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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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is it hard to do a new exhaust?

so if i buy a new catback system is it hard to install? anything difficult i need to do or just like bolt stuff on

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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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Cat back is easy. Cut out old, bolt new on. Don't bother trying to save old hardware. Just cut everything off and bolt in new.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:20 PM   #3
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Only problem I had was the rear track bar was in the way. Easy job, I just had to take the track bar off
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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make sure you look over your current exhaust system now, i ended up replacing the front pipe as well as the cat due to so much rust and rot.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 01:00 PM   #5
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Just a note: many of the performance cat backs use a larger outlet pipe than stock, which can bump into things (the body, shocks, lift shackles, etc.). I will be ditching my cat back and returning to stock someday so I can return to the original stock diameter...Drew
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Unread 04-01-2010, 01:04 PM   #6
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The front pipe to cat bolts can be tricky since the skid plate limits access to the rear of the flange. It may also help to remove the rear shock if it gets in your way.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 01:06 PM   #7
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I'd buy or borrow a dremel. Saved me a lot of frustration to be able to just cut the old **** instead of fighting with the hardware.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #8
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Mine was simple
I replaced everything from the motor to the rear tail pipe.
Cut every thing off.

Like Mark455SD said the re track bar got in the way so I cut it off.


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Unread 04-01-2010, 01:42 PM   #9
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I'd buy or borrow a dremel. Saved me a lot of frustration to be able to just cut the old **** instead of fighting with the hardware.
I would suggest an angle grinder with cut-off blade, instead of a dremel. It will go quicker and there will be less of a chance of breaking cut-off wheels.

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Unread 04-01-2010, 03:01 PM   #10
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I would recommend a sawzall as well. Most cutoff disks won't make it all the way through.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 03:36 PM   #11
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I did mine last week and the sawzall blew my dremel away.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 04:24 PM   #12
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yeah not hard me and my brother in-law did it in an afternoon just cut off and replace with new
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Unread 04-01-2010, 05:37 PM   #13
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just don't cut off to much....lol
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