One small in-between update before I get to more juicy stuff in the coming weeks. I will be picking up the motor this weekend!
The exhaust system had a some drone around 1700-1800 rpm that really wasn't bad from the driver's seat, barely noticeable. Unbeknownst to me - in the 2nd and 3rd rows, especially on the passenger side - oh wow, was the drone bad, it seemed to bounce off the glass and just kinda zonked your skull. I had never actually ridden in the backseat of the truck until the other day when my sister joined my wife and I in the truck and mentioned it, and yep it was bad. Off to Danny at SFMC to the rescue, of course I didn't want to mess up the gorgeous exhaust he built for the truck in the process of zappping the drone. I had him stainless TIG weld in two Vibrant 3" Ultra Quiet Resonators, the drone is gone and the tone smoothed out without making it too quiet, and as usual they are beautifully tucked in and integrated to the rest of the exhaust.