Turbo-back Exhaust for Manual 4x4 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 Old 08-19-2014, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question Turbo-back Exhaust for Manual 4x4

So I got excited when I saw a vendor had the stainless steel turbo-back exhaust system (MBRP) I'd been eyeing on sale. But then I noticed in the product description that it was only available for automatic transmissions. A call to both the vendor and to MBRP confirmed that MBRP in fact did not manufacture a turbo-back system for a 1997 manual 4x4 F250! I did a bit of forum searching & discovered that aftermarket downpipes are not easy to install on these trucks. So much for a DIY installation I guess. This leads me to a couple of questions:

Does any company manufacture a quality stainless steel turbo-back exhaust system that will fit a 1997 manual 4x4 F250?

For those of you with experience installing a turbo-back system on a 1997 manual 4x4, what exactly are the challenges that DIY installer would face?
7.3dieselMike is offline  
post #2 of 17 Old 08-19-2014, 02:24 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Calgary, Ab
Posts: 398
Thanks: 16
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i can't see what the difference would be. I have a 97 4x4 manual and my 3' down pipe and "race pipe" went in relatively easily...
I used diamond eye parts though.
Syndicated_cdn is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 08-19-2014, 02:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,917
Thanks: 4
Thanked 132 Times in 128 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Evidently it's a tighter fit with a manual. Any research on the various forums will indicate that the Diamond Eye fits better than the MBRP ("Mounts, but Really Poorly..."), since it's a two-piece and can be adjusted for minor cab-frame-powertrain space differences. Just speculating, but I'll bet the people with fitment issues are also those with old, compressed cab mounts, and a fresh set of cab mounts would add some wiggle room.

I'm guessing that for all these reasons, MBRP is covering its hiney by "qualifying" it for automatic trucks only.
madpogue is online now  
post #4 of 17 Old 08-19-2014, 03:48 PM
the baconator

 
terryknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD 21601
Posts: 12,697
Thanks: 10
Thanked 126 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
the manual bell housing sticks out rubs the DP. i have an MBRP and it sucks, had to bend it quite a bit to get it to fit. I will us diamond eye net time

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3 View Post
YouTube: Providing idiots everywhere a podium to share their stupidity
terryknight is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 08-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dr.deere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: jamestown, nd
Posts: 864
Thanks: 1
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have a diamond in my 97 with a manual the normal massaging if the firewall and down pipe clears great. I wasn't able to be around when the rest of the exhaust went in but my brother and a friend said it was easy to put the whole thing. I have 3 in dp and 4 in the rest of the way

94 F-250 reg cab 4x4 5spd 7.3 stroke. 3inch downpipe, 4 in exhaust. super duty turbo with 1.0 non wastegated exhaust housing ww2 and 360 thrust kit. Intercooler, MB diesel hpop, driven diesel complete efuel, 6637 air filter, kingpin dana 60.

09 F150 Lariat crew cab 5.4L v8


dr.deere is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 08-21-2014, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So the verdict for a downpipe on a manual is Diamond Eye?

What are the advantages of having a 4" or 5" exhaust tube after the 3" downpipe?
7.3dieselMike is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 08-21-2014, 01:32 PM
the baconator

 
terryknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD 21601
Posts: 12,697
Thanks: 10
Thanked 126 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
none. personal preference and sound

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3 View Post
YouTube: Providing idiots everywhere a podium to share their stupidity
terryknight is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 08-21-2014, 01:50 PM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
They both will fit, but as terry said the hell is slightly larger so a little more firewall persuasion is required, I like the 5" system better Kause it sounds awesome, it's slightly deeper then the 4" kit, but no real differences other then that

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked


Quote:
Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3
Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJFLASH
Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
351fifty is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 08-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dr.deere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: jamestown, nd
Posts: 864
Thanks: 1
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I like my 4in sounds way better than the hack job that's under my 94. I've never got to hear a 5 before though

94 F-250 reg cab 4x4 5spd 7.3 stroke. 3inch downpipe, 4 in exhaust. super duty turbo with 1.0 non wastegated exhaust housing ww2 and 360 thrust kit. Intercooler, MB diesel hpop, driven diesel complete efuel, 6637 air filter, kingpin dana 60.

09 F150 Lariat crew cab 5.4L v8


dr.deere is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to dr.deere For This Useful Post:
Myjack (09-05-2014)
post #10 of 17 Old 09-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 111
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is there somewhere that shows where and how much the firewall needs to be adjusted to clear the 3" Diamond Eye Downpipe?

I just ordered one and planning an engine swap, so it should be easier to modify the firewall with no motor.

Thanks!
Myjack is offline  
Reply

Tags
4x4 , exhaust , manual , turbo-back

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome