Wow, I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place here.
My new 08 CC Longbed is due to arrive in early November. The original plan was to put the Banks monster on it. I talked to the Service manager at my local dealer and he said that Banks is making a catback system for the Longbed but they are not shipping it until they get a sufficient amount of orders. May be around December before I can even get my hands on it. So I began leaning towards having a custom system made like Gr8Titan's. I really like the dual mufflers, X-Pipe and how the pipes dump out in front of the rear tire, especially on the longbed as there is space between where the step rails end and the tire that could be put to good use. Whats really nice about it is that it is uncommon. Now after reading alot of posts, I hear that the longbed places the muffler farther back under the chassis and that may make placing the tips in front of the tire problematic as well as making it difficult to find any off the shelf catback kits. If anyone knows which manufacturers are making catback systems for the longbed I'd appreciate hearing about it. If any of you longbed owners could post a pic or two of the standard exhaust I would sure appreciate it.
Now after looking into Toomnymods JBA cat back system and all the info he provided as well, I was really leaning towards that but I just read that somone e-mailed JBA and they are not going to make one for the longbeds. UGH! What to do now?
Gr8Titan, do you feel that you have lost low end torque in your system? Would you mind letting us know a ball park figure for the parts and install? The concensus around here seems to be that a cat back single pipe system such as JBA is the best way to go for the most increase in HP and torque, but I'd like to hear your opinion as well.
If I do have a system like Gr8Titans made I still need to decide on what type of mufflers, X-pipe an tips to use. The Ractives sound and look very nice. Any sugestions would be great.
By the way the my K&N CAI will be coming off my 05 and going into the new truck and I have already talked to the service manager about the timing advance. He says he had been doing a 3 degree advance lately with the 07 and 08 Titans.
Thanks for the help,