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What up-pipes did you order? and are you sure your down pipe was leaking?
Leaking exhaust wont have any ill effects on our rigs unless you can actually hear it or smell the fumes coming into the cab, otherwise its just air exiting sooner and you wont see any performance difference.
Up-pipes leaking though is a different story and will lead to the symptoms you have described. Under powered, high EGT's and lots of noise around the hump on your floor board.
I just replaced mine 2 weeks ago and was very surprised in the noise difference. My truck is very quiet in the cab now. Stock radio always had to be at half power with windows up for me to hear it, now im at like 3 notches on the radio and i can hear it clear as day. Also towed this weekend and was actually very impressed with my truck for the first time. My pipes must have been leaking a long time cause the bottom end power difference was very noticeable.
Good luck with the install and as a tip, leave the bottom bolts loose for the up pipes where they connect to the manifold until you get the rear collector on, then you can tighten the lower bolts up.
2000 F-250 XCLB 4x4 6 Speed, PIS 175/80's, ARP's, 910's, Irate Fuel, 6637, GTP38R, 4" turbo back, Hydra PHP tuned, International Up-pipes, ISSPRO Boost, EGT, HPOP and Fuel Pressure gauges. SB Clutch. MB Diesel HPOP stage 2.