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Old 10-05-2009, 03:54 PM
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Exhaust vibration after Ride rite install

Just finished installing Firestone Ride Rite air bags on the rear of my '03 F250. Stock exhaust lays right up against the air bag bracket and will occasionally produce a irratating vibrating hum throught the exhaust system. Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions welcomed.


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Old 10-05-2009, 04:04 PM
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I installed the ride rites on my 250 and had no problems. I have a bigger 4" aftermarket exhaust too. Maybe thats why i don't have any problems is because i can rotate my pipe to work around such obstacles. Sounds to me like now you have the perfect excuse to get a pipe for your truck. Otherwise i don't know what else to say with the stock pipe. You can't move it cause its all welded. Did you buy the bags specific for your truck's yr and model or universal ones? I ordered mine to work around an in bed hitch also.
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try and loosen the clamp and rotate the pipe to see if it will gain some extra cleance
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I ordered the kit model spefific for my truck. You are right about upgrading to a 4" exhaust, now I have an excuse.

I can push the pipe to the left with my hand and gain some clearance which may work. I noticed that where the muffler extension connects to the mid pipe, the mid pipe has a small circular tab which interlocks with the muffler pipe. I assume this is for alignment of the tail pipe. I'm going to grind it off and twist the muffler slightly and see if this solves my problem for now.

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