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Old 04-23-2013, 04:34 PM
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Gloucester, Va looking for 99.5-later 7.3 engine to look at for DIY up-pipes

I am looking for a 7.3 engine sitting out of the truck that I can make measurements on for build my own bellowed up pipes. I know its a long shot but please let me know if you are willing to help me out. I am in Gloucester, Va north of the courthouse. Will trade you a case of beer for the access.
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for the time invested plus parts (and the replacement of the collector), m9ight as well buy these...$200.00

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Heh, well that just made my life a lot easier. Your right after parts and time you can't beat that price. Thanks I will order those today. The only question I have is those appear to be the same as all the other bellowed up-pipes (far as I can see in the picture) but why are they 200 bucks cheaper than everyone else?
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its a "difference of opinion" case. Ya, there dormans, stamped with "made in china", but they DO have to meet "requirements". Been a big debate about these and "made in America" logos. Well, my truck, FORD..etc, with sticker that says..Made in Mexico. Even oem parts are stamped with other countries...So, its ur call man, i know i'd slap them on, as well as others have. Plus, lifetime warranty. Once you do the job, its NOT as hard as people make out to be...
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Yea I ordered the dorman set. Made in china does not bother me. Without turning this into a anti american made post, I must say that just because it says "Made in America" does not automatically make it cream of the crop. Its mostly just a patriotic issue for people much less a quality issue. Both countries make great stuff (apple products are built nice I guess) and some really terrible crap at the same time (Chevy, reality tv). I'll take my chances, besides I don't get paid enough by the Air Force to afford the american ones.
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awesome...when you do get them, go to the local hardware store and get grade 8 bolts for them, being a 1/4in smaller then whats in the package. For some stupid reason, the bolts are abit long and cannot "crush" together.
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Great, will do, thanks for the info. Installing them tomorrow with the new GTP38R turbo and PHP Hydra.
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I got everything installed, the pipes were a snap. The new GTP38R turbo is awesome, I don't know if its just because my old turbo was in really bad shape but it feels like a new truck. Before if I put it to the wood I might eek out 14-15 PSI and I would not build any boost at all just driving down the road. From a start I would have to apply at leas 3/4 throttle just to get my boost gauge to move. Now I jumped out on the highway thinking I would accelerate normal and gave it 1/2 throttle. My PSI boost gauge pegged out and scared the crap out of me. The the truck shot forward like a sports car and the turbo whistle was intoxicating. Next thing I know I'm running 70 like its nothing, I used to have to push it hard to run 65. She ran a cool 5 PSI with cruise on 62 MPH (normally it would be a -1 PSI on cruise). Now on Monday I get to replace my Banks Chip with the Hydra.

For reference the total time to R&R up-pipes and new turbo: 8 HRS

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