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I'm not going to say you should or should not buy this system. I will give you some advise in selecting a system and I'll tell you what I think of this one. Do a search on TheDieselPage.com and you'll see how this can go.

My advise is to go for a ride in a truck with the system you're thinking about, that's the only way you'll know if it's for you or not. Make sure that when you do, you do some everyday stuff too. I don't remember for sure hoe it was, but I ran some guys in Grand Rapids through a "real life" test track; normal driving, stomping on it, windows up and down, I even took them though the BK drive thru. From that you should your own opinion and decide what you want.

As far as this system goes, I'm very happy with it. I really wanted the ATS dual tail pipe system, which IMHO is the ultimate system on the market. I just couldn't justify the $1100 price difference, a guy could get this system and the juice comp w/attitude for that. I went ahead and got the 18" S/S tip with it and the grand total came to $350, not bad. I can honestly say I changed the whole system out in less than four hours without cutting anything and including the 20 minutes that a walked around trying not to be mad and break anything. I dropped the factory pipe on my head, had a lump for a good two weeks. Anyway, I did this by myself with the right side jacked up, it was so easy, it makes me wonder how good these other systems are and how many beers these guys drank to take so long...the hardest part is getting the fat front part off. For my truck, the system is five pieces, front(down) pipe, intermediate pipe, muffler, tail pipe, tip. It comes with an extension piece w/ hanger for the long box and a tailpipe extension for the dually, that if you put on a tip, you don't need. Just like any other system, it took a little fine tuning to get it just right, nothing hard though.

Now the good and bad...
It is loud, good and bad... I like it loud outside some people don't. It's not to loud inside though. I spent 30hrs in there a couple weekends ago, not bad at all...
The hangars aren't quiet as nice as the OEM ones, but they get the job done..no problems so far...
It's aluminized steel, to me this is good thing, it'll last, but it's not way over priced. I have yet to see an aluminized system rust through in under 8 years, most people won't even have their truck that long...
The worst thing about it is what it brings out in people that have payed $500-1400 for something that does the same thing. It's this or that, it's on back order, there's a typo in the description, it's made somewhere else and so on...bla,bla,bla..
The best thing is hearing people say how good it sounds and asking if it's one of the name brands. I love watching peoples jaws drop when I tell em' what I paid for it. Even better "hey, how come that sounds better than my....."

With all of that said, it does matter one bit to me what you run on your truck. However, I'm more than willing to share what I know and/or think...

Take it easy,

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I put the whole thing together loose, lined it all up and tightened everything up from the front to the back. It is a little bit of a pain to line up the tailpipe, as it is with other systems. It doesn't have quite as much bend in it as the stock system, so it will be a little closer to the tire and shock.

Hope this helps, if you need any other help, drop me a line.

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4X4: If it ends up being too loud INSIDE, move the tip out a few inches. It makes a big difference! I gave myself some headaches at first. I'm sure you may have said something by now, but I just wanted to through that out FYI for you and others.

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4X4man-

Get the 18" tip and adjust it to end past the body of the truck. Mine was killing me the first day too. I looked at some pics of an ATS system I took. I noticed the tips stuck out, so I moved mine out and it made a huge difference. Give it shot. You could stick one of those extra pieces on there to try it out before buying a tip...


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