bought it got it for under $900 shipped to my door. For a true dual system that goes from headers to tail pipes you couldn't get a regular system and Y pipe for that price.

I'll try to get pics of it and measure the ground clearance.

Blackbird-WS6
05-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Where did you find it for that price??

Macs98Z
05-07-2012, 04:00 PM
Where did you find it for that price??

x2, and did you get the stainless version?

gpr
05-09-2012, 12:07 PM
I believe bassani only comes in stainless steel, on all their systems.

What i did was look up the part number from bassani for the true duals and then searched amazon. Make sure you find the right one but you can get it for $871 shipped. In my book that is the best deal out there for a true dual 2.5" stainless exhaust, x pipe and goes from headers to tail pipes.

btw, i guess i should let you guys know too i'm not running cats. i go from the headers directly to this system, which has no cats in it. So it is kind of loud, really depends on the person. But there is no drone or rasp even with out cats and i hate drone and raspy exhausts.

Blackbird-WS6
05-10-2012, 10:50 AM
I believe bassani only comes in stainless steel, on all their systems.

What i did was look up the part number from bassani for the true duals and then searched amazon. Make sure you find the right one but you can get it for $871 shipped. In my book that is the best deal out there for a true dual 2.5" stainless exhaust, x pipe and goes from headers to tail pipes.

btw, i guess i should let you guys know too i'm not running cats. i go from the headers directly to this system, which has no cats in it. So it is kind of loud, really depends on the person. But there is no drone or rasp even with out cats and i hate drone and raspy exhausts.

do you by any chance remember the part number??

Macs98Z
05-10-2012, 01:06 PM
do you by any chance remember the part number??

PM'd you.

Blackbird-WS6
05-10-2012, 01:10 PM
PM'd you.

PMed back

BlackBADaSS02
05-11-2012, 08:52 PM
I used to run this system with headers. I have pics on my Fquick page.
http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewgallery.php?albumid=2&carid=291&page=1
I used v-band clamps to attach the headers to the cat-back. I also needed reducers to get from 3" to 2.5" (I think that was the size) It is possible to get this system to work with headers. Any competent exhaust shop should be able to do it.

I no longer run this setup, but this is the best sounding exhaust system IMO. (It is a little quiet at idle) And I've had TSP TD's, SLP LM, & Magnaflow. I've had people flag me down and ask what kind of exhaust I was running.

Blackbird-WS6
05-11-2012, 09:00 PM
I used to run this system with headers. I have pics on my Fquick page.
http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewgallery.php?albumid=2&carid=291&page=1
I used v-band clamps to attach the headers to the cat-back. I also needed reducers to get from 3" to 2.5" (I think that was the size) It is possible to get this system to work with headers. Any competent exhaust shop should be able to do it.

I no longer run this setup, but this is the best sounding exhaust system IMO. (It is a little quiet at idle) And I've had TSP TD's, SLP LM, & Magnaflow. I've had people flag me down and ask what kind of exhaust I was running.

was your car lowered at all in this pic??

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/291164864.jpg?1214684315

BlackBADaSS02
05-11-2012, 09:18 PM
was your car lowered at all in this pic??

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/291164864.jpg?1214684315

No, that was before I lowered the car. That was part of the reason I got rid of it. I didn't have an exhaust shop do this install, but I think an exhaust shop might be able to get a little more clearance. That was the lowest section on the car (driver side, before the X)

Blackbird-WS6
05-11-2012, 09:23 PM
No, that was before I lowered the car. That was part of the reason I got rid of it. I didn't have an exhaust shop do this install, but I think an exhaust shop might be able to get a little more clearance. That was the lowest section on the car (driver side, before the X)

What are you running now if you don't mind me asking??

BlackBADaSS02
05-11-2012, 09:34 PM
What are you running now if you don't mind me asking??

Kooks LT's, Kooks Catted Y, Magnaflow Cat-back. It sounds choked up. I have to add a cutout.

bene
05-14-2012, 05:14 PM
I'd like to add a little more pic reference to this thread...

This is my car lowered with DMS springs... as you can see I have 3-4" clearance.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/25236_1149969048342_1801106591_303710_5081539_n.jp g

This pic is a little out dated as my wheels are now PC'd but still the same exhaust.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/25236_1149969208346_1801106591_303714_667041_n.jpg

Macs98Z
05-14-2012, 05:21 PM
^Thanks for posting, bene. I've always been a fan of your car. What kind of tips are those? They look really good. I'm not a big fan of the ones Bassani has in their kit.

bene
05-14-2012, 05:30 PM
^Thanks for posting, bene. I've always been a fan of your car. What kind of tips are those? They look really good. I'm not a big fan of the ones Bassani has in their kit.

Thanks for the kind words. I didn't like the bassani tips either. The tips that I have now are corsa clones.

Ever since I have bassani exhaust put on ages ago, I've had people follow me just to listening to the car.

Macs98Z
05-14-2012, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the kind words. I didn't like the bassani tips either. The tips that I have now are corsa clones.

Ever since I have bassani exhaust put on ages ago, I've had people follow me just to listening to the car.

Haha, that's hilarious. Thanks for the info on the tips.

jbro90
07-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Don't meant to hack the thread but I was looking in to geting tsp LT headers and the bassani exhaust system also for my 01 z28 and had a few questions will this bassani exhaust work with the tsp headers asking as I put on some 3" to 2.5" piping in between also ill be running no cats and do I have to do anything with the panhard bats at all in the back some say yes some same no and other don't know lol could you please pm me or write back man really really like and want this setup bad for my babe (car)

redbird555
07-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Nope I have them on my car and they got fine no need to mod anything its a bolt on and go system if u have headers there's a little welding up front but it's pretty wasy

jbro90
07-11-2012, 07:19 PM
So I don't have to buy the panhard relocation kit in order to use this bassani kit

jbro90
07-11-2012, 07:24 PM
Hey man can you take a pic of the rear so I could see the clearence you have with this system and a pos of the system welded up to the lt headers if you don't mind also what lt headers are you running

jbro90
07-20-2012, 01:38 PM
Any reply

bene
07-21-2012, 05:19 PM
Hey man can you take a pic of the rear so I could see the clearence you have with this system and a pos of the system welded up to the lt headers if you don't mind also what lt headers are you running

I posted plenty of pictures of under the car in the true duals sticky.