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Old 10-13-2013, 02:55 AM
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Alright gents...my '03 7.3 has an exhaust leak coming from the passenger side up-pipe. The leak is where the up-pipe bolts to the exhaust manifold...bolt snapped in the middle and I can't get either end out. So, to go along with the new bellowed up-pipes, I am going to order some new manifolds and just replace the whole thing. As you can imagine, there is a crazy amount of corrosion on the manifolds...to the point where I might have to cut the heads off, pull the manifolds, and take the bolts out with vise grips. My question...have any of you done this before, and if so, is there an easier way, or anything I should watch out for?

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Old 10-13-2013, 04:10 AM
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This sounds like a wrenching day is coming up!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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Honestly, I will take all the help I can get. I am not a mechanic but have done basic stuff like changed the starter, tensioner pulley, serpentine belts, exhaust, brake lines...things like that. In another week or so, I am going to try my hand at doing a lift swap and then, with the added room under the truck, try replacing the manifolds and up pipe.
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Some of us are or were mechanics as far as the lift easy I have done a 2wd to 4x4 swap so if u need help I will be more then willing to give a hand

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:28 AM
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I know a ton about suspension, I can definitely help with that
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:42 AM
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I know a ton about suspension, I can definitely help with that
I like your setup even more so after seeing bit in person even with the six inch on mine it still looked like a midget next to yours

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I like your setup even more so after seeing bit in person even with the six inch on mine it still looked like a midget next to yours

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Thanks. It's hard to grasp how big it is until you see it in person. Or park your truck next to it lol
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So...the swap went well. Took a couple of days, but I got her finished. I didn't get home until late last night and am work today, but will post pics of it soon. I put on a 8 1/2 inch pro-comp with 20x12 Weld Dune 8's with some 38 Toyo MT's that are going to need changed sooner rather than later. All in all, very satisfied with the new look and she drives/rides nice and smooth.
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You're not worried about getting hit with inspection tickets? It seemed like for a while there the police were crazy about it. Then when I had my lifted jeep about 2 years ago, they never even looked. I wonder if its going to become hot again and then it will happen all over. I mean I can see if you're a little bit over the lift laws but when you're jacked way up, its just asking for trouble.

Whats your bumper height at the lowest point?
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Whats your bumper height at the lowest point?[/QUOTE]

Mine is 27 the legal limit for trucks is 28 now there are no suspension laws or tire size restriction as long as the frame is kept within limit now the state police are the ones who mainly enforce this if u wanna look it up the Maryland code it is covered in the MCT-22
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