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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Up-pipe recommendations

Well I'm the kind of person when something breaks, I don't replace it, I upgrade it.

This morning while washing the engine I saw a very small soot trail on the driver's side up-pipe just under the donut gasket. Drove it around today and checked again, now I"ve got the pipe covered in soot and it's starting to collect on the firewall. Apparently I caught the leak right as it began, but it's getting worse fast.

So I need recommendations on new up-pipes. I'll be trashing the stock ones and looking for something better that won't be prone to leaking again. Hit me up with what you're running, price, why you like (or dislike) them, etc.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 01:35 AM
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Re: Up-pipe recommendations

If you have the Garrett turbo or another drop in and have OEM up pipes, the best upgrade is to IH upgraded bellows up pipe and collector. BWD sells them ceramic coated which is probably a good idea. Pics on Brian's site. Or you can get uncoated pipes at your local IH dealer.
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I'd get ones with the bellows in them. The stock T444E parts from Navistar are good for the money.

Or BWD has a nice kit that is coated as well.
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I belive DI has a set out with bellows in them.
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Re: Up-pipe recommendations

Yep if I need some I would go with the ones that BWD sells.

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Re: Up-pipe recommendations

Does David still sell the Stainless one piece assembly with the stainless bellows?

That is by far the best solution IMO. No sh#t to have to bolt together or any kind of seal anywhere to ever blow. V-band flange at the top and the flares on the manifolds at the bottom.

I'm sure they're probably more expensive, but they're tough as nails too.

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I agree. The DI kit is nice, though I'm not sure on the availability?

I used the IH 444E with the bellows that BWD sells. We'll see how they hold up.
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Re: Up-pipe recommendations

Joey do you have that on the obs truck?


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Re: Up-pipe recommendations

So far everywhere I've posted the response has been BWD. Looks like a lot of people have been satisified with that setup. I remember seeing pics of the DI setup from David, but I never knew if they were ever released.

Someone asked me to do a writeup on the up-pipe swap. If there's interest I'll post it here too, or send it to Guzzle and he can add it to his page. Or I'll get lazy and make a trip to go see Rocky again.

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Does David still sell the Stainless one piece assembly with the stainless bellows?

That is by far the best solution IMO. No sh#t to have to bolt together or any kind of seal anywhere to ever blow. V-band flange at the top and the flares on the manifolds at the bottom.

I'm sure they're probably more expensive, but they're tough as nails too.

Good Luck.
I believe they are a little more expensive but worth it I feel. There was no BS trying to bolt this to that, they fit perfect.
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