KOOKS Exhaust broken welds and quality issues

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exhaust and Cutouts Discussion [GEN 1]' started by raptor_qatar, Sep 19, 2015.

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  1. s.reef

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    They wanted me to ship them my X pipe at my expense to them and then pay for the repairs. I said no, I wasn't going to wait weeks of downtime plus the expense of shipping for something they should warranty. I asked if they could send me a new X pipe I would even pay the difference they said no, I asked if they could send me a new flange, they said go to summit and buy one...never buying Kooks again
     
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    all the hangers are kooks supplied and came welded to the exhaust.
    Anyways i replied to them with a link to this thread since they don't appear to be vendors on this forum, just in case they had something to say.
     
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    Welp, I've been contemplating Kooks LTs for quite some time now. You guys just helped me rule these out. Now what? Any suggestions?

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    Stainless works ftw
     
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    Ok I decided to get rid of the kooks that has been well established, however I had a qtp cutout kit laying around from another build I thought why not
    So my kooks exhaust and headers is 1 3/4 and uncatted.
    To fit the cutouts I had to delete the resonator and install them there however since deleting my resonator I noticed my truck backfires a lot more than usual which brings me to my point of should I be worried seems fun to shoot flames every now and then but will this cause serious damage to the truck? I noticed the exhaust tips changed in colour from the heat but that's about it really.



    https://vimeo.com/141886224



    https://vimeo.com/141887095



    Forgot to mention in all the videos above the cut out is closed (inactive)
     
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    The Roush set up deletes the muffler in exchange for a cat. It backfires too when you rev and drop throttle. Never under acceleration. I like the sound of it.

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    Thats pretty sweet lol, i haven't tried to get my raptor to shoot flames, but i do have the roush exhaust and now i have something to try.
     
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    Rev under power @ ~45mph, just when it downshifts but before the clutch is fully engaged and drop throttle to 0. As it slows back down you'll hear it popping.

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    Basically go in manual and downshift at high revs (within reason obviously), that should do it right?
     

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