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Old 07-01-2014, 10:16 AM
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Leaks!

So noticed some leaks in my up pipes and my down pipe as well(small) when towing I have super low boost(also while empty) I can get 12psi if I put it to the floor,mainly notice it when it switches into 4th 1-3 is ok feeling,still only 8-10psi max but does the job,but man when it goes into OD..... It's like it falls on it's face,can hear it "hissing" under my feet almost and noticed soot on the fire wall,so I ordered bellowed up pipes,and a new 4" down pipe,will keep ya posted on how it goes(hopefully smooth) lol
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:11 AM
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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.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:09 PM
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Carport,thnx a lot for the tips,yes mine is very loud as well,I have a 5" side exit exhaust to begin with but very loud when giving it some throttle under my feet,when I installed my pyro gauge I noticed looking over the down pipe it had a small crack in it,and a few good size dents as well,picked up a 4" MBRP down pipe for $70 on amazon so figured I would replace that as well since I'm doing up pipes,I ordered the International bellowed up pipes from riff raff as well
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:58 PM
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You will be happy with the international pipes. They are a well made kit.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:00 PM
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Carport,thnx a lot for the tips,yes mine is very loud as well,I have a 5" side exit exhaust to begin with but very loud when giving it some throttle under my feet,when I installed my pyro gauge I noticed looking over the down pipe it had a small crack in it,and a few good size dents as well,picked up a 4" MBRP down pipe for $70 on amazon so figured I would replace that as well since I'm doing up pipes,I ordered the International bellowed up pipes from riff raff as well
Oh and if no one has said anything or you haven't read about it yet, buy some PB Blaster and start spraying your V-band clamps and your up pipe bolts where they connect to the manifold about a week early. This will save you a ton of time prying the band clamps off. I was still driving my rig daily but would spray everything down before going in for the night so it could soak overnight and then spray again right before you start tearing apart. I had never used PB blaster until i tore my turbo out for the first time. I could not get the clamps off until i used some PB, they literally popped off by themselves once i let them soak for like 30 min.

Also, be patient during the install. Lining the turbo up with the collector and also the pedestal at the same time can be a pain. I got mine all back together and started it just to realize i had bumped the small pedestal o ring out of its pocket and i was puking oil in my driveway for about 30 seconds before i realized what was going on. I lost about 2 gallons fast.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:10 PM
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^^^awesome advise thnx guys!
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When you go to remove the lower bolts that hold the up pipes to the manifold, don't waste time trying to loosen them. Give them a turn in the tighten direction and they will snap right off.
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So obviously go ahead and get new ones
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Keep us posted on the results! It sounds like you could also be in need of a good chip, assuming you don't already have one.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:14 PM
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Keep us posted on the results! It sounds like you could also be in need of a good chip, assuming you don't already have one.
will do^^^^^I already have the TS 6 position chip right now with canned tunes,looking into my options as maybe reburning from TW??? or going another route and getting a hydra set up through PHP???? its mainly a weekend warrior truck,hauling our wakeboard boat and hauling our trailer to the dunes,i have a 5" exhaust and AFE stage2 intake so a better tunes and all leaks fixed t should be more than fine for what I need!
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