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Which downpipe?

What is everyone's recommendations on the best downpipe and the best place to buy it? 97 f250.

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any 3" downpipe is the same really. I have the diamond eye one that came with my 5" kit. I believe the MBRP one can be had for $80-90

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Alligator diamoneye stainless

1997 F250 7.3 powerstroke SCLB HD XLT
340,000 Mi.
Blown Tranny Mod
D60 Swap
4:10's
DIY E-FUEL
PHP 6 pos.
S&B CAI w/Prefilter
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Cat Back 5"
Aeroturbine 5050XL Muffler
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17"X10" Pacers
4" Rough Country Susp. Lift
KW 17 LED CabLights
35"X12" BFG KM2's
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Magnum CB 104" Whip
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Future mods: ??? 1.5 Sticks T500

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Two-piece!

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-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
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-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
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I like and have only installed the Diamond Eye, I would recommend them. I have heard some mixed reviews about the MBRP, another option is the Tymar downpipe, heard good about that.

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 18x,xxx miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 4" Exhaust. TW Tunes. Work Truck.
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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Yes two piece and ive had bout stainless and aluminized stainless was easier to slip together the aluminized wasnt expanded enough where the two pieces go together.

1997 F250 7.3 powerstroke SCLB HD XLT
340,000 Mi.
Blown Tranny Mod
D60 Swap
4:10's
DIY E-FUEL
PHP 6 pos.
S&B CAI w/Prefilter
EBPV Delete
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Cat Back 5"
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17"X10" Pacers
4" Rough Country Susp. Lift
KW 17 LED CabLights
35"X12" BFG KM2's
Tint 20%
Magnum CB 104" Whip
Quad A-PillarPod
GlowShift Digital Gauges

Future mods: ??? 1.5 Sticks T500

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Heard lots of bad things about MBRP... go DE, or TYMAR, i have a tymar on my truck. Fits great! The only thing i didn't like was how the flange was welded on the top. Was gonna clean it up with a ie grinder but didn't see it till after i ceramic coated it. Tymar is also the only one that i know of that expands to 4" once space permits...

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Is everything usually included in these kits or is there other stuff that I will need to buy?

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Who sells the TYMAR?

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Is everything usually included in these kits or is there other stuff that I will need to buy?
As far as what? If you are talking about just the downpipe, should only have a clamp and maybe a couple bolts to bolt up to the cat.

My Truck
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
My Dad's
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 18x,xxx miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 4" Exhaust. TW Tunes. Work Truck.
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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