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Old 10-12-2007, 06:26 PM
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Best Exhaust 2001 7.3

Please don't flame me if this info is on the board here somewhere. I spent about 30 mins searching but didn't really come up with much.

I've had my truck for about a year now, and now that I've decided I'm going to keep it for a long time I thought it would be nice if I did a little upgrading. I added a programmer/gages about a week ago, now I guess I should probably add a new exhaust. So that brings me to the subject of this post. With so many manufacturers I'm having a hard time deciding on what exhaust to go for. I would like something reasonably quiet, but with max flow. I guess those are probably 2 attributes that don't mix, but if I could find some middle ground that would work for me. Is there a point in going with a 5" other then the fact that it looks cool? Seems a little overkill, but then again, I'm reasonably new to the scene.

Any info much appreciated.

Seeing as I'm new to this forum and I realized half way through this message that I don't have a sig describing my rig, I'll list the particulars here.

2001 F350 SB CC 4x4 7.3 PSD. Edge w/juice, Firestone airbags, exhaust???

Joe
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:38 PM
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DONT EVER expect to be flamed here for askin a question.

there are several good brands out there, mbrp, silverline, banks, magnaflow

but for the money we have a site vendor http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/members/2559.html that has a killer deal on an exhaust system that will give you a nice tone but maximum flow
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Definately check here... Stainless Exhaust for $345!!!
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I'm happy with my Farmboy special (see below). There are a few guys here who have gone from a 5" to a 4" due to the noise from a 5".
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all the aftermarket mufflers sound pretty much the same. what makes your truck really loud is taking the muffler off and how short you make your exhaust.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:49 PM
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If you run a straight-pipe system, does it quiet down at highway speeds or is it loud as balls all the time? I love the sound but I'm also logging some highway miles and don't want to regret the straight pipe decision.
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Straight pipe was quieter inside the cab then my 4" mbrp muffler.

Louder outside though.
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I have the 4 inch turbo back straight pipe from Farm Boys, It's great. I have a 03 7.3L
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I m not sure but my 4 " just barely clears my spare .A 5" I would have to remove my spare
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I think you would be shocked at what a straight pipe can offer you. I am still running stock 3 1/2 out of my 7.3L....without a muffler of course. In town its maybe 15% louder at most. On the highway same. UNLESS YOU PUT YOUR FOOT IN IT. muuuhhaaaaaaaa

Its louder @ 2K and turbo whistle is more noticeable. I chipped my with the 100 horse 165 T option and I am not heating up a bit. My buddy has a excursion 7.3l bone stock and the heat trips the cpu so he had to turn his down (same brand, same engine).

I cut mine after going over the rear axle, angle down. Perfect. You will get tons of info concerning 4,5,&6....not to mention stacks...its your truck though
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