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Old 05-30-2014, 05:48 PM
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4" diamond eye turbo back/spare tire issue

So I just finished installing my 4" diamond eye ss turbo back kit on my 03 super crew, and I must say I wasn't all that impressed with it, the downpipe was really easy to install did it myself but I wasn't very happy with the cheap hangers they give u which are u bolt style exhaust clamps that have a welded hanger on them. I ended up buying ss band clamp since I think they give it a cleaner look. The. One big problem I'm having is getting the spare tire to fit back in, anyone else running this system or similar 4" exhaust. I'm not sure if I did something wrong or if I just have to sacrifice the spare which I don't want to.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:02 PM
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same exhaust not ss and it touches sometimes but not enough for the spare to not fit. if I remember correctly there is a straight piece of pipe near the back before the over the axle "v" pipe that you cut to length since the exhaust system is universal for different cab and bed lengths.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:54 PM
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After the muffler it goes right to the over the axle v pipe there is maybe 4 inches of straight pipe , the pipe that gets cut is the mid pipe before the muffler , I guess my end result is. I have to get the whole muffler back to move ahead probly 6 inches somehow.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:04 AM
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Did you hang everything loose first? This way you can twist/turn each piece to clear everything.

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Old 05-31-2014, 06:55 AM
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Yes I did the losse fit before I tightened everything, but did it with the spare out of the truck
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:26 AM
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Didn't by chance put one of the hangers on facing the other way? My Diamond eye clears the tire easily. Mine was hitting the shock only during bigger bumbs so I slid the bottom shock mount over a bit.

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:48 AM
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No I'm pretty sure I have them on right can't really screw that up and my tailpipe was also close to the shock too had to slide my t hanger behind the muffler closer to the fuel tank.
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IIRC the one back by the tire is shaped like a "d" or "b" depending on which way you hang it.

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ya the clamps can be a pain to get the right way.

ive installed two diamond eye system with no issues.
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i really like diamond eye. had 5" on my 7.3 and now my 6.0 and cleared a 35" spare underneath with no problem so it sounds like a installer error. personally those clamps are way better than them being welded on the pipe, it means you can get the pipes where you want them not where the factory thinks they are correct. i have installed more than 30+ turbo back kits from many manufacturer's and IMHO diamond eye is the best bang for the buck from install to the sounds it produces, way better than MBRB thats for sure. makes my neighbor jealous every-time i drive by lol
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