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Old 07-01-2014, 06:27 AM
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Irate Up-pipes Fitment Issue?

So I just picked these up a few weeks ago and got around to installing them this weekend. I had terrible fitment issues with the pedestal not lining up as well as the collector not sealing. Anyone else have any similar issues or am I flying solo here?

I did email Jake and got a 'we will look into it' response.
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I had no issues with mine. I installed these on my truck and my brother in laws the same way with no issues. I did leave everything loose as I put it back together though. I put the pipes in then set the turbo in and just started the pedestal bolts. Then I started the bolts for the collector to the turbo housing with the gasket. Then went under the truck and lined up the manifolds and I snugged up those bolts. Not super tight but tight. Then I went back and tightened the pedestal then finally the collector bolts. Then I drove the truck a couple of heat and cool cycles and went back and tightened all the bolts again after everything settled in. After that no issues or leaks on either truck. I have been really happy with them.
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i had an issue with the seal between the collector and the upipes. never got mine installed since they didn't seal.





wound up using different pipes
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terryknight that was exactly the same issue I was having. I wish I had checked like you had before installing. I think I'm going to end up in the same boat as you and use something different.

Thanks for the replies guys
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That's why I bit the bullet and bought the international up-pipes I didn't want to have to fight with things. I hate having to do things twice or even worse get started on a job and find out something wont work and your stuck waiting for the right parts....
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That's why I bit the bullet and bought the international up-pipes I didn't want to have to fight with things. I hate having to do things twice or even worse get started on a job and find out something wont work and your stuck waiting for the right parts....
it does suck. my truck was down for 3 weeks. luckily it was winter and i didn't need it
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That's why I bit the bullet and bought the international up-pipes I didn't want to have to fight with things. I hate having to do things twice or even worse get started on a job and find out something wont work and your stuck waiting for the right parts....
The International up-pipes would have been my first choice had they not been $800. I don't skimp for cheap parts at all but it was hard for me to justify spending that. Doing these once was enough for me. Twice is going to be a PITA.

Did you guys use an air hammer for the firewall or what was your method for creating space?
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The International up-pipes would have been my first choice had they not been $800. I don't skimp for cheap parts at all but it was hard for me to justify spending that. Doing these once was enough for me. Twice is going to be a PITA.

Did you guys use an air hammer for the firewall or what was your method for creating space?
I know what you mean, I hear the Riffraff sets are sweet for half the price. If they were made/bent correctly you shouldn't have to clearance anything. Mine went in easier then my old ones came out...
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The International up-pipes would have been my first choice had they not been $800. I don't skimp for cheap parts at all but it was hard for me to justify spending that. Doing these once was enough for me. Twice is going to be a PITA.

Did you guys use an air hammer for the firewall or what was your method for creating space?
remove trans = no issues
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I'd say your almost better off sending them back, Like Terry did, look into the Riffraff set maybe?
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