NOTE: Tech support is highly recommended so make sure to only do this installation 9-4 Mountain Time, Monday – Friday. BullyDog tech support closes at 5pm MST. You want to leave an hour of time just in case. Their tech support line is 940-783-9914. Hook up a battery charger to your truck. Pull the fuse that your intercooler pump is fuse tapped into. Remove the fuse tap but PLUG THE FUSE BACK IN. Failure to plug the fuse back into the fuse box will result in the download freezing up and could brick your ECU. Lay out your instruction pamphlet and all of the cables, programmer, etc. on a table. Turn on your lap top and log onto Call BullyDog and do everything they tell you to do. Keep them on the phone with you for every step until your truck starts. Remember to PLUG IN THE INTERCOOLER FUSE

  • Go to Lowes or Autozone and purchase every version of 12mm wrench that you can find. It’s always best to have it on hand, and whatever you don’t use you can always return.
  • Remove the catback and tailpipe. Unplug all 4 o2 sensors. Disconnect the front of the driveshaft from the front diff (if 4×4) and swing it out of the way, you can keep the rear of the driveshaft connected. Remove the mid pipes (you’ll need a 14mm socket, a few extensions, and a ton of torque (I use a pneumatic impact) Toyota torqued these on super tight for some reason.
  • Remove the heat shields from the stock manifolds, remove the stock manifolds. At this point you should be about an hour into your install including jacking up the truck.
  • Slip the driver side Long Tube header in place. Thread on the second

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Installing a 10+ BAMufflers Budget System and Helmholtz Resonator. These instructions can be applied to the 10+ Standard 6″ and 8″ System as well. Check out the bonus footage at the end and be sure to subscribe for more videos! BA Mufflers Youtube Channel

HighHeatBlacking out the stock tailpipe is really easy: Purchase a pack green scotchbrite pads, the best place to get them is in the cleaning isle at Home Depot. Grab a pad and soak it in paint thinner. Scrub the tailpipe like crazy. You will use at least 1 pad, maybe 2. At the first sign of the pad wearing out replace it with a new one for the most effectiveness. When you’re satisfied that every square inch of the tailpipe has been scrubbed clean off the paint thinner with a rag soaked in acetone. Use a piece of wire thru the stock hanger, and hang the tailpipe on your garage door or a tree, etc. Shoot 2 coats of high temp black paint.

I‘m writing this article today to help Ford Raptor Enthusiasts understand their trucks a little better, and to understand how their exhaust systems work. I’ve been a Ford Motor Company enthusiast for over 20 years. The Ford Raptor is certainly one of Ford’s greatest creations!! The downside to all of it’s Luxury, Power, and Off Road Capability is that it comes with a price.   Given it’s price, buyer demographics of the Ford Raptor tend to be guys old enough to remember the original 5.0 Mustang. Matter of fact it’s very possible that a Ford Raptor owner was once upon a time a 5.0 Mustang owner. After all, Ford made millions of 5.0 Mustangs! Both my wife and I owned 5.0 Mustangs!! She had a White 93 notch, and I had a Dark Blue 89 Notch.   I bring up the 5.0 Mustang and Demographics, etc. Because it’s very important

This is a point very worth mentioning. Supercharged V Naturally Aspirated. Everyone is unique, but whenever I make a recommendation for someone over the phone, I take into consideration their entire scenario, I even sometimes get personal (married, kids, age of owner, etc.). And, I always consider customers long term goals and budget. But, one of the most important things to consider is whether or not the truck is, or will be, supercharged.   Naturally Aspirated engines (especially engines with dual VVTI) will generally respond more dramatically to exhaust changes than SuperCharged engines. When naturally aspirated and dual VVTI, a lack of scavenging causes reversion to occur, and it happens very aggressively.   Ha, to sum it up, reversion is really worse with a naturally aspirated and dual VVTI motor compared to an engine that is naturally aspirated without dual VVTI. Long tubes give the engine way more scavenging (scavenging is literally the exact opposite of reversion) than shorties or stock