Exhaust bust on my diesel Blazer

Been meaning to get my dual exhaust on my '85 6.2L diesel Blazer fixed (replaced) for a couple of months now, but just have been so damn busy. Well today it broke to 2 places. Man, is it so much louder. So my question is,
will I be okay driving it for 2-5 days without harming anything until I can get it into the shop to be replaced? While I am at it, any recommendation on what type of pipes and mufflers? Am not looking to go real expensive, but wouldn't mind a little bit better "go" in the pedal if that can be achieved with the exhaust on a 6.2L diesel. Anyhow, thanks for any input you can provide.
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Hmmm...nobody seems to know around here ehh? I think I figured it out anyhow. Oh well. Whatever happened to the regulars here anyways? Used to get some great feedback from them. Snowman and such.

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Hello Mark,
If it's much louder, then, you are probably experiencing more power (less exhaust restriction in a diesel engine, which is throttle-less, is always better). The only thing you might harm is your (or others') hearing, and maybe your wallet if you get a ticket.
Larger diameter pipes (starting at the cylinder heads if you want to ante up for the cost) and flow-through/turbo mufflers will help. Shop around. I picked up twin turbo mufflers at AutoZone for our '86 6.2NA suburban.
Good luck.
Franko

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