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post #1 of 16 Old 10-06-2008, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Down pipe install

Ive been looking for a write up on how to install the down pipe but cant seem to find one, if you have a link to one can you please post it for me. Thanks.

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Which truck? is it a 4"?

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Im not to sure where a write up is, but when I did my downpipe in order to get the old one out I cut it down under the truck as high up as I could and then cut it up top close to where it was attached to the exhaust housing with a sawzall. The I was able to work it out of there. For the new downpipe in order to bend the firewall out a little I wedged a 2x4 in between the firewall and engine block and pryed a couple times. Then since it was a 2 piece I put the top piece in from the top and the botom in from the bottom and hooked everything up

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i am putting mine in this week

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If it's a super duty take the clamp off at the turbo get something to pry the clamp off and cut or unbolt the pipe underneath and maneuver it out.

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Sorry about not specifying which truck, its on my 97' and its a 3" dp, i can do the rest of the exhaust just don't really know how to do the downpipe, i think i got most of it but not all of it. Here is what i got, you unbolt the down pipe from the exhaust, then cut the downpipe to get it out (but were do i cut it?), then take the V-clamp off the downpipe and get it off. Then when putting the new one in im not quite sure what to do.

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When I did mine I took the clamp off at the turbo and unbolted from the rest of the system and then took a sawzall and cut the stock dp at the top where it makes it's bend down from the turbo. It then just dropped it through the bottom of the truck. For the new pipe it really depends on your truck, some are made different than others but most of the time you have to bend the pinch weld where the firewall and floor pan meet. This might help..Free Installation Instructions Ford PowerStroke Pickup Truck Trubo Down Pipe

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i agree with highland. word of advice. make sure you give yourself the whole day to install it and dont do what i did...start at 7 at night and need the truck the next morning for work hahahha
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i agree with highland. word of advice. make sure you give yourself the whole day to install it and dont do what i did...start at 7 at night and need the truck the next morning for work hahahha
OK thanks for the info i think i get it now, ill be sure to give my self plenty of time as well, doesn't seem like it would take more then 4-5 hours though.

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OK thanks for the info i think i get it now, ill be sure to give my self plenty of time as well, doesn't seem like it would take more then 4-5 hours though.
With two people and a NEW Sawzall metal blade it takes about an hour and half or less. (Hopefully)

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