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Performance parts arrived! Questions on install

Decided to treat myself to an early birthday present.

Put in my order last week with PTP (awesome prices and service)for a Mini-Maxx, CAI and 5" Turbo Back Exhaust, and I got it all yesterday. Just have a couple of questions.

1) I Installed the Mini-Maxx last night and I'm currently running it with the DPF on with the Hot tune, would it hurt to slap on the CAI or should I wait till I get the exhaust installed and switch to the DPF removed tunes?

2) What's a reasonably price to pay to get a 5" turbo-back exhaust installed, and anyone know of a reputable shop in S.FL?


I would normally install the exhaust myself but I don't have enough space and access to my old tools in my new townhouse.

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1. Go ahead and throw it on. It won't hurt anything.

2. Depends on the shop. $50-100 an hour and should take 3 hours (safe low estimate). I'd expect between $200-500 to do the exhaust work. If it was just the downpipe back, it'd be much cheaper of course.

Honestly, you need a ratchet, a few deep sockets, a couple of extensions, a few wrenches, and some penetrating oil and you can get most of it done yourself. The downpipe will almost definitely require a hacksaw or reciprocating saw.


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Here is what you need. You need a 15mm deep well socket to get the tail pipe disconnected from the dpf, and a 13mm regular socket with a swivel and a 5-6" extension to get the bolts at the bottom of the down pipe flange. Some penetrating oil for the hangers and maybe a rubber mallet to seperate the tail section from the dpf and that's it. I used a jack to raise the rear end of the truck to all more room to twist the tail pipe out. That is for down pipe back exhaust. Turbo back is a different story. It requires undoing the v band clamp on the down pipe connecting it to turbo. Don't qoute me on this but I believe it's a 12mm deep well. Once you get the v band off, pull the down pipe down as far as it will go and cut it in half, then u will be able to remove it. Putting the new exhaust on is pretty easy, start at the turbo, install down pipe and mid piping without tightening any clamps, then install tail pipe and muffler or muffler delete pipe. Once that is hung find the right size piece to connect the mid pipe to the muffler section. The instructions will have more detail. You may have a hard time getting someone to do the work due to it removing the emission equipment but I'm not sure. Good luck!

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Hmmm, if that's the case I think I could manage doing the DP back portion of it...I got a Diamond Eye kit; would it bolt up to the stock downpipe for now until I put the Diamond Eye downpipe in later on?
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I think I remember the guys at PTP telling me it bolts on to the stock system (downpipe). You should be able to look at it when it comes in and tell. if it has a 2 bolt flange at the downpipe to delete connection, then yes.


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I think I remember the guys at PTP telling me it bolts on to the stock system (downpipe). You should be able to look at it when it comes in and tell. if it has a 2 bolt flange at the downpipe to delete connection, then yes.
what he said, if it has the 2 bolt ball and socket flange then you should be able to handle it. the only hard part to getting the down pipe on is cutting the old one. since you have to un bolt it and pull it down as low as possible its gonna be hard to cut it without having extra hands, one person holding the top, one person holding the bottom and one person cutting.

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I got the downpipe back, 4" Diamond Eye system because I didn't think the benefit (if any) of the turbo-back outweighed the extra effort to install. Good luck!

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I got the downpipe back, 4" Diamond Eye system because I didn't think the benefit (if any) of the turbo-back outweighed the extra effort to install. Good luck!
I agree, i fought my 4" down pipe up into my 6.0 and that was enough for me. Although if your going for big power then i see where its needed but for us average joes just wanting our truck deleted without running just a delete pipe, the down pipe back is great. when my truck had to go back for warranty, I had the aftermarket exhaust off and dpf and tailpipe back on in under two hours. very easy to do, down pipe= not so easy. although i would really like to hear 4" down pipe to 5" exhaust to see if it deepens the tone at all.

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I doubt there's going to be much difference in sound between stock downpipe vs 4" downpipe to 5" exhaust. There is a difference between 4 and 5" DP back of course, but that's a lot of pipe and turns to change the acoustics.


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