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dual exhaust

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Hiwire, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    Normally by the time my trucks have 50K on them I am ready to trade. This time however I like this truck a lot more than most I have had. Its a 2000 F150 7700 with the 5.4. Since it was a yr old and still on the lot, I got a great deal on it. It has almost every option available and jet black. I put on a Fisher RD 7.5 ft and a set of timbrens but have not done much else. Lately I thought that instead of trading I would put a few dollars back into her. Make her seem like a whole new girl. I started with new tires. Traded the old Wrangler RTS's for a set of Bridgestone Revo's. I love the traction they give on my van and that tread is cool looking.
    My next thought was dual exhaust. The cat back systems seem pretty easy and straight forward. Looking underneath tonight I see she has dual cats but LOOKS to have just one O2 sensor (at the Y). Can I put true duals on this truck without messing up the emissions? Is there any advantage for the additional work and expense over the cat back system?? My next question is has anyone used the Flowmaster system (cat back) with the side outlets and 50 series muffler? Im worried if they will bark enough? Any input and experience would be appreciated. The last truck I kept long enough to modify much was my 75 F100 with a 360. That was so much easier to work on and we didnt have to worry about emissions inspections.
     
  2. Swinn

    Swinn Member
    Messages: 41

    I don't want to push you away from this site but have you tried edited by Charles It is pretty much all F-150 owners over there. They don't have anywhere near the information this site does for plowing but they do have a lot of maintenance ideas, aftermarket upgrades for the trucks and how-to's.
     
  3. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Have you looked a Gibson. I helped a friend install their Ceramic coated headers and stainless exhaust system on a Silverado. It went real smooth, everything fit fine and sounds nice, quiet when you're not on it. It had their aluminized system on it from the dealer, with stock manifolds when the tailpipes and mufflers rusted out. They had a great warranty and prorated the system giving him a good price on the upfit. He was in the same boat...time to trade up, but decided to keep her and fix her up because he has had zero problems with it.
     
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I would bet you would be into major dollars to get a true duel exhaust put on.
    You would have to have (headers?), 2 cats, 2 mufflers and 2 sets of pipes.
    I would imagine there would be a H pipe type cross over available that would have a bung in it for the O2 sensor. Try Summitracing.com they have a bunch of stuff for trucks and jeeps and you can order a wish book / catalog too!
     
  5. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    Ive spent a lot of the day pricing, researching, and looking at other people's opinions. I am about 90% decided that im going to go with the flowmaster cat back system with the side exits. It comes with the 50 series muffler. From what I have read, I shouldnt expect a difference in HP or mileage but it will looks nice and hopefully sound loud enough. It also LOOKS like a straight forward and easy enough job for me to do in the driveway in a couple hours (Famous last words)
     
  6. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    I found the system for $391 with free shipping. The local muffler shop wanted $600 for the same kit including installation.
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Take a minute and look at what Summit has,if all else order the catalog.
    They got lot's of toys for trucks!
    The cheapest upgrades you can make are exhaust / intake and computer chip's. If you don't have the skill's or tools to put on the exhaust stop at some "ghetto looking shops" in the middle of the week and offer the job to them. You would be shocked at how cheap they will do the job when they are dead slow. I had a complete cat back done for $140 on a F-250 /5.8 this spring, I can't even buy the parts for that cheap! No bleeding knuckles,not even dirty!
     
  8. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    Good call! Summit has the same flowmaster kit for 329. The dynomax kit is even less (249) but that has rear exit exhaust instead of side. I like the idea of the side exit for more separation of sound, looks, and to keep them from getting plugged or bent in case of backing into a show pile. The 329 is still a big difference! I think on flowmaster's site that kit was $500+. Gotta love searching the internet and comparing prices! Looks like I can save about $300 by doing it myself and ordering from Summit. Thanks for the hint!
     
  9. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    If you have the time shop around for everything. There are plow part sites around too. If you live out in the sticks you can save money ordering non-urgent parts. I hardly ever buy from official Meyer suppliers.We have many Non-OEM suppliers around this large urban area to choose from.