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Old 09-27-2009, 06:02 PM
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down pipe question

so I ordered my new downpipe the other day from stealth automotive. I went with the MBRP Aluminized 3" downpipe. I was thinking about painting the downpipe with high temp paint befor I install it to try to make it last longer. anyone done this? will painting the downpipe have any effect on EGT or anything.
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Um Im not sure but be ready to put it in there a real b*tch. I don't know if the paint will even make it last that much longer cuase even if you get a high heat paint the paint will still burn eventually.
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Mine wasnt hard to put in atall, some are hard, some arenot. I just painted the top elbow of mine with Satin Black Engine Enamel and its been good for like 10,000miles.
I dont think Post Turbo EGT really effect the truck it cools down once its past the turbo thats why everyone had preturbo EGT probes. mines been fine so id say go for it.
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Mine wasnt hard to put in atall, some are hard, some arenot. I just painted the top elbow of mine with Satin Black Engine Enamel and its been good for like 10,000miles.
I dont think Post Turbo EGT really effect the truck it cools down once its past the turbo thats why everyone had preturbo EGT probes. mines been fine so id say go for it.
Your lucky that your down pipe went in easy mine sucked lol
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Your lucky that your down pipe went in easy mine sucked lol
Lol, I cut my old one at the elbow and as soon as it was through it fell out, i was like Dayyumm. and the new one went in real easy, but the MBRP ones are 2piece, idk if that makes a difference.
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Not sure but on my we broke 2 2 by 4 boards and it took like two hours just to get it bent in. By the way your truck is goona look sweet Great work.
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so I plan on doing my down pipe this weekend. well I am doing it I am installing a EGT gauge at the same time. any tricks to tips to make the install of the down pipe and the gauge go a little smoother? all help greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:21 AM
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well on my 95 i cut it at the elbow on top an again as far as i could up the pipe from underneath. an rit ware your down pipe slides in between the fire wall an the tranny thier is a pinch weld i cut a half moon shape out slightly passed the pinch weld into the fire wall made plenty of room for my clamp too. mine was bully dog 2 piece hope this info helps.
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so I plan on doing my down pipe this weekend. well I am doing it I am installing a EGT gauge at the same time. any tricks to tips to make the install of the down pipe and the gauge go a little smoother? all help greatly appreciated.
1. Pray you have a foreward engine placement. It will make the downpipe install much easier.

2. Use new drill bits and DO NOT get in a hury. It is als better to drill from underneath. Wear safety glasses too.
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