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Stock Cat & Muffler Delete Pipes (Long Read... Sorry)
I recently ordered a stock cat and muffler delete pipe from Pure Diesel Power for my 2004. I went after the cat first yanking it out and replacing it with the delete pipe with no real problems. When I was done, I fired it up and took it around the block to see how much of a difference it made. Turbo wine was a lot louder during acceleration but I didn't really notice much at idle with that 55 gallon drum Ford likes to put under these damn trucks.
I figured the real sound difference was going to come from the muffler delete (obviously) so I climbed back under the truck prepared to get crazy on the muffler. I don't know why, but until this point I was thinking the muffler unbolted on both ends and I could bolt the pipe in place. I poked around under the truck before I bought the delete pipes and somehow saw some imaginary exhaust clamp post muffler. Either way, I figured no big deal; time to bust out the sawzall and have a party.
I plug in the saw, hit the trigger, and POOF! the motor burns up. At this point I'm already pumped to make this muffler disappear so I run the truck up the street to the local muffler shop. I tell the tech what's going on and he puts the truck up on the lift to see what he can do. Well, good thing I brought the truck in because apparently the delete pipe is at least 3 inches short.
At this point I call PDP and verify they sent me the right pipe. I measure it and sure enough, it's the one for my truck. Now I have to hunt down about 6 inches of 3.5 inch pipe so it can be added to the delete. Has anyone else had an issue with their factory muffler delete pipe not fitting?
Sorry for such a long post, I probably could have summed that one up in a few sentences. If you've made it this far, I probably owe you a beer. Thanks for listening, hopefully someone can chime in.