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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Damariscotta Maine
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Hey guys, something cool happened today, but it turned out pissing me off a bit...ever sense ive owned my truck it has had the 4" diamond eye exhaust, and I know what my truck sounds like, all of a sudden I hit a bump and next time I hit the throttle my turbo is screaming, loud and sounded great, I figured I lost a boost line or something, wasn't sure. I pulled over and it ended up being the bolts holding the downpipe to the intermediate pipe came out. So for the first time I experienced my truck straight piped, and its AWESOME. My muffler does NOTHING, the truck was not louder one bit, but the turbo was so much more audiable.
Wanting to straight pipe my truck now, I cruised on down to lowes and got some stove pipe and flex pipe. Tonight I figured I would have a fun little project, pull my muffler out and throw in a straight pipe.
Long story short, the muffler will not come out, exhaust has almost zero rust, but the clamps were so tight they bent the two pipes together and I cant get them apart. An hour later with a torch a few big hammers, and other tools I got no where, I lost ground big time.
Ended up with a bunch of unnecessary dents in my muffler, a few in the piping and in general it just looks much worse, I broke two of the exhaust clamps off(i will get new ones tomorrow) wired the exhaust up and headed home
but how is everyone else getting these off? I dont want to destroy the muffler, because its not worth it, but I want a straight pipe...(need to have the muffler for yearly inspection)
1997 F250 7.3 5 speed, 3.55s, D60, 4" Diamond Eye Exhaust, Napa Intake Filter, E-Fuel, 35" bfg mt's, stage 2 rosewoods/tuning, Gauges
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