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Hey guys, just ordered the 5 inch budget kit from Gus. Should be here by this weekend. :hyper: I was just wonderin if any of you guys with quad cab long beds are runnin it. From what I hear, this is a "one size fits all" set up and I didn't know how much pipe (if any) I'd have to trim down. I figured, since we've got the longest set up from front to back, I wouldn't have to cut anything off but I figured I'd ask...

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probably wouldn't have to I cut about 2 feet off of mine and it fit perfect... :thumbsup
 

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Mine is a short bed and I had to cut about 18" too. Love the sound:peelout:thumbsup
 

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probably wouldn't have to I cut about 2 feet off of mine and it fit perfect... :thumbsup
Did you get the 6 inch tip? I heard another guy cut the last bend off the tail pipe and angled it out the back at a 45 cuz angled at a 90, it stuck out too far. How far did it stick out for you (if you left it as is)?
 

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are you going to remove your cat?
 

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I took the cat off... and I didn't put the tip on just wanted to run straight pipe with no tip
 

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I took the cat off... and I didn't put the tip on just wanted to run straight pipe with no tip
It'll just come off with the original pipe right? Not attatched to anything else? Forgive the lack of knowledge, itll be the first time workin on an exhaust system. I figured it was as simple as just droppin the old pipe off and bracketin the new pipe on. Please lemme know if theres anything more to it than that
 

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did you get complete turbo back??
 

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that's the way to do it... just cut the stock exhaust off and bolt on the 5 inch... it comes with directions
 

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that's the way to do it... just cut the stock exhaust off and bolt on the 5 inch... it comes with directions
thats what I like to hear. keep it simple. means the install can come with a few more of these :beer. ill try and post some pics/vids when I get er up and runnin

thanks alot guys :thumbsup
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no problemo
 

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Thought I'd post up in here and help answer some questions.

First, the kit comes with PLENTY of extra tube. I think I had to cut out about 2 Feet or so, and I'm QC shortbed, and NOT running my Kitty.
If you have to cut it, reason that it's better to have too much tube, than not enough!!

The guy that angled his down was more of a "Custom" personal preference thing.

As far as the tail pipe sticking out too far, I think that kind of depends on how you place your hangers. You can swing them in or out, rolling them around the tube, until you get the tube hanging where you want. Once you get it where you want, THEN tighten them. Clearance issues to the spare tire will keep you from rolling the hanger too far in, and if you put your tip on Loosely, you can dial in how far out it'll stick out.

In my install, I set the tailpipe up so that it didn't stick out too far. I was anticipating a Black chrome tip, but then after seeing it, I decided it was too "Chromey" for me. At first, I decided no big deal, I'd just run it that way, extra clearance for 4 wheeling, but after cleaning soot of the rear Quarter panel a few times, I decided to weld an extension (Cut out from the extra tube I cut off from the kit) and paint it black. Now, just the corner of the bumper gets dusted with soot.

As far as the Cat goes, the kit does support putting it in. Gives you 4"X5" couplers and clamps. Make your choice.


For sure let us know how it goes, and PM me if you have any other ??
 

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pretty easy install...grab the Sawsall make two cuts, pull the hangars, remove the v-band and drop out the stock one.

loosely snug the new downpipe, and go from there.

One quick tip...either mark, or take a picture of where the old exhaust exits because after you remove it it is tough to "visualize" how the old one exited. You can get some pretty goofy angles with the last two pieces and will have to play with it. Nice to have a helper for that part. That is of course if you want it similiar.
 

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Got mine FedEx yesterday, Geez that is a big box o' pipe. 104lbs :)
Hopefully get it installed tonight.
 

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Got mine FedEx yesterday, Geez that is a big box o' pipe. 104lbs :)
Hopefully get it installed tonight.
:lol3: Does it outweigh you?

Let the FUN begin!

Post it up when you are done! :hyper:
 

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Got er done:hyper:
Trouble is my trans is out waiting for my new clutch to show up tomorrow so I haven't heard it yet.
I welded my system accept for the muffler, I clamped that in so that in the off chance I want to I can turn it around to the "quiet" direction. I'll take a few pics.

Only one thing I'm a little bummed on, Farm Boys is advertising it is "their" exhaust and that they have it made for "them" but it isn't theirs. It's Expandit Company exhaust which I could have bought cheaper from someone else. I thought I was supporting Farm Boys by buying "their" product, not too happy on getting spoofed even if it is a good product.
 

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The deal of the century is the Summit Stainless exh systems if you want a 4" system.

Summit's systems are made by someone else. When I bought mine from Summit it was a rebadged 4" system from HOG Performance. I don't know who they outsource from now. I paid just a tad over $400 2 years ago. My system is made out of T-304 stainless, came with band clamps, and a 4" slash cut tip. I did opt for the 5.5" Side exit tip from HOG. So I have $475 invested in a T-304 system. I didn't want an aluminized system since I don't know where my travels will have me ending up being in the military.
 
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