I bought my tractor a couple months ago and haven't had a lot of time to have some fun with it yet, but I didn't like the way the exhaust was blowing back towards me and also leaving soot stains on my new tractor's pretty green paint. I've been following the forum but nothing really thrilled me so I decided to visit a good mechanic friend who makes custom exhaust. In 20 minutes at his shop with the tractor I had what I wanted. It goes in front of the axles and faces down and doesn't rub against the tire. I finished it off with a standard 1 1/2" muffler clamp. Before I did the final install I painted it with high temp paint from a local hardware store. So far I've used it and I've been happy with the results, but time will tell. The best part is all I owe a friend is lunch! It pays to know good people with the right equipment! See the pics below!