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Old 12-22-2011, 10:17 PM
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5" MBRP Install

Installed the exhust last weekend. The hardest part was trying to get it adjusted where the hangers are holding the weight. I cant seem to get the front part of the system on the hangers. The bend up over the cross member is a little shallow or I have something misaligned. It doesn't go low enough to engage the hangers.

Anyone else have this problem?

Im worried about too much weight where the pipe meets the turbo.

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:20 AM
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There's one piece of pipe you have to cut depending on your cab and bed length. Did you do that?
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Yes I did. I have the short bed. Cut the last piece before it goes over the rear axle. Its the front two hangers that aren't holding any weight. I had to shove the adjustable down pipe together. Make it short enough to get over the cross member. That put the weight on the turbo, otherwise it would be resting on the cross member.

Im not feeling it. You know, that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you know its right because you did the work yourself?? I ain't got it, gonna take it all apart and start over.

Thanks for the reply, ill keep you posted.
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OK, got time to redo... I decided to tweek the hangers down and allow them to hold the weight.

front hanger, this pic shows the weight on the hanger



front hanger again, this one shows the angle it must be to put weight the hanger



Next one back, again angled down



The the one which, not so long ago, supported a muffler. This one remained at normal angle



All this got me lined up and no weight on the turbo. This pic shows down pipe with the clamp removed from turbo. Lined up just right.



This system is a tight fit... Here is the bracket I had to clear, causing all the headache. Not much room to spare



I feel much better now.
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how hard was the down pipe. how long did this take my 5" Diamond eye striaght pipe is here im not sure if i should tackle that job today or not
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how hard was the down pipe. how long did this take my 5" Diamond eye striaght pipe is here im not sure if i should tackle that job today or not
I just installed a downpipe back diamond eye performance 5" straight pipe with no issues!

Just be prepared to make a cut or two on the piping near the middle two sections of the exhaust if you have a crew can short bed. These kits are made for crew cab long bed trucks so anything shorter will require a bit of trimming.


Definitely a do it your self job! Maybe with one other buddy if you want to make it a bit easier.



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Old 01-06-2012, 07:53 AM
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how hard was the down pipe. how long did this take my 5" Diamond eye striaght pipe is here im not sure if i should tackle that job today or not
ZE job. I hosed it all down with PB Blaster penetrating oil first. it came right off. there's a little hook that holds the downpipe to the turbo. I used a small screwdriver to free it up. You will need a sawsall to get the old one out, unless u have alot of hacksaw blades and love abuse.

Sawsall, prybar to release hangers and PB blaster.... hour and a half tops.

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