When it comes to exhausts, it feels like gas trucks get all the love sometimes. Fortunately, Edge Products has been correcting that perception for several years. Their Jammer exhaust kits offer truck owners a flashy and stylish exhaust system, while also bolstering its longevity through stainless steel construction.
What’s more, the kit optimizes the exhaust flow by minimizing backpressure. This innovation means better efficiency, keeping the truck running at an optimal rate throughout the power band.
We recently had the chance to bring in a 2012 Ford F-250 to install a Jammer kit (PN 17788). What follows is our installation procedure, along with commentary from the owner, Brian Pumphrey.
Since the truck already had sufficient clearance from the shop floor, we opted to work on our backs and use creepers to move around as needed. It would be easier that way than getting it up on ramps or onto the lift.
We started with removing the stock system. Located directly behind the DPF was our first piece of exhaust tubing, held in with six bolts. We used some penetrant to prep the hardware. Typically, exhaust hardware proves more difficult than other components due to so many heat cycles over the life of the vehicle, so using penetrant is highly advisable.
The penetrant did its job and the bolts came off without issues, letting us remove the tubing quickly. From there, we uncoupled the hangers for the tailpipe and carefully guided it over the rear axle. After some squirming and jiggling, we extracted the tailpipe from underneath the F-250.
Now that the old exhaust was out, we compared the two systems side by side. We had a clear visual difference between the two – one was surface-rusted and shorter, and the Jammer kit was gleaming with its stainless steel and noticeably longer. Undoubtedly, we’d have to make some cuts to the Jammer kit to make it fit.
It should be noted that we received a kit for a crew cab F-250, and the truck we used was an extended cab. Although Edge Products doesn’t officially make a kit for extended cab trucks like the one we used, the instructions did call for cutting; we just cut more than usual to make the kit work.
Using thorough math and a tape measure, we calculated cutting off 15 inches off of the tubing. We took the tubing to our bandsaw to make a clean, straight cut through the tubing, and sanded it off to keep from accidentally nicking ourselves when installing it.
We took the tubing and went underneath the truck. There, we used a provided gasket in between the flanges and bolted them together.
We then routed the new exhaust over the axle and into place, supporting it on hangers and clamping the pieces together. Lastly, we took the new chrome-finished exhaust tip and installed it after cutting out some plastic molding near the bumper.
Wrapped Up And Ready To Roll
Now equipped with a fresh exhaust, the truck is looking and sounding good from front, back, left, and right. Pumphrey was stoked to see the truck now sporting a glimmering exhaust tip, and knew he could have trust in the stainless steel construction.
“I was in the market for some new exhaust that fit my truck better and I’m glad I got the Jammer exhaust,” Pumphrey commented. “I like the sound profile and the looks are amazing, too. I’m looking forward to seeing how this system does as I put more miles on the Super Duty.”
Edge Products gave this F-250 a new appearance and with it, a longer lifespan that will be hard to beat. It’s a great modification for truck owners that want their rigs to last a long time, and can be paired with other terrific Edge items like programmers and monitors for enhanced driving experiences. Find out more by visiting Edge Products’ official website, and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook.