Well I had a little tinker time Saturday - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Please Visit our Site Sponsors
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2009, 08:35 AM
Super Moderator


Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,991
Thanks: 4
Thanked 43 Times in 18 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Well I had a little tinker time Saturday

so i decided to drop the muffler out of my 4" turbo back Magnaflow and see what a difference it made to my 03 turbo whistle. I also wanted to go back to work on my CFM+ largemouth install since the new pipe wouldn't coexist peacfully with my Airaid cold air box.

I really didn't like running the air filter in the engine compartment with no air box. I pulled the intercooler pipe and trimmed about 3/8-1/2" off of the end that goes to the elbow so I could get a little bit more rotation on the pipe but that really didn't do the trick. Still not enough room between the battery tray support for the bottom of the air box and the intercooler pipe to put the air box back in. So I took the battery tray out and surgically removed the air box support flush with the tray. This gave me about an extra 1/2" or so and now the air box dropped right in. With the front horn of the air box supported by the openning in the radiator support and the rear bolted to the stock turbo intake hose it is pretty stable and it feels pretty good to be getting full benefit of my zoodad again.

For the exhaust I had a 3' length of 4" 409 stainless pipe which I cut to muffler length and stuffed one end into the "Y" for my duals (slip fit) and the other end had to be a butt fit which I secured with a butt fit stainless 4" band clamp. The Maggie is a small straight through so I wasn't really expecting a huge increase in the whistle or the exhaust. The exhaust is a little louder, especially when romping on the loud pedal. But the Whistle! Holy smokes, when the truck is cold and kicks to high idle it almost hurts your ears to be 20 feet behind it. I think I'm going to leave it straight piped lol.

Last edited by PGreenSVT; 01-21-2009 at 08:40 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 01-21-2009, 08:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,464
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Cory S
that is awesome man gotta love that whistle sounds like you did some tinkering for sure!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What state or province do you live in?
Security Question
*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "Powerstroke"
Security Question #2
*Required, this field is not shown to others. "While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State the animal mentioned in the sentence above."
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.