Join Date: Jan 2009
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The elusive ball flange
It was not more than a week after buying my truck when I had the same thoughts as you. I was not able to locate a machine able to make such a large diameter ball flange.
I did locate a piece of pipe that was the right size, had the perfect "S" bend, and a flange on the end that fit perfectly into the stock down pipe. Unfortunately it was a Freightliner part and cost $280.00. My discovery did eventually lead to one of the first prototype Powerstroker pipes.
With Sean's wizardry, this pipe, and several additional parts, the pipe of today was conceived but cost way more than what he is selling them for now. With refinement Sean now has a high quality part that is as well built as anything else on the truck and cost less than making it yourself. I got 12,000 miles on mine and the delete pipe looks better than the rest of the exhaust.