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Old 01-17-2017, 07:32 AM
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:39 AM
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additionally Rick has great customer service. During my EGR delete/downpipe install a few months back I ran into a small issue, called rick and left a message. He called back within 30 mins and we had a nice chat and he helped me get my crap sorted out.

Can;t tell you how valuable being able to make an off hours call and get a response is.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:14 AM
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I run Rick D. my vote is Profab
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Does profab offer a non-bent up pipe for the passenger side?
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Guys dont get me wrong. Rick is a great guy nothing against him or his business. Yes i can say from this point on my business with dmax store is limited. Due to some private issues. I think these headers and up pipes are perfect for what and how im going to use my truck. I cant afford that kind of coin for these parts but I can tell you they are not ebay quality. I dont know how you can sit/stand there and bash a perchase when you more then likely have not run them.

So to the op if you have the coin and want a good product go profab. As you can tell by the responses. On the other hand you can get dmax store parts wich I believe to be a sound perchase and save a little coin. At this point i cannot tell you what product is better and has more gains but what i can tell you is (from my experiences) some times new parts just fail and its a toss up. So, go with who you think has better customer service.
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Does profab offer a non-bent up pipe for the passenger side?
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:46 AM
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ill be going with ricks up pipes in the near future.

im not quite sure why some guys buy these up pipes/manifolds when they will net a small difference in HP because they have not pushed drive pressure extremely high with a turbo that flows. the stock turbo is the bottle neck. once you change that or mod it, the manifolds and pipes are the next restriction but you REALLY have to be pushing fuel to get to that point. Those that dont push pressure that far will generally see a little lower spool up time from the larger ID. some may not notice but i have. i have purposely held off on manifolds and up pipes to keep spool up best as possible. Drive pressure gauge will tell you the whole story on where to start looking at changing parts.

by no means am i bashing anyone that builds these exhaust parts. you will see a gain in hp. some a small amount, some a much larger amount but there will be a cost of slower spool up DEPENDING on your fueling setup (mainly stock fueling).
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I dont hve the coin to do a turbo and mani/ups at the same time. Might as well install what can be used first lol.

I would do it even if i kept the stock turbo for the egt benefits.
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And not bashing the dmax product really. But per usual for me and as it seems is common on this forum , I value quality and professionalism. To me, Rick fits that bill. Dmaxstore i won't comment. Rick's spent a lot of time designing this stuff and i for one believe that my money is better of with him. At least in this arena
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:12 AM
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Well the forum has spoken, ordering Profab now. Thanks guys and Rick who seems like great guy from our phone conversation .
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well chosen
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:16 PM
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Bought his down pipe as well
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i was impressed with the DP even though its jsut a tube. The welds were super clean
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ill be going with ricks up pipes in the near future.

im not quite sure why some guys buy these up pipes/manifolds when they will net a small difference in HP because they have not pushed drive pressure extremely high with a turbo that flows. the stock turbo is the bottle neck. once you change that or mod it, the manifolds and pipes are the next restriction but you REALLY have to be pushing fuel to get to that point. Those that dont push pressure that far will generally see a little lower spool up time from the larger ID. some may not notice but i have. i have purposely held off on manifolds and up pipes to keep spool up best as possible. Drive pressure gauge will tell you the whole story on where to start looking at changing parts.

by no means am i bashing anyone that builds these exhaust parts. you will see a gain in hp. some a small amount, some a much larger amount but there will be a cost of slower spool up DEPENDING on your fueling setup (mainly stock fueling).
Doesnt happen often, but I completely disagree with you, James. I have seen no change whatsoever concerning spoolup on a stock turbo/stock fuel truck with manis and ups. Now, if we were talking headers and ups, then Id agree with you.
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Just looked at the dmaxstore and all they offer are PPE manifolds/pipes. I do remember them offering really cheap unbranded cast manifolds that looked exactly like PPE and pro-fab. I find it hard to believe there's any difference between the 2 or 3... would love to see PPE and pro fab side by side
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