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Old 12-03-2004
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Dropped exhaust :'(

Well i was comming home last night around 11pm and some drunk ran into my lane and there was noone on the on comming lanes so i hopped a pretty high median.. and spun out on the wet road of the other side as he just kept on driving... well while driving home i herd a noise... so i took it to Ford today... yeah pretty bad damage i messed up my exhaust all the way and i have to pay around $1000 to get it fixxed i unno why so much but they said it was a big leak and they have to fix the hole bottom of it :( so yeah :'(
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man that sucks. they find that guy?
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Wow. I can't imagine ANY exhaust work costing $1000. Sorry about that!

My pipe from the muffler to the stainless tip came off and I removed it. I might just put a simple turn-down under the truck. Anybody else do that? One less thing to get whacked offroading. My muffler is fine.
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no the cops in st.pete suck....

yah its like this piece of metal thats bending it and makin it leak i can make it outta some foil
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wow bummer, time for an aftermarket exhaust :D

I would take it to a reputable muffler shop and have them inspect it
unless you cracked the exhaust manifold $1000 is way too much
catalytic coverers are not cheep either and if you damaged one or more of those ceramic beauties the bill could creep up towards 1K

let a good local shop check it out and see what they say can be salvaged
no need tell them you even took it to Ford until they give you a first estimate
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i agree with lil blue.... i can't think of any exhaust work costing around 1,000 bucks....take it to a shop....get you a nice muffler for around 100 bucks or so.....sorry to hear that that happend to ya man.. if thats ur first encounter witha drunk driver ur lucky around here can't drive on the roads at night it gets soe bad some times..and the cops around here also suck
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The only exhust I have ever heard of that cost a $1000 was for a vette.

My buddies stang with Long tube headers and after market exhust only cost $900.

I'd have that checked out again by someone else.
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This is the dealer we are talking about ...
They are always high on everything...
I would go aftermarket....

John ...mine is dumped...I like it that way!!
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Okay thanks. Even with the muffler still on, it sounds deeper. I'd like to keep that.
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well i made some insurance pay for it lol i said it was from an accident along time ago and they paid for it and the guy lied to me it was only 250 what a lier.... thanks for the advise...
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it was to qiuet for me with the pipes ...so i cut them off..
Single in dual out 40 series flowmaster
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Did you put tips on, or just leave it coming out of the muffler straight? I was thinking turn-down tips to deflect the stream away from the vehicle. Necessary do you think, Tom?
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mine is just straight out!...
everyone said it would make a mess under the truck...
well its been like that for 3 years and you cant tell...
nothing is black like everyone thought!
plus i think it sounds better that way...mine is a 3.0...they arent that loud in the first place..everyone says its as loud as a 4.0....who knows....LOL
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Mines a 3.0 also. Our trucks are pretty low emission, so if there's no problems, there shouldn't be much carbon, just carbon dioxide, lol. Thanks, I may just leave it like it is and save a couple of bucks. I like how it sounds. I was surprised that a small section of pipe would make such a difference. Mine has a Dynomax SuperTurbo muffler which is very quiet. Now it's a deeper rumble -- still not loud, but nicer.
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i was also suprised about the deeper tone!!.
it was just to quiet for me w/pipes..lol I like noise LMAO
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well i was going to post a clip of my exhaust ..But it wont upload for some reason...
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My pipe from the muffler to the stainless tip came off and I removed it. I might just put a simple turn-down under the truck. Anybody else do that? One less thing to get whacked offroading. My muffler is fine.
You could always do what I did... I have fresh blades for the sawzall!!
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lol! Too RADICAL for me! Cut holes in my truck? Tom, you know I never do that...more than 47 times. :)
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well i made some insurance pay for it lol i said it was from an accident along time ago and they paid for it and the guy lied to me it was only 250 what a lier.... thanks for the advise...
Did you get it fixed already? My stock exhaust is still up in my attic, so you're welcome to it. Only on the truck a year, no rust, no dents. I was pulling the Xmas stuff last weekend, and thinking "I need to get rid of all the parts in my attic". Let me know, I'm about an hour from St. Pete.
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lol! Too RADICAL for me! Cut holes in my truck? Tom, you know I never do that...more than 47 times. :)
How bad is your tailpipe?? If you want, I can weld it back on for you. Only problem is that I don't have stainless wire for the welder so the weld will eventually rust but it'll get you thru for a while. I just finished welding mine back together after almost losing it in Centralia.
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Did you get it fixed already? My stock exhaust is still up in my attic, so you're welcome to it. Only on the truck a year, no rust, no dents. I was pulling the Xmas stuff last weekend, and thinking "I need to get rid of all the parts in my attic". Let me know, I'm about an hour from St. Pete.


i got it fixxed already it only took 5 hrs to fix it thanks for the offer thou
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Thanks, Tom, but I'm not going to bother. I didn't like how close the pipe came to the spare (which is a 31" on my truck) and how the pipe kept getting thrust up into the body coming off hills.

So, I put this crappy dump on it to just angle the exhaust down and back. Just a piece I got at the local NAPA around the corner from work. It's underneath so I don't care and yes it's got a "crimp" bend but for that distance it can't mean much with 3.0 seeing as it's a 2.5" pipe. Hard to tell from the photo but it clears everything by 4" on either side or so. Not close to anything at all.

Still sounds deeper and more "rumble" than before! I like it.

I had to cut off the old clamp. It was pretty bad even after only 2 years.
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C/mon John, I'm running out of things to weld around here.
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Plenty of scrap steel here -- which reminds me: wasn't I suppose to get a piece for you to use as a welding table? I forgot about that. Give me the dimensions again.
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it wasn t the back of the exhaust it was the manifold or how ever u spell it.
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