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Old 05-22-2013, 04:04 PM
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I will start off by saying a agree with you on the looks and ease of removal, I think it looks fantastic on the truck but it leaks like a sieve from not only the corners but also in between every panel. Also it is hard to open and close if you are by yourself it is almost impossible to get open.
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Weird, mine isn't like that at all. I would guess that maybe your rails aren't installed correctly or square. That would definitely make it hard to open and close. You could try removing all of it and reinstalling it making sure is square and spaced properly. Peragon has really good instructions on their website about the install.

Mine also doesn't leak at all.... it literally pools water on top of it no problem. Maybe try calling Peragon and see if they can do anything for you. It might be a little tough since you didn't actually purchase it from them but they do have very good customer service so they should be able to help you out.
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right on thanks a bunch! i really hope i can get it going like yours does and very sharp looking truck
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looks like your on the right track, replace Y pipe and put an 18" or 22" magnaflow..if piping isn't a problem I would have it dumped after axle...this totally removes drone and is pretty quiet incab...

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alright i was doing some looking under my truck last night and that magnaflow y-pipe you guys are talking about it is just a matter of slicing off that old y-pipe and running a weld on each side of the magnaflow collector correct? if so this can all be done in my garage by myself. also what you the advantages of dumping after axle instead of running back through the exhaust and resonator?
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I haven't installed a Y-pipe myself yet but from what I've seen (by looking under my truck) you would obviously start by cutting the old Y-pipe out (3 cuts). But to install the new one you might need some extra pipe/bends in order to make it fit correctly. Then it would just all be welded up again.

Hopefully someone who knows more about the install than me will chime in for you here.

Personally I wouldn't dump the exhaust behind the rear axle like that. For one, you'd have to check out local areas emissions laws because in some places your exhaust pipe is not allowed to end underneath the truck like that. It has to come to the exterior. Plus what I found is that it makes the exhaust much louder inside the cab. The sound just resonates underneath the box rather than coming out properly. Just my two cents...
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I have had 2 separate flowmaster muffler rust off my truck... Two neighbors with f150's that had the same problem. I will never buy their product again. SS Magnaflow going back on.
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here is a weird thing...when all I did was replace muffler and ran piping all the way back to stock exit (deleting resonator), I got mad drone incab at 2k rpm..then I had it dumped before axle, eliminated drone but was loud incab.. then just had piping installed to dump after axle, no drone and sound is a fraction incab then when it was before axle..it was night and day, so much that my ears were ringing because it was soo quiet incab...
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Hmmm, interesting. I guess it could have to do with the difference in mufflers too? Because as I was installing my exhaust I ended up driving it around with the pipes ending under the box beside the spare tire (before I put the bends on to put it out the side) and it resonated like crazy under there. But that was also with a Flowmaster not a Magnaflow, so maybe that's the difference....
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I agree with Brandon regarding checking emissions laws though..I have mine dumped here in Cali although it's technically illegal from an emissions inspection stand point. But unless it's obnoxiously loud (my dumped exhaust is probably quieter than 90 percent of the aftermarket exhaust that pipe out to rear like in dual setups), no one cares. When I get smog tested/inspection every other year I add a clamp on tip for that.

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