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Downpipe install

I have herd many mixed feelings about the install of the down pipe and some exhaust shops dont even want to bother with it while others want upwards of $200 to install it. I have the new 3 in 2 piece one sitting at my house waiting to be installed and am pretty good with working on cars just wondering what your experiences were like and if its worth the money to have it installed or take 3 hours doing it myself
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I done lots...If I had the $$ I'd just have someone you trust to do it right for $200
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Is there any tips and tricks you could share because i think im just going to do it myself and use the $200 towards more power
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I paid too much for the labor on my DP removal and I shopped around with a couple of shops not wanting to sawzall and pound on the Firewall to get the pipe to fit. For me it was worth it as I found a performance diesel shop that specialized in exhaust. Cutting out that DP is just something I didn't want to do in my driveway.



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i installed my own in about an hour with help from my brother. But then i grew up around a body/mechanic shop. If you can change your own oil and tires...you can install the pipe. It's not a piece of cake but can be done in your drive with the right tools. Also, each truck is a bit different...i only had to slightly bend the pinch weld on my fire wall...others have said they needed to beat a dimple into the pipe/firewall to get the needed clearance. IMHO, it's worth the trouble/installation costs...a little more power and cooler egts.

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I did mine. It took me about an hour. I also gutted the kitty (now known as a resonator). There are some good write ups on this. Do a search. Good luck
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Finished it up took me about 2 hours hardest part was bending the firewall and getting the cat off
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I got mine installed for $75.00. The owner of the shop charges that much per hour and that's how long it took him to install it.
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Start to finish you guys did them in a hour...your hired.
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did one on a 4 wheel drive 6.0 in 2.5 hrs including a down pipe back exhaust system...but then we don't mess around in these n.c. foothills.LOL! Hey, since i'm hired...if all data says 3 hrs and i do it in one...do i still get paid for 3?

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how could any self-respecting person drive anything other than a Ford,preferably a diesel. Trying to get my wife to sell the Durango, hopefully an Excursion in my future.
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