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Exhaust Tips

Recently bought a 2013 Impala LTZ. I was looking online for exhaust tips and stumbled onto this forum. So I figured I would ask what exhaust tips is everyone using.
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I got ss tips from Wallyworld for ~$10/tip. Still look good after 5 years.
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Me too - Walmart actually has a few different types that work well on the Impala. They have smaller one and larger ones. Both are very inexpensive and stainless steel. I can provide links to them if needed...
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I grossly overspent for the GM # 12499352 exhaust finishers, but I like them.





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As long as you are happy, then it's not overspending! :-)
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These are stainless Gibson tips.....also not inexpensive.......but top quality....... bolt on......Something else I like about them is that when you're looking at them dead on from the rear, you don't see the exhaust pipe within the tip. The tip itself goes from a larger diameter to a smaller diameter so you don't see the pipe within the pipe. Wish I had a dead on picture, but if you look at the GM tips, you know what I'm talking about. It was a tossup between these and the GM tips, that was the "tipping" point for me. LOL..... although I liked the rolled nature of the GM, these are not rolled.

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These are stainless Gibson tips.....also not inexpensive.......but top quality....... bolt on......Something else I like about them is that when you're looking at them dead on from the rear, you don't see the exhaust pipe within the tip. The tip itself goes from a larger diameter to a smaller diameter so you don't see the pipe within the pipe. Wish I had a dead on picture, but if you look at the GM tips, you know what I'm talking about. It was a tossup between these and the GM tips, that was the "tipping" point for me. LOL..... although I liked the rolled nature of the GM, these are not rolled.
The "step" inside the GM exhaust finishers is visible only when they're first installed (above photo). Everything inside there is covered with black carbon deposits after a month or so of driving, so you can't see it. I'll try to remember to take a photo when I get home to show what it looks like now.

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Hey thanks everyone. Has anyone used tips with 4" outlet? Do they look good being that big? What about clearance between the bumper and tip?
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The "step" inside the GM exhaust finishers is visible only when they're first installed (above photo). Everything inside there is covered with black carbon deposits after a month or so of driving, so you can't see it. I'll try to remember to take a photo when I get home to show what it looks like now.

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I do know what you're talking about. Had several cars that had stainless GM tips from the factory with the same design, including our current 2017 Buick. You are correct, it's less noticeable over time, but I'm one of those weirdos who actually cleans pretty thoroughly my exhaust tips and the inside carbon, so I guess mine remain more obvious. I know that if I left it it would look better.lol

Like I said, I like the rolled tip nature of the GM better.

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Me too - Walmart actually has a few different types that work well on the Impala. They have smaller one and larger ones. Both are very inexpensive and stainless steel. I can provide links to them if needed...
Hi Trosky - please post link(s) or specifics. Thanks!
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These are the two I've personally used:

3.25" (PM-552-WK1) - about $10:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pilot-Aut...3-1-2/35680175

2.75" (PM-581) - about $15:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pilot-Aut...utlet/40614382

And here are some comparison pics of the two different sizes as well as pictures of my car with each size:

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When I had the 2.75" versions installed:



And finally, I currently have the 3.25" versions on my car:


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Thanks everyone for all the help. I bit the bullet and ordered some tips from Flowmaster.
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I'm curious as to which tips you ordered. Please post some pics when you get them installed!
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I've noticed in the install instructions for some tips (GM tips?) that you must first cut off a few inches from the exhaust pipe. Has anyone does this? I'm looking for tips that do not require any cutting. Thank you.
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I've noticed in the install instructions for some tips (GM tips?) that you must first cut off a few inches from the exhaust pipe. Has anyone does this? I'm looking for tips that do not require any cutting. Thank you.
CORRECTION: I meant tail pipe, not exhaust pipe.
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