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Installing 4" MBRP turbo-back tomorrow...

I will be cutting the old exhaust out with a saws-all.

What kind of "issues" have people ran into while doing this?

I heard about the turbo clamp sticking a bit. Truck is stock with 210k... Florida all it's life. The turbo actually looks like it was rebuilt so it was probably apart not long ago.

Truck will be on ramps in my driveway.
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I did mine in the driveway. Its very easy. I don't know if you will need it on ramps or not. I did not use them and everything was well in reach but not to tight to the ground. The down pipe is the trickiest part. You have to kind of twist it up into place. One thing you'll want to look at is the clearance between the dp and starter bump out. Mine looked to clear ok but once everything settled, it now rubs. I wish I would have put a small dent in the pipe to clear.

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before you start taking the old exhaust off spray some penetrating lubricant on the downpipe clamp, or do it the night before.


you do not need to put it on ramps or jack it up.

a sawzall makes cutting the old system off a breeze.

the downpipe is easy to get up there. you will need someone up top to tighten the clamp down to hold the downpipe in place while someone is underneath pushing it up it.

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I have an injured/healing right arm from a motorcycle accident. My buddy came over to help. He has a injured/healing ankle from a motorcycle accident.

Between the two of us we got the old exhaust out in about 30 mins. I backed it up on some ramps so we could sit up under neath the truck. Saws-all with a Milwaukee "Torch" blade sliced through it and some hangers no problem.

The clamp to the turbo/down pipe came free after a few hits on the pipe from under neath on the old down pipe.

The new exhaust went right into place. Some massaging was needed to get it sealed up. I may have it welded down the road.

It is the system with a muffler and it is as quiet as stock unless I am really on it. No drone.... sweet turbo sound.
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I'm considering this system or the same one without the muffler. I'm searching right now to find more info on here about both. I've got an 03 6.0
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glad it went together good.

cant see ever paying a shop to put exhaust on these trucks lol its super easy

and to the OP, MBRP would be good for your 6.0, research how a 6.0 straight pipe sounds to see if you like it.

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I'm considering this system or the same one without the muffler. I'm searching right now to find more info on here about both. I've got an 03 6.0
I purchased the kit with the muffler because I was worried about the drone issue and I wanted to keep it as quiet as possible. I have an 8 month old and I didn't want to mess with her hearing and I wanted to keep it quiet for when she starts watching the TV in the back. I don't know how this truck would have sounded without a muffler but I imagine it would be marginably louder. The muffler was pretty much a 4" cherry bomb. It whistles more, which is 100% fine.

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glad it went together good.

cant see ever paying a shop to put exhaust on these trucks lol its super easy

and to the OP, MBRP would be good for your 6.0, research how a 6.0 straight pipe sounds to see if you like it.
I went together great. I still might get it welded together at a shop later on.
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Yeah I'm leaning towards the muffler. Also I will probably buy the band style clamps instead of the supplied clamps with the kit. I love the whistle. Which is one reason I got an 03.
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Yeah I'm leaning towards the muffler. Also I will probably buy the band style clamps instead of the supplied clamps with the kit. I love the whistle. Which is one reason I got an 03.
You're brave for buying a 6.0l for it's whistle!

When I was in the market I told myself I have to keep $5k in the bank.

If I bought a 7.3l it would be for the transmission.

If I bought a 6.0l it would be for the motor.

LOL
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I woulda gotten any year really. But I got it pretty cheap. It's an 03 cclb larriat 4x4 149k for $6000 from my little sisters boyfriend. He wants to marry her and she won't until he unloads some debt. He's still got a few more trucks to sell lol
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