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500dollar744ti
02-08-2008, 11:05 AM
i finally got around to putting in the downpipe i got from thelostartof... installed with the ghettoness, in 500dollar fashion. $12 worth of clamps and $5 worth of scrap 3" pipe..

with supporting mods i no longer think that 3" is over rated. car is even more fasterz now!

anybody need a stock 740 turbo downpipe with TWO oxygen sensor holes in it? :oogle:

http://xs224.xs.to/xs224/08065/s6300663196.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs224&d=08065&f=s6300663196.jpg)

http://xs224.xs.to/xs224/08065/s6300664625.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs224&d=08065&f=s6300664625.jpg)

http://xs224.xs.to/xs224/08065/s6300665147.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs224&d=08065&f=s6300665147.jpg)

tryingbe
02-08-2008, 11:10 AM
Mike wants the flange out of the downpipes.

thelostartof
02-08-2008, 11:11 AM
+2 i want those flanges

so good power gain? pulls much smoother all the way up to redline ???

how much better does the 3" sound than the old setup?

you know I do have a side pipe here that would fit on your car .. you just need some straight pipe from the cat to the sidepipe

Colli
02-08-2008, 11:15 AM
Hm, I think the oil filter is too close to the DP.

thelostartof
02-08-2008, 11:19 AM
looks like 2" of clearance @ least ... nevermind that that is an oversized ford filter

500dollar744ti
02-08-2008, 11:21 AM
+2 i want those flanges

so good power gain? pulls much smoother all the way up to redline ???

how much better does the 3" sound than the old setup?

you know I do have a side pipe here that would fit on your car .. you just need some straight pipe from the cat to the sidepipe

definate power gain, doesn't flatten out above 4500 like it used to...

the sound is excellent, more crisp and lots of turbo noise, even at light throttle tip-in it sounds like a turbo on a city bus starting to spool. :)

i can get a clip of the sound sometime...

actually, i prefer it exits to the side just like it is but not visibly out the side of the car. the body of the car over the outlet creates a nice muffle to the sound and it doesn't attract as much attention because as far as law enforcement is concerned, the car has an exhaust in need of repair instead of an exhaust illegally installed out the side of the car. :-P

it will be fine like that with the filter, i'd rather have the oil pressure gains i get with the higher flow filter over the extra inch of distance from the downpipe.

linuxman51
02-08-2008, 11:29 AM
Hm, I think the oil filter is too close to the DP.

nah not that bad. extra capacity ftw.

badvlvo
02-08-2008, 11:33 AM
Another nice mikepipe.

Colli
02-08-2008, 11:43 AM
It's nice indeed. I hope you got a nice oil cooler on the car. :) Congrats with the great upgrade.

socalsean
02-08-2008, 11:47 AM
No braces from the downpipe to the tranny or....????

thelostartof
02-08-2008, 11:51 AM
Looks like he has a hanger after the cat before the outlet

valvesprung
02-08-2008, 12:21 PM
with supporting mods i no longer think that 3" is over rated...

but apperantly new tires are :lol: :)

http://xs224.xs.to/xs224/08065/s6300663196.jpg.xs.jpg

500dollar744ti
02-08-2008, 02:44 PM
but apperantly new tires are :lol: :)

http://xs224.xs.to/xs224/08065/s6300663196.jpg.xs.jpg

yeah, the right front tire is pretty beat... there is tread left but it is getting to the wear bars, the other 3 are much more decent, i will find a better tire to swap on there soon... i have been keeping an eye out.

No braces from the downpipe to the tranny or....????

just the hanger at the back for now, i need to make a trans brace like the stock one for the front that will fit a 3" pipe.

DaytonAE86
02-08-2008, 04:41 PM
I can't beleive you've been running with a 2 inch dp all this time. Even with NO supporting mods, a ghetto 3 inch made a difference for my car, its about pressure differential. Running a 2 inch @ 20psi:wtf:.... that thing must've been glowing red (think of the amount of exhaust gasses... and the velocity... jeebus...)

But, all that said, looks like another grade A MikePipe. http://www.swov.org/forum/style_emoticons/default/emthup.gifhttp://www.swov.org/forum/style_emoticons/default/emthup.gif

valvesprung
02-08-2008, 04:44 PM
The OE downpipes are easily 2.25", but my 3" goes on today too...so we'll see how much of a difference it makes.

towerymt
02-08-2008, 05:07 PM
Stock 740 downpipe is more like 60mm. 240 Turbo downpipe is smaller and far worse in every way.

500dollar744ti
02-08-2008, 07:51 PM
The OE downpipes are easily 2.25", but my 3" goes on today too...so we'll see how much of a difference it makes.

it does seem to make quite a difference. seat of the pants is always a tough way to tell what you're really working with, we'll know for sure what it's worth at the drag strip.

towerymt
02-08-2008, 09:27 PM
it does seem to make quite a difference. seat of the pants is always a tough way to tell what you're really working with, we'll know for sure what it's worth at the drag strip.
datalog boost level with the stock downpipe and then the 3".

YLD244
02-08-2008, 11:52 PM
hope the car isnt too low. those clamps like to catch on speed humps.

500dollar744ti
02-09-2008, 01:14 AM
hope the car isnt too low. those clamps like to catch on speed humps.

i cut the threaded ends off as far as possible, it is lowered but not slammed so i think it'll be alright. hopefully.

