When I am finishing the last part of the 4x4 conversion, I plan on doing my exhaust as well. I am going with the Diamond Eye 4" Turbo-back w/ muffler kit. I plan on running a FTE resonator as far forward in the system as possible (from what I've read this is just after the trans cross-member). The 4" FTE resonator comes in two lengths (I believe 17.5" and 30")
My Question- Has anyone ran into any clearance issues on a 4x4 7.3 van with running a 30" (or similar length) resonator fairly far ahead in the system?
I don't believe that there will be any clearance issues; however, it may be a few weeks until I can get the chance to get under and measure an already converted E350. I have read that it even the shorter one may be close enough to heat up the transmission housing, and in turn trans fluid, but I'll likely wrap up those close sections or fab up a heat shield.
Background- 1999 E350 Super Duty XL 7.3, Leader Type2 Ambulance build. Stock 7.3 running a Hypermax (Stage2 for around town, Stage1 for highway trips and overlanding). Rear: Dana60, 410, 3" block, 2" Add-a-leaf. Front: Dana Super60, 410, 6" lift (and firmer) springs. Still 2wd (still need transfer case, front driveshaft, and to convert trans and rear shaft). Wheels: 35" M/T's on 17" alum. A lot of Frankensteining for suspension, front brakes, and steering to get the ride right...Death wobble was a nightmare...remind me to post my story under the appropriate forum later.
...I know, I tend to ramble...Anyone have any experience and issues with a long resonator on 4x4 converted 7.3 Econolines?