I had to cut mine in three pieces also. I used the "2x4 and jack method' to move the firewall out of the way. Then the two piece downpipe went right in.pontiacross said:yep I had to cut my old down pipe in 3 pieces to get it out. although I got impatient with the sawzall and got out the ol torch:weld:
I ended up taking the rear cross member off the transmission and moved it around to get some extra room.
Yea send it back an be content with your factory 3.5" straight piped exhaust!Burner718 said:I just ordered a 3 inch downpipe to replace that squished thing Ford put in my truck. Any tips/hints/suggestions to make the install easy?
so your a paramedic right? just get some of your fireman buddys over and tell em to bring the hurst tool it will make the nessasary room i have seen it make room before:sofaBurner718 said:I just ordered a 3 inch downpipe to replace that squished thing Ford put in my truck. Any tips/hints/suggestions to make the install easy?
nah because it will run cooler your just gonna have to bang it out its not to bad get a big pry bar an air impact hammer if the chief wont let ya use the jaws of life it will be fineBurner718 said:Yeah, a Hurst would work great...although the Chiefs frown on personal use:watchout !! I was looking at my current downpipe. Doesn't look like much room for a 3 incher. Does most of the firewall "rearrangin" take place at the top or the bottom? And if it has to be done in between, I'm not sure I'm up for that. Also, my current factory downpipe has some kind of crimped on aluminum? heat shield.....the new pipe won't need that?:shrug: