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Down Pipe and Wheels

Im new here and to powerstrokes but when I was looking under my truck I saw this crazy flat downpipe and thought thats gotta go. So, my question is will a 4" fit without major pounding? Or should I go with a 3" or 3 and a half"?

Next question concerning wheels. Can I directly fit newer ford wheels to my 97?

Well what do you think?

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4" down pipe won't fit without extensive firewall modification. 3" down pipe is what most run.
Super Duty wheels will not fit. Wheels from a Dodge or Chevy 8 lug will.

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Thats what I though about the downpipe. As for the wheels I can run say 3rd gen 8 lug dodge wheels?


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Thats what I though about the downpipe. As for the wheels I can run say 3rd gen 8 lug dodge wheels?
Yeah any Dodge 8 lug wheel will fit. The only thing that won't is a 99+ SD wheel. Why Ford went to a metric bolt pattern I'll never understand.

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Yeah any Dodge 8 lug wheel will fit. The only thing that won't is a 99+ SD wheel. Why Ford went to a metric bolt pattern I'll never understand.
Dodge steel wheels won't fit. I found out the hard way.

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Dodge steel wheels won't fit. I found out the hard way.
Must have been from a 2wd with the small hub opening?

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Must have been from a 2wd with the small hub opening?
No, they fit on the hub but hit the calipers. I could've possibly fixed em by grinding down the calipers or inside of the rims but i didn't wanna risk messing anything up so i just used the stock Ford steels.

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When you say steel wheels do you mean the ones that come off a 1999 slt 16's

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When you say steel wheels do you mean the ones that come off a 1999 slt 16's
No, it wasn't them.

I don't know what they came off of. I was only told that they were Dodge 8 lug rims, and they looked like the OBS and older Ford steel rims.

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You don't need larger than a 3" DP unless your making over 500HP..

Can you run SD wheels on a OBS yes..we can get you everything needed to swap SD 99-10 axles under your truck..
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