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post #1 of 18 Old 01-12-2009, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Dilema with stacks

I wanna put stacks on my truck at least 5 in but i have a transfer tank in back for work purposes. there is 8 inches of clearance between bed rail and tank. Is this enough room to install them with out causing problems? Any advice will be appreciated. Also i pull a fifth wheel that has been converted to a goose neck couple will this interfere with turning?
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I wanna put stacks on my truck at least 5 in but i have a transfer tank in back for work purposes. there is 8 inches of clearance between bed rail and tank. Is this enough room to install them with out causing problems? Any advice will be appreciated. Also i pull a fifth wheel that has been converted to a goose neck couple will this interfere with turning?
What size pipe are you using for the bed kit or y-pipe?

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Really don't know just want 5 inch coming up. I am running 4 inch under neath right now. If i have to run the Y between front of bed and tank i only have 2 inches of clearance so it would be impossible. and i am not running single stack.
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Really don't know just want 5 inch coming up. I am running 4 inch under neath right now. If i have to run the Y between front of bed and tank i only have 2 inches of clearance so it would be impossible. and i am not running single stack.
Well if you go with a 4" bed kit you should be fine, you'll be close but fine. To be sure I would measure how much room you have with your tank and then get under the truck and see how much room you have between the bed floor and front of the bed

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Here is how I did mine but I don't know if this will work with your tank....

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Here is a better pic of what is holding everything..

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i think 8" would be enough clearance. Get everything as close to the bed front as you can and maybe you'll only need about 7" total clearance.

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Yeah I think 8" will be plety of room. I have 7-8" of clearence between my bed and toolbox and my stacks fit fine.

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Not wanting to throw a damper on plans for your truck. R U sure you wanna run stacks with your 5er?

I pull one also. I'd be afraid the sides of my 5er would end up looking like some of the 18-wheeler trailers. Like most of us, I like the smell of diesel - I'm just not sure I want it floating around inside. I just put a turn-down tip on my 4" exhaust because I was getting soot on the right side skirt with my straight tip. It was a pain in the backside to get off.

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Yea, if whatever you are towing is white and it rains...it will be black and it's not fun to get off of camper. I spent 2 hrs scrubbing soot off and never even touched the roof.

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