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Old 01-16-2017, 05:57 PM
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Default PPE manifolds & up pipes , Duramax store brand or??

Got everything else bought today but manifolds and up pipes.

Anyone have any input on brands listed in the title or better ones??

Duramax store has best price on theirs but like to make sure they are as good and flow equal as the others?
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:59 PM
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I got some in from the dmax store and they were packaged in PPE wrapping. They looked like PPE but were not labeled as that.


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Old 01-16-2017, 06:18 PM
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:03 PM
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Well I know profab makes PPE for sure so looking more like DMax store sine on sale $599
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:05 PM
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Profab is the best IMO, cheap out and you get what you pay for.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:25 PM
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Moved over to the general exhaust section.

Profab doesnt make manifolds for PPE any more.
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x3 profab. Rick's customer service is great too.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:45 PM
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i got my up pipes from Dan@PPE on here, great price and customer service
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Rick at ProFab is the best way to go. He was put a lot of his own Dmax together over the years. Lot of knowledge about Dmaxs. He has kept me from making a lot of costly mistakes.
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I run Pro-Fab manifolds and up pipes on my truck... I've made several trips to Rick's shop and I've seen what goes into manufacturing these things... He also showed me a few of his secrets that sets his apart from the rest... I have compared brands and Pro-Fab gets my vote!

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I bought a set of dmax headers and up pipes. Haven't installed them yet waiting to buy a new tubo. Looking at them they arent bad the casting is smooth no visible air pockets. They are thick and strait on the flanges. The up pipes arent thin, cheap tin. They may not be one of the big names but they are very nice and i will be running them. I get the, you get what you pay for but I myself will not be making over 625hp. So spending the coin on a really nice set of pro fabs to hold giant bost to make 8,9, 1100 hp isnt in the cards. Plus the difference in coin I bought solid motor mounts!
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I bought a set of dmax headers and up pipes. Haven't installed them yet waiting to buy a new tubo. Looking at them they arent bad the casting is smooth no visible air pockets. They are thick and strait on the flanges. The up pipes arent thin, cheap tin. They may not be one of the big names but they are very nice and i will be running them. I get the, you get what you pay for but I myself will not be making over 625hp. So spending the coin on a really nice set of pro fabs to hold giant bost to make 8,9, 1100 hp isnt in the cards. Plus the difference in coin I bought solid motor mounts!
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Rick at ProFab is the best way to go. He was put a lot of his own Dmax together over the years. Lot of knowledge about Dmaxs. He has kept me from making a lot of costly mistakes.
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I run Pro-Fab manifolds and up pipes on my truck... I've made several trips to Rick's shop and I've seen what goes into manufacturing these things... He also showed me a few of his secrets that sets his apart from the rest... I have compared brands and Pro-Fab gets my vote!

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You wasted money.
Port and polish and slightly modify a stock turbo, add some ProFab uppipes and leave the stock manifolds alone and you would have some noticeably gains in a daily driver IMHO. The next thing, replace the stock Y-bridge you would have a decent well breathing DD truck with just a 90hp tune.

I had yellowchevy clean up the insides of my stock manifolds and my EGT's changed quite a bit and with the above items I think I'm done, ya right, transmission is always best, at least for me....
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The dmax store parts are high quality parts so you want be wasting your money.


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Im not much of a fan of dmaxstore. It's one thing to collect info and parts to provide badass equipment, another to sell it as your own version. Most times with an upcharge. I recall reading a discussion between Mike L and them RE their built transmissions which didn't go too well lol. And my own purchases there i would not make again if I could go back in time.

I was taken by their manifold[/uppipe sale at $599 it's almost too good to pass up. But I gave rick my word when I bought my downpipe from him that id be getting his manifolds/uppipes when the time came. It's his design and i want to give him my business. They are a value from rick as well at under $1,000 and I know they will be good pieces.
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