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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2007, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
03 f350 xl 7.3 2wd x-tend
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Cool programer,exh.&cld air install

how hard is the cold air, i herd can be a ***** due to the cutting of fan shrowd. at least that is what my dad was told when installed on his 04 6L. mine is an 03 7.3 2wd. I also want to install the exhuast myself. I have some expierience from schooling and when i was a mech. at u-haul working on there 7.3's in there internationals. But of course i won't have the big bumper jack we had to get the clearence under my truck. what, a whole weekend? thax any input greatly appriciated.:shrug: :thanks: :smoke
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you mean a cold air intake right? those aint too dificult to instal. the worst part about them in my opinion is the taking off of the old one. your dad probably did have a bit more dificulty since it was on the 6.0. the exhaust can be a B***h sometimes. The worst part is the turbo dowmpipe and getting the clamp off the turbo. after that it dosent seem to bad. if you have clearence prob. with getting under the truck, jack it up and put it on statonary jacks.

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You should be able to do that in less than a weekend. An extra set of hands when you are trying to install the new downpipe on top of the motor is a big help. If you go w/ a kit like MBRP they have the rear hanger welded on and this makes the install go smoother. The cold air intake is pretty simple you looking at a Stg I or II? Let me know if I can help.


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They're both pretty easy...installed an aFe Stage 2 intake in about an hour and a half (it was 20-25 degrees out, slowing me down a bit). It's basically an airbox swap. Did the MBRP 4" in about 3 hours with the help of a buddy. Worst part was removing the old one and the pesky downtube clamp, the majority of the time after that was aligning the pipes to clear in the back. On the EX, it's a tight fit at the tank. No special tools required, except for maybe a saws-all to cut the old exhaust pipe out. But if you own Fords and don't have a saws-all, you probably need to take a trip to Harbor Freight Tools anyway...

When I did the exhaust, I drove the passenger side wheels up on 2) 2"x12"x16" blocks stacked up. Using a Polish Creeper (cardboard) it's easy to get under and do the exhaust. My gut just wouldn't quite clear the running boards with a normal creeper

I really didn't think the 4" down tube was going to fit so easy...below is the aFe installed and a comparison of the factory to the MBRP downtube.
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:Thumbup: :thanks: thanx a bunch i appreciate everyones input!:smoke
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htey're both not that hard you will need some help with the downtube the rest goes pretty easy after that

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