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  2. 686Cody

    What to do with exhaust

    You could copy this idiot. I took these pics this morning.
  3. Evan

    Head wind kinda day

    Screw it im running 75 normaly i run 70
  4. indeed another great event. was great to see you all there
  5. Last week
  6. today is the day. log in to view the thread. http://idahoturbodiesels.com/topic/11370-itd-dinner-meet-3rd-wed-of-june/?tab=comments#comment-124129
  7. 97cummins

    What to do with exhaust

    No muddy, your not old.
  8. 97cummins

    Engine knock

    No evan, no rod knocking. Bottom part yes.
  9. MUDDY

    What to do with exhaust

    my first gen trucks with the shorty and no muff actually did not seem to be too bad. my two 02 HO ETH-DEE trucks however did offer up a good amount of sound for all to hear especially under a load... seemed to be more than my 98.5 for sure.
  10. Evan

    What to do with exhaust

    That exhaust was fine driving around town towing grades with the horse trailer or long grades cruusing at 65 it droned like no other. I found myself constantly attemping to go slower or faster to get out of tge drone. The same muffler going all the way back produces no drown. Ive been looking into the donaldson offroad mufflers 4 and 5" its been awhile now since ive changed my exhaust. Im kinda debating looking at a turbo upgrade and fabbing a 5" off the turbo I dont know that the turbo off a manual is realy much uograde. I will admit a good clean single stack exiting flush to cab heigth does look pretty slick. A donaldson then 90 directly off it might kill the drone
  11. MUDDY

    I'm back!

    dinner meet this week, [wed] is a thread on the meeting going on now. which flatbed are you going with kris? building or buying? ive a couple aluminums and one steel presently. sure handy for the sxs and allows towing of the RV with the machine on the bed..
  12. MUDDY

    What to do with exhaust

    ive run a good number of my trucks with the pipe exiting ahead of the tire like evan shows. not a lot of benefit in flow, but indeed a few bucks less. for an off road rig i like the pipe not going clear to the back to avoid damage in the rocks backing up, but for a highway rig it is noticeable in the noise in comparison for sure. stacks, i did that on a few of my rigs. and 2 of the 3 i went back to under the truck to avoid loss of cargo space. in addition switching to a cabover for a while, and trying to not soot up the 5'er, no more stacks for me. in addition i find less attention is better due to other guys 'rolling coal' and noise making which causes scrutinization by the boys with the red and blue lights, they will often target those driving responsably as well. ive done a straight pipe on 90% of my cummins trucks but now, i would maybe do a high flo muff..... never thought i would think such nonsense. am i fianally getting old?
  13. 686Cody

    What to do with exhaust

    I agree with Evan. Its hard to make duals look good and even. I would exit behind the rear tire. The exhaust will most likely turn your wheel black if you exit in front of the rear tire. My personal opinion is that exhaust usually looks best if its not looked at. It should not draw your attention. I'm not a fan of stacks or huge tips. I say exit behind the rear tire. Tuck it up close to the bed so its not hanging down so it looks nice and clean.
  14. Evan

    Heim steering??? Diy upgrade.

    Parts are rolling in. Scabbed a rolling link welding deal so i can turn the bar and make a full pass welding the heim inserts. Heims are from ruff stuff. Tube is 1.5x.25 dom. Offcourse the heim weld in inserts are on back order. Thought i might pull a few long hours fabbing tonight. The lack of inserts put a dampner on that. Ive got some time mocking up cardboard. This bracket will tie into the existing crossmember. The other bracket will be similar but not tie to crosmember. Well i gues it kinda will its be a fully boxed bracket. Bracket may change alittle ounce o hack off the factory track bar mount. Card board is awesome just stable on to shape then cut to shape you want. Lots more to come. Track bar is part of steering will be set up for factory angle axle centerd. Then later a few weeks or month from now drill new holes to match my steering. Hoping to raise steering 2" so ive built that much drop into the track frame mount. Realy liking the heims. They feel good look beefy and if they do happen to wear are super easy and inexspensive to swap on new ones or possibly change to bushings
  15. pfc.hays

    Engine knock

    I would see if you could go to a single exhaust
  16. Evan

    What to do with exhaust

    Single 4 or 5" may need to tweak the aftermarket system to make it its best. Replace clamps with band clamps. If pipe joints arent slip fit then make them slip fit. Duals are twice headache ive never seen duals on any rig look good ones always hanging lower or at different angle or drawing attention because its shaking. I ran in front of axle for awhile. It was an easy exhaust to fabb but soon grew tired of the noise. I later went over the axle noticed a climb in egts but sound was reduced. My exhaust is getting tired so ive been thinking about fabbing 5". Ive fabbed mine from scratch aswell as install a few 4" kits on 2nd and 3rd gens. Ive not seen a single kit bolt on that i didnt make a tweak here or there. Actually have a guy with a 98 wanting me to do some kind of hanger on his new kit he just installed himself. I havent got around to doing it yet or even seeing what his problem is. Ill see if i can find pics of my in front of the tire exhaust I kinda miss that sound
  17. Evan

    Engine knock

    So the engine is rod knocking? I thought an aftermarket exhaust came apart and started beating a tune then truck was taken to shop in fear of engine damage. I must have been wrong
  18. 97cummins

    Engine knock

    No, the rear part of the duals outlet pipe was hitting the front of the exhaust that mounts to the turbo.
  19. Evan

    Engine knock

    Replacing bearings doing tranny work all due to exhaust pipes vibrating agaisnt frame shocks bed or whatever
  20. 97cummins

    What to do with exhaust

    Well, since i dont have dual exits now. And with my exhast stopping before the rear axle. Do i put new duals back on, exit the exhaust in front of the rear axle, or stacks? What do you think??
  21. 97cummins

    Engine knock

  22. Heres bracket mocked up https://flic.kr/p/26UFHaX https://flic.kr/p/26UFHaX Trying to figure why sometimes my photo links show in thread and sometimes they have to be clicked on. Forumn in my minds useless without photos
  23. pfc.hays

    I'm back!

    Hi Kris I moving to Idaho to and can't wait to meet you and everyone else
  24. IDMooseMan

    I'm back!

    Welcome back, Kris. Not doing well, but don't want to bring down the mood of your return. Congratulations on the new job. Hope to see you at a dinner meeting soon.
  25. millco

    I'm back!

    Hi Kris! Yea, just been crazy busy also.... we got the lid on our shop finally! A small little work space..... it's actually 42' x 66'! It will be so nice to get it finished. Got a new clutch into one little ricer burner. And have another in there waiting for the same job. Laptop broke a couple of weeks ago and I still haven't touched it. I'm hoping that will be an easy fix! But, I guess we are just basically full out go as fast as we can for the near future! (Still have our Meg. Darn TTVA quit on it. The transmission won't use 2nd gear because the TTVA goes to 100 % throttle input to the trans even though you actually are only light on the throttle. But there isn't much to do around my place...... LOL)
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  27. MUDDY

    I'm back!

    glad to see you back kris. indeed flatbed only way to go. nice to carry the sxs on the truck and pull the rv. you just missed the june camp and ride last week. was awesome. planning another. need another ride.
  28. MarineOne

    I'm back!

    Been busy with a new job, classes, and modding my Commander. Sold our '06 so it has a new home, bought Momma a MB GLK 350 4Matic, and planning on getting rid of my truck's bed for a flatbed. How you guys been doing? -Kris
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