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DIY: Adding Quad Tips to the Stock Premium Valance.

Discussion in '5.0L Coyote V8 Engine Modification/Discussion' started by HISSMAN, May 15, 2018.

  1. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Some said that it could not be done!
    Some said that I was wanting the impossible!
    Some said that they were vegan!!

    It was all untrue!


    First, I would like to thank [MENTION=32658]N17[/MENTION] for the inspiration.

    Total time from start to finish was about an hour. My total investment, since I had the tools and trim piece was around $58.00
    tools needed

    • Appropriate sockets size for clamps
    • Socket wrench
    • Dremel with cutting wheel
    • Snips to clean up any rough edges
    • Steel file. To finely clean up the edges
    • Rubber trim piece (See link)
    • Center clanged dual exhaust tips of an appropriate length width and height for what you are looking to achieve.


    First, here is a before and after shot.

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    Next up, remove the stock tips.

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    This is one of the tips that I am replacing the SLP single tip with. The cost of this tip is $28.99 with shipping and is sized to slip over a 2.5" exhaust. The only issue I had was clamping it down. It had no relief cuts in the tip to allow for the clamps to compress it. So, to fix that I just made a two 1" long and 1/8th" wide slices on the top and bottom of the flange. No big deal, especially considering the quality and price.

    LINK to the dual tip
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/jex-jst123/overview/

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    • Now I lined the tips up as best as possible and placed a few reference marks on the valance where I thought it would be wide enough, making sure to not go too large. You can always remove more material, but you can't add it back.
    • Once I did that, I freehanded the shape with a sharpie, then taped it off. The tape is to help keep you on the right path as it will help guide the cutting wheel.
    • I used 1/8th" wide tape to do the initial outline, then followed up with 1" painters tape to help keep the thinner tape planted.
    • Once I had the first side cut out, I then flipped it over and used it as a template for the other side.


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    A shot of the trim piece that I used and link to where I found it on Amazon. So far I have driven the car about 40 miles, included about 30 minutes of a standstill traffic jam. There has been zero issues with the trim piece. It should be able to handle north of 250°F of direct contact, and I doubt it will ever see anything close to that.



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    Now install the trim piece and slip the new tip into place for a test fit. If you need to remove any more material, mark it now then remove everything and make careful cuts.

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    Finally,
    Enjoy the beauty and compliments that you get.

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    -Jeff
     
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  2. KEVINS

    KEVINS Active Member Established Member

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    Good Job. I like DIY posts.

    Another place that has edging material is McMaster Carr: McMaster-Carr

    ks
     
  3. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks! I will check them out.
     
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    DMassey No Habla Jibber Jabber Established Member

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    that looks nice and clean man
     
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    HudsonFalcon Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Great job. Looks like it came that way from the factory.
     
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    Smooth Well Seasoned Established Member

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    Nicely done. Smooth Approved.
     
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    Nice job, I was looking at the valance just this weekend and thinking "I bet it could be cut to fit a dual tip"
     
  8. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Get to it brotha!
     
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    Anyone done this and have a pic of it with the body color portion still intact. The OP has some kind of cover on top of his. I'd love to see how it looks with that part visible.
     
  10. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Wow, that looks good Jeff!
     
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  11. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That is the RTR rear diffuser. It replaces the stock body colored panel.
     
  12. offroadkarter

    offroadkarter Professional S***poster Premium Member

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    Looks good!

    I really don't understand why the aftermarket hasn't provided us with a quad tip option yet (aside from roush or ford performance).

    Hopefully with all the quad tip exhausts coming out for the 18+ cars, someone wakes up
     
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  13. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I agree! Just give up the outer valence and allow us to use the center OE insert or something of our choosing like the RTR diffuser. That seems simple enough.
     
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    blake bryant New Member

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    Hey Hissman i was just wondering if you did this to the stock exhaust or not? I may have missed you say it somewhere in the thread.
     
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    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It is the SLP LM exhaust.
     

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