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Old 10-26-2010, 05:44 PM
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Any tips before installing 4" straight pipe?

Just ordered a 4" MBRP Turbo-back exhaust system with cat and muffler deletes from Adam at FCDP.

Plan on doing the install in the driveway when it gets here. I was wondering if there were any tricks or tips you guys had prior to the install?

As always, the help is greatly appreciated.

PS- also just bought a Ranch Hand Front End Replacement for my truck the other day--pics will be up soon.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:51 PM
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I have not had the opportunity to change out my 250's exhaust yet. BUT a few years ago I swapped a Nismo cat-back on my Titan in my drive way. What a friggin pain and that is a really high end OEM kit. The problem was I had the truck on ramps but that wasn't high enough to get the pipes wrestled up in place. We got it but man it was a PITA!

Not sure if the 250 has the same problem.

Good luck!
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I did mine in the driveway and the worst part was getting the old system off. Be sure to have a sawsall handy so you can cut the old off. On the 7.3 the next hardest part was getting the down pipe hooked on to the turbo, not sure if its the same as the 6.0 though. goodluck with it.
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I did mine in the driveway and the worst part was getting the old system off. Be sure to have a sawsall handy so you can cut the old off. On the 7.3 the next hardest part was getting the down pipe hooked on to the turbo, not sure if its the same as the 6.0 though. goodluck with it.
If you pay to have it installed can the shop do it without cutting it? I sold my old exhaust off Craigslist for $75 so that would probably almost cover your labor costs.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:22 PM
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On the 7.3 i could have removed it if i would have taken the crossmember off I just didnt want to spend the time or effort doing that cause it was 100+ outside when I put mine on.
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Thanks for the replies. I didn't think you would have to cut it to remove the old one. I thought you would just undo the clamps and then pull it off the hangars.

I may just have to go to a shop to do it then.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:14 PM
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http://mbrpautomotive.com//data/pdf/S6206.pdf

Theres the instructions from mbrp. The step in question is step 5 the first one on page 3. Hope that helps.
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If you really dont want to cut the downpipe you can always remove the transmission support and that will give you enough room to get it out in one peice.
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Thanks for the instructions. I'll probably end up cutting it.

I wonder why you can fit the new downpipe up there in one piece? Must be bent differently I guess....
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The mbrp has a down pipe and then has a short piece of pipe that takes the place of the stock down pipe. It will probably take you about 2 hours to put it on so figure your costs like that. If you do it the other thing to be careful with is to make sure you have proper clearance above the crossmember. I remember when i first did mine I didnt and it made a God awful sound because it was rubbing.
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