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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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MBRP 4" install

I bought a 4" MBRP turbo back exhaust for my truck the other day. I looked on their website and I am sure it said typical install time is 1-2 hours in your driveway. I called a few places and the shops are telling 3-4 hours and that most systems don't fit very well etc. Can anyone offer some first hand experience in what the real install time should be.

The hardest part to me should be getting the clamp off of the back of the turbo.
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Do it yourself. They are trying to rip you off. Im sure most systems people bring in are the cheap ones that dont fit very well though. This is NOT the case with MBRP. They will bolt right in.
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the mbrp systems are fit VERY well. hangers line up, bends are perfect, do it yourself!!

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Well that was my original plan but my truck is in Louisiana and I am in New York working and my vacation started yesterday. I am trying to get it installed so when I get home we can leave on our trip. I hate paying other people to work on my truck unless I have to.
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Re: MBRP 4" install

I had a shop install mine because my friend works there (I didn't have a sawsall to cut the downpipe), and they said it was the easiest install they have ever had with an aftermarket exhaust. Nothing had to be cut and re-welded, everything fit perfectly. His boss was so impressed, that they signed up to be a MBRP distributer.

The hardest part will be cutting the downpipe, so do it yourself..... unless you have a friend at a muffler shop like me.

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Re: MBRP 4" install

The downpipe definitely sucks. The clamp at the turbo isn't bad, but lining up the new downpipe on the turbo can be a pain.

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I installed my Dad's in a little over an hour. They are real easy to do yourself!!
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the mbrp systems are fit VERY well. hangers line up, bends are perfect, do it yourself!!
Wish I could say the same for my MBRP, wasn't really happy with mine especially because I paid the extra for the high grade stainless.

the straight section right out of the down pipe was rubbing on a cross member, I had all I could do to loosen every clamp and get about 1/8 clearance and then tighten every thing back up, messed with the down pipe to get this as well.

Also the most rear hanger by the shock was not bent correctly and the hanger wanted to fall out and still put the rubber hanger mount at an angle, the bend around the shock was to the point where it touched the rear shock ever so slightly, I ended up taking the rear section off and bending the hangers. It still settled so the pipe hits the shock ever so slightly.

Needless to say I messed with this for quite some time, tweaking here and there, tightening and loosening here and there, and I shouldn't have had to do that. And yes I ordered the right one for my truck.

Definitely not the first exhaust install I've done and I wasn't impressed, but I'm a little of a perfectionist, but aren't we all on here.

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No problems with the install of mine or the wifes.

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I guess I'm special.

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