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Old 12-02-2013, 05:52 PM
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Diamond Eye 3 inch downpipe install

Hello to all, I have a 1997 F-350 2wd auto and I have purchased a Diamond Eye 2 piece aluminized downpipe. I have heard that everybody has had to cut their cab to get it to fit. My dad would freak out if it came to cutting the body on the truck. I have heard that if you wiggle it just the right way up from the bottom you can squeeze it in without any cutting. I just want to hear from you guys about this and if it will really work. I just want to do anything in my ability to keep from cutting the body. Also, I have a 3 inch straight pipe off of the pancake and the Diamond Eye has the flange for the cat, will I have to cut this or will it fit?
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:39 PM
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Does your cat delete bolt up like the cat did?

I just installed one a few days ago on a buddies truck no cab cutting, but very heavy use of a long pry bar, and a very thick pipe (floor jack handle) and pried the pinch weld a bit, took a few tries we had the pipe rub the cab on a couple of test drives and eventually just left it running and pried up in there some more and got it off the cab
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:33 AM
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Yes, the delete does boot up like the cat did. Which way did you put the pipe in? Through the bottom or drop it from the top?
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:38 AM
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Dropped top half from top of engine and slid the bottom half on it and bolted it all together
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:53 AM
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I didn't need to force it in there much when I did mine. I did sawzall the stock pipe from the top for easier removal.
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I had to cut mine. Not badly, I needed to pie cut the pinch weld to get it to lay over easier. There are not internal leaks or anything it was just the pinch weld. OP, all of our bodies fit a little differently with the PowerStroke in there. Some of our engines are closer to the firewall then others. Only you will now how tight it is in there for you and what will be needed to make it work.

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