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Domain 11-29-2012 10:57 PM

Muffler question
 
Hey guys,
I ordered a flowmaster 40 series muffler and the stock muffler in my 99 f150 is longer in length than the flowmaster is. Does this matter, or when you remove the stock muffler, the pipes are longer than what it looks? Also it seems to look as if the stock muffler is welded on, and I have no cutting tools, not really sure what my best bet is. Should I take it to a shop? Will I need to buy myself some clamps?

BrowningSCrew 11-30-2012 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Domain
Hey guys,
I ordered a flowmaster 40 series muffler and the stock muffler in my 99 f150 is longer in length than the flowmaster is. Does this matter, or when you remove the stock muffler, the pipes are longer than what it looks? Also it seems to look as if the stock muffler is welded on, and I have no cutting tools, not really sure what my best bet is. Should I take it to a shop? Will I need to buy myself some clamps?

You'll need a filler piece of pipe to make up the difference and the old muffler has to be cut off

Domain 11-30-2012 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by BrowningSCrew (Post 2213867)
You'll need a filler piece of pipe to make up the difference and the old muffler has to be cut off

Where can you get these fillers

BrowningSCrew 11-30-2012 12:21 AM

Tour local pats store should have it

Domain 11-30-2012 01:07 AM

Not sure why flowmaster would say the fitment is for my year and model if I need to buy extra piping...
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...QF1342543.html

http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/sh...le=&orig=42543

both of those websites say it should fit.

redfisher584 11-30-2012 01:45 AM

flowmasters are universal just as any aftermarket muffler..... to an extent of course

BrowningSCrew 11-30-2012 07:33 AM

The pipe size is the same, but I takes a little extra to make it connect

jcavers 11-30-2012 11:26 AM

Just buy a few more feet of pipe and dump it out in front of the back tire. Cheap n easy

7700SCREW 11-30-2012 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Domain
Hey guys,
I ordered a flowmaster 40 series muffler and the stock muffler in my 99 f150 is longer in length than the flowmaster is. Does this matter, or when you remove the stock muffler, the pipes are longer than what it looks? Also it seems to look as if the stock muffler is welded on, and I have no cutting tools, not really sure what my best bet is. Should I take it to a shop? Will I need to buy myself some clamps?

You spent the money to buy your self a good muffler,so don't cheap out on the install if you don't have the tools to do the job!
Take it to a shop have them install it. They will weld the seems and add a piece of exhaust tubing for a leak free exhaust.

gryffinwings 12-01-2012 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 7700SCREW (Post 2214453)
You spent the money to buy your self a good muffler,so don't cheap out on the install if you don't have the tools to do the job!
Take it to a shop have them install it. They will weld the seems and add a piece of exhaust tubing for a leak free exhaust.

+1, take it to a shop.


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