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Old 09-05-2008
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I need a naw cat back

My exhaust has been creeking since i've had the truck. I had it to the dealer two times under the factory warranty. First time they replaced the donut gasket right after the cat and it was ok for a while. The second time they did the same thing and replaced the hangers. Well now im out of factory warranty and my extended warranty wont cover the repair so now im pissed. Instead of letting the dealer make the money on me I think i'm just gonna go with something I can get and do myself. Any recommendations? I don't want the truck to sound like ****.
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Magnaflow catback. Quite in the cab but loud when you want it to be.
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Not bad. Were you able to bolt everything up yourself or did you need to weld? I looked under the truck today and it looks like a pretty easy install. Lots of room.
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Yea I would get the magnaflow catback. I have the dual system and it is great. With the kits you just bolt on everything. The hardest part is taking the stock system off. Looks good as well.
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Well it's supposed to be bolt on but my truck had issues. The flange from the catback wouldn't seal to the stock flange so I cut both off and had someone weld in a pipe. Some people say that is bad since you lose a spring flange but I haven't had any problems and I have had the exhaust on for over a year.
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Takin off the old one will be a cinch... Sawsall works good. I love tearing things up.

That spring flange is a POS. That is where the problem is. Thats what's making the noise and I can't stand it any more but why would it be bad to lose the spring flange?
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The spring flange is there to absorb engine movement so other exhaust components, like the manifolds, don't have to.
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