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A buddy and I bought a '94 XL a while back for a quick flip, and then he fell in love with it so he bought my half out... He drove it for a while and finally got sick of the exhaust leaks in the cab, the messy driveway from leaking nearly a quart a day, the plumes of grey smoke, and the struggle to make 10PSI of boost. So, me being a welder, and my buddy being fully capable of buying pizza and beer (but not rich enough to afford the aftermarket solutions,) we whipped up the solution to his problem - a set of bellowed up pipes, a cleaned up collector & EBPV outlet, and an EBPV deleted pedestal.

Just thought I'd throw up a few pics for your viewing pleasure. :)






Oh and while we were at it, we threw a 1.0 exhaust housing on and a 3" downpipe... now makes 21PSI of boost and makes all sorts of wonderful turbo whistling noises. Needless to say... we're both grinning ear-to-ear. :D
 

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I have so much respect (and jealousy) for you handy, fabrication people!
 

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Very nice...I have been thinking about doing the same thing.

How did you handle the slip joint area? If you have any pics of it that would be great too.
 

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Thanks for the kind words fellas!

Mike - quite honestly, not much... I took a fine grit emery cloth to them to knock down any burrs and then used a set of Victor Reinz F17250 gaskets so they fit nice and tight. It doesn't seem to be leaking but if I had another set of pipes that were badly scored, I would just fire up the TIG again and run build-up passes until I got back to original height.

Through one of my welding connections I scored a 20lb roll of .035 316 stainless MIG wire... It gets cut into 18" lengths for TIG filler... As you can imagine I have a hell of a lot left!!!

Buddy with the '94 called me tonight... "Dude, I haven't had to put a single drop of oil in this truck in the last two weeks, this is AWESOME!!!" LOL
 
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