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Old 01-07-2011, 04:29 PM
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Aftermarket Y-pipe Liberator vs Innovative vs ??

Anyone have any experience with either the Innovative oe Liberator Y-pipes? Mines cracked at the flex and I'm trying to decide between one of these, stock OEM, or just cutting the flex out of mine and welding a new flex in place.

Any thoughts or experience with these? Are these aftermarket ones really any different than the OEM ones? They both have a core charge. Which tells me the old ones can be fixed and re-sold. Are these just OEM's that have the cracks fixed?

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Old 01-07-2011, 04:36 PM
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I think Elite makes one also that is supposed to have heavy duty flex joints.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:14 PM
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Yeah, just looked it up. Thats a nice one too. Makes me wonder though, why not just cut and weld in a new flex myself?
Trying to figure out if thats all these aftermarket ones are? Just stockers with new flexs welded in?
Anyone know if theres something else different with any of these?

Thanks for the heads up on the elite one..
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:17 PM
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ford's are cheap enough that aftermarket makes no sense to me. as long as the pipes are lined up correctly they shouldn't fail often enought to make an upgraded option worth the extra cost. i paid around $60 for a late 04 egr side up-pipe

my guess is there is a core charge to resuse the flanges, particularly the lower ones
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:29 PM
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I have the innovative one. I had 2 stock y pipes crack and fail on me. the innovative one claims to be crack proof. I have had no issues with this one in 50k
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:46 PM
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Thanks Mike. What kind of differences did you notice between the Innovative and the stock one? Are the flanges or solid pipes welds or anything different? Or was just the flex part different? Where were yours cracking at?
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:57 PM
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Mine cracked at the corrigated flex part. I have the long pipe on their wesite which is for when the egr cooler is removed. That eliminated having an up pipe. It came one single piece, with good welds and the flex part is different.
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Mike where you able to get that longer y-pipe in with just pulling to turbo ?
Was it a real PIA to get in ?
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:44 PM
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Mike where you able to get that longer y-pipe in with just pulling to turbo ?
Was it a real PIA to get in ?
It was super easy. we put it in the last time I had the cab lifted when I had my heads fire ringed.

I dont know how diffficult it would be
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:40 PM
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I bet it was.
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