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Offline Blown F-150

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #345 on: October 12, 2017, 07:13:38 PM »
I have to concede when it wakes up the kid in the morning.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #346 on: October 16, 2017, 10:39:34 PM »
Crawled under the truck on Sunday and re-adjusted the DP's and then put the stock cat-back on it.

I won't be able to leave it on for long. Too quiet (pretty much stock even with the down-pipes) and I can tell it killed some power.

Maybe I can live with it through the winter and buy the Magnaflow cat-back I want.

Only things left on the truck I really want to do:
 - Cat back...again :redneck:
 - Fox 2.0's up front
 - Speaker upgrade
 - PTM fender flares (I have them, just got to get them painted)

I'll see how this Transmission thing plays out with Ford (noise from 3-4 and 4-3 shifts). I may just go ahead and order up a Circle-D torque converter to go in in while the transmission is out.

I'll be pulling some Datalogs for the tuner tomorrow on my drive to Seattle, looking forward to seeing what he can do.

Really happy with how the truck sits right now, one of my funnest and quickest builds to date.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #347 on: October 17, 2017, 11:44:47 AM »
I think out of all of the vehicles I've had with exhausts, my favorite was my magnaflow cat back on Expedition.  Just the overall tone and driveability from a noise stand point.  Everything was spot on.

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #348 on: October 17, 2017, 11:18:58 PM »
I think out of all of the vehicles I've had with exhausts, my favorite was my magnaflow cat back on Expedition.  Just the overall tone and driveability from a noise stand point.  Everything was spot on.

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I liked the Bassani on my 2001 2v 5.4L over the magnaflow on my 3v 5.4L.
Could be cheating, the Bassani was the kit for the lightning and I took out that crap factory Y pipe and turned it into a X pipe before going to the dual mufflers.  I got the parts from Chickenears.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #349 on: October 19, 2017, 12:31:35 AM »
I do love bassani, they make some very nice stuff. on several vehicles now, I have been very happy with magnaflow mufflers. Just something about the tone I like.

I think I'll go with this
https://www.amazon.ca/Magnaflow-12579-Stainless-Steel-Muffler/dp/B000XQM1M6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508390833&sr=8-1&keywords=magnaflow+12579

I'll have to talk with the local exhaust place and see what they would charge to cut it in and put in a resonator delete pipe. If I make it all 3", it should give me the performance I want and keep the volume down. Way cheap than ordering up another cat-back.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #350 on: October 19, 2017, 09:59:10 PM »
I think I'll go with this
https://www.amazon.ca/Magnaflow-12579-Stainless-Steel-Muffler/dp/B000XQM1M6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508390833&sr=8-1&keywords=magnaflow+12579

I'll have to talk with the local exhaust place and see what they would charge to cut it in and put in a resonator delete pipe. If I make it all 3", it should give me the performance I want and keep the volume down. Way cheap than ordering up another cat-back.

Do you want the 18" muffler or the 24" muffler ?
- The dimensions on that are 24" overall, 18" of muffler.

If you are replacing the muffler you have and deleting the resonator, you might be back where you are at now.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #351 on: October 21, 2017, 12:39:27 AM »
I found a local that is on another forum. He is running the 18" muffler (24" overall) in the link above with the same down-pipes and no resonator.

We are trying to find some time to sync up so I can listen to it. I'm honestly in no rush as I have to set it all back to stock to get Ford to look at my transmission.

I thinking I'll be really getting back to having some fun early next year. So much going on with work and personal stuff, that the truck is getting tougher and tougher to spend time on. Just life, adulting sucks.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #352 on: October 21, 2017, 06:54:04 AM »
Set it all back to stock?  How much of it has to go back to stock? 

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #353 on: Yesterday at 12:44:12 AM »
I'm honestly in no rush as I have to set it all back to stock to get Ford to look at my transmission.

Trans problem ?  Ouch that is going to suck pulling the items off that require a tune.
 
How much of that will work with the factory PCM load ?
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #354 on: Yesterday at 09:18:38 PM »
The truck would run 100% normal on the stock tune as it sits. The issue are the visuals like the intercooler.

Thankfully the turbo's look like stock and even have "FoMoCo" stamped on them. Nobody would know otherwise.

So I'll have to swap the intercooler, intake and down-pipes back to stock. pretty easy to do in a day.

I can talk around the manifolds if they ask as the are OEM, just ceramic coated.

It does suck, but if I can save $3-4k, I'll do it.

I'll just have to cycle the key like a 1000 times after I put the stock tune on it. The only thing they can see at the dealer level is the amount of key cycles which get's reset whenever you load up a tune.
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