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BD intercooler Pipe review

Im normally not one to get on the forums and do this but for this I fear that I have to! The BD intercooler pipe is a piece of crap! Ive been running it on my truck for a couple of months and had nothing but bad luck. The pipe has a HUGE design flaw and that is that they made it a two piece design and the boot that holds the two pieces together always blows off and it just so happens to be that its very hard to get to...with much swearing and a swivel socket it can be done but a couple times I just re-pulled the whole rad support (the boot has blown 5 times) Ive waited so long to ***** about this because I wanted to rule out the possibility of me just being an idiot and not being able to hook two pipes together. The dang thing has actually stranded me before (thank god I was prepared with tools from the previous stranding experience) while pulling a heavy trailer. I even went as far as to weld a bigger lip on the pipes and weld a support brace so the pipe couldnt flex and it still blew off...
this is on stock turbos. I apologize Im sure this seems very scattered but it just blew off again and Im pissed..I actually just ordered a new dirty diesel pipe so I wont have to deal with this anymore. And yes the pipe did provide a noticeable power increase and egt drop but thats all I can say for it

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What torque spec are you tightening the clamps to? 9 times out of 10 they aren't tightened enough when done by hand without a torque wrench.

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I have tightened the clamps to the point of being completely maxed and both ends touching. I really like how this pipe looks under the hood and if there was a way to fix it I would still replace it because the piece of mind just isnt there anymore..im tired of worrying about it. you wouldnt happen to know the factory torque spec for the clamps would you?

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i am glad i ordered mine from rudy's. Thanks for the info

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I never hear of anyone running this pipe. Most run the Dirty Diesel pipe, Rudy's/Powerstroker67 pipe, or the Elite pipe. I always suggest people run products that are proven. It sounds to me like this one definitely is not a proven product.

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I have tightened the clamps to the point of being completely maxed and both ends touching. I really like how this pipe looks under the hood and if there was a way to fix it I would still replace it because the piece of mind just isnt there anymore..im tired of worrying about it. you wouldnt happen to know the factory torque spec for the clamps would you?
My service manual says 106 in-lbs with the OEM clamps. If the clamps are touching then they aren't the right size. Did the pipe come with new clamps?

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yes I was concerned that they were the wrong size as well.. new clamps were included and if I remember correctly they are all the same size either way. 106 in lbs is only about 9 ft lbs if Im not mistaken ( in. lbs. divided by 12) and I had the heavier duty BD clamps WAY tighter then that. yeah im switching over to the dirty diesel pipe

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