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Old 08-27-2009, 05:01 PM
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Stock downpipe removal in one piece!

Well we finally got time to try it, and as I suspected, it can be down. I tried it on an automatic truck and one of our customers did it on a 6 speed truck. It takes some extra work, but is possible. The short of it is, the transmission crossmember has to be removed. After the cross member is out, raise the transmission above it's natural position and using a ratchet strap pull the transmission to the drivers side. On the manual truck that was basically it, rotate the pipe approx 90 degress as the pipe walks down and out. On the automatic truck it did take a little more work. We removed the tranny dipstick tube and wire harness braket off the starter(these are both very easy to get to). We also removed the tranny pan because this truck had a Mag pan. I think it can be done with the stock tranny pan it place, that will be my next project if I find a truck to try it on. This is good news for those worried about going back to stock, it's some extra work but can be done.

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Old 08-27-2009, 05:41 PM
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Great info!
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:35 PM
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Thats some good news right there
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I don't have a 6.4 but just out of curiousity were these done on a hoist or done in the driveway?
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:35 AM
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The lift will help, but if you have a lifted truck or put it up on jackstands you should have all the room you need. It's just easier not working on your back. I'll always done 4wd trucks 2wd up here is pretty rare. Fell free to call if you have questions. Sean
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I must say this is an impressive feat! Congrats on a job well done!
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Sweet! I was going to live w/ the oem because I didnt want to diss myself by totaling it and not have the option of goig back to stock. Good catch Sean. In light of this discovery would you be considering making a 1 piece version of your downpipe?
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:21 AM
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I don't understand the need to go back to stock. Why would an aftermarket downpipe void your warranty? Doesn't this pipe connect to stock DPF/DOC?
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I don't understand the need to go back to stock. Why would an aftermarket downpipe void your warranty? Doesn't this pipe connect to stock DPF/DOC?
Manufactures are weird. The dumbest things can void you out!
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:06 AM
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Manufactures are weird. The dumbest things can void you out!
Exactly. Slightest excuse.
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