OEM Trail Boss Exhaust Tips.....

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Can anyone please tell me or educate me as to why didn't GM put the Trail Boss or AT4 rectangular exhaust tips on our ZR2 Silverado's ??? I think our trucks would have looked a lot more elegant. We are paying over 70k for a truck and I think that's the least they should have done. Yes, I know the rear bumper would have to be different with the cutouts for the tips but so what. What do Y'all think ?
 
Probably my least favorite design aesthetic about these trucks. A new rear bumper could have been deigned to incorporate a more integrated exhaust like the Raptor.

Some design challenges do exist because of the bumper steps and radar modules, but it was definitely possible.

I’d almost bet it was one of the cost cutting decisions on the project. Along with passive entry being omitted on the rear doors.

You can always buy a trailboss bumper and swap your goodies over. At that point, any regular Silverado catback system would fit.
 
Probably my least favorite design aesthetic about these trucks. A new rear bumper could have been deigned to incorporate a more integrated exhaust like the Raptor.

Some design challenges do exist because of the bumper steps and radar modules, but it was definitely possible.

I’d almost bet it was one of the cost cutting decisions on the project. Along with passive entry being omitted on the rear doors.

You can always buy a trailboss bumper and swap your goodies over. At that point, any regular Silverado catback system would fit.
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Can anyone please tell me or educate me as to why didn't GM put the Trail Boss or AT4 rectangular exhaust tips on our ZR2 Silverado's ??? I think our trucks would have looked a lot more elegant. We are paying over 70k for a truck and I think that's the least they should have done. Yes, I know the rear bumper would have to be different with the cutouts for the tips but so what. What do Y'all think ?
honestly, i prefer the tucked up and away "clean look"...i've done it on older silverados before they started integrated into the bumpers. the USB-C exhaust ports on the at4 look fine (although you can't stop seeing USB-C ports once you see it LOL). I believe the zr2 approach increases departure angle but like wutang said a bumper design targeted for this truck could have achieved the same departure angle i suspect.
 
honestly, i prefer the tucked up and away "clean look"...i've done it on older silverados before they started integrated into the bumpers. the USB-C exhaust ports on the at4 look fine (although you can't stop seeing USB-C ports once you see it LOL). I believe the zr2 approach increases departure angle but like wutang said a bumper design targeted for this truck could have achieved the same departure angle i suspect.
I don't think they are USB-C...they are HDMI :ROFLMAO:
 
honestly, i prefer the tucked up and away "clean look"...i've done it on older silverados before they started integrated into the bumpers. the USB-C exhaust ports on the at4 look fine (although you can't stop seeing USB-C ports once you see it LOL). I believe the zr2 approach increases departure angle but like wutang said a bumper design targeted for this truck could have achieved the same departure angle i suspect.
I thought it was HDMI ports.......LOL........I didn't care for the electrical cord look.

I think the round style exhaust ports on Ram bumpers look OK. Otherwise I would go with dual sides behind the rear tires.

I added small chrome tips from Amazon and gave them about an inch of reveal. Had to do a little fab work on ends of tips to get them to clamp better. Looks ok and holding up with some minor heat discoloration.
 

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Went with half tucked up stainless tips on Borla exhaust.. Hated that the factory drivers-side tailpipe is lower than the passenger side by about a half inch, even on the AT4Xs. Must be my OCD....
 

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Yep, that was part of why I added my shorty tips. Barely got them even due to the bend. It was either that or the stock end was getting a haircut.
 
I didn’t like the look either. I tried multiple tips to try to get it the way I wanted it and ended up doing a resonator delete and having the tailpipes done exactly how I wanted them. And I like the sound much better!!😎
 

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I didn’t like the look either. I tried multiple tips to try to get it the way I wanted it and ended up doing a resonator delete and having the tailpipes done exactly how I wanted them. And I like the sound much better!!😎
Very nice setup.
 
I didn’t like the look either. I tried multiple tips to try to get it the way I wanted it and ended up doing a resonator delete and having the tailpipes done exactly how I wanted them. And I like the sound much better!!😎
That's what I'm taking about! Dual side exits are underrated!
 

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