YLD244
02-09-2008, 01:59 AM
yeah good idea.
is it droney in the cabin with the exhaust exiting there??

JE Jr
02-09-2008, 12:08 PM
Neads moar pics!

CaptainWhoosh
02-09-2008, 01:52 PM
Looks nice. Im also interested in the oversized filter, care to share which filter it is and what the benefits are?

MrBill
02-09-2008, 02:42 PM
Im pretty sure our thread pitch and stuff is the same as lots of the fords

qwkswede
02-10-2008, 01:56 AM
Wow, you have a driveshaft loop on that 2 piece driveshaft? Did some tech inspector make you do that? Or was that just for your own piece of mind. I didn't think you needed it on the front half of a 2 piece. Exhaust looks great.!

Spiney Norman
02-10-2008, 05:30 PM
Looks nice. Im also interested in the oversized filter, care to share which filter it is and what the benefits are?


That looks like a Motorcraft FL-1-A. Used to be the most popular Ford filter application. Motorcraft also makes an FL-300 which is the same filter as the FL-1-A only shorter.

That's what working in a Ford dealer parts dept. for 20 years does your brain.

MrBill
02-10-2008, 08:22 PM
Wow, you have a driveshaft loop on that 2 piece driveshaft? Did some tech inspector make you do that? Or was that just for your own piece of mind. I didn't think you needed it on the front half of a 2 piece. Exhaust looks great.!

Rob had to jump through quite a few hoops to run slicks, one of which was the d/s loop.

Matt did the same thing to make sure he could run slicks, I don't remember him failing tech for it before he put the loop in though.

swiftjustice44
02-11-2008, 10:53 AM
The filter threading is the same as 5.0 Ford blocks. I run a Volvo filter on my V8 740 because of clearance issues with my filter adapter and a Ford filter on my 760 turbo car...go figure!

500dollar744ti
02-11-2008, 11:08 AM
yeah good idea.
is it droney in the cabin with the exhaust exiting there??

not really actually, the cat converter muffles it enough to be quite pleasant... i have a friend with a full 3" exhaust on a 1998 s70 5 cyl turbo and his car is ridiculously louder than mine at idle and at speed!

Neads moar pics!

what kind of pics do you want? i can take them and post them.

Looks nice. Im also interested in the oversized filter, care to share which filter it is and what the benefits are?

it is a Ford FL-1A, commonly available at most auto parts stores and cheaper than the volvo filter... as stated above the FL-1A and FL-300 ford filters both fit with the FL-300 being about the same dimension as a stock filter and the FL-1A is oversize. the FL-1A has been used on almost all ford vehicles from the 1960's to the 1990's then it got replaced by others when newer modular v8's came out.

the main benefit is extra capacity, i have a new stock oem oil pump in there and it flows very well to the point it actaully could suck so much oil out of the pan at high revs there would be a slight drop in pressure, with this filter i no longer get that. also in conjuction with the motorcraft 15w-40 powerstroke diesel motor oil i use there is constant 60psi oil pressure at hot idle and i get 90-100psi when the engine is first started. extra pressure/capacity FTW.

Wow, you have a driveshaft loop on that 2 piece driveshaft? Did some tech inspector make you do that? Or was that just for your own piece of mind. I didn't think you needed it on the front half of a 2 piece. Exhaust looks great.!

well i did it first to comply with drag strip rules about running slicks, after seeing a driveshaft break free and mangle a bystanders arm at the drag strip it now also gives me piece of mind. the rear shaft on the 740 as you know goes through a structural body loop so the rear part is inherently looped from the factory, good to go.

thanks for the compliment on the exhaust, i routed it the same way i had my stock downpipe going and installed without any welding in about 20 mins.

Rob had to jump through quite a few hoops to run slicks, one of which was the d/s loop.

no pun intended?

qwkswede
02-11-2008, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the tips. I want to put my car on slicks this year, so I'll probably put something together too.

MrBill
02-11-2008, 11:40 AM
no pun intended?

No, but i'll gladly take credit.

towerymt
02-11-2008, 03:24 PM
Thanks for the tips. I want to put my car on slicks this year, so I'll probably put something together too.
First I think they said he needed a driveshaft loop (it's a 1pc driveshaft). They also hassled about the 5 point harness that was looped over the harness bar of the roll cage...apparently because the belts were able to slide back and forth on the harness bar, it wasn't good enough. BS. The next time at the track he had the driveshaft loop installed, and the guy didn't even look under the car! Just passed it through tech like every other street car. That date turned into a rain out with no runs. The next time back at the same track, they didn't let him use the slicks because they didn't have metal valve stems. This was the THIRD time they had seen the car, and they're just mentioning this now.

JE Jr
02-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Thanks! Got the pics I wanted :)

L8 APEKS
02-11-2008, 05:03 PM
Wait...are we saying that Mike's pipe is only 3"??? :-P

I love Mike's pipe. It fit like a glove! :oops:

initialD
02-11-2008, 06:43 PM
and the sound of it?

JohnMc
02-11-2008, 07:16 PM
looks like 2" of clearance @ least ... nevermind that that is an oversized ford filter

It's even closer on my car, with a normal sized Mann filter. 240's just have that firewall further forward, and my motor has the late style oil cooler that sticks the filter back there. It was a fairly snug fit to fit 3 inches of DP through there without hitting anything.