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Old 08-10-2011, 01:04 PM
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straight pipe or not? personal experience and problems?

I have a 4 inch turboback right now but its got a muffler still. Should I be worried about goin to a full straight pipe? What differences should I expect in power and mpg if any?
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:39 PM
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it will sound better and louder. Your mpg will only change for the worse because you wont be able to keep your right foot out of it
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:44 PM
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Ha ha what about backpressure? Some say you can create enough backpressure in the turbo itself. This true?
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only difference will be the sound when you get on it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:01 PM
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what he said. You will not see a mpg increase only a slight increase in sound. The reason for that is because the turbo does most of the muffling unlike a normal aspirated engine say a gas V8.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:15 PM
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More turbo at lower RPMs. Once it gets to 2200 RPMs it's all V8 diesel engine. Sounds amazing compared to with the muffler

I didn't like it at first but it's seriously grown on me.
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I have a 4" turbo back straight pipe no kitty and I would not trade it for the world sounds Awsome no loss in power or anything I would do it for sure


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Old 08-10-2011, 07:58 PM
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Sweet I think i'm going to, I want to so bad. Only problem is I got 100,000 km still on warranty. I'm just hoping that the guys at Ford don't try to **** me warranty wise if any turbo problems come up in the future. Right now all I have is a mufler and 6 lift and 37s and they havent complained so I think i'm good. ps, I know this thread isn't for this, but have you noticed any positive things come from the zoodad mod? I live in Alberta with 7 months of snow almost so i'm hesitant
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id really like to get rid of my muffler, but just not sure if its worth it.....I like how my truck sounds right now, but wouldnt mind trying a straight pipe...
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id cut it out if you dont like it weld it back on my boys like it especially when i mat the peddle and you get that crackling roar @ 3000+rpm and you pin them in the seats another thing i picked mine up for $276 on ebay its a mbrp free shipping but i just looked and there on there cheaper now if your wanting a new 4"

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