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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, New rear bumpber in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I am putting the new 2012 bumber on my escalde, thinking about going with the magna flow two out and ...
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    New rear bumpber

    I am putting the new 2012 bumber on my escalde, thinking about going with the magna flow two out and two in. Going to get the 2nd pipe wrap around the spare tire to come out the rear bumber, it looks as if the rear bumper has holders so i do not need tips right? What do you guys think?

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    Well, the issue of keeping your spare has been BEAT TO DEATH, so I won't discuss that (you can search "dual" or "premium") but as far as the muffler goes, that would be a good choice. the big magnaflow will still give it a little rumble without being too loud, and will be perfect for that bumper. When I did my premium bumper, I kept the stock exhaust and just did a Y pipe after the rear end. Now I have a magnaflow (because I got a great deal on it) but it's just the 1 in 1 out and went in place of my stock muffler

    my conversion - http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...r-upgrade.html

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    Ok thanks. I got a really good deal on the two in and out. And really can't wait till its done. I am also going withthe k&n air intake. Anothing thing is, i don't need the tips due to the new bumpber comes with them right, just need the pipe to reach?

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    Quote Originally Posted by Escalde coop View Post
    i don't need the tips due to the new bumper comes with them right, just need the pipe to reach?
    correct. the pipe just sits in the middle of the outlets on the bumper

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    thanks alot

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    When I did my conversion I had the pipes enter the exhaust tips about 1-1/2". I used a fabricated Y 3-1/2" inlet to (2) 2-1/2" outlets then ran to the tips. It actually has a nice rumble with the stock muffler minus the resonator for some reason. The muffler has about 70K miles on it. When you buy your parts make sure to order the U-nuts and bolts that attach the exhaust tips to the bumper cover. I also mounted the hitch cover bracket to the bumper cover with large aluminum pop rivets. Somehow I ordered screws that were too small in diameter. I believe the factory uses rivets too. That's about it.

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    Am going magnaflow . But was wonder if the factor sound with the pipes spit would sound. And thinks a lot bolt would have over looked that. And the hitch cover is a big thing. I lost a few of them when I had my
    Last truck. Was looking for a neat way to hook it up thanks

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    Just had a 3.5"in and 3.5"out Magnaflow installed and I definitely like the aggressive sound that is added to the exhaust.

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadsrfun View Post
    When I did my conversion I had the pipes enter the exhaust tips about 1-1/2". I used a fabricated Y 3-1/2" inlet to (2) 2-1/2" outlets then ran to the tips. It actually has a nice rumble with the stock muffler minus the resonator for some reason. The muffler has about 70K miles on it. When you buy your parts make sure to order the U-nuts and bolts that attach the exhaust tips to the bumper cover. I also mounted the hitch cover bracket to the bumper cover with large aluminum pop rivets. Somehow I ordered screws that were too small in diameter. I believe the factory uses rivets too. That's about it.
    One final thing. It has been mentioned before on the bumper conversion but it is important enough to repeat. The stock bumper cover has two brackets that are bolted to the bottom of the bumper cover and is welded to the rear bumper frame (on each side of the hitch cover). Unfortunately, they line up exactly where the exhaust tips go with the new bumper cover. So these need to be cut off the rear bumper frame. The dual exhaust tip bumper cover also needs to be braced like the old one, so new brackets need to be made (I recall the old ones ground off were too short for me to reuse). So I made two brackets out of aluminum flat stock and bent them to fit and drilled a hole in each end, one to bolt to the bottom of the new bumper cover and the other to bolt to the rear bumper frame. This was fine until I tried to drill and tap the rear bumper frame and found out it was hardened and tempered tube steel (You are probably sensing I don't have a welder!). Well I ruined two drill bits but made happen and tapped the holes for the upper bolts of the brackets. I would not recomment this. The metal bumper frame is only about 1/8" to 3/16" thick so you don't get many threads of engagement when you are done. The best way would be to fabricate the brackets out of flat steel and bolt to the bottom of the bumper cover and have the exhaust shop tack these two brackets to the bumper frame at the time you are getting your exhaust modified. I wish I would have done that.

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    thanks for the tips re: brackets, I have my new bumper being painted white diamond today & plan on doing the install over the weekend, does the bumper flop around quite a bit w/o the brackets installed? once I have it installed next stop will be the exhaust shop... I going to leave the stock mufler for now, the bumper upgrade was enough $$

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    Quote Originally Posted by Ran-Dom32 View Post
    thanks for the tips re: brackets, I have my new bumper being painted white diamond today & plan on doing the install over the weekend, does the bumper flop around quite a bit w/o the brackets installed? once I have it installed next stop will be the exhaust shop... I going to leave the stock mufler for now, the bumper upgrade was enough $$
    Ya the bottom of the bumper is quite flimsy. It should make it to the exhaust shop though. It will be interesting how yours sounds with the stock muffler minus the resonator. Mine sounds good. Good luck.

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    got the new bumper installed this morning, total investment so far $950 Bumper kit, $500 paint $40 Platinum Emblem... how much $$ can should I expect to pay to have the exhaust re routed?
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    Looks great!

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    looks good.


    I think my exhaust cost $150 or so to reroute...

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    Re: New rear bumpber

    thanks, one other thing thats needs to be mentioned, we cut the tip off the stock exhaust to clear the new bumper, don't drive it like this....this generates alot of heat, almost ruined my new bumper , melted off a tab on the bottom corner of the bumper, we then cut the resonator right at the hanger so it would not blow hot exhaust near the plastic, I have an appointment to have my exhaust re routed tomorrow,

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