First post here. Nice board. Coulda used a place like this when I had trouble with my 97 Expedition a few years ago.
Anyway, I've searched the boards (so hopefully all my questions are a little educated) on exhausts but cannot come up with details on the install of the exhaust (although I swear I remember a link here to a Gibson installation). I had a FM 3"/3" catback exhaust on the Expy and I liked it. A little loud, but it looked like it belonged on the truck as opposed to what Ford had installed. I particularly liked the install on the FM. Other than having to "slit" the pipe where the factory had clamped together and the clamp had deformed the original connection, it was purely hand tools and in and out in a matter of an hour. (The Borla on my old Probe took about 10 minutes from jack-up to jack-down thanks to bolted connections instead of clamped.)
Does the Borla compare with the install I faced with the FM for my old expedition (retaining hangar locations, no welding required unless I want the joints secured, no cutting required of the existing exhaust)? I'm looking for a relatively easy installation with the low mellow sound it appears a Gibson SS will give. More power to you if you like rear exit exhausts, but I like the stock look of the side swepts, and a little curious as to why FM doesn't offer a catback side swept
Anyway, if anyone has details on the Gibson SS installation, additional coupons for carparts.com (I have a 10% off coupon), or a coupon for truckperfromance.com, and a part number I can use for carparts.com (the Gibson exhaust web-site is down and carparts.com seem to list the 98/99 a little goofy - see below - is this the correct one?)
swept-side exhaust system, aluminized
p/n# 19713 $253.98
98-99 Ford F-Series Pickup, Super Cab Shortbed 4 / V6
98-99 Ford F-Series Pickup, Super Cab Shortbed 4/V6